November 2020 - V&F Auto Inc

Holiday Travel During COVID-19: How to Find the Latest Information

The holidays are coming up and, this year, COVID-19 has caused major disruptions to countless cherished traditions. In the midst of this rapidly-changing global pandemic, it can be tough to keep up with the ever-evolving travel restrictions. If  you’re planning to travel this holiday, here’s where you can find the latest information: State Guidelines The State […]

When Do You Need to Replace a Drive-Axle Boot?

Your axles transfer power from the transmission (in a front-wheel-drive setup) or the differential (in a rear-wheel-drive system) to the wheels so your car can move. The drive-axle boot protects that joint. How serious is a leaking CV boot? If the boot beomes damaged, the grease lubricating the joint can leak out—and open the door […]

Rattling Exhaust? Here’s what to do.

A rattling exhaust can be both annoying and nerve-racking. Rattling in the exhaust is a common cause of heat shield issues, which can cause permanent damage to your vehicle. Here are some of the other common signs to watch for: 1) Excessive Heat from the Engine Bay Modern engines generate considerable amounts of heat, just […]

AWD, 4WD and Winter Tires: What’s the difference, and which is best?

All-wheel-drive, four-wheel drive, and winter tires all sound like good features to have if you’re weathering a New England winter— but which is best for winter driving? Let’s find out. All-Wheel Drive Vehicles with all-wheel drive transmit power to all four wheels, in some cases to each one individually. AWD systems will automatically redistribute power […]

Tire Care and Safety: Replacing Old Tires

Replacing old tires can be a huge hassle. If you’re dealing with uneven front or rear tire wear, here are some things to keep in mind: Tire Care and Safety As the only point of contact between the road and your car, tires have a big impact on a vehicle’s overall health, handling, and safety. […]

Mileage Milestones for Belt Replacement

Wondering when to replace the belts under your hood? Common signs of wear can be hard to see if you’re not a trained mechanic. Here are a few mileage milestones to look for: Auto V-Belt Replacement V-belts act as a transmission belt. It connects to pulleys and transmits the force from the engine to the […]