V&F Auto Service Blog

How to Find Cheap Gas Prices Near Me

With gas prices on the rise, more and more drivers are looking for the cheapest gas prices in their area. We’ve all turned to our phones in search of, “cheap gas pries near me” before heading out to fill up our tanks. Instead of taking a shot in the dark, here’s how to find the […]

How to Find A Pet Friendly AirBnB For Your Next Road Trip

With the summer in full swing and vacations coming up, some of your pups will be coming along for the ride. But traveling with dogs can be a hassle, especially in the car— and finding affordable, pet-friendly spot for your destination can be even more challenging. With that in mind, we scoured the web for […]

Do I need to use premium gas?

With gas prices on the rise, it’s important to consider how your car-related expenses will change. One of the biggest expenses of owning a car is fueling— and if your car takes premium gas, that can be a big disappointment. Premium gas can cost significantly more than regular gas depending on where you live, and […]

What happens if you don’t change your oil?

A lot of drivers rely on mileage to gauge when their oil needs to be replaced. But sometimes life gets in the way of meeting those recommended oil change milestones. So, how far can you really push it? We’ve got answers. What happens if you don’t change your oil? Clean oil is a translucent, amber […]

The Complete Guide to Summer Travel With Pups

With the summer in full swing and vacations coming up, some of your pups will be coming along for the ride—  but traveling with dogs can be a hassle, especially in the car. With that in mind, we’ve created the ultimate guide for canine car travel so you can make the most of any road […]

Oil Change and Lube Services At V&F Auto

Arguably, an oil change is the most important maintenance service for your vehicle. Keeping a regular maintenance schedule is key to maintaining your engine health, and retaining your vehicle’s resale value. What is an oil change? An oil change and lube service is pretty self-explanatory. Our team will remove the oil from the oil pan, […]

Spring is here! It’s time to get your car a good spring clean

Spring is officially here! And it’s time to give your car a good spring clean. Here are the first few steps you can take to get the process started: Give Your Car A Good Wash Once the winter weather fades, it’s time to give your vehicle a good wash. Dirt, salt, and debris can take […]

The Top Motorcycle Hand Signals You Need to Know

Motorcycle Hand Signals and How to Use Them Motorcycle Hand Signals 101 If you plan on performing any kind of motorcycle riding, you’ll need to know how to use the proper hand signals before jumping on the road, as these are critical in assisting riders to communicate with one another while riding. Even if you […]

Tell-tale Signs That Your Engine Is Due for Serpentine Belt Maintenance

Serpentine belts can be tricky to maintain. As a critical part of the engine, these belts are super tough. They’re typically made to last up to 90,000 miles but they won’t last forever—and a broken belt means a broken down vehicle. Because they’re so durable it can be hard to notice signs of wear and […]

Where to Replace and Install Two New Tires

We always recommend installing tires in sets of four—changing out a complete set will improve handling, comfort, and performance. However, if you prefer to replace tires in pairs, we can make that work! If they are the same size as the tires already on your vehicle, we recommend you install both new tires on the […]