May 2021 - V&F Auto Inc

Common Symptoms of a Broken Heat Shield

Most heat shields will last the entire life of your vehicle without needing to be replaced. Still, they can still be susceptible to failure over time. Here are a few common symptoms of a broken heat shield. A burning smell coming from the engine. When the heat shield is failing or damaged, one of the […]

Our Top Recommendations: The Best Cell Phone Mounts For Cars 

Our Top Recommendations: The Best Cell Phone Mounts For Cars  Trying to find the best cellphone mount for cars? These are our top recommendations: Ainope Gravity Phone Holder on Amazon This is a super affordable moung that is compatible with most standard car vents. Your phone will slide in and clamp automatically, slipping into a […]

What You Need To Know Massachusetts’ Hands-Free Law

Massachusetts’ Hands-Free Law went into effect on February 23, 2020, and carries some pretty hefty penalties. Under this law, Massachusetts now prohibits operators of motor vehicles from using any electronic device, including mobile telephones, unless the device is used in hands-free mode. Increasing enforcement of this Massachusetts’ Hands-Free Law has some drivers wondering what exactly […]

The Complete Guide to Summer Travel With Pups

Traveling with dogs can be a hassle, especially in the car. With the summer in full swing and vacations coming up fast, we’ve created the ultimate guide for canine car travel. Start with training. Just like training a dog to sit or roll over, dogs can be taught to ride in a car. Experts recommend […]

Should I Get a Premium Oil Change?

A premium oil change can cost significantly more than a conventional one. We’re often asked: are there any extra benefits behind premium oil that justify the higher price? The answer is, undoubtedly, yes. In this article, we’ll examine why synthetic oil has such an extreme advantage over its conventional counterpart—and why it’s worth the extra […]

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

The orange, engine-shaped icon on your car dashboard is programmed to turn on when your vehicle senses something might be wrong. While most automobile owners panic when the check engine light turns on, it may not always mean you’re going to have to spend your next paycheck with a mechanic. In this article, we will […]

Auto Repair Financing: Convenient Options at V&F

A fan favorite of the V&F Community, this article was originally published in January 2021 and has been updated. Going to the mechanic can be daunting⁠—especially if you don’t know how much the repair is going to cost. But putting off a necessary service could make your repair bill even higher, or create permanent damage […]

Making the Switch to Summer Tires At V&F Auto

Spring is here! And it’s time to make the switch to summer tires. Here’s why: Why Summer Tires Are Superior Summer tires are specifically optimized to improve road grip in the summer heat and rain.  The tread compound is made from a mix of rubber and filler, with additives to improve road grip in wet […]

A Drive In Movie Theater Is Coming To West Springfield!

In case you missed it… a drive-in movie theater is coming to West Springfield! Here’s everything you need to know about the Big E’s latest attraction. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, drive-in theaters are making a comeback for the summer season and the Eastern States Exposition will be hosting one of their very […]