Category: Southwick

Increase Your Vehicle’s Life Expectancy

January 16th, 2017 by

Increase your Vehicle’s Life Expectancy: Want to know how to increase the life expectancy of your vehicle? Knowing what NOT to do is just as important as knowing what to do! Think about it, we know drinking water is a “should do” while drinking soda is a “should not do”. If we apply this to concept to

Get Your Car Ready for the Cold

December 15th, 2016 by

Car Care Tips: Believe it or not, Preventative Maintenance is the key to a reliable vehicle in the cold. If you care for your car by following our recommended maintenance program, you will increase your vehicle’s chances of remaining reliable. A vehicle that is properly prepared can help you avoid an unplanned road emergency when

How to Cool an Overheating Engine

July 23rd, 2016 by

Engine Overheating How to cool an overheating engine? With the hot weather this summer has brought us, your vehicle is at risk of overheating. Most of us have our A/C on full blast which could trigger our engine to overheat. Even if you maintain your vehicle well, this can still occur. So it is important

Frozen Calipers Cause Customer Concern

May 17th, 2016 by

How Brake Calipers Work: Calipers are part of a disc brake system. A caliper squeezes the pads against both sides of the rotor when the brake is applied. When the driver’s foot presses on the brake pedal hydraulic pressure is generated and moves from the master cylinder to each brake caliper. Fluid pressure inside the caliper then

Wheel Bearing Gone Bad! What Now?

February 9th, 2016 by

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!

January 29th, 2016 by

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

5 Money Saving Car Maintenance Tips for the Average Driver

January 31st, 2014 by

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