Category: Auto Repair

Auto Repair Financing: Convenient Options at V&F

January 14th, 2020 by

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 in your engine. In speaking with some of our customers, we realized that many don’t know about all of

Transmission Repair: Signs of a Bad Transmission

January 3rd, 2020 by

A t ransmission repair tends to be one of the most daunting repairs for many of our customers. Once a transmission starts to fail, the clock starts ticking. It’s important to get it checked out fast, as transmission issues can escalate quickly, affecting connected parts of the engine or leaving you broken down on the

How To Get Rid of A Minor Bumper Dent

December 30th, 2019 by

If a dent is especially large, deep, or damages the body, there is, unfortunately, no home remedy–you’ll have to bring your can in for a repair. But, if you want to attempt to fix a minor bumper dent on your own, here are a few of our best tips: Use a plunger. If the dent is not too

Guidelines for Tire Repair

December 28th, 2019 by

Sometimes, if the damage isn’t too severe, it’s possible to perform a tire repair instead of a tire replacement. Here are a few things to keep in mind when weighing your options: Can the tire be repaired? Punctures can only be repaired if they fall within the center of the tread, and are not larger

Auto Repair At V&F: Schedule A Service Online

December 23rd, 2019 by

At V&F Auto we’re proud to offer online scheduling for all of our auto repair services! Here’s everything you need to know about making an appointment online: Browse our list of auto repair services. On the left-hand side of the page, you’ll notice a menu with red buttons, like the one shown below, which includes

Why You Shouldn’t Drive Around With A Cracked Windshield

December 19th, 2019 by

It’s early. You’re hurriedly scraping your windshield as you hustle to get to work. When, suddenly, you hear it. A soft, slight pop as your scraper gets stuck in a small divot and you find yourself with a cracked windshield. Or, perhaps you’re driving down the road behind a salt truck and, despite your best

Why isn’t my car’s heater working?

November 13th, 2019 by

Now that we’ve had a few chilly mornings, you might have noticed that your defroster isn’t quite working properly or the air coming from your vents is a little cooler than you remembered… This may be due to a problem with your car’s heating system. There are a number of reasons why the heater in

That high pitched squeak? It could be your serpentine belt.

October 9th, 2019 by

The serpentine belt, or drive belt, connects auxiliary engine components to the crankshaft pulley. Most modern vehicles only have one serpentine belt which runs all of the accessory components on the vehicle though some may have up to four, depending on the type of engine. The high temperature of the engine bay can cause the

Why is my check engine light flashing?

October 2nd, 2019 by

It’s every car owner’s worst nightmare. You’re driving down the road– everything seems to be fine– when, out of nowhere, your check engine light comes on. Your check engine light can be triggered by a number of things. Even if your car seems like its driving just fine, you should still make time to see