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TLC Auto & Truck Repair Service Center

230 NY-109, Farmingdale, NY 11735

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Serving Long Island since 1991. Give us a call we are happy to assist you.

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ABOUT TRAILER HITCHES

What is a trailer hitch installation service?

Whenever you need to tow cargo—like a camper, trailer, or any other accessory too large to fit in your trunk—the item in question needs to be attached to your vehicle with a hitch. This part allows you to secure whatever you’re towing so that it stays attached to your truck or SUV, even when traveling at higher speeds, such as on the freeway. 

 

Depending on the type of vehicle—and which type of hitch you are using—installations can get complex. That is why it’s a good idea to have a reliable installer or mechanic available in case you’d rather not complete the job yourself.

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TLC Auto & Truck has been around since 1991, so we’ve had thirty years to build our reputation. Our customers love us because we’re experienced, quality oriented, honest, and reliable. You will too.

LOCK IN THE BENEFITS FROM YOUR LATEST INSTALLATION

Once your trailer hitch installation is complete, we make it easy for you to keep your vehicle in top shape with these additional services:

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OVER 30 YEARS OF QUALITY SERVICE

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WHY CHOOSE US

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FLEET
MAINTENANCE

We are well-equipped for fleet repair and maintenance. We currently work with fleet management companies: Element, ARI, LeasePlan, Ge Capital.

Free pick up and drop off

FREE PICK-UP & DROP-OFF*

No second vehicle? No worries. we’ve got your back, we’ll pick you up and drop you off for free!

*within 10 miles

30 years of experience

30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

We’ve been reliably repairing cars, trucks, trailers, and RV’s for almost 30 years.

we repair everything

WE REPAIR EVERYTHING

There are no gimmicks here. We tell you what needs to be fixed and get the job done.

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GENUINE
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Authenticity is our brand. Bringing you complete and genuine service with a smile.

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24 MONTHS & 24K MILES

Guaranteed (most) repairs for 24 months or 24K miles, giving you peace of mind.

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WHAT HAPPENS DURING A TRAILER HITCH INSTALLATION?

Since trailer hitch installations are so common, and often simple to do, many people opt for completing the task themselves. The basic procedure goes like this:

  1. Choose the correct trailer hitch for your owned or rented vehicle. Most hitches are categorized by the type of vehicle they fit as well as the weight they’re equipped to pull. 

 

  1. Prepare your tools. Most installations require simple tools, such as a pin, clip, wheel chocks, torque wrench, C-clamp, wire tube brush, and lubricant. 

 

  1. Secure your vehicle. Before getting started, you should always turn your vehicle off, activate the parking brake, and chock your wheels. 

 

  1. Install your hitch. Using the parts in the hitch kit, as well as your own tools, carefully install the hitch. 

 

Sounds easy enough, right? Well, actually, some vehicles and trailer hitches have specific requirements that make it very difficult to complete the task yourself. In that case, it’s important to look to a professional technician for assistance.

DO YOU NEED A TRAILER HITCH INSTALLATION SERVICE?

Some signs that you may need to get your trailer hitch professionally installed include:

 

1. Your vehicle type. Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, it may be difficult to access the zones you need in order to install the hitch.

 

2. The hitch you want. Depending on what you want to haul, or what kind of hitch you want to use, the installation may be more complex than other models. 

 

3. Your toolkit. Do you have all the tools you’ll need to install the hitch yourself? If you’d need to buy them, do you plan to use said tools more than once?

 

4. Your mechanical skills. If you’re not experienced with vehicle maintenance—or the vehicle you’re using is new—it may be better to call on a professional to get the job done. 

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THE BENEFITS OF TRAILER HITCH INSTALLATION

EASY EQUIPMENT TRANSPORTATION

If you plan to transport bicycles, kayaks, surfboards, or other outdoor equipment, a trailer hitch can make it easier to tow your supplies behind your vehicle. It can also be used to add stability to overhead cargo. 

IMPROVED SAFETY

If you have an existing trailer hitch, you may not think you need a new one. However, it’s important to regularly inspect this and all other parts of your vehicle for wear, rust, and other forms of degeneration. Using a worn-out hitch can spell disaster for you and anyone else on the road.

HOW TO FIND A QUALITY TRAILER HITCH INSTALLER

If you do end up needing to find a professional to install your trailer hitch, it’s important to hire someone that you can trust, since any errors in installation could be inconvenient at best—and dangerous at worst.

Here are some factors to consider when choosing a service provider:

With parts and labor, a trailer hitch installation can cost anywhere from $300 to $1,000. If the price you’re quoted falls outside of that range, be sure to confirm what the service includes, so you can ensure you’re getting a good deal. 

A professional trailer hitch installation service should always include confirming hitch compatibility, mounting the hitch, drilling holes (if needed), and performing a post-installation safety check. Make sure that, whichever mechanic you choose, their service includes (at minimum) these key essentials. 

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READY TO GO PLACES?

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Time to give your vehicle some TLC

Getting ready to haul equipment, move, or go on vacation? TLC Auto & Truck Repair Service Center is available to you! We are a family-owned shop that has been in operation since 1991—ready to provide excellent service, every time.

 

Stop in today at 230 NY-109 in Farmingdale, NY or call us at (631) 201-5755 to speak to a technician.

HONEST & RELIABLE REPAIRS

Don’t compromise on safety for yourself or others on the road. Drop by our shop, schedule an online appointment today or give us a call

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does a trailer hitch installation cost?

The price of a trailer hitch installation can vary between $300 and $1,000. The cost varies depending on the make and model of the vehicle, the type of hitch you want, and the policies of the individual shop.

How long does it take to replace a trailer hitch?

This repair generally takes between 1 to 4 hours to complete. The duration may vary depending on the service center’s schedule, the make and model of the vehicle, and the type of hitch you’re getting installed.

How do I maintain my trailer hitch?

There are a few steps you can take to protect your new part. These steps include keeping any moving parts well-lubricated, inspecting it regularly, and returning to your trusted mechanic at the first sign of trouble.

How do I find a trailer hitch installation service near me?

If you’re in the New York area, we’d be happy to help! We’ve been serving Long Island since 1991 and are well-versed in common and uncommon car and truck repairs. If you’re not in the area, reach out to us anyway; we’ll try to recommend a local auto service center, based on our experience. 

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