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Auto Repair In Feeding Hills, MA

If you’re in need of auto repair near Feeding Hills, MA, you’ve come to the right place! V&F Auto is here to help with all of your car’s repair and maintenance needs. Here are a few of the most common repairs we encounter in our shop: Check Engine Light A yellow warning indicator on the […]

Exhaust Heat Shield: Why is it rattling?

A rattling exhaust heat shield can be both annoying and nerve-racking. Rattling in the exhaust is a common cause of heat shield issues, which can cause permanent damage to your vehicle. Here’s what to watch for: Can I just let it fall off? Some don’t see much use for a rattling exhaust shield so they’ll […]

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 you’re doing 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 […]

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 to reflect changes in auto repair financing. 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 […]

What To Do If You Discover A Windshield Crack

Finding a crack in your windshield can be unnerving for any driver. Here’s what to do if you discover a windshield crack, to help make the repair process as smooth as possible: Stop Driving First thing’s first— you shouldn’t drive with a cracked windshield. Windshields are designed to provide protection from extreme impact and debris—the […]

The Most Common Summer Car Repairs During the Summer

Summer days have a lot of our customers itching to explore. With the mid-summer slump coming and flight prices sky high, it’s time to plan a road trip! Before you hit the highway, we always recommend scheduling a tune-up. Here are some of the most common summer car repairs you can avoid with a quick […]

The Cost of Running On An Empty Gas Tank

Driving around with the low fuel light on is one of those things that happens from time to time. We all know we shouldn’t do it and rightfully so— running on an empty gas tank could cost you more than you think.  Running on empty increases your likelihood of breaking down— and stranded in a […]

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 […]

What happens if you don’t change your oil?

A lot of drivers rely on mileage to gauge when their oil needs to be replaced. But sometimes life gets in the way of meeting those recommended oil change milestones. So, how far can you really push it? We’ve got answers. What happens if you don’t change your oil? Clean oil is a translucent, amber […]

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