Walter C Cranston & Son

Walter C Cranston & Son

Repairing Cars & Trucks Since 1947

24 Hour AAA Towing  Complete Automotive Care Massachusetts State Inspection Stickers
ASE Certified Technicians


24 Hour AAA Towing

Walter C Cranston & Son serves all of Worcester County with 24 hour AAA towing services.  Whether your car needs a simple jump start, flat tire repair or a tow for your car or truck, we are here for you 24 hours a day. We do it all! Call 508-835-3720 or click on the button below


Massachusetts State Inspection Stickers

 Massachusetts State Inspections are performed at our facility

Monday - Friday, from 8:00am - 5:00pm. The Massachusetts

Vehicle Check Program is the vehicle emissions testing and safety

inspection program for the Commonwealth. Inspections cost $35

for vehicles. All vehicles driven on Massachusetts roads must

pass an annual safety inspection. ... This allows motor vehicle

owners to meet state and federal requirements with one

inspection. No appointment necessary.

AAA Battery Service

Call Walter C Cranston & Son  in West Boylston MA today for AAA

Car Battery Service.Call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

(800) AAA HELP. We give a member discount and carry most car,

SUV and truck batteries on our service trucks. The AAA Battery

provides a 72-month limited warranty. If the battery exhibits

defects during the first 36 months, the battery will

be replaced at no charge. If the battery exhibits manufacturer

defects from 37 to 72 months, you may purchase a replacement

AAA battery at adiscounted price


ASE Certified Technicians

With 10 bays to work on your vehicles, our ASE Certified

technicians are more than qualified to fix and repair any situation

on all makes and models. Oil changes to complete engine swaps.

In repairing cars, our main role is to diagnose the problem

accurately and efficiently. Because vehicles today possess

complex computer and electronic systems, mechanics need to

have a broader base of knowledge than in the past. Most auto

dealerships and independent workshops should provide

sophisticated diagnostic computers to technicians, without they

would be unable to diagnose or repair a vehicle properly. We

have the latest technology available.

Auto Care Services To Keep You On The Road

Brake Services:

Your brakes never seem like a problem until it’s too late. Over 20% of accidents caused by mechanical failure are due to faulty brakes. That’s second only to tires. And unlike tires, you can’t easily check brake wear on your own.

We’re brake experts. We’ll make sure your pads, shoes, rotors, calipers and hydraulic system are all in good shape before you find out the hard way.

Our Services

Complete Automotive Care

Top-Quality Auto Maintenance And Repair By Our Experienced Team

Oil & Filter Change

Changing your oil every 5,000 miles keeps your car running great. And it helps avoid bigger repair bills down the road.


Keep your vehicle in optimal condition with regular tune-ups. We’ll check your belts, hoses, spark plugs and more to extend the life of your car.

Warranty Maintenance

Don’t invalidate your car’s warranty by not performing the required maintenance. Bring your car to us and keep your coverage in place.

Air Conditioning

Hot out there today? We do air conditioning repair and recharging to help you keep your cool in the summer heat.

Brakes and Pads

How are your brake pads doing? We’ll let you know. Servicing your breaks is critical to keeping you and your family safe.


Your tires are your connection with the road. Don't let them slip! Balancing, rotation, replacements...we do it all.

Tune Ups & Preventative Maintenance:

Want to keep your car repair expenses down? The easiest and best way to reduce the cost of car repairs is to bring your vehicle in for regular tune-ups and preventative maintenance.

We’ll make sure your oil and filters are clean, your brakes are in good shape and correct small issues before they become big repair bills.

Schedule a Tune Up Today: 508-835-3720

Schedule A Service Appointment Today


Diagnostics & Emergency Repairs

What is that sound? Is it a squeak? A squeal? A sputter?

Does it start?

Don’t self-diagnose your car issues, we’ve got the most modern diagnostic tools to figure out exactly what’s ailing your vehicle.

You count on your car to keep your life running. So we’ll get you back on the road as soon as possible. And you can always rely on us for a complete, accurate and fair price quote.

Walter C Cranston & Son | Serving Worcester Country Since 1947

One Walter C. Cranston and Son, Inc. has been repairing vehicles for over 70 years! 4 generations strong, with a lot of know how. We have 10 service bays offering everything from oil changes to complete engine swaps. We are your complete automotive repair facility. In addition to repairs, we also offer AAA roadside assistance, including 24 hour towing.

In 1947, Walter C. Cranston Jr. came back from WWII, and with his dad started Walter C. Cranston and Son, Inc. Located at 321 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA repairing vehicles for the local community.

The business was relocated at 280 West Boylston Street, West Boylston. This is where Robert H. Cranston and his wife Marilyn A. Cranston started with his dad continuing to repair vehicles and started a towing department.

In 1975, Robert H. Cranston and his wife Marilyn built the facility at 205A West Boylston Street, West Boylston, MA, where it resides today. Jeffrey R. Cranston makes the 4th generation joining the team in the mid 1980's.




Some Common Myths About Caring For Your Car:

“Only a dealership can perform my scheduled maintenance.”

There’s no need to get your car serviced at an over-priced dealership service center. Any quality repair shop like ours should have the tools to perform the required service to your manufacturer’s specifications to preserve your warranty. If you have any doubts-- just ask us!

“Premium gasoline gives my car premium performance.”

Unless your car’s manual specifically states to use “premium fuel only,” then buying premium fuel is just a waste of money. American drivers wasted more than $2 billion in 2015 using premium fuel in cars designed to run on regular unleaded fuel.

“Use a penny to test when to replace your tires. ”

The “Penny Test” is a trick many of us were taught to test tread depth. But the truth is that by the time you can see Honest Abe’s head, your tire performance has already been compromised. Want to stay safe? Try using a quarter instead!

Who We Are: The Auto Mechanics You Can Trust In West Boylston
We’re proud to have been providing the best auto care to the West Boylston community for 47 years. We’ve performed many thousands of oil changes, brake checks and emergency repairs for families just like yours to keep their cars on the road and performing at their best. Our shop is stocked with state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostic tools operated by a well-trained team of mechanics. We are experienced in comprehensive auto care for both domestic and foreign vehicles of all types.

We treat our customers like we would want to be treated. That means you’ll always receive a through, accurate quote and the best pricing possible. Schedule an appointment to see for yourself.

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Call Us Now To Schedule Your Appointment


Frequently Asked Questions

What’s that bump, clunk, squeal, or screech?

We get some variation of this question about 20 times per day! Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell exactly what’s wrong without the proper diagnostic equipment. We’ve got the tools to do it, so bring you car in and we’ll let you know exactly what’s causing your mystery sound.

Does it hurt my car if I drive with the check engine light on?

It is possible, but unless the light is flashing then you’re usually okay for a short distance. It’s more likely that you’ll experience reduced performance. We do recommended that you come see us right away, to see what exactly is wrong before it can do long-term damage.

What’s the correct tire pressure for my car?

The recommended tire pressure is set by the tire manufacturer. Tire pressure is measured in PSI (pounds per square inch) and you can find your recommended pressure on the side of your tires. Properly inflated tires will help you get better gas mileage and reduce tire wear.


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