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.
A few years ago I was driving my ’85 powder blue Dodge RAM Charger with about 80,000 miles on it. I was going up a hill in West Hartford and heard a noise like a tin can rolling down the road. I looked back and saw my drive shaft bouncing down the hill. I put it in four wheel drive and drove to my West Hartford mechanic to get it fixed. What could I have done to prevent that? [Read More]
I was on my way to work when I noticed smoke coming from my car. I pulled over and called my husband. I had to be towed to my West Hartford mechanic. He said my car had overheated. What can I do to prevent that in the future? [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.
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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]
Tire Safety Starts with Proper Tire Repair places a camera inside the tire so drivers can see what happens to the tread each time the tire makes a revolution. After multiple revolutions, the tire runs over a nail and viewers get a slow-motion replay of what it looks like inside a tire when a nail pokes through the inner liner.[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.
2008 - A look into the past: Weighty issue: Industry's still...
The tire distribution business may not be hurrying to get the lead out of wheel balancing weights, but it definitely is moving in that direction.[Read More]
Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning
A lot of gas is wasted in the west Hartford area by dirty fuel delivery systems. The fuel intake components get coated with gum and varnish over time. This results in fuel being delivered inefficiently and some of that gunk getting into the engine...
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.
- 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.