Vehicle Services - Eastern CT

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THANK YOU FOR MAKING US

A CARFAX TOP-RATED SERVICE SHOP

At MACARA Vehicle Services, our entire team is dedicated to ensuring that every one of our valued customers, whether fleet or personal, receive the absolute best in customer service and quality workmanship. Whether it be a simple oil change or a major repair, our goal has, and will always be, 100% customer satisfaction.

Rob Janovic

General Manager, MACARA Vehicle Services

Automotive Services

Oil Change

Oil Change

Performing routine oil changes on your vehicle is the single most important…

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A/C Services

A/C Services

The proper inspection, maintenance, and repair of a vehicle’s air condition…

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MACARA IS HIRING an Accessory Sales Store Manager! This role is responsible for the overall operations of our accessories division, sales and supervision of installs, and scooter sales and repairs. ...The position runs an efficient and profitable department through productive staffing and team oversight, customer retention, cost controls, and maintenance of all records. Additional duties include promoting our services and developing relationships with auto dealership sales and service. If you are team-oriented, flexible, and focused on maintaining a high level of customer service, apply today at http://ow.ly/WOVR50LTx7z
#JoinMACARA #AccessorySalesStoreManager

This Thanksgiving, we are #grateful for our dedicated team and valued customers who trust us with their vehicle needs.
#HappyThanksgiving #GiveThanks

For most Americans, Thanksgiving means sharing a feast with family and friends. But for many, getting to that gathering also means braving a road trip. Holiday traffic, icy weather, and cranky kids ...can make an already hectic time of year even more stressful, but here are steps to help your car ride go more smoothly.

Prep the car and check the weather
Ensure your car is in good working condition, and check the oil and tire pressure. Pack an emergency kit and supplies – including water, nonperishable food, a flashlight, batteries, cellphone chargers, and a first aid kit. Check the weather and road conditions along your route before you hit the road.

Get a good night's sleep
Getting a good night's rest before a road trip is essential for safety. A drowsy driver could be slower to respond to avoid another car or a pedestrian.

Don't skip breakfast, and pack healthy snacks
Eat a balanced meal before hitting the road that includes a good source of protein and whole grains, and pack healthy snacks like fruits and veggies to keep you energized.

Buckle Up
Always make sure all passengers are buckled up. Remove bulky winter clothing like coats for child car seats, and cover your child with a blanket to stay warm after you've securely strapped them into the car seat.

Avoid digital distractions
Stay alert and avoid distractions like cell phones, dashboard screens and entertainment systems while driving.

Keep kids entertained
Tired, cranky children can distract the driver and stress out the entire family, so keep kids entertained with electronic devices, headphones, or miniature board games and activity books.

Take breaks
Too much time cooped up in the car can take a toll on anyone. Take a break and get out of the car to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, rehydrate, and go to the restroom on lengthy trips.

#MACARA #ThanksgivingTravelTips

MACARA IS HIRING an Accessory Sales Store Manager! This role is responsible for the overall operations of our accessories division, sales and supervision of installs, and scooter sales and repairs. ...The position runs an efficient and profitable department through productive staffing and team oversight, customer retention, cost controls, and maintenance of all records. Additional duties include promoting our services and developing relationships with auto dealership sales and service. If you are team-oriented, flexible, and focused on maintaining a high level of customer service, apply today at http://ow.ly/8uxk50LHwO4
#JoinMACARA #AccessorySalesStoreManager

MACARA IS HIRING a full-time Automotive Technician/Mechanic! This position is responsible for maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting fleet and customer vehicles. These include brake systems, ...emission systems, electrical systems, and fuel injection systems. If you are team-oriented, flexible, and focused on maintaining a high level of customer service, apply today at http://ow.ly/rrot50LHsBr
#JoinMACARA #AutomotiveTechnicianMechanic

Today is National Check Your Wipers Day, and MACARA reminds drivers and their families to be prepared for the weather on the road with optimal driving visibility. The change of seasons and the start ...of holiday travel is the perfect time for drivers to check the condition of their vehicle's wiper blades. It is recommended that drivers change their wiper blades every 6 – 12 months. Schedule an oil change today and receive a complimentary, comprehensive safety inspection to ensure any needed repairs are made before the holiday travel season! Call MACARA at 860-887-0548 so your vehicle can weather this winter!
#MACARA #NationalCheckYourWipersDay #HolidayTravel

Every year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month since World War I ended with the signing of the Armistice, Americans salute all veterans who served our country honorably during war or ...peacetime. We are forever grateful for your service.
#HappyVeteransDay

Kids love the magic of Halloween, but costume and traffic safety are essential for trick-or-treaters. These tips can help make it a safe and Happy Halloween!
– All costumes, wigs and ...accessories should be fire-resistant
– If out after dark, fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags, or carry glow sticks
– Opt for nontoxic makeup over masks, which can obscure vision; always test first for irritation
– A responsible adult should accompany young children in the neighborhood
– Teach your children never to enter a stranger's home or car
– Instruct older children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with friends
– Tell your children not to eat any treats until it has been inspected at home
– Motorists should watch for children walking on the road
– Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
– At twilight and later in the evening, watch for trick-or-treaters in dark clothing
#HappyHalloween

MACARA IS HIRING a full-time Automotive Technician/Mechanic! This position is responsible for maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting fleet and customer vehicles. These include brake systems, ...emission systems, electrical systems, and fuel injection systems. If you are team-oriented, flexible, and focused on maintaining a high level of customer service, apply today at http://ow.ly/lisB50LmWmU
#JoinMACARA #AutomotiveTechnicianMechanic

Winter will be here before you know it! Let MACARA get your car or truck ready for the weather before the snow starts to fall. We can prepare your vehicle to survive the cold and snowy weather with ...convenient remote car starters, WeatherTech® floor liners to protect your interior from the elements, undercoating to defend against corrosion and rust, and tires at a competitive price. Schedule an oil change today and receive a complimentary, comprehensive safety inspection. We will make sure any needed repairs are made, so you and your family don't get stuck out in the cold. Call MACARA at 860-887-0548 so your vehicle can weather any season!
#MACARA #WeatherTheSeason

Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every single day to keep our communities safe. Our prayers are with the family and friends of fallen officers Sergeant Dustin DeMonte and Officer ...Alex Hamzy. We continue to pray for the recovery of injured Officer Alec Iurato. Our hearts are with the Bristol Connecticut Police Department during this difficult time. We are forever grateful for the bravery of these officers in honoring their commitment to serve and protect, we will never forget your sacrifice. A “Bristol Police Heroes Fund” has been established through the Bristol Police Union at Thomaston Savings Bank. Donations will be accepted at all branches to support the families of these officers.
Bristol Connecticut Police Department

MACARA IS HIRING a full-time Automotive Technician/Mechanic! This position is responsible for maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting fleet and customer vehicles. These include brake systems, ...emission systems, electrical systems, and fuel injection systems. If you are team-oriented, flexible, and focused on maintaining a high level of customer service, apply today at http://ow.ly/YMqH50L9rob
#JoinMACARA #AutomotiveTechnicianMechanic

Getting and staying healthy lowers risk of developing breast cancer and can help improve chances of surviving if it occurs. Talk to your doctor about your risks and recommendations for breast cancer ...screening.
#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #CancerScreeningSavesLives

Fall weather is on its way, and fall driving hazards are too. Rain and wet leaves can decrease traction for your vehicle, indicating a need to increase stopping distance. Fog and sun glare impact ...visibility. Increase your following distance, check mirrors, and slow down. With more deer activity between sunset and sunrise, slow down and ensure you have enough distance from other vehicles to take evasive action if necessary. Watch for children around school buses, streets and sidewalks who can be more challenging to see in the early morning hours with daylight savings time approaching. Slow down and drive safely with each season.
#FallDrivingSafety

It’s Child Passenger Safety Week! Car seat safety begins at home, before leaving your house, make sure your kids are in the right car seat for their age and size. When installed correctly, car seat... restraints can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers. Learn more at https://www.nhtsa.gov/campaign/right-seat
#ChildPassengerSafetyWeek #TheRightSeat

We are grateful for our skilled and talented team at MACARA and for our customers who depend on us for their sales and service needs!
#WorldGratitudeDay #MACARAVehicleServices

MACARA is hiring a Window Tint/ 12V Technician! Install hand cut window tint film on vehicles aswell as remote starts,audio and video. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND APPLY TODAY! ...http://ow.ly/eC0p50KL7SN
#MACARA #JoinOurTeam #WindowTint #12VTech

Winter will be here before you know it! Let MACARA get your car or truck ready for the weather well before the leaves fall. We can prepare your vehicle to survive the cold and snowy weather with ...convenient remote car starters, WeatherTech® floor liners to protect your interior from the elements, undercoating to defend against corrosion and rust, and tires at a competitive price. Schedule an oil change today and receive a complimentary, comprehensive safety inspection. We will make sure any needed repairs are made so you and your family don't get stuck out in the cold. Call MACARA at 860-887-0548 so your vehicle can weather any season!
#MACARA #WeatherTheSeason

What some of our customers are saying…

“Always the best customer service, even when the news is not so good! Honest consistent service at reasonable prices.”

“I have had such a great experience at MACARA! Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Red carpet service. Highly recommend!!”

“The awesome customer service with Shea, Rob and the MACARA team is top notch! Highly recommend them for all your car service needs.”

“Great job on installing after-market heated seats in my Ford Fusion. The work was great and time estimates were sound for work completion.”

“I had a slash in the sidewall of my truck tire , just pulled into there parking lot and asked if they could help . I was very impressed by the helpfulness, they had me back on the road in less then an hour . I will definitely use them again.”

YOUR ONE STOP AUTO SHOP

Why Choose Us

There are many reasons to choose MACARA Vehicle Services as your One Stop Auto Shop. Here are a few…

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Green Facility

We recycle used motor oil and all other fluids.

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10,000 sf. Shop

To accommodate medium and heavy-duty trucks.

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Diverse Lifts

Capabilities for the small passenger cars up to 30K lb. trucks.

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Continuously Investing

Investing in new technology, equipment, and training.

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Experienced Technicians

With years of foreign, domestic, and truck experience.

Service Areas

Cities & Towns we proudly service in Eastern Connecticut

We’re proud to provide vehicle services, fleet services, auto sales, and so much more to the communities throughout Eastern Connecticut, between New London and Thompson.

One Stop Auto Shop