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

February 29th, 2020 by

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

February 26th, 2020 by

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 work

Symptoms of Low Transmission Fluid

February 24th, 2020 by

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.

February 21st, 2020 by

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

February 20th, 2020 by

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?

February 18th, 2020 by

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?

February 13th, 2020 by

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

Headlight Restoration: Refinishing Aged & Cloudy Headlights

February 6th, 2020 by

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

Should I get a premium oil change?

February 4th, 2020 by

A premium oil change can cost significantly more than a conventional one. We’re often asked: are there any extra benefits behind premium oil that justify the higher price? The answer is, undoubtedly, yes. In this article, we’ll examine why synthetic oil has every advantage over its conventional counterpart—and why it’s worth the extra cost. What’s