July 2020 - V&F Auto Inc

Is your engine losing power? It could be the throttle body.

Is your engine losing power? If you’ve noticed a rough idle, stumbling initial acceleration, or even stalling – all when the engine is fully warmed up – a dirty or broken throttle body could be the culprit. Here are a few common symptoms: Poor Idle When a throttle body is not functioning correctly, you’ll usually […]

Drive Belt Maintenance: Signs of Wear and Tear

The drive belt, also known as the serpentine belt, is a critical part of the engine. It works with the idler, tensioner, and pulleys inside the engine to power the air conditioning, alternator, power steering, and sometimes the cooling system water pump. The drive belt operates whenever the vehicle is running—if it’s not functioning properly, […]

Replacing Bald Tires: How long can I wait?

We often hear from our customers that they dread buying new tires. And, as a result, most people put off replacing worn tires—even totally bald tires—until it’s absolutely necessary. In fact, research has shown that more than 1 out of every 10 vehicles on the road has at least one bald tire. Unfortunately, driving with aged […]

What is a tune-up? Here’s everything you need to know.

Just like you should make frequent visits to your doctor for your health, your car needs regular check-ups at the auto shop. Tune-ups are like annual physicals for your car’s engine to take a look at the important parts that keep it moving every day. If you are unsure about how a tune-up can benefit […]