Tips From The Pros Archives - V&F Auto Inc

How to Make Your Windshield Wiper Last

They may not seem like a critical part of your vehicle, but good windshield wipers are a key safety feature. Wiper blades deteriorate over time due to many environmental factors such as sun, moisture, oil from cleaners and waxes, airborne dirt, and other debris. Poor wiper blades cause poor visibility in already precarious weather conditions, […]

Where To Find New Tires

Figuring out where to find new tires can be a daunting and expensive task. If you’re dealing with uneven front or rear tire wear, here are some things to keep in mind. Do I need to replace all of my tires at once? At V&F, we know it can be super frustrating when you don’t […]

How To Change A Flat Tire

Knowing how to change a flat tire is a basic skill that every car owner should have— but changing a tire for the first time can be a scary experience. In this article, we’ll walk you through the step by step process for changing a tire if you find yourself with a flat: First, Pull […]

How To Detail A Car Like A Pro

Detailing a car takes some time but it’s well worth it. In this article, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide for detailing your car like a pro. Wash and Dry If you wash your car at home, you’ll want to pre-rinse, wash thoroughly, and rinse again to get all the grime off. It’s best to […]

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 […]

Four Things Every First-Time Car Owner Should Know

We get a lot of questions in the shop about what to do after buying a car, from how to register a car with the DMV to what kind of gas is best for the engine. Buying a new (or new to you) car can involve some costly maintenance mistakes if you don’t do your […]

Dos and Don’ts of Buying A Used Car

Buying a used car can be tricky. Whether you’re buying from a dealership, private seller, or even a friend, here are a few tips to help you navigate the process if you’re buying a used car in Agawam, MA. Do: Set your budget and stick to it. As with any big purchase, it’s important to […]

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