October 2020 - V&F Auto Inc

Hear a scary rattle? Check your heat shield.

Mysterious shakes and rattles coming from the engine can be eerily nerve-racking. This kind of rattling in the exhaust commonly caused by heat shield issues—if the heat shield becomes loose due to poor hardware or rust damage, it will cause the heat shield to vibrate and produce a rattling sound. It might sound something like […]

Common Symptoms of a Failing Exhaust System

Your car’s exhaust system is made of pipes that guide harmful exhaust gases away from the engine and into the outside atmosphere. Exhaust gas typically flows through the exhaust manifold, the catalytic converter, the resonator, and, finally, the muffler, which connects to the tailpipe. If there’s a problem with this system, poisonous gases can travel […]

Which tires wear faster: front or rear?

In a perfect world, all four tires would always wear evenly. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. If you’ve ever experienced uneven rear tire wear, you’re not alone! Uneven tire wear between front and rear tires is a very common occurrence. Common Causes of Wear In many cases, minimizing rear tire wear comes down to maintaining […]

Is it safe to leave hand sanitizer in your car?

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many drivers are sanitizing on the go and often wondering: is it safe to leave hand sanitizer in your car? We found out. The Importance of the Expiration Date Hand sanitizers are labeled with an expiration date. As the hand sanitizer sits in its container, the alcohol in it […]

What should I do if the ABS warning light comes on?

The ABS warning light can be an ominous sign. What should you do if it comes on? Find out below. What is the ABS warning light? The anti-lock braking system (ABS) helps the driver steer the vehicle by restoring traction to your tires and your preventing wheels from locking up—in older vehicles, brakes have to […]