Automotive repair and maintenance facilities have been declared an essential operation during the COVID-19 outbreak. As such, we will remain open and be here to serve you. Please know that our first concern is the safety of our employees and customers. During this time, we will take additional precautions in servicing your vehicle. These measures may include using a seat cover, steering wheel cover, and wiping down door and shift handles. We will also ensure sick employees stay home. We may close our waiting room. Please call ahead for the most current information, but know that we are here to serve you and keep your vehicle running during these difficult times. Thank you for being a Bradley Automotive Center customer.
Bradley Automotive Center Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!
Since 1989, Bradley Automotive Center has provided motorists in the Windsor Locks,
CT 06096 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include
4x4 Services, Alignment, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Inspections and Emissions, Miscellaneous Services, Tires, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services.
Locally owned and operated, Bradley Automotive Center has several years of expertise and
experience in a variety of auto repairs. Chuck Nemeth, Les Hinckley, and
Wayne Habermeier are lifelong residents of Windsor Locks, and as the shop owners
they care about every customer. When you bring your vehicle to
Bradley Automotive Center, your car will be worked on by one of the owners! As members of the
community, they take pride in providing special car care, and they rest easy
knowing they fulfill the auto repair needs of their fellow citizens.
Their goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to
get you back on the road in no time.
You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that
our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working
on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work
with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives.
For a high-performing vehicle, trust Bradley Automotive Center with your car,
truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us
by phone at 860-623-3599 or send us an
email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our
Premium Oil Service $19.99 + HW + Tax
Brake check & 28-point inspection.
Coolant System Service $69.99 + HW + Tax
Up to 1 gallon of regular antifreeze.
Helps protect against rust & corrosion.
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
What People Say About Us
Working with Wayne at Bradley Automotive exceeded expectations. Professional, personable, and sensitive to customer's concerns.Excellent service!
Wayne always does a great job getting repairs done as quickly as possible. I've never NOT had my car back the same day; even when I call him at 10:00 am in a panic because something broke on my way to work. Always honest and reliable.
I've been a customer of Bradley Automotive for 17 years. Wayne and his crew never stop amazing me. Be it questions I have on my vehicles or technical support, I always get a straight answer with no attempt to sell me products or services I don't need. I would recommend Bradley Automotive to anyone in need of professional automotive service at a reasonable price.
My experience at Bradley Automotive was very nice. I was given the pleasure of having my car worked on by friendly reliable mechanics. I felt my car was repaired for what was wrong with it and nothing more. I would recommend Bradley Automotive to friends and family.
This wonderful and Honest auto center works on all of my SUVs and cars with always great results and fair pricing. I am writing this for all to know the you can patronize a family owned business and stay away from the CHAINS and not get Manipulated to buy services that you don't need. I have been a patron of Bradley Auto for several years and wish them the best and say THANK YOU!
I've always had a positive experience with Bradley Automotive. Wayne and the staff have always been professional and honest with assessments and repairs needed.
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