Tips From The Pros Archives - V&F Auto Inc

3 Tips For Organizing Your Car

Many people buy vehicles for the ample space provided but, over time, most every vehicle can get a little messy. Here are a few tips for organizing your car. Install a cargo shelf. If your car doesn’t come with a compartment cover or a cargo shelf, you can purchase one that loops around the headrests […]

Common Causes of a Check Engine Light

It’s every car owner’s worst nightmare. You’re driving down the road, everything seems to be fine. And, out of the blue, your check engine light comes on. Your check engine light can be triggered by any number of things- a loose gas cap, a broken fuel injector, a sudden leak, a broken manifold. Even if […]

Common Signs of Irregular Tire Wear

Irregular tire wear can be indicative of a serious problem. There are several types of irregular wear. The most typical ones are heel and toe wear, one side wear, center wear, and flat spots. Here are a few of the most common signs to look out for for each: Heel and Toe Wear Also called […]

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

With gas prices rising and no end in sight, many of our customers are trying to maximize their fuel efficiency— and many of us are running the tank as low as possible before refueling. At times like these, it’s important to remember that driving your vehicle when the low-fuel light is on can be dangerous. […]

Finding the Right Car Seat for Your Child

Whenever you’re on the road, it’s important to make sure that children are properly buckled in in a car seat, booster seat, or seat belt, whichever is appropriate for their age, height, and weight. Here is a quick guide from the CDC to help you figure out the best choice for your child: Rear-facing car […]

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Two

With spring officially here, it’s time to bring those bikes out of hibernation! In our last article, we reviewed some basic preseason maintenance but we’re not done yet. Don’t forget to check these things before you hit the road: Oil If you changed the oil and filter before laying your bike up, you’ve probably got […]

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part One

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to bring those bikes out of hibernation! We know you’re eager to get back on the road but pre-season motorcycle maintenance is an essential part of kicking off the season. Here are a few things you should check before you hit the road: Brakes If your bike […]

5 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Brake Lines

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. In our last article, we talked about how to tell if your brakes are leaking but there are countless ways to prevent this from […]

When should I get my brakes replaced?

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. Here are a few common signs that it’s time to get your brakes replaced: When your sensors send you an alert. All cars have […]

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