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Our Favorite Coffee Shops In Western MA

As a family-owned, local business, we love supporting other innovators and entrepreneurs in the Pioneer Valley. This month’s small business spotlight is on… coffee shops in Western MA! For most drivers, coffee is a critical part of the morning commute especially as the weather gets cooler and seasonal flavors hit the menu. If you’re in […]

Best Fall Foliage Drives in New England

Happy Fall! Peak season is almost here and the fall foliage is expected to be spectacular. Here’s our guide to the best fall foliage drives in New England. State Route 2, Massachusetts (The Mohawk Trail) Better known as Route 2, this was New England’s first official scenic highway. If you’re coming from Western Mass you […]

Three Benefits of Buying A Used Car

With chip shortages and less than desirable inventory on dealership lots, many prospective car buyers are turning used cars instead of new ones for their next auto purchase. At V&F Auto, we think the benefits of buying used are plain— but we spelled them out anyway! Here are three benefits of buying a used car: […]

Is Cruise Control Fuel Efficient? Let’s Find Out.

Our customers ask this a lot: is cruise control fuel efficient? Generally speaking, yes. If used properly and in optimal conditions, cruise control can help you save an average of 7-14% on gas. But, keep in mind, there’s one important caveat: cruise control is only truly fuel-efficient when it’s used on flat road conditions that […]

Best Navigation Apps On the Market

The only thing more frustrating than using a navigation app is finding the best one for you. We did some searching and narrowed it down to the top three picks: 1) Google Maps Google Maps is a classic. The intuitive platform and wealth of information have made this app one of the top competitors in […]

The Best Summer Road Trips From Western, MA

Summer days have a lot of our customers itching to explore. With the mid-summer slump coming and flight prices sky high, it’s time to plan a road trip! Living in New England, day trips are a breeze. If you’re looking for some quick summer road trips from Western, MA, we’ve put together the perfect list. […]

This Year’s July 4 Fireworks In Western MA

July is here and, after a few years of muted celebrations, we’re all excited for some stellar July 4 fireworks in Western MA. Here’s a round-up of all the July 4 festivities happening for the Fourth. July 1 Independence Day Celebration | McGuirk Stadium, Amherst | 5:00 PM Beacon Field | Greenfield, MA | 9:35 […]

Our Favorite Bakeries In Western MA

As a family-owned, local business, we love supporting other innovators and entrepreneurs in the Pioneer Valley. This month’s small business spotlight is on… bakeries in Western MA! Whether we’re picking up a cake for a birthday or just grabbing a sweet treat on our drive home from work, Western Mass bakeries always hit the spot. […]

How to Find Cheap Gas Prices Near Me

With gas prices on the rise, more and more drivers are looking for the cheapest gas prices in their area. We’ve all turned to our phones in search of, “cheap gas pries near me” before heading out to fill up our tanks. Instead of taking a shot in the dark, here’s how to find the […]

How to Find A Pet Friendly AirBnB For Your Next Road Trip

With the summer in full swing and vacations coming up, some of your pups will be coming along for the ride. But traveling with dogs can be a hassle, especially in the car— and finding affordable, pet-friendly spot for your destination can be even more challenging. With that in mind, we scoured the web for […]

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