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Quality Automotive Services for European & Classic Cars in New Canaan

At New Canaan Foreign Car Service, Inc., we’re committed to the care and upkeep of fine European and classic automobiles. Over the course of 50+ years in business, we’ve developed a service philosophy designed to keep your car in top shape—we are super-thorough and emphasize quality over quantity. In fact, we’d say our good reputation is based on the details of our service. The auto repair and maintenance items listed below are appropriate for all cars, including Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, Volvo, and other high-performance European, Asian, and American vehicles.

  • Automotive Maintenance
  • Computer Diagnostics & Repair
  • Suspension System Repair
  • Brake Inspection, Service & Repair
  • Major & Minor Engine Repair
  • Steering System Repair
  • Oil & Oil Filter Changes
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Antique & Classic Auto Repair & Maintenance
  • Tune-ups
  • Transmission Service
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Standard Transmissions
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Transfer Cases
  • Transmission Flush
  • Diagnose & Repair Check Engine Lights
  • Emission System Repairs
  • Electrical Diagnosis
  • Engine Decarburization
  • Brake Inspection, Service & Repair
  • Starters
  • Alternators
  • Batteries
  • Malfunction Indicator Lam
  • ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)
  • SRS
  • ESP
  • Traction Control
  • Pre-purchase Inspections
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Power Doors & Windows
  • TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating Systems
  • Belts & Hoses
  • Tire Repair
  • Tire Mounting & Balance
  • Wheel / Tire Alignment
  • Steering
  • Wheel Bearings
  • Fix Rattles, Squeaks & Bangs
  • Radiator Service
  • Coolant / Antifreeze Change
  • Fluid Flushes
  • Diesel Pickup Repair
  • Water Pumps
  • Suspension
  • Drive Axles
  • U-Joints
  • Timing Belt Replacement
  • Exhaust / Muffler Service & Repair
  • Differentials & Axles
  • Clutch Repair & Replacement
  • CV Joints
  • Body Work
  • Buy & Sell Cars
  • Fuel Injection

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Here’s More on Our Most Popular Services & Areas of Expertise

  • Automotive Maintenance

    Automotive Maintenance

    When a mechanical system or component fails, it will generally cost you far more—in time and money—to replace the item when it is worn out and broken, rather than when it was merely worn. Our philosophy is to offer fair value preventive maintenance services to keep you and your family safe and free from breakdowns. We safety check every car that comes into our shop, and we try to spot any worn components before they become a problem. We offer optimum value in our estimates by not only replacing the worn part, but by replacing any other worn parts in the same system. This is how we prevent your car from breaking down unexpectedly—we keep it in the same reliable condition as when it left the showroom floor!

    Read more about The Basics of Automotive Maintenance, The Art of the Oil Change, and Wheel Alignments & Tire Balancing.

  • Computer Diagnostics & Repair

    Computer Diagnostics & Repair

    At NCFC, we’ve made a significant investment in our technicians with the latest training and purchase of factory diagnostic computer equipment. Our training and knowledge guarantees we can diagnose and repair vehicle problems with few exceptions. The Malfunction Indicator (MIL), Check Engine, Service Engine Soon, or similar lamps are used to indicate that a monitored fuel, ignition, or emission-related system is malfunctioning. On most vehicles, the lamp will light for a few seconds after the vehicle is started, and then turn off. If the lamp remains lit while the engine is operating, a malfunction may be present in one of the monitored systems. Similarly, an illuminated SRS, ESP, ASR, TPS, or ABS light may indicate a problem with your vehicle’s safety, steering, suspension, tire monitor, or braking systems. Our factory computer diagnostic hardware and software can pinpoint the issue with any malfunctioning monitored system.

    Read more about Check Engine Lights.

  • Suspension System Repair

    Suspension System Repair

    Your vehicle’s suspension system serves two main purposes: handling and comfort. The shocks and struts also have a real impact on your vehicle’s safety, as work shocks and struts can affect how your wheels make contact with the road and may also accelerate wear and tear on your tires. New Canaan Foreign Car Service provides complete inspection and repair services for your vehicle’s suspension system, including struts, shocks, tires, tie rods, and alignment, so you’re able to stop, turn, and control your car with ease. If you’re feeling every bump in the road, give us a call.

  • Brake Inspection, Service & Repair

    Brake Inspection, Service & Repair

    Not being able to stop quickly and reliably is one of the worst things that can happen on the road. To avoid this scary situation, your brakes need to be serviced on a regular basis and eventually replaced for optimum safety and performance. Our knowledgeable technicians understand the driving conditions in the New Canaan area, and we know your brakes require care. If you’re hearing squeaks or grinding noises when you brake, or you’re experiencing less stopping power, bring your vehicle in for brake service. We’ll fix the exact brake system component that’s causing the issue.

  • Major & Minor Engine Repair

    Major & Minor Engine Repair

    Complete engine service and repair can be anything from a replacement remanufactured engine to a leak repair to a new timing belt to taking care of manufacturer’s mile interval services. Whether the engine repair you need is major or minor our technicians can handle it. German and European engines are known for being strong, dependable, and high-performing; however, even the best engines are susceptible to damage and breakdown, especially if your car has accumulated high miles over the years. Our experience and knowledge can help you get the most from your vehicle.

  • Steering System Repair

    Steering System Repair

    A properly functioning steering system is essential for a safe and enjoyable drive. Common signs you may need steering repairs include listing to one side while driving, steering wheel slippage while turning, too much effort necessary to turn the steering wheel, and vibrations while driving at high speeds or braking. If you’re experiencing any of these warning signs, your steering system requires immediate attention. You may feel issues with the steering wheel or see issues with your tires, but the moving components inside the steering system may be damaged. It’s important to replace worn parts before they fail entirely.