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(860) 875-3370
11 Windermere Ave. Vernon, CT 06066

Car Care Tips

Car Care Tips in Vernon, CTAt Farm Car Care Center, Inc., we're proud to be your alternative to expensive dealership service departments. 

If you live in Vernon, CT, Ellington, CT, Tolland, CT, or a surrounding area and want to get the most out of your vehicle, trust the team at Farm Car Care Center, Inc. to deliver quality auto repairs at our Vernon auto repair shop, plus, advice on how you can take better care of your car. 

Our ASA and ASE-certified mechanics are here to help you with your vehicle, whether you need a complex repair or just some advice on how to keep it running at its best. You can be confident in the work our NAPA AutoCare Center and AAA-approved repair facility delivers. After all, it's our commitment to you, our customers, that has kept us in business for more than 70 years. 

What’s the key to keeping your car running efficiently and for a long time? Following the recommended maintenance intervals outlined in your owner’s manual and checking for potential problems before they happen. Don't skip on maintenance - it really does matter. 

When you take the time to care for your car with regular oil changes, fluid flushes, tire rotations, and other maintenance services, you're protecting your investment and extending your vehicle's life. That extra time and attention will save you time, money, and hassle in the long run. 

And, when you do need necessary auto repairs, remember where to turn: Farm Car Care Center, Inc.

In the meantime, check out our car care tips below to help you make the most of your vehicle. 

Follow the car care tips below to keep your vehicle running reliably:

  • Change the oil within the suggested service intervals. Checking and changing your oil and oil filter will help your engine and vehicle run smoothly. While changing your oil as required is important, using the manufacturer’s recommended oil for your vehicle can improve gas mileage by 1-2%.
  • Moving components require regular lubrication and should be checked as often as the oil is changed. Driveline components, like CV and u-joints, are flexible components that, if not properly lubricated, can break down and cause other major components to go with them.
  • Transmission and differential fluid are other important fluids to check during service intervals. Unusual noises, sluggish shifting, or abrupt gear changes are all signs that your transmission service interval is quickly approaching or has passed. For fluid specifications, be sure to consult your owner’s manual for your manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid type and viscosity.
  • Pay attention to battery life. Battery connections should be kept tight, clean, and free of corrosion. Batteries rarely provide warnings before failing, so be sure to seek battery replacements as necessary.
  • Brake fluid can attract moisture, which will corrode components. Brake fluid should be replaced once a year to keep calipers, hoses, and other components in top operating condition. Other important fluids to consider changing on a regular basis include power steering fluid and coolant. Each fluid has its own service interval, so be sure to check with the manufacturer.
  • Fully functioning climate control systems are important to your comfort and your overall safety. A complete flush and fill of the coolant system is necessary for ridding the system of dirt and rust collected from the engine, radiator, and various hoses. Refrigerant may also be checked prior to the onset of warmer seasons.
  • Wheel alignments can realign your wheels to your manufacturer’s specifications. Wheel alignments improve straight-line tracking and reduce tire wear. If you feel unusual pulling to one side, it is time for a wheel alignment.
  • Avoid stop-and-go driving. This wastes fuel and adds unnecessary wear and premature age to crucial components.

By following these tips and the service intervals listed inside your owner’s manual, you can guard against major repairs and unexpected failures. Proper vehicle maintenance can save you money in the long run, and improve your safety and the safety of your passengers, while neglecting suggested services at regular intervals will void vehicle and parts warranties.

Stay on top of routine vehicle maintenance and visit us today or contact us online when your vehicle needs to be serviced by our professionals.

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Farm Car Care Center, Inc. in Vernon, CT

Farm Car Care Center, Inc. has been providing quality automotive service in Vernon for decades and are proud to be the dealer alternative in our region. We service both foreign and domestic cars, SUVs, and trucks. We provide routine service such as oil changes and other preventative maintenance. We also do major repairs such as brakes or engine repair. Farm Car Care is independently and locally owned. We have trained mechanics on staff and we have the latest diagnostic equipment. We answer to you, our customer, not to a sales manager, and not to Detroit or Tokyo. See us for tires, wheels, or auto repair in Vernon, Ellington, Tolland, Rockville, or Manchester. 

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Phone: (860) 875-3370
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Address: 11 Windermere Ave.
Vernon, CT 06066
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