Common Symptoms of a Failing Brake Rotor or Disc

Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. Disc brakes tend to wear out faster because they slow the vehicle by creating friction with the brake pads, and will eventually need to be replaced. Maintaining your disc brake rotors is critical to the

Is it safe to drive a car with ABS light on?

The ABS light a dashboard warning light that is tied to sensors in the anti-lock brake system. These lights are usually yellow or orange or even red in some vehicles. They typically look like the letters ABS in a circle and flanked by two parentheses, or just letters ABS. What is ABS? The anti-lock braking

Time For An A/C Check

Summer is almost here! And it’s time for an A/C check. Getting your AC examined and recharged now– in the early summer before the heat gets unbearable– is the best way to ensure it will work properly all season long. Starting Things Up Starting your A/C up for the first time after the winter can

Failing Heat Shield? Here’s what to watch out for.

While most heat shields will last the life of the vehicle, they can still be susceptible to failure. Heat shields wrap around the exhaust manifold; they’re designed to direct heat out of the engine the exhaust and protect vulnerable engine components from under the hood and potentially causing damage. With the extreme stress they’re under,

Car Battery Replacement: When is it time for a new battery?

No matter how well you treat your vehicle, car batteries will wear out every few years and need to be replaced. Before you go out and buy a new car battery at your local auto parts store, it’s important to investigate with your mechanic to make sure that’s the right fix for your existing car

Yes, we’re open! Car Sales at V&F Auto Sales

Yes… we’re open! V&F Auto Sales is a full-service dealership with deep-rooted ties to the community. We offer numerous financing options—from local credit unions to well-known banks—so we can get you in a vehicle, and make sure you stay safe on the road. This week we’re showcasing some of the top listings from our current

Getting Back on the Road: Maintenance During COVID-19

With many cars sitting for an extended period as we battle the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to pay special attention to signs that your vehicle needs maintenance. Here are a few pointers: Listen up! If you haven’t driven anywhere in a while, you’ll be hyper-aware of any unusual sounds that are coming from your engine—even

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Three

An annual favorite of our readers, this guide was originally published in April 2019. Now that we’ve reviewed the pre-season maintenance, let’s talk about the first ride. The springtime debut of your bike is an exciting experience, but there are a few things to keep in mind: Plan Your Route Before you hit the road,

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Two

An annual favorite of our readers, this guide was originally published in April 2019. With spring officially here, it’s time to bring those bikes out of hibernation! In our last article, we reviewed some basic preseason maintenance but we’re not done yet. Don’t forget to check these things before you hit the road: Oil If