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How Long Does an Oil Change Take? A Quick Guide to Service Times

If you’ve ever wondered, “How long does an oil change take?” when scheduling your car maintenance, you’re not alone. Getting an oil change is a simple but time-consuming maintenance task— one that often requires a short (and occasionally inconvenient) wait in a mechanic’s shop while your vehicle is being serviced. The duration of an oil […]

Can I Drive My Car With a Broken Axle?

One question we occasionally receive from customers with a broken or damaged axle is: Can I drive my car with a broken axle? It’s a valid query but the short answer is: no. In this article, we’ll explain why and outline the steps you should take if you find yourself with a broken or leaking […]

A Smooth Ride Ahead: The Importance of Serpentine Belt Replacement

We’ve all been there – cruising down the road, enjoying the breeze, when suddenly, an ominous squealing sound interrupts the harmony of the road. Your vehicle’s serpentine belt, a small but crucial engine component, might be the culprit. In this article, we’ll explain the function of a serpentine belt, explore the significance of serpentine belt […]

Why Is My Oil Pan Leaking?

If you pull out of your driveway and notice a mysterious dark stain where your car was parked, it’s time to call your local mechanic. Chances are, your car’s oil pan has a leak. “Why is my oil pan leaking?” Great question. In this article we’ll explain how these leaks develop and the steps you […]

Back To School Car Maintenance At V&F Auto In Agawam, MA

School is in session! Is your vehicle ready for all the carpools, sports, and after-school and weekend activities this fall? With cooler weather creeping up on us, it’s important to make sure that your car is prepared to keep up with the extra activities and the change in weather. Our Back To School Car Maintenance […]

Is your car struggling to accelerate? It’s time to come in for service.

Is your car struggling to accelerate? Staying on top of recommended maintenance may not be a top priority during the busy summer months, but neglecting necessary services can affect your car’s performance and reliability. Here are a few common reasons your car may be struggling to accelerate. Damaged Exhaust System Performance issues are a common […]

Warm Hearts, Warm Feet: Join V&F Auto’s Sock Donation Drive This SOCKtember!

For the entire month of September, V&F Auto is collecting new socks for local charities in our community in honor of SOCKtember!  SOCKtember is an annual sock donation competition designed to bring communities closer together. It started in 2020 with four teams in Washington State who collectively raised over 5,500 pairs of new socks for […]

Smooth Ride, Safe Stop: Brake Maintenance Tips for Car Owners

Your car’s brakes are a critical safety feature that demands regular care and attention. Proper brake maintenance helps to ensure your safety on the road and extends the lifespan of your vehicle’s braking system. In this article, we’ll explore five essential brake maintenance tips to help you enjoy a smooth ride and a safe stop […]

Axle Seal Leak: Unraveling the Common Culprits

The axle seal plays a critical role in keeping your axle assembly functioning properly. If your drivetrain develops an axle seal leak, like the one pictured at right, the whole axle system will be affected. In this article, we’ll delve into the common reasons that axle seals develop leaks, and explore how regular drivetrain maintenance […]

Understanding Tire Dry Rot: Causes and Prevention

Tire maintenance is a critical aspect of road safety that often goes overlooked. One of the common yet lesser-known issues affecting tires is dry rot. Dry rot can significantly compromise the structural integrity of tires and increase the risk of accidents. In this article, we’ll shed some light on how it happens and how to […]