7 Raymond Road, West Hartford, CT. 06107
We are located in the center of West Hartford's Blue Back Square
Your vehicle uses about 12,000 gallons of air for every gallon of fuel you burn. That's about 100 gallons of air every block. All that air needs to be filtered to keep your engine clean and your fuel economy good. If you replace your dirty engine air filter it might just pay for itself with fuel savings before your next oil change. At Modern Tire - Auto Service of West Hartford in West Hartford we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 860.233.5177 and let us help keep you safely and economically on the road.
The AltiMAX RT
The AltiMAX RT (Road Touring) is General Tire's Standard
Touring All-Season tire member of their AltiMAX family of
flagship tires. The AltiMAX RT was developed to address the
many challenges faced by today’s coupe, sedan, van,
crossover and SUV drivers. The AltiMAX RT is designed to
combine reliability, comfort and tread life, as well as
provide year-round traction, even in light snow.
Tune-up! Tune-up! Tune-up! Its Time
The "spark" made by your spark plug is like a tiny bolt of lightning; it's that powerful. Each time it sparks, a wee bit of material is lost from the electrodes. Over the millions and millions of sparks that happen over the thousands of miles you drive, enough material is lost from the spark plug to affect its performance. That's one reason they need to be replaced.
Don't Overlook Tire Rotation
Rotating your tires periodically is an essential part of tire maintenance. The main purpose of regularly rotating tires is to achieve more uniform wear for all tires on the vehicle. If no rotation period or pattern is to be found in your owner's documentation, rotate your tires at least every 6,000 miles and follow one of the patterns suggested below.
7 Raymond Road West Hartford, CT 06107
We are located in the center of West Hartford's Blue Back Square.
Modern Tire Special
We offer tires at competitive prices
Have you tune-up your engine recently?
we install quality NAPA replacement parts.
Just a few minutes of maintenance will keep your tires wearing evenly, improving your car's handling and overall performance.
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.
Best Local Auto Repair
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.
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.
Online resources for recalls and other important safety tips
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, threatening starting and the ability to handle winter’s increased electrical loads.
Today, we're talking about disc brakes. Your vehicle weighs several thousand pounds and it takes a lot of force to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order.
The car starts and the car stops. As drivers, we need both of
these features as much as we need to breathe in and out. If
you've ever been in a vehicle that did not stop, you know the
sheer terror that brake failure can cause. Whether your vehicle
is equipped with disc or drum brakes, you expect them to work
when you hit the brake pedal.
The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to the pickup. The brake disc or rotor – is attached to the hub and spins with the wheel as you drive. Your brake pads clamp onto the rotor to slow the wheel. The brake caliper straddles the rotor and squeezes the rotor to slow it down. The calipers contain brake pads which rub on the rotor when you step on the brakes. The brake piston causes the calipers to squeeze and release as you use your brakes.
Your pickup brake pads start to wear the first time you step on the brakes. Eventually the pads are worn out and need to be replaced. If you don’t replace brake pads when they’re worn out, the metal parts of the brake will grind against the rotor and carve grooves into the surface.
If a scored rotor isn’t too bad, your friendly West Hartford technician can put the rotor on a lathe and smooth it out. If the grooves are too deep, or if the rotor is warped or cracked, you need to replace it. At ModernTire of West Hartford, disc brakes servicing has been a core feature of our service broad.
Servicing disc brakes at ModernTire of West Hartford require special attention to the mechanical sliding and mounting portions of the system. Your ModernTire of West Hartford service supplier knows the special needs. Sometimes brake pistons can stick and must be replaced. Typically it’s cheaper to replace the entire caliper at West Hartford auto service centers than to rebuild the piston.
So there you have it – a brief ModernTire of West Hartford guide to how your disc brakes work. Drivers who replace their brake pads on time will not only keep their pickup stopping safely, but could save money on unnecessary brake repair down the road.