Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part One

An annual favorite of our readers, this guide was originally published in April 2019. Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to bring those bikes out of hibernation. Here are a few things you should check before you hit the road: Brakes If your bike has been laid up for four or five months,

Spring is here! It’s time to change your cabin air filter

Spring is here! And if you suffer from allergies, replacing your car’s cabin air filter is really important. Your car’s ventilation system relies on this small filter to keep a steady stream of clean air flowing; so, while you can’t magically get rid of the pollen in the air, you can ensure that the air

Uneven Tire Wear: Signs and Symptoms

Uneven tire wear can be caused by a variety of things. Here are a few of the most common culprits: Overinflation or Underinflation Maintaining proper tire inflation is critical to tire health. If the center of the tire is starting more quickly than the edges, the tire is likely overinflated; if both outer edges are

Keeping You Safe During COVID-19: Online scheduling, pickup, and more!

We’re proud to be serving our community—even during these challenging times. Due to the recent and rapidly changing situation regarding COVID-19, we’re shifting to help our customers get the best service possible. Here are a few of the options we’re offering. Schedule your appointment online. At V&F we’re proud to offer online scheduling for all

V&F Auto Sales: This week on the lot!

This week we’re showcasing some of the top listings from our current inventory, taking a deeper dive into the features, options, and conditions of each vehicle. Here are a few of the pre-owned vehicles for sale right now at V&F Auto in Agawam, MA.   2017 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT This 2017 GMC Sierra 1500

Disinfecting Your Car During the Coronavirus Outbreak

While it’s important to practice social distancing and government guidelines over the next few weeks, there are some trips that will be unavoidable—going to the store, visiting the pharmacy, or going to work if you’re one of the many people who continue to serve our community. If you’re venturing out, here are a few things

Maintenance at V&F Auto: Belt Repair

Belt replacement is a key part of auto repair and preventative maintenance.  Thanks to modern manufacturing, many of the belts in your engine can last months or even years but that means that replacement recommendations have also had to change and adapt. When do my belts need to be replaced? Most mechanics will probably suggest

5 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Brake Lines

Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. And determining just how long they’ll last depends on several factors. These simple tricks and tips can help you maximize the life of your braking system—from the brake pads to the brake lines—and help keep

Brake Repair at V&F Auto: Broken Brake Pads

Brake repair is one of our most common service requests. While your brakes are built to last a while, these components are under an incredible amount of stress whenever you drive—making them prone to wear. In this article, we’ll take a close look at one of the most important braking components: brake pads. How They

Keeping You Safe During the Coronavirus Outbreak

A Message From the V&F Auto Team: As you know, the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the entire world and our immediate community at a very fast rate. The world we live in today is the unfortunate, perfect platform for something like this to spread quickly with our advanced forms of public transportation and small degree