Hillmuth Auto Care is a family-owned and operated auto repair shop in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Our Gaithersburg location opened its doors back in 1985 and has been providing expert automotive repair, maintenance, and service since then. Like the rest of our service stations, this one is fully equipped with everything we need to help you succeed in Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village, Kentlands, Washington Grove, and Germantown.
Whether your car needs repair or it’s just time for your next oil change, come into Hillmuth Auto Care of Gaithersburg and be treated like family. We’ll be happy to answer your tough questions about your vehicle so that, when you drive away, you’ll feel confident and safe. Your satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do.
Schedule Your Appointment
We have made it easy for you to schedule an appointment at any of our locations. Feel free to call us with emergencies, as well as routine maintenance, but if you are not in a rush you can fill out the online form and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.
It helps us if you include specific details about the type of service you need or the type of problems your vehicle is experiencing so that we can serve you more effectively. Please also include the make and model of your vehicle. We look forward to addressing your concerns.
We can address the following tasks and issues with your vehicle no matter the make or model:
- Milestone Maintenance
- Lubricant and Fluid Service
- Engine Repair
- Brake Service
- Steering and Suspension Repair
- Exhaust System Repair
- Fuel System Repair
- Heating and A/C Repair
- Hybrid Car Repair
- Transmission Repair
- Electrical System Repair
- Tire Replacement and Repair
- Tire Rotation
- Axle and Drive Shaft Repair
- Oil Changes
- Air Filter Changes
- Coolant Flushing
- Belt Replacement and Repair
- Battery Replacement
- Windshield Wiper Replacement
- Spark Plug Repair and Replacement
- Struts Replacement and Repair
- Maryland State Inspections
- And More!
Meet Our Gaithersburg Team
Gaithersburg may be one of our smaller locations, but when you’re looking for auto repair, you’re looking for quality over quantity. The mechanics at our Gaithersburg location are top of the line, automotive experts who know their craft inside and out.
If you have questions about your vehicle or how we can serve you, feel free to contact us here on our website!
Gaithersburg Community Involvement
Here at Hillmuth Auto Care of Gaithersburg, serving the community is our most important tenant of operation. Back in 1978, Doug Hillmuth sat at his kitchen table and wrote down our 3 most important guiding factors: Communication, Personal Service, and the Proper Repair. Though the times have changed, our focus on exemplary service has not.
In fact, we were awarded the 2018 Award of Excellence in the Repair Shop category. The award recognizes excellence in the area of customer needs and appearance. We couldn’t be more honored to serve you and look forward to many more years of happy customers.
In the past we have participated in Toys for Tots by teaming up with Maryland Subaru to help bring toys to underprivileged kids for Christmas.
We have also worked with the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center help raise money to “Stop the Madness in March” by handing out free brakes and donating a portion of the proceeds from labor to the organization.
Here at Hillmuth, we believe that community is the cornerstone of good business. After all, we live here too! We love working with local groups to make life in Gaithersburg better for all the people who live here, so check back to keep up with our ongoing community outreach.
Gaithersburg Community Resources
How to Find Us
Hillmuth Auto Care of Gaithersburg is located off Route 124 Woodfield Road close to the intersection with Rickenbacker / Cypress Hill Drive. The entrance is from Rickenbacker Road and we are right across the street from McDonald’s and a BP gas station. There is a sign up front, so it’s hard to miss us, but if you have trouble, call the shop and someone will happily guide you straight to the door.
We Serve the Following Communities
Not sure if you’re close enough to our Gaithersubrg location? We serve the following zip codes:
20899 – Gaithersburg, MD
20877 – Gaithersburg, MD
20880 – Washington Grove, MD
20886 – Montgomery Village, MD
20878 – Gaithersburg, MD
20879 – Gaithersburg, MD
20850 – Rockville, MD
20876 – Germantown, MD
20855 – Derwood, MD
20874 – Germantown, MD
20851 – Rockville, MD
20854 – Potomac, MD
20882 – Gaithersburg, MD
Hillmuth Auto Care of Gaithersburg
19300 Woodfield Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Monday – Friday: 7:30AM to 6:00PM
Saturday Schedule by Appointment
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most common questions or professional mechanics receive at our Gaithersburg auto mechanics shop. If you don’t see your questions here please do not hesitate to give us a call!
- What type of Vehicle’s do you service?
- Do you service Brakes?
- Do you do oil changes?
- Do you do MD State Inspections?
- Will my vehicle warranty be void if I have you service my vehicle?
- How much air should I put in my car?
- My oil life says I have 17% of life left should I replace it or wait til 0%?
- Do you have change the filter when changing the oil?
- How much does a brake job cost?
- When should I rotate my tires?
What type of Vehicle’s do you service?
We Service all makes and models.
Do you service Brakes?
Yes, we can replace your brakes. You should always have a certified mechanic give you a full evaluation of your braking system to see which components are worn out, should be replaced.
Do you do oil changes?
Yes, and we can change your oil. We offer standard, synthetic blend, and synthetic oil to service your vehicle. Which ever oil type your vehicle manufacture requires we can take care of it for you.
Do you do MD State Inspections?
Yes, we have certified state inspectors at each location. Fun Fact, You only need to have your vehicle inspected one time when titling it in the the state of Maryland. If you sell they vehicle to another person down the road, then the new owner will have to complete another Maryland State Inspection.
Will my vehicle warranty be void if I have you service my vehicle?
No, You the consumer has the right to take your vehicle anywhere to have it serviced. You do not have to take it back to the dealer for your services. The consumer is protected by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, passed by Congress in 1975.
How much air should I put in my car?
Whatever the door sticker states. This manufactures sticker is called the Placard, and will identify to the vehicle owner the proper tire pressure for the front and rear tires. Important, do not fill the tire to max pressure located on the sidewall of the tire. The Manufacture has done many tests to verify the proper tire pressure for the vehicle weights, size, and control. Remember Firestone and Ford Controversy back in 2001? Trust the placard.
My oil life says I have 17% of life left should I replace it or wait til 0%?
The oil life monitor in some vehicles are not accurate based on the condition of the oil inside the engine. In some cases, the oil could be completely worn out, or still be be good to go. The oil life reminder usually looks at drive tie, temperature, and mileage to give an educated guess. If you want to maintain your vehicle stick with 5,000 mile intervals for synthetic oil changes, and 3,000 mile intervals for standard oil changes.
Do you have change the filter when changing the oil?
Yes, The oil filter is an important part that removes grit and grime from your oil. This prevents such contaminants from entering the engine itself when oil circulates and lubricates its parts. Stay in the same routine and change the oil filter when you change the oil. It’s only a few extra dollars but it will save you thousands if damage were to occur for not replacing the oil filter.
How much does a brake job cost?
It Depends. We would love to give you an answer on price that is accurate or close to accurate as possible. The issue is there are too many components that could be worn out that replacing the brake pads, or resurfacing/replacing the rotors may not be sufficient in making the vehicles stop and safe on the road. There are other components to consider, and you need to have a certified mechanic give a complete brake evaluation to give you an honest estimate. However, depending on the vehicle, year, make, model, series, age, type of rotor, typ of pads, a good guess would be $150-$1000 on average.
When should I rotate my tires?
Simple to maintain your tire warranty, and maximize the tread life and usage of the tires, rotate them at every 5,000 mile oil service. If you do not rotate your tires frequently you can expect un even wear which can cause poor handling issues and safety concerns. Bottom line, rotate every oil change.