Give Your Car A Modern Tire Lift!
MODERN TIRE of West Hartford is a full service auto repair and tire service center that provides repairs to most foreign and domestic automobiles.
Schedule An Appointment: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.
Monday 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday 7:30AM - 5:00PM
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve noticed that CT vehicles are getting more and more powerful and at the same time are getting better and better gas mileage. Much of that’s because of better transmissions. [more]
Upgrading To Halogen Lamps
There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the greater Hartford area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibility. [more}
Fuel Filter Replacement
The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around West Hartford CT use fuel filters.[more]
10 Services Motorists Often Overlook
Here is a list of 10 service items that are often overlooked by car owners. They’re all very important and need appropriate attention. So here we go, in no particular order. [more]
Stop It! You Need Good Brakes
suspension system keeps your car up off the road. From there, it’s responsible
for a smooth and comfortable ride around Avon. It also keeps your pickup wheels
firmly planted over bumps and through curves on West Hartford roads and
Your suspension system has many vital parts that do a big job. They should be inspected for damage and excessive wear at least once a year. A good time would be when you get your alignment check in West Hartford.
Here are some warning signs of suspension problems: the pickup pulls to one side, wandering, erratic steering, uneven tire wear, leaning, shocks bottom out, poor ride or handling, oil leaking from shocks, and excessive bouncing.
Now pickup suspension parts just wear out over time. Shocks and struts eventually lose their ability to control your ride. If you’re in an accident, your pickup suspension can be damaged or knocked out of alignment. Even a minor accident, like hitting a curb, pothole or large rock can mess things up.
If you suspect suspension problems, ask for a diagnostic examination and let the friendly technicians at ModernTire of West Hartford in West Hartford set things right.
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 performs 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 built up. A fuel system cleaning gets rid of that and cleans out the fuel injectors. Saves 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.
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 ModernTire of West Hartford may reveal some things that are broken or are getting close to having a problem.
Lets peel back the hood and see how all these independent moving parts work together to get you safely to your destination and why regular maintenance is critical.
- 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. 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 ensure 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 ModernTire of West Hartford before it breaks or wears down too much, because that will 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 and Wheel Balancing:
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. Helps the ride and saves tire wear as you drive around West Hartford.