Nicole Palange, Author at V&F Auto Inc

How To Find An Oil Change Near Me

Getting an oil change is usually a quick and painless process. So why do many people delay in replacing their oil until there’s a visible problem? If you find yourself searching “oil change near me,” look no further than V&F Auto in Agawam, MA! Why do I need to get an oil change? Routine maintenance […]

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 to reflect changes in auto repair financing. 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 […]

How to Get the Best Deal on a Used Car

If you’re thinking of buying a new car, pre-owned vehicles are a great option to consider especially with the new car shortages spurred by ongoing chip and inventory shortages. When it comes to used cars there are so many options and variations, pros and cons to each model— it can be hard to know if […]

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 […]

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