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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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7 Raymond Road West Hartford, CT 06107

We are located in the center of West Hartford's Blue Back Square.

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We offer tires at competitive prices

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we install quality NAPA replacement parts.

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Just a few minutes of maintenance will keep your tires wearing evenly, improving your car's handling and overall performance.

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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.

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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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Coolant is the mix of antifreeze and water

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]

Coolant is the mix of antifreeze and water

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]

Paul A. Eisenstein The Detroit Bureau

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]

Winter in Connecticut

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]

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.

 

Battery and Battery Service

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

“A conventional 12-volt battery maintains about 40 percent of its capacity at 0 degrees F, so it’s very important to make sure the vehicle’s battery is up to the task when the weather turns really cold. Most engines won't start when cranking voltage drops too far below 12 volts, and a battery loses some of its available voltage and cold cranking amps (CCA) as it ages. So it’s a good idea to take precautions as the chill envelopes us,” said Andreas Tobler, Product Manager, Energy Systems for Bosch.

Tobler suggested these precautions to avoid cold weather battery problems:

  • Check all battery and starter connections. Make sure they are tight and cables are top quality and in good condition.
  • Make sure the alternator is operating at full capacity to keep the engine running and operate lights, windshield wipers and heater fan while keeping the battery charged. Replace it if questionable.
  • Have the battery tested to make sure it has sufficient capacity and is new enough to handle frigid temperature starting, heavy electrical demand. Install a fresh battery if needed.
  • If the battery charge is low, have it charged or use a modern portable battery charger to keep it in top form. An occasional charge can keep the battery ready,as well as revitalize an exhausted battery.

Batteries to Tame the Elements

Bosch, a global premium battery leader, provides a comprehensive automotive battery program for domestic, Asian and European passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs, with 97 percent coverage of vehicles on the road in the continental United States. This program offers quality batteries that provide a combination of cold-cranking amps (CCA), battery reserve capacity and long life, and includes the S3 value performance battery, the S4 quality performance battery, the S5 premium performance battery, and the S6 high performance AGM battery for the coldest and most demanding conditions.

The Bosch high performance S6 AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery, for instance, is meant to conquer the coldest winter, and features:

  • 30 percent more deep cycle ability and vibration resistance than conventional batteries
  • Latest technology for start/stop applications
  • Sealed and 100 percent leak-proof in any position, also for passenger compartment use
  • 100 percent maintenance free under normal operating conditions
  • 3-year free replacement/pro rata warranty
  • Free roadside assistance

“Cold cranking amps (CCA) is the amount of current a battery can provide at 0°F (−18°C). The rating is defined as the current a lead-acid battery at that temperature can deliver for 30 seconds and maintain at least 1.2 volts per cell (7.2 volts for a 12-volt battery). In other words, CCA/cold cranking amps determine how much power is available to start the car on cold winter mornings,” Tobler said.

“Beat the frigid weather by making sure your vehicle’s battery is ready for it,” he said.

 

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