V&F Auto Service Blog

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 […]

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 […]

Why are my brakes squeaking? Brake Service at V&F Auto

Noisy brakes can be an early indicator of a serious safety problem. In this article, we’ll help you understand why your brakes are squeaking and what you should do about it. Why Brakes Squeal Simply put, brakes make this noise because they’re designed to. Brake pads have an embedded stip, called a shim; when your […]

There’s a bubble in my tire. What should I do?

If you see a bubble on the side of your tire, it’s definitely a cause for concern. What is a sidewall bubble? A “sidewall bubble” is a bulge protruding from the sidewall of the tire. This typically happens when air is leaking from the inside of the tire into the carcass or body of the tire. […]

Spring Car Wash: Time To Wash Off The Salt!

Dirt, salt, and sediment can destroy your clear coat and paint over time; once these layers are gone your car’s metal components are reducing your vehicle’s protection against rust. Experts say that washing your vehicle every few weeks can prevent dirt and sand from rubbing through the paint and eating away at the metal underneath.  […]

Conventional Oil vs Synthetic: What’s the real difference?

Oil changes can be a hassle, but they’re a crucial part of engine maintenance. Oil maintains engine lubrication, cools the engine components, removes dirt particles and sludge, and can even improve gas mileage and increase vehicle longevity. We’re often asked about the difference between conventional oil vs synthetic, and which is better. In this article, […]

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