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Featured Services

Hillside Automotive Center Inc is your full-service auto repair shop in Hartford. If you come to our shop regularly, you're probably here for one of our more popular services. Our featured services include: preventive maintenance, brake repairs, lube & oil changes, check engine light/diagnostics, and tires. Read on to learn what these services are all about, and why they’re important.

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Brake Repair

Brake Repair in Hartford, CT

Your car’s brakes have a pretty important job. Whether you’re going on a long trip, or just around the corner, you want to be able to depend on them when you need them. Don’t wait until something breaks. Get your brakes checked at our shop today.

Brake Services in Hartford

We provide a full range of brake system services, including:

As always, we provide our services at affordable prices and don’t like being beat. For great brake repair prices in West Hartford, contact us. We look forward to keeping you safe on the road.

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Computer Diagnostics

Modern vehicles use computers to monitor the performance of the engine and other components. When something isn't up to par, today's automobiles alert you with a warning light. While most are self explanatory, like "Low Oil," some aren't as telling. When your check engine light comes on in Avon or a surrounding area, it's easy to become frustrated. Come in for a computer diagnostic the next time something is wrong with your vehicle. 

Stop by our auto repair shop in Hartford, CT for your engine diagnostic or other computer diagnostic. We'll tell you what's wrong and work with you on your next steps to fix it. We're not far from East Hartford, CT, Glastonbury, CT, and Rocky Hill, CT.

Identify Automotive Problems

Computer Diagnostic in West Hartford, CT

Using our computer diagnostic equipment, we're able to read your vehicle's warning light codes and accurately identify the problem. It doesn't take long to do, and you can ask for an auto repair estimate. We won't do any work without your permission.

Don't let an engine diagnostic scare you. Your vehicle is an important part of your lifestyle. You can keep it around longer and save money in the long run by taking good care of it now. When your car, truck, or SUV tells you something is wrong, let the team at Hillside Automotive Center Inc find out exactly what's wrong.

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Preventive Maintenance

Everything has a life expectancy, including every part that makes up your vehicle. The purpose of preventive maintenance is to help you get the longest safe, reliable usage out of your vehicle.

While preventive maintenance services might take up some of your time and cost a little money now, the pay-off for keeping up with your scheduled maintenance really does make it worth your while in the long run.

Preventive Maintenance Services

Below you'll find a list of popular preventive maintenance services that we perform and information on what each service entails.

  • Air Filter Replacement: Your gas or diesel engine needs air, specifically oxygen, to run. Before the air gets to your engine, however, it needs to be cleaned to prevent small debris and dirt from getting inside. Enter the air filter. Considering its rather important role, it makes sense to replace your air filter as needed.
  • Fuel Injection: Your car's fuel injectors are responsible for spraying a mist of fuel for your engine to burn. Unfortunately, they tend to become dirty over time through normal use. A dirty fuel injection system can cause a loss in vehicle performance. Have your system and injectors checked to prevent misfires, poor acceleration, and rough idling.
  • Spring Checkup: During a spring checkup, your car is inspected to make sure it's ready for the hot summer months ahead. During this service, we'll check your battery (bad winters tend to shorten battery lifespans), see if you need to swap your winter tires, check your tire pressure, and give other important components an inspection to make sure you're good to go.
  • Winterization Checkup: If you've heard the phrase "winterizing your car," it refers to this service. Winter months and freezing temperatures can do a lot of damage on a vehicle. During a winterization checkup, we'll test your battery to determine it's chance of survival in the months ahead, see if you have snow tires installed, check the type of oil you have, and review other important components that could lead to trouble if left alone.
  • Mileage Service: To stay in warranty, most manufacturers require that you have your vehicle checked at different mileage intervals. Check out our more detailed preventive maintenance page to see popular intervals from 7,500 miles to 180,000 miles.

If you really want to get the most value out of your vehicle and safeguard against expensive repairs in the future, preventive maintenance is the way to go. Contact us to get started or visit us today. We're an easy stop for anyone in Simsbury, CT, South Windsor, CT, Windsor, CT, or a surrounding area.

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Lube & Oil Changes

Oil Change in Newington, CT

Your car takes a lot of abuse day in and day out, and never complains. Make sure you take care of your car, so it can take care of you. If your gas mileage has decreased lately, or your engine sounds a little loud, your car is trying to say you need an oil change.

Why Do I Need an Oil Change?

Oil changes are pretty important. Did you know that you car’s oil:

  • Keeps All Engine Components Working Properly Together?
  • Draws Heat Away from Vehicle’s Combustion Chamber, Lowering Engine Temperature?
  • Prevents carbon and varnishes from building up in the engine?

Oil Change FAQ’s

Check your owner's manual for recommended oil change intervals. Every car is different. We can help you find the right maintenance schedule for your vehicle.

Synthetic Oil vs. Conventional Oil

Don't know what oil is best for your vehicle? Check out the differences between synthetic and conventional:

  • Synthetic Oil: Synthetic oil is designed to handle extreme temperatures and lasts longer than conventional oil. It's a great choice for reducing engine wear, and improving gas mileage on hard working engines.
  • Conventional Oil: Also known as regular oil, conventional oil is derived from petroleum. It’s less expensive than synthetic oil and a good fit if you don't drive far very often.

If you think you need an oil change, or you’re not sure, schedule an appointment. Your car is counting on you.

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Tires

When you own a car, replacing your tires is a necessary evil. It’s something no one ever likes spending the money on, but it’s one of the most important things to do for your vehicle.

Your vehicle sure does see a lot of miles. When you get in your car every day, you plan for your tires to get you where you need to go, safely, and without incident. Make sure your tires are in good condition. If the tread is getting a little low, there are visible cracks in the sidewall, or you find yourself sliding on slick roads, it might be time for new tires.

Did you know having worn out tires can cause other parts of your car to wear out prematurely? It’s just one of the many reasons it’s so very important to take care of your tires.  

How Can I Make My Tires Last Longer?

Through proper maintenance, you can extend the life of your tires. Doing things like:

  • Maintaining correct tire pressure
  • Performing regular tire rotations
  • Get a wheel alignment as soon as you feel any pull

By taking care good care of your tires, you can be sure they will take good care of you. If you do need new tires, we’ve got great deals on tires in Hartford, CT. Choose from brands like Cooper, Goodyear , and Kumho

If you’re not sure what tires you need, our staff can help. We’ll help you find the right tires for your needs, at a price you can afford. We make it easy to find new tires wherever you're at and whenever you need them. We serve Manchester, CT, Rockville, CT, Bristol, CT, and surrounding areas.

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To schedule an appointment for any of our featured services, call us now at (860) 951-1083. Hillside Automotive Center Inc will be there when you need auto repairs in Hartford, West Hartford, or Newington.

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WELCOME TO HILLSIDE AUTOMOTIVE CENTER INC

Hillside Automotive Center Inc is a family owned and operated automotive repair facility that has proudly served Hartford CT, and the surrounding areas of West Hartford CT, Newington CT, Wethersfield CT, Farmington CT, and Bloomfield CT since 1985. Our car repair shop has a longstanding reputation for quality repairs. We perform recommended services as well as major and minor repairs on all vehicles – domestic, foreign, and European. We offer a line of competitively priced tires from the industry’s leading brands such as Cooper, Goodyear, Kumho, Sumitomo and Yokahama. If you're in the market for a new set of car tires or truck tires, see one of our experienced technicians. They'll help you match the right set of tires for your vehicle. If you have any questions, we are here to help you. Stop by or give us a call today at (860) 951-1083. We are the family to know to keep your car on the go!

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Address: 54 Hillside Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

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