V&F Auto Service Blog

Coolant Exchanges in Your Vehicle

Coolant Exchanges – When to Change When do you recommend Coolant exchanges? First, lets make sure we address what coolant is and what its purpose is. Coolant is a liquid or gas that is used to remove heat from something. The engine’s cooling system is filled with coolant/antifreeze which have a lover freeze point and higher […]

Protect Your Vehicle’s Resale Value

Protect Your Vehicle’s Resale Value Keeping your vehicle clean is an easy and inexpensive way to protect its trade-in and resale value. Whether you do it yourself or have someone do it for you, keeping your vehicle clean on the outside and tidy on the inside can go a long way! Tips on how to keep […]

Uber Inspections Performed Here

Uber Inspections Performed Here Attention Uber drivers: Did you know that we can perform an Uber vehicle inspection here? One of the requirements of becoming an Uber driver is that you must have an eligible 4-door vehicle. In order for your vehicle to be eligible for the road, it must pass the Vehicle Inspection guidelines. Uber […]

Snow Day Tricks for You & Your Car

Snow Day Tricks for You & Your Car Dealing with snow today? You’ll want to know these tricks to make your day easier. Do you have to leave your car outside overnight? We know how pesky it is to have to defrost your windshield! Learn how to defrost you windshield in seconds: “Mix ⅓ part […]

Increase Your Vehicle’s Life Expectancy

Increase your Vehicle’s Life Expectancy: Want to know how to increase the life expectancy of your vehicle? Knowing what NOT to do is just as important as knowing what to do! Think about it, we know drinking water is a “should do” while drinking soda is a “should not do”. If we apply this to concept to […]

How to Cool an Overheating Engine

Engine Overheating How to cool an overheating engine? With the hot weather this summer has brought us, your vehicle is at risk of overheating. Most of us have our A/C on full blast which could trigger our engine to overheat. Even if you maintain your vehicle well, this can still occur. So it is important […]

Frozen Calipers Cause Customer Concern

How Brake Calipers Work: Calipers are part of a disc brake system. A caliper squeezes the pads against both sides of the rotor when the brake is applied. When the driver’s foot presses on the brake pedal hydraulic pressure is generated and moves from the master cylinder to each brake caliper. Fluid pressure inside the caliper then […]

Tire Causing Vibration

Tires: How they are made Most of us know that a tire is made of rubber and must be durable. The tire allows a vehicle to get its driver from point A to point B. It must provide a comfortable and safe ride. However, a tire is much more complex than this; it is far more […]

Catalytic Converter Causes Rattling Sound

Catalytic Converter Catalytic converters are used in exhaust systems to reduce toxic by-products of fuel into less hazardous substances. These less hazardous substances include carbon dioxide, water vapor, and nitrogen gas. Toxic by-products are chemicals such as nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons (in the form of unburned gasoline). The catalytic converter contains a honeycomb […]

Loud Noise coming from Clutch System

Loud Noise from Clutch Area… …turns into a costly repair! Below is information about the clutch system and its components. Later in this article, we will share a story of a customer experience that occurred at V&F this week! Clutch System This system is made up of the following components: Flywheel & Pressure plate: bolted together and are […]