August 2022 - V&F Auto Inc

Four Things Every First-Time Car Owner Should Know

We get a lot of questions in the shop about what to do after buying a car, from how to register a car with the DMV to what kind of gas is best for the engine. Buying a new (or new to you) car can involve some costly maintenance mistakes if you don’t do your […]

What Should I Do About An Overheating Engine?

Your engine’s temperature should be constantly, carefully controlled by a built-in thermostat. If any piece of the system malfunctions and your cooling system can’t offset that excess heat, your engine’s temperature will soar and could overheat—which can lead to costly repairs or irreparable engine failure. So, what should you do about an overheating engine? Here […]

Dos and Don’ts of Buying A Used Car

Buying a used car can be tricky. Whether you’re buying from a dealership, private seller, or even a friend, here are a few tips to help you navigate the process if you’re buying a used car in Agawam, MA. Do: Set your budget and stick to it. As with any big purchase, it’s important to […]

Three Benefits of Buying A Used Car

With chip shortages and less than desirable inventory on dealership lots, many prospective car buyers are turning used cars instead of new ones for their next auto purchase. At V&F Auto, we think the benefits of buying used are plain— but we spelled them out anyway! Here are three benefits of buying a used car: […]

Is Cruise Control Fuel Efficient? Let’s Find Out.

Our customers ask this a lot: is cruise control fuel efficient? Generally speaking, yes. If used properly and in optimal conditions, cruise control can help you save an average of 7-14% on gas. But, keep in mind, there’s one important caveat: cruise control is only truly fuel-efficient when it’s used on flat road conditions that […]

3 Unmistakable Signs That Your Car Battery Is Failing

Getting stranded with a dead car battery is always inconvenient—and getting stranded in inclement weathe can be downright dangerous. No matter how old your car is, it’s important to take good care of your battery. If you think your car battery is failing, here are a few things to watch out for. 1) Clicking sound […]

How To Schedule Auto Repair Online At V&F Auto

At V&F Auto we’re proud to offer online scheduling for all of our services! Here’s how to schedule auto repair online: Browse our list of auto repair services. You can find a full list of auto repair services under the Services drop-down in the main menu of our site. If you’re not sure which auto […]