Category: Tips From The Pros

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

Used Cars Near Me | Searching For A Pre-Owned Vehicle

January 6th, 2020 by

“Used cars near me” is one of the most searched phrases on Google. With so many people looking for answers, we decided to put together a list of resources that will make your shopping experience a little smoother. Whether you need a new car asap, or you’re just casually browsing, these are our some of

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

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

Clear the Snow Off Your Car In Record Time

December 5th, 2019 by

We see it all the time—cars driving around with frosted windows, iced over mirrors, or two feet of snow still sitting on their roof. At any time of year—but particularly during the dark and snowy days of winter—it’s essential to keep your car windows clear. You should always try to build in some extra time

How To Check Your Oil Level

December 3rd, 2019 by

Ideally, you should check your oil weekly but we realize most drivers won’t do this (especially in the freezing cold of the winter). If you can, it’s a good idea to take a look at your fluid levels once a month, especially if you have a long commute or travel frequently. Here’s how to check

Winter Car Seat Safety: Alternatives to Puffy Coats

November 27th, 2019 by

Winter is a tricky time for car seat safety. With temps well below freezing, it’s important to bundle up your little ones but all those layers can be dangerous. The extra padding of a winter coat requires extra slack in car seat straps but, in an accident, the coat can compress– and that extra slack