Category: Tips From The Pros

5 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Brake Lines

March 20th, 2020 by

Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. And determining just how long they’ll last depends on several factors. These simple tricks and tips can help you maximize the life of your braking system—from the brake pads to the brake lines—and help keep

Tire Maintenance Checklist

February 20th, 2020 by

At V&F, we know that a good set of tires is critical for optimizing your car’s performance–and keeping you safe on the road. But keeping up maintenance between services can be a hassle. We put together a comprehensive guide with everything you need to keep tabs on to make sure your tires stay in tip-top

Should I get a premium oil change?

February 4th, 2020 by

A premium oil change can cost significantly more than a conventional one. We’re often asked: are there any extra benefits behind premium oil that justify the higher price? The answer is, undoubtedly, yes. In this article, we’ll examine why synthetic oil has every advantage over its conventional counterpart—and why it’s worth the extra cost. What’s

How far can you drive with the low-fuel light on?

January 23rd, 2020 by

Driving your vehicle when the low-fuel light on is dangerous—it can damage your engine or even lead to a crash. That said, if you’re in a pinch and you need a little time to find a gas station, how many miles do you have once that light comes on? Is the tank really empty when

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