Catalytic Converter Causes Rattling Sound

Catalytic Converter Catalytic converters are used in exhaust systems to reduce toxic by-products of fuel into less hazardous substances. These less hazardous substances include carbon dioxide, water vapor, and nitrogen gas. Toxic by-products are chemicals such as nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons (in the form of unburned gasoline). The catalytic converter contains a honeycomb

Loud Noise coming from Clutch System

Loud Noise from Clutch Area… …turns into a costly repair! Below is information about the clutch system and its components. Later in this article, we will share a story of a customer experience that occurred at V&F this week! Clutch System This system is made up of the following components: Flywheel & Pressure plate: bolted together and are

Wheel Bearing Gone Bad! What Now?

Wheal Bearings & Your Vehicle The wheel bearing allows the wheel to rotate freely and smoothly. The wheel bearing typically is made up of two rows of ball or tapered roller bearings, surround by and inner and outer bearing race which is the surface the bearing rolls on. The bearings are filled with grease and

Engine Air Filter & Why it is Important!

Engine Air Filter Is Important For Your Car Engine Air Filter and why it should matter to you! Do you know the difference between an Engine Air Filter and a Cabin Air Filter? Engine Air Filters are important for your car, while Cabin Air Filters are essential for your health! Although these two terms sound the same, they are

Timing Belt

Timing Belt Gone Bad! Learn why to change yours.

Lack of changing timing belt turns into costly repair! See how not changing your timing belt can cost you money! As we have shared before, preventative maintenance is the key to a healthy wallet. By staying on top of your vehicle’s maintenance, you are helping to save yourself money by avoiding future repairs. This week

Bald Tires Are Dangerous!

Bald Tires caused a customer to experience a rattle coming from their car while at highway speeds (70-75 MPH). Upon completion of the technician’s inspection, we came to the conclusion that the customer’s vehicle needed all four tires! The tires were out of balance and bald; which was causing the vehicle to vibrate. Tires are a consistent

Save Money this New Year

Believe it or not, the New Year is right around the corner!  What is your New Year’s resolution? Still trying to think of the perfect one? Why not save yourself money? How about you choose to commit to staying on top of your vehicle’s routine maintenance? Your car will certainly benefit from regular, scheduled maintenance, and it will save

5 Money Saving Car Maintenance Tips for the Average Driver

Your automobile is a big investment. Whether you own your car outright, or you’re still paying monthly to payoff or lease your vehicle, no car comes without maintenance expenses. Not to mention the gas prices that are still much higher than we would like them to be! At V&F Auto, we understand your pain. We

Important Car Care Reminders from Southwick Auto Repair Specialists

While you’re packing and planning the yearly trip over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house, it’s important to make sure that your car is just as prepared for journey as you are. While drivers tend to make sure their vehicle maintenance is up-to-date for frequent summer trips, most people overlook the added