General Automotive Maintenance and Repairs
If your tires are worn or in an unsatisfactory condition, you’ve come to the right place to buy new tires. We offer a wide variety of tire brands and sizes for your specific
vehicle and driving needs. During your tire purchase, our service staff will conduct a thorough investigation of your driving needs to help guarantee the best possible set of tires for your car or truck. Once you buy the new tires, they will need to be correctly installed on the vehicle, which our technicians will happily do.
In our modern era, a working vehicle is a must-have. Especially here in South Carolina where public transit is not a major staple, we rely on our personal vehicles to get us to work, school, and everywhere else. Because of this, it is important to maintain your car and keep it in the best possible working condition.
Just like it is wise to get yearly checkups for your physical health, there are a few things you can do for your vehicle to keep it running properly as well. Having a yearly diagnostic test performed on your vehicle is one of the best preventative practices you can use to keep your vehicle safely on the road.
Oil Changes, Batteries, Mufflers, Belts, and Hoses
One of the simplest, most effective, and inexpensive ways to help protect the life of your car, especially its engine, is to change the oil and the oil filter regularly.
Oil is the lifeblood of your engine. It reduces friction, lessens wear, provides lubrication, forms a seal between the pistons, rings, and cylinder walls while helping to cool engine parts. Without the cleaning action of new oil, carbon and varnish buildup would be toxic to the engine. And engine oil even dampens the shock and noise of moving parts.
We’ll look inside, outside, under the hood, and underneath the car, then explain the findings.
Alignments, Brakes and Shocks
Functioning brakes are an incredibly important part of your safety while driving.
We use them every day for stop signs, red lights when someone pulls in front of you, and in traffic. If your brakes don’t work correctly just once, it can cause dire consequences for you and others on the road. Small brake problems can be simple to fix, but if left unattended for too long they
can become much more severe issues. This is why it’s important to make sure that your brakes stay in good shape.
When you accelerate, you count on your transmission to change gears seamlessly and reliably every time. You trust that your transmission will shift accurately no matter how you drive or where you’re going. There may come a
time, however, when you hear a clunk when you shift into gear or shifts aren’t smooth anymore. You might see red fluid leaking under the middle of your vehicle. When these kinds of issues present themselves, it may be time for a
transmission repair. Hilliard Automotive has been your trusted source for transmission repairs in Irmo since 1991. You’ll receive the same honest and friendly service you’ve come to expect from us while we perform your repairs fully and reliably, making us your ideal choice for all your automotive repair needs.
Tune-Ups, Radiator, and Air Conditioner Repair
Whether it’s the dog days of summer or the cool, damp winter nights, you want to be able to keep comfortable in your vehicle. The sun beating down on your
vehicle heats up the interior to scorching temperatures and you rely on your air conditioning to quickly cool it down. Unfortunately, your A/C slowly loses its efficiency over several years, even when there isn’t a leak, meaning you’ll need vehicle air conditioning repairs at some time or another. When you do, Hilliard Automotive has all of the air conditioning services you need.