June 2018 - V&F Auto Inc

How do I know if my control arm bushings are worn beyond repair? Part Two

As we discussed in Tuesday’s article, control arm bushings are vital parts of your car’s suspension system that help to insulate vibration. Here are a few more signs you should watch for if you’re worried about your control arm bushings: 1) Clicking, popping, or snapping Clicking, popping, or snapping sound when the wheel is a […]

How do I know if my control arm bushings are worn beyond repair? Part One

Control arm bushings are vital parts of your car’s suspension system that help to insulate vibration. By reducing the energy being transmitted from one moving component to another which, in turn, significantly reduces vibration and keeps the driver and passengers comfortable inside the car. Rubber bushings are the most commonly used for cars as their […]

Is your power steering fluid leaking? Get your car inspected.

Power steering affects every aspect of handling, whether it turns and curves or just staying on the straight and narrow. Power steering fluid is as vital to safe driving as oil is to continued engine prowess. Without this vital fluid, your power steering will fail. If you have a power steering leak, you may not […]

What are the symptoms of a bad or damaged shock absorber?

Wondering if it’s time to replace your shock absorbers? Or, need to know what the symptoms of a failing shock absorber are? Before we dive in to answering those questions, you need to know how a shock absorber is designed. Shock absorbers keep your tires on the ground on bumpy roads so you can maintain […]

Is Your Suspension System Failing? This Could Be Why

Control arms, bushings, and ball joints are very important components of the suspension and steering system. These parts allow flexibility and controlled movement over rough road conditions and adjust according to the steering input from the driver. If these parts become worn, they can compromise both handling and comfort, or result in catastrophic damage to […]

How do I know if my air filter is clogged?

Your air filter plays a big part in how your entire engine functions. The filter clean bugs bits, dirt, allergens, and other debris from the incoming air before it gets into the car. But, as the air filter gets dirtier over time, waste builds up on the filter itself and, eventually, the system loses the […]

Some Common Signs of Irregular Tire Wear

Irregular wear on tires can be indicative of a serious problem. There are several types of irregular wear. The most typical ones are heel and toe wear, one side wear, center wear, braking flat spots. Heel and Toe Wear Also called “saw-tooth” wear, this pattern is caused by normal usage with normal suspension settings. Cross-grooves […]