Chilson's Garage

Chilson’s Garage Goes the Distance With Quality Auto Service in Floral City

While Floral City residents tend to live life at a slower pace than those who live in surrounding metro areas such as Tampa and Orlando, our vehicles get a hefty workout on the city’s streets and highways. Whether you’re hauling gardening supplies in your truck or using your SUV to tow your boat to Tsala Apopka Lake, you’ll want safe, reliable transportation. Chilson’s Garage is a full-service auto repair and maintenance shop that specializes in brake repair, transmission repair, check engine light diagnostics, oil change services, preventative maintenance work, and suspension repair. We’ve been making Floral City’s cars, trucks, and SUVs roadworthy since 1981.

Services We Provide

  • Break Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Check Engine Light
  • Oil Change
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Suspension Repair
  • CV Joints
  • Tune Up
  • Tire Service
  • Oil and Lube Service
  • 4WD Service
  • Engine Service
  • Muffler Service
  • Auto Inspection
  • Radiator Service
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Shocks And Struts
  • Master Cylinders
  • Lab Scope Testing
  • Fuel System Service
  • Front End Alignment
  • Installation
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Computerized Alignment
  • Electrical Service
  • Wheel Balancing

More on Our Auto Service Specialties

  • Break Repair

    Break Repair

    Without well-maintained brakes, you risk having an auto accident that injures you, your passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians. When you suspect that your vehicle needs brake repair services, don’t wait to bring it to Chilson’s Garage for a complete brake repair inspection.


    Our mechanics are ASE-certified master technicians who are well-versed in braking systems for foreign and domestic vehicles. Our brake repair jobs include inspecting brake rotors and drums, pads, master cylinders, hoses, and lines and repairing or replacing them as needed.


    Sometimes it’s difficult to know if your car, truck, or SUV needs brake repair services. Slow stopping time, noisy brakes, and a pulsating brake pedal are clear signs that you need to bring your vehicle into our shop for brake repair services as soon as possible.


  • Transmission Repair

    Transmission Repair

    When we see a car stranded on the side of the road, our minds nearly always think of transmission repair issues. Your car’s transmission is what delivers power to its wheels. When its transmission is broken, you’ll often need to tow it to a transmission repair specialist. Besides finding a competent transmission repair mechanic, you’ll need to search for one who does quality transmission repair services at affordable prices. Your wallet and your intuition will tell you that dealerships aren’t always the answer.


    Some signals that your vehicle needs transmission repair work include an increase in RPMs without acceleration, rough gear shifting, and gears that slip while driving. At Chilson’s Garage, our trained technicians perform all types of transmission repair services such as fixing fluid leaks, clutch issues, and solenoid problems.


  • Check Engine Light

    Check Engine Light

    “Ignore it and it will go away” is the way that many people look at check engine light issues. While you can likely keep driving your car for a short time with the check engine light on, it’s best to take it in for servicing right away to avoid more costly repairs later. A damaged mass airflow sensor will likely trigger your check engine light to turn on. If this sensor isn’t fixed in time, it can cause harm to other expensive parts such as your car’s oxygen sensor or catalytic converter. A faulty catalytic converter can also cause your car’s check engine light to come on. Ignoring a damaged catalytic converter leads to poor gas mileage, failed emissions inspections, and lower performance. Check engine light issues aren’t always serious. A loose gas cap can also make your car’s check engine light turn on.


  • Oil Change

    Oil Change

    If you want longer engine life, lower emissions, and better gas mileage, get oil change services done according to your car maker’s guidelines. At Chilson’s Garage, we take time to get to know our customers and their car care needs. Those long-term relationships with clients spill over into our oil change services. Instead of doing oil changes as fast as possible for maximum profits, we apply attention to details that the 10-minute oil change shops often miss. When using our oil change services, there’s no need to check behind inexperienced technicians who have accidentally installed drain plugs and oil filters incorrectly. At Chilson’s Garage, you’ll get the quality and convenience of a dealership oil change without the high price tag.


  • Preventative Maintenance

    Preventative Maintenance

    Doing preventative maintenance on your vehicle regularly can help you to extend the life of your car and avoid ill-timed breakdowns. Preventative maintenance includes more than just changing your oil every 3,000 miles. Some of the most common preventative maintenance services include tire rotations, fluid flushes, and timing belt replacements. At Chilson’s Garage, we do preventative maintenance services on your car based on its manufacturer’s recommendations. Bring your car to our garage and our ASE-certified master technicians can set up a preventative maintenance service schedule for your vehicle.


  • Suspension Repair

    Suspension Repair

    Driving isn’t just a way to get from Point A to Point B. It should be fun. However, driving becomes less of a pleasure when your car has suspension repair issues. Knowing when you need suspension repair services is the first step to getting optimum car performance. Some common suspension repair issues that we address at our shop include loose steering, drifting during turns, and car bouncing.


    Regain your car’s smooth ride with our suspension repair services that include tire balancing, wheel alignment adjustment, and shocks and struts replacement. Our suspension repair specialists also replace broken steering rack mounts, tie rods, and ball joints.