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Emissions 101: Getting An Emissions Test At V&F Auto

Understanding your exhaust system and emissions test can seem like a pretty daunting task, but when you break it down it’s pretty easy. Environmental regulatory agencies focus on four types of engine emissions: carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter. As more focus is placed on health and environmental issues, governmental agencies throughout the […]

Four Signs It’s Time to See the Mechanic

Even the most reliable cars malfunction from time to time. And, in those moments, drivers face the ominous question, “Do I need to see the mechanic?” If your vehicle running differently than it normally does, you should always take it in to get a diagnosis. Here are a few common indicators you should call your mechanic […]

Shock and Strut Replacement: How much wear and tear can they take?

Shocks and struts are what make your ride smooth and comfy, even as your travel over rough terrain and bumpy roads (or a hallmark New England pothole). Shock absorbers are mechanical or hydraulic devices that keep the car from bouncing as you drive. Struts, on the other hand, are a structural part of the suspension […]

The Best Auto Repair Shop In Agawam, MA

At V&F Auto, we’re proud to be the best local auto repair shop in Agawam, MA. Since 1988, our family-owned and operated service center has been providing top-quality auto repair services to our community. Services At V&F, our team is hyper-focused on making sure your car avoids costly repairs and breakdowns—and helping you get back […]

Failing Heat Shield? Here’s what to watch out for.

While most heat shields will last the life of the vehicle, they can still be susceptible to failure. Heat shields wrap around the exhaust manifold; they’re designed to direct heat out of the engine the exhaust and protect vulnerable engine components from under the hood and potentially causing damage. With the extreme stress they’re under, […]

Windshield Repair: Why You Shouldn’t Drive With A Cracked Windshield

Perhaps you’re driving behind a quarry load and, despite your best efforts to hang back, a rock knocks your windshield leaving behind a nasty crack. Maybe a severe storm pulled debris down onto your hood or brought down some nasty hail, damaging the glass on your car. No matter how it’s damaged, any cracks on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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