November 2021 - V&F Auto Inc

Winter Car Seat Safety: Alternatives to Puffy Coats

Winter is a tricky time for car seat safety. With temps well below freezing, it’s important to bundle up your little ones but all those layers can be dangerous. As a general rule, any bulky clothing, including coats, sleepers, or snowsuits, should not be worn underneath the harness of a car seat. The extra padding […]

The Best Holiday Light Displays In Western Mass

Whether you’re loading the kids into the car to cruise the holiday lights in your own community, or heading out to a larger “destination spot,” the glow of twinkling lights is one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit. If you want to see some of the best holiday light displays in […]

Bright Night’s Survival Guide

Bright Nights at Forest Park is a favorite New England pastime, with nearly three miles of holiday light displays. This year Bright Night’s is open from November 24, 2021, through January 2, 2022 (closed November 29-30), with operating hours of  5:00 PM to 9:00 PM from Sunday through Thursday, and 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM […]

The Ultimate Guide to Car Travel With Dogs

Traveling with dogs can be a hassle, especially in the car. With the holidays right around the corner, we’ve scoured the web to create the ultimate guide for canine car travel this holiday season. Training Just like teaching a dog to sit or rollover, dogs can be taught to ride in a car. According to […]

Five Tips to Become a Better Fleet Manager

Fleet Vehicle Management Managing a fleet in an ever-changing environment is difficult and time-consuming. Fleet managers oversee complicated fleet operations such as vehicle maintenance schedules, cost reductions, effective driver training, and greater business efficiency daily. Maintaining the safety of your drivers on the road is critical to your company’s overall sales and service goals. However, […]

Windshield Wiper Replacement and Maintenance

They may not seem like a critical part of your vehicle, but good windshield wipers are a key safety feature. Wiper blades deteriorate over time due to many environmental factors such as sun, moisture, oil from cleaners and waxes, airborne dirt, and other debris. Poor wiper blades cause poor visibility in precarious weather, leading to […]

Before You Check Your Heating System, Check Your Cabin Air Filter

The cabin air filter is a small, pleated filter that cleans the air entering your car’s passenger cabin. As air flows through your car’s HVAC system, it’s directed through this material to trap contaminants like dust, dirt, and pollen before they have a chance to enter your vehicle. In the winter months, when your heat […]

Back to Basics: How to Fix a Flat Tire

Learning to fix a flat tire can seem like a daunting task, but it’s a basic skill every car owner should have. If you run into trouble with a flat tire, here are some options: Fix-a-Flat Fix-a-Flat and similar products have become fairly popular alternatives to changing a flat tire. While they’ve markedly improved since […]

Best Tire Pressure Gauges

Most people don’t check their tire pressure until it’s a problem. But low tire pressure can lead to wasted fuel, accelerated wear, blowouts, and even poor handling, making it harder to move with control and precision. Checking your tire’s pressures isn’t rocket science, but having the right tool for the job is crucial. There are […]