7 Raymond Road, West Hartford, CT 06107
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.
The deteriorated roadways around town cause excessive wear and tear on
vehicles which has cost motorist thousands of dollars each year and this winter
season is no exception. So the next time you see a pothole around town, report
Potholes are characterized by a definable bottom surface such as dirt or gravel.[Read More]
Cold weather can play havoc with a vehicle’s battery, threatening starting and the ability to handle winter’s increased electrical loads. [Read More]
When that “check engine” light come on, there’s a good reason to get worried. Even if it doesn’t leave you stranded in an unfamiliar part of town after dark it’s likely to take a bite out of your savings, especially as recent studies have indicated automotive repair costs rose by about 10 percent last year.[Read More]
It’s time to inject your automobile with a dose of anti-winter aging treatment from Grill-to-Tail. Your first step is to schedule an appointment with our shop advisors.
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]
Check out our promotional page and take advantage of the discount coupons on goods and services at your next service visit to Modern Tire of West Hartford.
We welcome your feedback and comments on our quality of work and customer service.
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.
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.
You know, buying tires in West Hartford is a big deal. It's a big ticket item so you know you'll be spending a lot. You're not only concerned about the price, but you want to know that it'll be a long time before you need to buy new tires again. [more]
Geolandar A/T-S all-terrain tires have an aggressive design that'll make your light truck or SUV stand tall. But the real beauty lies deeper. With features ranging from multi-stepped Grooves to Dual Interlocking Pyramid Sipes, every Geolandar A/T-S packs the absolute latest in technology. Get ready to experience on-road manners and off-road attitude with our latest, greatest generation of all-terrain tires.
Harsh Winter Breeds Costly Pothole Pain
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.
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.
This involves removing the transmission fluid and replacing it with clean fluid. It’s like an oil change for your transmission.
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.