Routine Maintenance & Auto Services in McLean County, IL

Oil Changes

We service all makes and models, plus our certifications will keep your warranty enforced and Carfax will make your record easily accessible.

Motor Oil Matters or “Mom”

“MOM” is a push for quality engine oil that is the right viscosity and additives for your car, truck, or SUV. At Baird’s Auto Care, we are certified through this program. Using the right quality oil for your vehicle has always been a priority for us.

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Oil Changes

Fuel System Cleaning

A clean fuel system restores performance and improves drivability, plus can maximize your fuel economy and reduce vehicle emissions. Using BG chemicals’ professional formula produces proven results that cleans carbon off the injector tips, piston face, and throttle plates, and often provides 2 additional miles per gallon.


If your brakes make noise, cause jerky stops, or your warning light flashes, it may be time for a free visual brake system inspection. Baird’s Auto Care offers brake service packages starting as low as $99.99

Baiid, Breathalyzer, Blow and Go Installation

We have over 20 years of experience installing a BAIID or ignition interlock device. Our technicians will professionally install required devices, to regain your license as quickly as possible. We are a certified intoxalock installation location.

Backup Camera

Back-up cameras help you see objects directly behind you while backing. Shift your car into reverse to activate the back-up camera, which then shows a wide view behind your car, even at night.

Serpentine Belts

That big, long belt in the front of your engine is called a serpentine belt. Some of the older belts, made of neoprene, need replacing every 4-5 years. Newer vehicles have serpentine belts made of a superior product (EPDM – ethylene propylene diene monomer) that can last a lot longer. A drive belt tensioner is a pulley mounted to either a spring mechanism or to an adjustable pivot point that is used to keep constant tension on your serpentine belt.

Steering & Suspension

Your vehicle’s steering and suspension is responsible for providing optimal ride comfort and handling performance. Because normal road conditions can cause the shocks, struts, and springs of your suspension system to weaken over time, these worn suspension parts may reduce vehicle stability and driver control. They may also expedite tire wear. Many manufacturers recommend a steering and suspension system check every 50,000 mi. But, if you notice any excessive noise when driving over bumps, or extreme bouncing and wandering, crooked steering wheel, or your tires are wearing unevenly, you might want to let our experienced technicians check sooner.

Timing Belts

A timing belt, timing chain or cam belt is a part of your vehicle’s engine that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft(s) so that the engine’s valves open and close at the proper times during each cylinder’s intake and exhaust strokes. Timing belt driven water pumps and other accessories should always be replaced at the same time as the timing belt.

Pre-trip Inspection

A pre-trip checkup can make the difference between a safe trip and one that ends unpleasantly. The inspection looks for possible problems, and gives you peace of mind for your next vacation.

Pre-purchase Inspection

Don’t just buy a car – have it inspected by a certified technician so its real value can be uncovered

Electrical and Electronics

Today’s vehicles are covered and driven by many electrical components. Baird’s Auto Care has the expertise & diagnostic tools to solve your vehicle’s electrical problems.

Transmission Repair, Rebuild, & Replace

Transmissions fail for any number of reasons, but when you need service, you need to be sure that you have the options necessary to repair your vehicle. We perform factory-recommended maintenance and repairs without voiding your new car warranty, making us a cost effective and convenient alternative. Get in touch with us today for a free estimate!

We offer high-quality remanufactured automatic transmissions for foreign and domestic applications combined with transmission removal, installation, and diagnostics. Whether we are building an OEM replacement unit utilizing a comprehensive rebuilding process combined with current industry updates, building a high performance unit with the highest quality name brand upgraded parts for a classic hot rod, or building a heavy duty replacement unit that integrates cutting edge modifications for a high demand diesel workhorse, we constantly strive to exceed our customer’s expectations.

  • Rebuild automatic and replace both auto and manual
  • Transfer case repairs and replacements
  • Remanufacture: 3-year or 100,000-mile warranty
  • Transmission 12-month or 12,000-mile standard warranty on parts and labor

Engine Repair, Rebuild, & Replace

An engine failure is always bad news because it involves making some major decisions: should you spend your money to replace your old engine? Or would it be smarter to get rid of your old car or truck and buy another? Is your old engine repairable? Or will it have to be replaced with a new, remanufactured or used engine? Cars and trucks depreciate rapidly as time goes by, even if they are not driven much. Let the experts at Baird’s Auto Care help you with the information to aid in your decision.

Complete Phev (Plug-in Hybrid), Hybrid & EV ( Electric Vehicle ) Service and Repair

Our complete computer diagnostic testing with our cutting-edge technology ensures fast and accurate diagnosis. Our electrical systems inspection tests every element of the system, and is carefully inspected to identify existing and potential future abnormalities.

EV Charging & Service    PHEV Lifetime Care

Factory Scheduled Maintenance

As time goes by, keeping up the maintenance on your car or truck becomes more important. Recommended maintenance schedules can help extend the life of your vehicle and prevent high-cost auto repairs.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Whether your vehicle’s heater core isn’t producing vehicle heat, or your air conditioning isn’t cooling it off, we have the equipment, diagnostic service and repair to solve those and any other ventilation issues.

Engine Performance

Keeping your engine well-tuned can lower the risk of having to perform major repairs. From changing your oil regularly to replacing your air filters at the proper interval, there are a number of maintenance items you can perform regularly to keep your vehicle running. We understand the complexities of modern engines. Our professional certified technicians will skillfully perform engine diagnostic services, to help ensure your engine is running to its maximum ability.


Proper maintenance and responsible driving can maximize the mileage in a set of tires. Tires are also a very important safety feature on your vehicle, using life-saving technologies like antilock brakes and electronic stability control. Baird’s Auto Care has the equipment to service your tire systems.

As the saying goes, nothing lasts forever. Car owners still need to replace their tires throughout the life of a typical vehicle. Despite advances in longer-lasting tires, actual tread life will vary by car type, tire type, driving aggressiveness, and even road and weather conditions. Proper maintenance and responsible driving can maximize the mileage in a set of tires.

Tires & Wheel Alignment

Diagnostic Road Force Tire and Wheel Balancing

Solves vibration problems other balancing cannot. If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Baird’s Auto Care has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle’s tires and make necessary corrections.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

The purpose of the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in your vehicle is to warn you that at least one or more tires are significantly under-inflated, possibly creating unsafe driving conditions. We can inspect, correct, and reset your TPMS low tire pressure indicator.

Advanced Diagnostics

Some parts stores offer a free code reading service. Often, that code is the symptom and further testing is needed to find which part is responsible for those symptoms. Baird’s Auto Care has the training and equipment to get to the bottom of your vehicle’s problems.


Your car is controlled by computers, and often those computers need to be replaced or reprogrammed. We have the training and equipment to handle even the most difficult problems.

Remote Starters

We offer a 2 year warranty on all our remote start soldered professional installations.

24/7 Towing

Whether you’re looking to tow your car to your residence or our repair facility, we have the right equipment to get you there and repair your vehicle.

Vehicle Unlock

Our professionally trained drivers all are certified to get you and your vehicle unlocked and on the road again.

Roadside Assistance

We provide you with the latest technology to jumpstart, provide tire service, vehicle unlock, and winch your vehicle. Our professionally trained drivers all are certified to get you and your vehicle on the road again.

Master and ASE Technicians

Each year we invest in the latest technologies. Our scanners and diagnostic software deliver the same in-depth repair analysis you would expect from your dealership. This OEM equipment ensures that we will continue to service even the newest car models with the tools and analysis that the manufacturers’ dealers themselves use.

By using the same diagnostic and repair tools we can offer you a dealer service alternative that meets manufacturers’ standard. Our diagnostic computers contain the same codes and allow us to reprogram your vehicle when necessary to complete a repair. By meeting and in some cases exceeding the standards as dealer repair shops, we complete every repair to the standards set by the car manufacturer. Thus whether you drive an American, Asian, or European vehicle, you can be confident that everything from oil changes to major repairs are done right, always in the manner designated by the car manufacturers themselves.

  • We service ALL domestic, European, and Import vehicles
  • We are a preferred TESLA service provider
  • Latest scanners & diagnostic software
  • Meets manufacturer’s standards
  • We are your alternative to expensive dealerships

PHEV/EV Service

If you have purchased a hybrid or EV ( electric vehicle ) you know how important qualified repair can be. At Baird’s Auto Care, we are certified in the repair & service of your electric vehicle.

EV Charging & Service    PHEV Lifetime Care

Repairs for Every Budget

Whether you can afford the very best replacement parts, or maybe your budget is on the more limited side, we will be happy to help you find an affordable option.

Extended Warranties

An extended warranty can provide peace of mind. The service contract kicks in after the manufacturer warranty has expired, and covers major breakdowns and repairs. Unfortunately, not all auto repair shops accept extended warranties. At Baird’s Auto Care, we accept most all extended warranties. We let you use the service contract to save on auto repair.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Expertise
  • Reliability
  • Fair Prices
  • In Business Since 1959