October 2022 - V&F Auto Inc

How to Improve Engine Performance

Engine performance is holistic measure of how healthy, efficient, and reliable your engine is. When gas prices spike, maximizing your engine performance is a great way to save money at the pump— knowing the basic principles that govern the performance of your car’s engine allows you to be a smarter consumer, and have a better […]

Where To Find New Tires

Figuring out where to find new tires can be a daunting and expensive task. If you’re dealing with uneven front or rear tire wear, here are some things to keep in mind. Do I need to replace all of my tires at once? At V&F, we know it can be super frustrating when you don’t […]

Tire Service At V&F Auto

Tire service is a critical part of your annual vehicle inspection. In Massachusetts, the minimum tire tread depth needed to pass the test is 2/32 inches.  This means that all of your tires must have at least 2/32 inches of tread depth in the proper grooves, and be without any fabric breaks or exposed cords. […]

Fleet Missed Maintenance

Missed Your Fleet Maintenance Service? Call Our Fleet Service Specialists Now ​​3 Reasons Why You Should Never Miss a Fleet Maintenance Appointment Do you run a fleet-based business? If so, proper fleet management is essential. Skipping your preventive maintenance appointments can result in hefty repair costs. It can also decrease your company’s productivity and put […]

How To Change A Flat Tire

Knowing how to change a flat tire is a basic skill that every car owner should have— but changing a tire for the first time can be a scary experience. In this article, we’ll walk you through the step by step process for changing a tire if you find yourself with a flat: First, Pull […]

Our Favorite Coffee Shops In Western MA

As a family-owned, local business, we love supporting other innovators and entrepreneurs in the Pioneer Valley. This month’s small business spotlight is on… coffee shops in Western MA! For most drivers, coffee is a critical part of the morning commute especially as the weather gets cooler and seasonal flavors hit the menu. If you’re in […]

Exhaust Heat Shield: Why is it rattling?

A rattling exhaust heat shield can be both annoying and nerve-racking. Rattling in the exhaust is a common cause of heat shield issues, which can cause permanent damage to your vehicle. Here’s what to watch for: Can I just let it fall off? Some don’t see much use for a rattling exhaust shield so they’ll […]

How To Detail A Car Like A Pro

Detailing a car takes some time but it’s well worth it. In this article, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide for detailing your car like a pro. Wash and Dry If you wash your car at home, you’ll want to pre-rinse, wash thoroughly, and rinse again to get all the grime off. It’s best to […]

Best Fall Foliage Drives in New England

Happy Fall! Peak season is almost here and the fall foliage is expected to be spectacular. Here’s our guide to the best fall foliage drives in New England. State Route 2, Massachusetts (The Mohawk Trail) Better known as Route 2, this was New England’s first official scenic highway. If you’re coming from Western Mass you […]