February 2020 - V&F Auto Inc

Auto Sales: How to Get the Best Deal on a Used Car

If you’re thinking of buying a new car, pre-owned vehicles are a great option to consider. But with so many options and variations, it can be hard to know if you’re getting the best deal. Here are our three best tips for getting a great deal on your next car: Know Your Budget Falling head […]

Signs of a Broken Muffler

  Regardless of the precise cause, a broken muffler will usually exhibit some standard symptoms. Below are a few of the warning signs that your muffler is broken, bad, or failing and needs to be repaired: 1) Engine misfires Modern engines are finely tuned, precision machines—all of the components must work together in order to […]

Symptoms of Low Transmission Fluid

Transmission fluid is a super slippery liquid that lubricates all of the moving parts inside your transmission. In automatic transmissions, this fluid also acts as a coolant and a viscous fluid that transmits power from the engine to the transmission. Low transmission fluid can cause serious damage to your engine. Here are some symptoms to […]

How to check your oil — the right way.

Ideally, you should inspect your oil levels on a weekly basis but most drivers don’t do this, especially in the freezing cold of the winter. When you are able to take a look under the hood, here’s how to check your oil—the right way. How To Check Your Oil 1) Make sure your car is […]

Tire Maintenance Checklist

At V&F, we know that a good set of tires is critical for optimizing your car’s performance–and keeping you safe on the road. But keeping up maintenance between services can be a hassle. We put together a comprehensive guide with everything you need to keep tabs on to make sure your tires stay in tip-top […]

Do I need to check my wheel alignment?

A wheel alignment is a normal repair for your vehicle. As you drive, your wheels are in constant contact with the road which can cause them to become misaligned—and create even bigger issues for peripheral systems. Simply running into a curb or a pothole can jumpstart severe misalignment, even if you don’t notice a difference […]

Are there any symptoms of a broken coil spring?

A broken coil spring is a big safety concern. Most cars have four coil springs, one to support corner of the vehicle’s frame. In most cars, coil springs are installed within struts. They don’t require maintenance but they can break and need to be replaced. What happens when a coil spring breaks? When a coil […]

Check engine light on? We can tell you what it is–and fast.

Seeing your check engine light on the dashboard is never a good feeling. When that indicator comes on, it means that something is going on under the hood—and it’s usually not something good. But, before you start to worry, you should investigate some of the most common causes behind your check engine light, to see […]

Headlight Restoration: Refinishing Aged & Cloudy Headlights

Headlight restoration is one service car owners tend to forget about. Over time, the clear plastic lens covers that protect your headlights may become cloudy from dirt, grime, and condensation that build up inside the plastic. This can cause the light illuminating your path to become dim which significantly reduces your visibility after sunset. Headlight […]

How To Get Out Of A Skid (And Prevent One In The First Place)

With winter weather now in full swing, skidding tends to be a popular fear for many drivers on the road. Black ice, snow, and freezing rain can turn a normally safe road into a slippery trap, but many accidents are caused by driver’s errors and reaction under stress. In the moment, it can be tough […]