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Brake Services Performed by ASE-Certified Technicians

If you're like most people, you take it for granted that your vehicle will stop every time you press on the brake pedal. But what if it didn't? Things can and do go wrong with braking systems, so it is very important to take good care of them.

Schedule an appointment today for brake maintenance, repair and replacement services.

Your Technical Advisors

We provide sound advice from major overhauls to general checks, routine maintenance, and detailing. We'll save you time and money and reduce the stress of auto repair at affordable rates. Visit John, Brian or Andy at MODERN TIRE of West Hartford to take advantage of their combined 75 -plus years of automotive experience.

Oil and Filter Service

Some auto service centers offer just an oil change and new filter as an option. At Modern Tire of West Hartford we will also check and top off all of your other fluids and inspect the hoses, belts, tires etc.

Shocks and Struts Replacement Service

This starts with an inspection of the suspension components. Shocks last a long time and wear out slowly, so many motorists don’t notice when it’s time to change them.
              - If they’re worn or leaking, they need to be replaced.

Preferred Winter / Snow Tire and Wheel Packages

With winter / snow tires mounted on their own wheels, you can install a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package yourself. When the weather changes, you're ready. When the seasons change again, your summer package goes back on. With it comes performance optimized for each season.

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Our Team of technicians can have your car running like new again. We do it all through a full service shop staffed by specialists in all phases of auto and light truck repairs and service.

ASE-CERTIFIED

Our technicians at MODERN TIRE Auto Center have access to the most extensive training in the automotive industry. Furthermore, we employ ASE-certified technicians for all areas of work performed.

NAPA PARTS

We currently offer the NAPA AutoCare "Peace of Mind" warranty, providing our customers with 12-months 12,000-miles of worry-free protection on qualifying parts and labor.                                                     

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In the rush and anxiety of everyday driving, following distance is often sacrificed for the feeling that we need to get somewhere faster. 

 

Only 1/3 of all driving is done after dark, but 2/3 of all fatal accidents happen at night. 

Texting and driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving.

Texting and driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving.

 Cold weather can play havoc with a vehicle’s battery

About 90% of our driving decisions are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important. [Read More]

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TIA has released Tire Safety Starts with TPMS. This is the second video in TIA's consumer education series. The first video, Tire Safety Starts with Proper Tire Repair, was released earlier this year.[Read More]

Increasingly, automotive repair and service is becoming a high-tech profession, note officials with the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Old images die hard, but yesterday's mechanics have become today's technicians, complete with hand-held computer diagnostic tools and a wall full of credentials attesting to their abilities.

In a recent poll of ASE-certified automotive technicians, over four-fifths said they used a computer on the job, more than two-thirds said they owned a computer at home, and over half said they had access to the Internet.

Cold weather can play havoc with a vehicle’s battery

Cold weather can play havoc with a vehicle’s battery, threatening starting and the ability to handle winter’s increased electrical loads.

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Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

We’re living in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term “built to last” goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They’re still a very big investment and we want to make them last as long as possible – and we want to make keeping them as cheap as possible.

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My check engine light is on and my boyfriend thinks he can get the code read and know what part to replace to fix my pickup. I say it’s not that doable. Who’s right? 

I remember my dad having the shop “pack the bearings” on the family car. Is this something I need to have done?


When should I replace my windshield wipers?


Replacement cost of water pumps


I was told I need to have my transfer case serviced. What is that?


My tire pressure warning light came on recently. What does that mean?


What can I do to avoid a broken timing belt?


Service Board

You may not be familiar with all of the automotive services available at our shop. But at Modern Tire of West Hartford our products and services extend beyond just tires.   Our team of ASE-Certified technicians perform a wide range of automotive  services routinely on most domestic and foreign automobiles. For example, some of the typical services include:

  • Fuel System Cleaning:
    Over time, the fuel system gets gum and varnish build up. A fuel system cleaning gets rid of that and cleans out the fuel injectors. And helps you save gas as you drive around town.
  • Headlamp Replacement:
    Halogen and standard headlamps gradually fade. When one burns out, replace both so they'll have the same brightness. Also, if your headlamp lenses are yellowed or cloudy, you can have them professionally restored to like new-condition.
  • Inspections:
    Drivers get inspections for many reasons. Maybe they’re going on a trip or just want to make sure their vehicle’s ready for the summer or winter. Maybe they just bought a used car and want to give it the once over. An inspection at Modern Tire of West Hartford may reveal some things that are broken or are getting close to having a problem.
  • Oil Change Service:
    Some auto service centers offer just an oil change and new filter as an option. At Modern Tire of West Hartford we will also check and top off all of your other fluids and inspect the hoses, belts, tires etc.
  • PCV Valve Service:
    PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve. It’s a little part that releases pressure from the engine. It can get gummed up and that can lead to engine damage. It just needs to be changed now and then.
  • Power Steering Service:
    Often overlooked. Our technician will evacuate the old fluid, clean out the system and replace it with clean fluid. This ensures the system runs well for a long time.
  • Serpentine Belt Replacement:
    That’s the belt that powers the engine’s accessories like the alternator, air conditioner, power steering and brakes. You’ll want to replace the serpentine belt at Modern Tire of West Hartford before it breaks or wears down too much, because that could lead to other problems.
  • Shocks and Struts Replacement:
    This starts with an inspection of the suspension components. Shocks last a long time and wear out slowly, so many motorists don’t notice when it’s time to change them.
                  - If they’re worn or leaking, they need to be replaced.
  • Transmission Service:
    This involves removing the transmission fluid and replacing it with clean fluid. It’s like an oil change for your transmission.
  • Tire Rotation:
    The tires are rotated from front to back using the recommended rotation pattern. This helps tires wear more evenly. Wheels need to be balanced from time to time to keep them turning without any wobble or bounce. This helps the ride and saves tire wear as you drive around.

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