API Service

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107 E Wheel Rd
Bel Air, MD 21015
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8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
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(410) 807-3269

Auto Repair Experience

  • Brenda Kuhn, Manager
  • Established 1995
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 31 Years of Car Repair Experience


API Auto Service is a full service repair facility with special training to work on your European vehicles. This team of automotive professionals is very experienced and takes the time to attend regular training to help ensure your vehicle is repaired correctly the first time. This training, coupled with some of the best automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment enable this location to provide repairs ranging from check engine and computer system diagnoses and repair, to minor and major mechanical repairs, to tires and wheel alignment, to state safety inspections, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Our unbiased review of their most recent customers revealed a group who described them to us as “honest”, “knowledgeable”, “friendly”, “helpful”, and “wonderful”. For your peace of mind they back their work with a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty. A local shuttle service, rental vehicles, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Brenda Kuhn, Manager
  • Established 1995
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 31 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair


  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet


Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

We are a full service auto, light truck and fleet repair shops. We specialize in European, Asian and Domestic vehicles. We are owned and managed by retired US Army veterans.

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Overall Rating

31 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

October 20, 2015

Service was top notch.

Verified CustomerOctober 20, 2015

Great customer service, excellent and open communication regarding price and services. I observed the staff being very helpful to everyone, whether on the phone or coming through the door.

Verified CustomerOctober 16, 2015

Great service. Great people.

Verified CustomerSeptember 23, 2015

People were friendly, helpful and did good work at a reasonable price. So glad I found them!

Verified CustomerJuly 30, 2015

Customer service is excellent. I was shocked to receive a call a few weeks later asking how the car was running. And the fact that they bring my car to me after it is done. We have four little ones and only one vehicle to fit all them so it puts the figuring out how to pick up my car not a problem.

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Verified CustomerJune 18, 2015

Very Friendly and knowledgeable staff. No extra charges.

Verified CustomerMay 18, 2015

Honest, great service, reasonable prices.

Verified CustomerMay 01, 2015

They were wonderful!

Verified CustomerMarch 30, 2015

I have always experienced great satisfaction for API's auto service, whenever I need auto maintenance; they are the best.

Verified CustomerMarch 29, 2015

I did not like the work they performed on my vehicle.

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Verified CustomerMarch 29, 2015

The service wasn't what I was expecting.

Verified CustomerJanuary 09, 2015

Great work and very knowledgeable.

Verified CustomerSeptember 19, 2014

They do go work and prices are not through the roof.

Verified CustomerSeptember 12, 2014

Very knowledgeable and experts in foreign cars.

Verified CustomerAugust 26, 2014

I have never felt misled or cheated in any of my visits. I have had those experiences at other shops.

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Verified CustomerJuly 24, 2014

Honest and friendly - very helpful.

Verified CustomerJuly 23, 2014

I have been pleased.

Verified CustomerApril 29, 2014

They are close to our house and reliable.

Verified CustomerMarch 12, 2014

Everyone is extremely helpful , truly listens and genuinely cares about their customers and their vehicles.

Verified CustomerMarch 04, 2014

We used to have very good service here and have taken our cars here for over 10 years, back when it was Auto King. This past service was extremely expensive and the price was not communicated with us prior to consent. The work that was done was good, but the bill was a huge surprise. $400 for an oil change is excessive at best. Part to replace that was worn was given an estimate of $1024. Actual cost of replacement was closer to $1400. And the tire rotation and balancing price was not reasonable. The overall cost of the repair was around $2500, far greater than cost expected. This kind of experience had never happened to us before at this place, but we will not be returning again with any of our vehicles.

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Verified CustomerFebruary 02, 2014

We were very impressed with our latest visit and plan to return.

Verified CustomerFebruary 02, 2014

Good service.

Verified CustomerJanuary 16, 2014

Quick and excellent repair service.

Verified CustomerJanuary 12, 2014

More expensive than it used to be.

Verified CustomerDecember 31, 2013

Honest, dependable service.

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Verified CustomerDecember 29, 2013

They have almost always been able to fit me in for an appointment without excessive delay, and they are honest about what needs to be done.

Verified CustomerNovember 15, 2013

Very friendly, they only do work that is needed and backs all their work up for a year.

Verified CustomerNovember 14, 2013

Good service, honest mechanics, better prices than the dealerships.

Verified CustomerNovember 04, 2013

They are always cordial and straightforward with repair recommendations.

Verified CustomerOctober 28, 2013

They are friendly, knowledgeable, fair and trustworthy. I trust them completely with my Audi.

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September 03, 2010

I take all my autos to API - VW Beetle, VW Jetta, Mazda CX-9, and Ford Explorer. Always honest, clean, job done right the first time and fairly priced. Never feel as though you are trying to be sold a service or repair you don't need. Excellent shop!

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