December 2020 - V&F Auto Inc

5 Picturesquely Snowy Drives In New England

With social distancing guidelines and other COVID-19 precautions still in place, getting outside for some fresh air is more important than ever—but finding safe activities can be a challenge as winter weather hits. A great way to shake up your usual routine and get outside when it’s cold is driving! Snowy drives in New England […]

Why are my brakes grinding?

If you hear a noise from your brakes, you should make an appointment to come in right away—instead of turning up the radio to drown out the noise. Here’s why: What causes brakes to make a “grinding” sound? There are 2 major causes of brake grinding. If the grinding sound occurs when you press on […]

Drive Belt Maintenance: Signs It’s Time For Repair

Serpentine belts are one of the most important parts of the engine. Because they’re so durable it can be hard to notice signs of wear and misalignment, but even minor flaws can compound over time to create massive problems for your engine. Here are a few signs that it’s time for drive belt maintenance or […]

What happens if you don’t change the cabin air filter enough?

As air comes into your car, the cabin air filter sifts out any dust, pollen, smog, mold, and other junk to keep it from entering your vehicle. It’s important to change the cabin air filter regularly—these are some problems that can arise if your filter is overdue for maintenance. Health Troubles If dirty air is […]

Are bald tires really that bad in the winter?

We get it—replacing bald tires can be an expensive and time-consuming process. But it’s important to make sure your tires are safe for whatever this New England winter holds. Here’s our best advice for evaluating your tires. When should I replace a bald tire? You can easily tell if your tires’ tread is too worn […]