March 2021 - V&F Auto Inc

Why are my brakes squeaking? Brake Service at V&F Auto

Noisy brakes can be an early indicator of a serious safety problem. In this article, we’ll help you understand why your brakes are squeaking and what you should do about it. Why Brakes Squeal Simply put, brakes make this noise because they’re designed to. Brake pads have an embedded stip, called a shim; when your […]

There’s a bubble in my tire. What should I do?

If you see a bubble on the side of your tire, it’s definitely a cause for concern. What is a sidewall bubble? A “sidewall bubble” is a bulge protruding from the sidewall of the tire. This typically happens when air is leaking from the inside of the tire into the carcass or body of the tire. […]

Spring Car Wash: Time To Wash Off The Salt!

Dirt, salt, and sediment can destroy your clear coat and paint over time; once these layers are gone your car’s metal components are reducing your vehicle’s protection against rust. Experts say that washing your vehicle every few weeks can prevent dirt and sand from rubbing through the paint and eating away at the metal underneath.  […]

Conventional Oil vs Synthetic: What’s the real difference?

Oil changes can be a hassle, but they’re a crucial part of engine maintenance. Oil maintains engine lubrication, cools the engine components, removes dirt particles and sludge, and can even improve gas mileage and increase vehicle longevity. We’re often asked about the difference between conventional oil vs synthetic, and which is better. In this article, […]

How Often Should I Get An Oil Change?

Oil changes can be a hassle but they’re a crucial part of engine maintenance. Oil maintains engine lubrication, cools the engine components, removes dirt particles and sludge, and can even improve gas mileage and increase vehicle longevity. How often should I get an oil change? Car engines have dozens of moving parts. As these parts […]

10% Off Any Service or Repair for Our Local Heroes!

We’re saying “thank you” to our community’s active military, police, EMTs, firefighters, nurses, doctors, and teachers with a 10% discount. Call us today at 413-224-8995 to ask about how you can receive yours! We Guarantee All Our Services V&F Auto Inc. is proud to be the best local auto repair shop in Agawam, MA! Since […]

Replacing Torn Windshield Wipers

As winter comes to a close and spring temperatures start to rise, it’s important to take a close look at your windshield wipers. Windshield wipers are a key safety feature on any vehicle, and even the best wipers are prone to deterioration over time. Harsh winter weather, dirt, salt, and other debris can create cracks […]