WHY PAY MORE AUTO is a full-service garage that is equipped to handle any and all aspects of automotive care.  From changing the oil to rebuilding a transmission, and everything in between, we can take care of your needs!  Stop in at any time for a FREE ASSESSMENT - performed on the spot!  It's just that easy . . .


Think your vehicle may need an alignment?  Stop by and let us do a FREE assessement. We'll take a look at the wear patterns developing on your tires and test drive your vehicle. We perform both 2 and 4 wheel alignments using state-of-the-art equipment which prevents unnecessary tire wear.  Good wheel & tire care increases fuel economy and better handling.  During the alignment process we check all suspension components for wear and set the tire pressure in all tires.  Most alignments are $79.95 on most cars and trucks.


Our FREE Check Engine LIght & Diagnosis Service is totally comprehensive.  We have 28 years of experience in diagnosing both computer and electrical issues.



Has your vehicle failed the Vehicle Emissions Test?  We can take care of that as well!

We are certified by the State of Maryland to fix all your emissions problems.


We are equipped to either fix or replace your existing engine. We will do a comprehensive assessment on your engine and make a determination whether to fix or replace it based on the findings.  We can replace your engine with a rebuilt, remanufactured, or used engine Used engines come with a 90-Day Warranty on parts and labor. Rebuilt or Remanufactured Warranties start at 12 months or 12,000 miles and can be as long as 3-Year or 36,000 miles.


Did you know that most transmission failures don’t require a total rebuild? It’s true! We can accurately diagnose whatever problem(s) that exist and decide whether to repair or replace it. And if repairing your existing transmission isn’t an option you STILL have options . . .  Should your transmission need replacing we offer Used, Rebuilt, or Remanufactured Transmissions.


We offer Timing Belt Replacement.  Most manufacturers suggest changing the timing belt at 120,000 miles, but there are some that are recommending at the 60,000 to 90,000 mile marker.  And if these recommended changing references are not adhered to it can effect your warranty.  Not sure when your timing belt should be changed?  Just give us a call and we can tell you exactly what you need to do, AND we can give you an estimate right over the phone!  Don't wait for a Timing Belt problem to occur because they can be costly.


This may be an area that you only think of when your driving in your vehicle and it's 103 degrees outside and you're baking slowing in your car, but keeping your ventilation system clean, charged, and ready to go is as important as any function on your car.  We'll make sure you are properly charged for a super-cool summer, and you'll be toasty comfortable in the winter!


Whether you have a FLEET of Step Vans or you are a single-proprietor with one van, Why Pay More Auto has year of experience in servicing these industry mainstays.   Also, find out about "Priority One Service" with your business fleet vehicle.   Please ask Russel or John about servicing YOUR Step Van today!


Head Master Mechanic and Co-Owner, Russell Bates, has been trained and certified to take care of your HYBRID VEHICLE.


As you can imagine, there are plenty out there that want you to think you are  in good hands with this new HYBRID Technology, but because it is such specialized training you better make sure you have the right person working under that hood!  We can diagnose any problem you may have, and give you complete service and confidence that the job will be done corectly.  Stop in and talk directly with Russell today about service on your Hybrid Vehicle!


The best defense is consistent and thorough general maintenance.  Most often times problems can be avoided by letting us take a "look under the hood" and catch things before they happen.  Oil changes are a simple thing to perform but they should be done regularly as they are the lifeblood of your vehicle!   Transmission flushes are another great maintenance component that keeps your transmission in tip-top shape.


Are your tires properly inflated?  Yes, even your tires will make the difference in your gas consumption and that is such a simple thing to do!

Stop by and let us make SURE  you are running at optimum!


WHY PAY MORE AUTO is your authorized


AND THAT MEANS  . . .  when repairs are made with genuine Napa Auto Parts they come with an extended warranty?  Ask John or Russell for more details!  You can trust your vehicle when using quality NAPA AUTO PARTS!


WHY PAY MORE AUTO is a HANKOOK Authorized Tire Dealer but we have much, much more!  Brands that you know and trust like Goodyear, Firestone, Michelin, Dunlop, Cooper, Pirelli, and Bridgestone are also a part of our lineup!


Our HANKOOK Tire Purchases always include . . .

  • 12 Months FREE Road Hazard Insurance

  • FREE Mounting, Balancing, and Valve Stems*

  • FREE tire rotation

  • FREE REPAIRS that include fixing any tire puncture

  • FREE TIRE REPLACEMENT if your tire cannot be repaired


*TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems slightly more)


WHY PAY MORE AUTO chose Hankook Tires as their "house" brand for several reasons.  They offer quality tires, great performance,  but what stood out for us was their 100,000 MILE TREAD WARRANTY that is automatically included with your purchase!


Value, Quality, Performance . . .

    and a great WARRANTY - - spells

HANKOOK TIRES!  Ask us for details.


WHY PAY MORE AUTO can meet, match, or beat any big-box store or chain on most brands.  Please give us a call and let us give you a quote on the tires for your vehicle!


We can offer Large Chain Store prices because of our established relationships with many of the larger, recognized brands.  But our SERVICE will be like the small personal garage!


WHY PAY MORE AUTO has a state-of-the-art TIRE PATCH SYSTEM that effectively plugs your tire permanently.  We can also examine your tires and free them of any road debris like nails and screws, pieces of metal and plastics, or anything that has embedded itself in the tire that will ultimately cause damage and wear problems.

Stay connected to your mechanic with one little plug-in device!

Yes it really is possible to have direct communication between YOU and YOUR MECHANIC with the new Napa AutoCare AdvisR.  This new device does some wonderful things . . . 


  • It allows us to see why your check engine has come on, and allows us to let you know if it is okay to drive or pull over;

  • It monitors your fuel consumption and driving patterns;

  • It monitors the driving habits of your teens;

  • And it gives you PEACE OF MIND because you never have to second-guess what to do when your vehicle is not performing like it should!


 Best of all, this wonderful service is available to you with a simple installation!

Stop in and find out more about this wonderful new program!

$5.99 per month + Installation.