April 2018 - V&F Auto Inc

Common Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Radiator Hose

The radiator hose is part of your car’s cooling system, carrying the coolant to the radiator, where the fluid is cooled, then back to the engine to keep the vehicle from overheating. The upper hose attaches from the top of the radiator to the top of the engine at the thermostat housing. The lower hose, […]

Signs of A Problem With Your Exhaust

Depending on your car, the cost to make repairs to a damaged or broken muffler can range widely. But putting off an exhaust repair almost always costs more than addressing them promptly– like the car above, whose muffler is totally missing. Here are some signs and symptoms to watch for if you think your vehicle […]

3 Ways to Prevent Rust on Your Car

  Rust on a vehicle not only looks unsightly but reduces the value when selling the vehicle or using it as a trade-in to purchase a new car. Rust eats away at the surrounding metal and, over time, can cause major cosmetic and mechanical damage to your vehicle. Once a car starts to rust, the […]

Recap of the New York International Auto Show 2018

We had an amazing time at the New York International Auto Show last weekend! We discovered new models from major manufacturers, examined upgraded features, and explored new and futuristic technology. Here were some of our favorite moments: Ford’s showed off their new self-driving delivery vehicle prototype. Their lego man was a huge hit, too! The […]

Why do I need headlight restoration?

The next time you walk up to your car, take a moment to check out the headlights. Walk all the way around your vehicle and examine the headlights, brake lights, reverse lights, and blinkers, to see if any bulbs need to be replaced. Take a minute to carefully inspect the lenses– if the lenses are […]

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing AC Compressor

Now that warmer weather is finally in sight, it’s time to start thinking about AC maintenance. The AC compressor is one of the most important parts of your car’s air conditioning system. But, like any other component on a vehicle, it will eventually need to be replaced. The compressor is responsible for pressurizing and distributing […]

Why A Good Set of Tires Is Crucial to Vehicle Performance

Tires are an often overlooked contributor to car performance, but they have a big impact on vehicle health and safety. As the only point of contact between the road and your car, they influence turn control, ability to break, even how smooth your ride is. To ensure your tires are in optimal driving condition, here are […]

How do I check for an oil leak?

Oil leaks can be frustrating for car owners. While the exact cause can be difficult to diagnose on a vehicle, most leaks can be prevented through simple, regular maintenance. Here are some of the common culprits and what you can do to avoid them: The Oil Filter Oil filters wear out over time making them […]