August 2017 - V&F Auto Inc

Best Tire Pressure Gauges

Most people don’t check their tire pressure until it’s a problem. But low tire pressure can lead to wasted fuel, accelerated wear, blowouts, and even poor handling, making it harder to move with control and precision. Checking your tire’s pressures isn’t rocket science, but having the right tool for the job is crucial. There are […]

Basic Motorcycle Maintenance

Motorcycles require special attention in order to keep them in the best possible condition. In this article, we’ll go over 10 motorcycle maintenance tips to keep your motorbike healthy: 1. Don’t ignore regular maintenance. Just because most bikes are only used seasonally, doesn’t mean you can ignore regular maintenance checkups. It’s crucial to take your […]

Emissions 101

Understanding your exhaust system and emissions can seem like a pretty daunting task, but when you break it down it’s pretty easy. Environmental regulatory agencies focus on four types of engine emissions: carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter. As more focus is placed on health and environmental issues, governmental agencies throughout the world […]

6 Podcasts to Listen to on Your Morning Commute

  Let’s face it- commuting can be boring. Many of us spend tons of time driving each week… or sitting in traffic with nothing to do. When the radio just isn’t cutting it during your commute, it’s time to switch to podcasts. Instead of just sitting in traffic, you might actually learn something: How I […]

Pre-Purchase Inspections

A pre-purchase inspection is a crucial step when buying a vehicle. While buying a used car is a great way to save money, it is important to know that the vehicle is safe and is not in need of major and costly repairs. A thorough check-up examines mechanical, safety, and appearance aspects, such as the […]

Important Manufacturer Milestones: 30/60/90/120K Mile Services

  Recommended maintenance may not seem like a big deal, especially if your car seems to be running fine. But it’s not something vehicle owners should ignore. Over time and distance, parts will naturally wear and break, as most aren’t meant to last for the duration of the car’s lifetime. Knowing the typical lifespan of […]

Western MA Events: Here’s what’s happening in our community!

Looking for some family fun this month? Here are some local events coming up in our community! Taste of the Valley Thursday, August 10 at 4 PM to Sunday, August 13 at 6 PM Apart from a diverse selection of food choices from local vendors, the weekend is also highlighted by family friendly entertainment and […]

Most Common Car Care Mistakes

Car maintenance can be a hassle but, in order to work optimally, vehicles require regular preventative maintenance. To help you prioritize and plan, here is a list of the of the top car maintenance mistakes drivers can make- and what you can do to avoid them. Not Checking Your Tire Pressure Even when tires appear […]

Four Ways to Increase the Lifespan of Your Clutch

By Kate Bergeron The way you drive can have a significant impact on how long your clutch lasts. Here are a few ways to keep your clutch in good working order for an extended length of time: 1) Stop riding the clutch The first rule of keeping your clutch in good shape: avoid keeping your […]

Best Car Vlogs to follow

There was a time when you needed to be a Top Gear presenter to talk about cars on camera. But with the rise of YouTube and other social media platforms, an ambitious new set of YouTube car vloggers is gaining fans by the hundreds of thousands. So which of these vloggers should you be subscribing […]