About Us

Family Owned & Operated

Friendly & Professional Staff

SAF-T Auto Centers is your vehicle’s new best friend. Come meet our team of automotive specialists, and enjoy top of the line auto repair and maintenance services. We’ll treat your vehicle like it was our own. Our expert mechanics perform all the repairs that quickly get you back on the road, and all the maintenance that keeps you there. We’ve been serving the Wallingford, CT and Waterbury, CT, areas since 1978. From our two locations, our experts have been an integral part of this community’s auto service needs. We look forward to showing you exactly why we’re the better alternative to the costly dealership. Get the same level of expertise with a greater focus on you, and a commitment to quality customer service. Our goal is to take care of our customers while we’re taking care of their cars. And taking care of our customers includes considering their budget. Our exceptional customer service, auto service, and sales professionals make sure to keep our prices affordable, and only perform the services that you need.

We Treat You Like One of the Family

You can rest easy knowing that our specialists are highly trained and experienced to handle all your auto repair needs. Our expertise always starts with our precision diagnostics. We let you know exactly what’s happening under the hood, and we know exactly how to make it go away. Solving vehicle issues completely, and for good, is our specialty. We save our customers time and money when they bring us their transmission repairs, wheel alignments, brake repairs, air condition repairs, exhaust system repairs, suspension system, or any other issue that may arise. Our preventive maintenance services are designed to help you avoid any costly repairs or breakdowns. Hybrid vehicle drivers and diesel engine drivers can also bring their services to us. Finding your next set of quality tires has never been easier at SAF-T Auto Centers. You can search for the perfect tire size using our online Tire Finder. Choose from our wide selection right now, and visit our repair facility to get equipped with the set of tires you need. Our tire sales staff can direct you to the premium tire brand that perfectly matches your driving needs and vehicle purpose. Our qualified tire service techs can maintain quality performance for any tires, using computerized tire balancing, flat tire repairs, and timely tire rotations.

Come Meet the Team!

Seeking expert mechanics you can trust? Need a new set of premium tires? You’ve found the best shop in the Wallingford, CT area for both. SAF-T Auto Centers is looking forward to serving you! Come to one of our locations, in either Wallingford or Waterbury, to get an accurate diagnosis and a fair estimate. We strive to make your auto service experience as convenient as possible. While you wait for us to complete your repairs, feel free to use our complimentary Wi-Fi and free coffee. Just ask us about our free shuttle service and after hours drop off. Schedule your next auto service appointment online right now!

We Specialize in a Variety of Auto Repair Services

SAF-T Auto Centers

Standard Maintenance Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • 30/60/90/120K Mile Services
  • DMV Certified Vehicle Inspection & Repairs
  • State Emission Inspections & Repairs
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Oil Changes
  • Tune Ups
  • Filter Replacements
  • Safety & Emissions Inspections
  • Windshield Wiper Blades
  • Fluid Services
  • Trip Inspections
  • Maintenance Inspections
  • Check Engine Light Diagnostics & Repair
  • Brake Repair & Antilock Braking System (ABS) Repair
  • Shocks & Struts Repair
  • Chassis & Suspension Repair
  • Suspension & Steering Repair


  • Transmission Repair & Service
  • Transmission Replacement
  • Driveline Repair & Maintenance
  • Axle Repair & Replacement
  • Clutch Repair & Replacement
  • Transmission Fluid Service
  • Flywheel Repair & Replacement
  • Driveshaft & U-Joint Repair
  • Transmission Flush
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Differential Rebuild & Service

Engine Services

  • Engine Repair
  • Engine Replacement
  • Engine Performance Check
  • Belt Replacement
  • Hose Replacement
  • Cooling System Repair
  • Radiator Repair & Replacement
  • Water Pump Repair & Replacement
  • Drivability Diagnostics & Repair
  • Fuel Injection Repair & Service
  • Fuel System Repair & Maintenance
  • Ignition System Repair & Maintenance

Tire Services

  • Tire Sales
  • Tire Installations
  • Tire Rotation
  • Tire Balancing
  • Tire Replacement
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Tire Air Pressure Checks
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Repair & Service

Heating & Air Conditioner Repair

  • Heating & Cooling System Diagnostics
  • Auto Air Conditioning Repair & Service
  • Heating System Repair & Service
  • Belt Repair & Replacement
  • Compressor Repair & Replacement
  • Evaporator Repair & Replacement
  • Refrigerant Replacement

Fleet Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • Preventative Maintenance (PM)
  • Semi & Commercial Truck Repair & Maintenance
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections
  • Fleet Accounts

Auto Electrical Services

  • Electrical System Diagnostics & Repair
  • Alternator Repair & Replacement
  • Starter Repair & Replacement
  • Windshield Wiper Repair
  • Power Lock Repair
  • Power Antenna Repair
  • Power Steering Repair
  • Power Window Repair
  • Power Accessory Repair
  • Light Repair & Bulb Replacements

Exhaust Services

  • Exhaust Repair & Replacement
  • Muffler Repair & Replacement
  • Tailpipe Repair & Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Repair
  • Exhaust Manifold Repair
  • Custom Exhaust Fabrication
  • Exhaust Upgrades

Hybrid Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • State of Health Battery Testing & Conditioning
  • High Voltage Battery Testing & Conditioning
  • High Voltage Cable Inspection & Repair
  • Brake System Repair & Maintenance
  • Transmission Fluid Flush
  • Heating & Cooling System Repair