October 2018 - V&F Auto Inc

How to make your muffler last

Mufflers are a required component on any vehicle that operates on roads in the United States. Mufflers serve two functions: (1) To reduce exhaust system noise that is directed from exhaust ports to the exhaust pipes (2) To help direct exhaust gases out of the engine Most people think that mufflers are also an important […]

Signs of a Bad Rotor, And What You Can Do To Prevent Them

Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. Disc brakes tend to wear out faster because they slow the vehicle by creating friction with the brake pads, and will eventually need to be replaced. Maintaining your disc brake rotors is critical to the […]

Here’s why you shouldn’t drive with a broken headlight.

These days, it’s pretty rare to see a car with a broken headlight. Most newer cars have sensors that alert the owner when a replacement is needed, and modern automotive headlights are made of virtually indestructible plastic. That said, headlights can still break, burn out, or degrade and need replacement. While you might feel capable […]

3 Simple Reasons Your Check Engine Light Could Be On

  A  yellow warning indicator on the dashboard is often a dangerous omen. Usually, when your dash light comes on, it means that something is going on under the hood… and it might not be great news. Before you start to worry, you should investigate some of the most common causes behind your check engine […]

How To Diagnose A Bad Or Failing Radiator Hose

Your car has two coolant hoses– the upper hose attaches from the top of the radiator to the top of the engine and the lower hose attaches from the bottom of the radiator to the water pump. These small parts carry coolant to and from the engine to keep the engine at the optimal temperature, […]

The top three reasons cars breakdown… and how to prevent them.

Most people only see the mechanic when there’s a problem. They only stop by when they hear a noise when something feels off, or, worse, when they break down. This kind of unplanned, reactive maintenance has many costs that can be avoided with simple planning. Preventative maintenance extends car life, ensures your ride is safe […]

How Do You Know If a Tire Needs a Patch or Replacement?

Flat tires can be a big inconvenience, but what many drivers want to know is whether their tire needs to be replaced or if the puncture can be repaired. Tire repair is tricky business and few kinds of punctures can be repaired safely. While buying new tires may be more costly, it may be much […]

5 Signs and Symptoms of A Leaking Axle Shaft

The axle seal is a circular piece of material that prevents a leak at the axle entry point while allowing the axle to rotate freely. But if it breaks, if can cause all sorts of problems for your transmission system. Here are a few signs and symptoms to watch for: Oil Stains On Your Driveway […]