SAF-T Auto Centers

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SAF-T Auto Centers
66 Verified Reviews
SAF-T Auto Centers
66 Verified Reviews
(203) 590-8493
121 N Plains Industrial Rd
Wallingford, CT 06492 USA
8:00am to 5:30pm
Auto Repair Experience
  • Neil Bilodeau, Owner
  • Established 1993
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 35 Years of Car Repair Experience

SAF-T Auto Centers Reviews
(54 Ratings)
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I had a strong belief part of my car's starting difficulty was more to do with the starter than the battery. Saf-T replaced the battery but not the starter. Next day, after $1500+ of other repairs, car left me in a parking lot, not starting, and costing me $75 to have it towed back to Saf-T, hire Uber, etc. I was then charged another $400 to replace the starter. Saf-T does good work and is generally reasonable. However, I do believe on this large repair, I could have saved approx $200 had the starter been properly diagnosed ($400-$150 battery-$75 towing).


No complaints whatsoever. First class and every way.


No appointment made, but took my car right in. Got it serviced in time frame promised.


Very happy.


Mostly a great experience. Given exact info on how worn brakes and tires are. Am 'reminded' about an unnecessary shock replacement every time I visit, but am not pressured into having work done if I decline.

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Our assessment of the SAF-T Auto Center in Wallingford revealed an excellent technician and service adviser team. Two of the three have been working together for 14 years and all are ASE certified! Their recent addition of an apprentice, ready to learn from this experienced duo, shows a noteworthy commitment to the long term stability of this shop. We found they have the tooling and specialized diagnostic equipment we would expect to find at one of our Certified shops. Convenience is also a priority of this shop. They offer a local shuttle service, or should you decide to wait while your vehicle is being serviced, WiFi is available in their comfortable waiting area.

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Established in 1978
SAF-T Auto Centers has been servicing the Wallingford community for over 20 years, owned and operated by the Bilodeau family.
We offer shuttle service to local community.
Specializing in all general automotive repair and maintenance including brakes, suspension, tune-ups, exhaust, heating and cooling systems, warning light diagnostics, electrical systems diagnostics, batteries, and Manufacturer Scheduled Maintenance. We can take care of all your automotive repair and maintenance needs.
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  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
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  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Store
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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Makes We Serve
  • Acura
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  • BMW
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  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
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  • FIAT
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  • Geo
  • Honda
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Questions Answered by SAF-T Auto Centers
Knocking noise not there when I first star...
Does it sound like the noise is coming from in or out of the vehicle? It could be something with the steering column. If you would like us to take a look at it, give us a call at 203-294-1555. Thanks, Neil
i hear a squeak in the right front wheel....
Are you driving? Is it while applying the brakes, Is it happening while turning or while on bumpy roads? There are so many things that can create a squeaky noise. It is best to have a qualified automotive technician take a look. Good luck!
I need to know if my failing water pump co...
The failing water pump should not affect the lubrication system at all. The debris in the engine oil has to be coming from somewhere else in the engine but not from the cooling system.
I was driving down the street truck starte...
I would look to see if you have a secondary ignition issue or possible a mechanical (compression) issue.

Neil Bilodeau
SAF-T Auto Centers
Wallingford, CT 06492
My cadillac has 65,000 miles and I need to...
By your manufacture's schedule the only thing that you needed to replace @ 60k miles was the air filter element and cabin air filter.
My car has 114,000 miles and runs great. ...
The Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) has a recommendation based laboratory and field testing that shows most power steering fluids degrade measurably by 50,000 miles. Therefore, the revised steering and suspension UICS suggests a one-time exchange of power steering fluid at 50,000 miles, so long as a service interval is not included in the manufacturer's maintenance schedule. In addition, a vehicle's power steering fluid should be exchanged whenever a system component-pump, hose, rack & pinion unit-is replaced.

Neil Bilodeau
SAF-T Auto Centers
Wallingford, CT 06492
Reset the system by the following procedure:

Turn the ignition key to the "OFF" position with the odometer reading shown.
Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position while holding down the trip meter reset knob. Hold down the knob for at least 5 seconds.

The odometer indicates "000000" and the light goes off.

If the system fails to reset, the light will continue flashing.

Neil Bilodeau
SAF-T Auto Centers
Wallingford, CT 06492
reaset oil maintenance light after oil change
1) Switch the display to trip meter A when the engine is running.
2) Turn the engine switch OFF.
3) While pressing the trip meter reset button, set the engine switch to the IG-ON mode (but do not start the engine, otherwise the reset mode will be canceled). Press and hold the button until the multi-information display indicates the the reset is complete.

Neil Bilodeau
SAF-T Auto Centers
Wallingford, CT 06492
Maintenance question
You have a timing chain, not a belt. Your timing chain does not have manufacture recommended maintenance.

Neil Bilodeau
SAF-T Auto Centers
Wallingford, CT 06492

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