V&F Auto Service Blog

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. 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 bill even higher, or create permanent damage […]

Making the Switch to Summer Tires At V&F Auto

Spring is here! And it’s time to make the switch to summer tires. Here’s why: Why Summer Tires Are Superior Summer tires are specifically optimized to improve road grip in the summer heat and rain.  The tread compound is made from a mix of rubber and filler, with additives to improve road grip in wet […]

A Drive In Movie Theater Is Coming To West Springfield!

In case you missed it… a drive-in movie theater is coming to West Springfield! Here’s everything you need to know about the Big E’s latest attraction. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, drive-in theaters are making a comeback for the summer season and the Eastern States Exposition will be hosting one of their very […]

Time For An AC Check

Summer is almost here, and it’s just about time for an AC 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 […]

Is a valve cover gasket leak serious?

The valve cover is a metal cover that is found on the very top of the engine, attached to the engine by a gasket made of rubber or cork. That underlying gasket acts as a seal between the valve cover and the cylinder head to prevent oil leaks.  When customers come into the shop for […]

7 Essentials For Your Summer Emergency Kit

With warmer weather on the way, it’s time to put some road trips on the calendar. No matter where you’re headed this summer, it’s important to be prepared for summer breakdowns just in case. We recommend that all of our customers keep a stocked emergency kit handy for every season but you should add some […]

Can summer weather affect my car battery?

Cold weather is notoriously troublesome for engines but summer heat can also have a negative impact on your car battery. In fact, batteries in warmer climates have a tendency to die years before batteries in more moderate, cooler climates, and have to be replaced more often. Hotter temperatures can increase water loss from the electrolytes […]

6 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Brake Lines

Wear and tear on your brakes is totally normal, and will vary depending on how and where you drive. From investing in good brakes to regularly monitoring your brake fluid, these simple tricks and tips can help you maximize life of your brakes, and help keep you safe on the road. Invest In High-Quality Brakes  […]

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 […]