Maintenance Archives - V&F Auto Inc

Oil Change and Lube Services At V&F Auto

Arguably, an oil change is the most important maintenance service for your vehicle. Keeping a regular maintenance schedule is key to maintaining your engine health, and retaining your vehicle’s resale value. What is an oil change? An oil change and lube service is pretty self-explanatory. Our team will remove the oil from the oil pan, […]

Spring is here! It’s time to get your car a good spring clean

Spring is officially here! And it’s time to give your car a good spring clean. Here are the first few steps you can take to get the process started: Give Your Car A Good Wash Once the winter weather fades, it’s time to give your vehicle a good wash. Dirt, salt, and debris can take […]

Tell-tale Signs That Your Engine Is Due for Serpentine Belt Maintenance

Serpentine belts can be tricky to maintain. As a critical part of the engine, these belts are super tough. They’re typically made to last up to 90,000 miles but they won’t last forever—and a broken belt means a broken down vehicle. Because they’re so durable it can be hard to notice signs of wear and […]

How To Maintain The Underhood Rubber Components In Your Vehicle

Rubber is used in parts throughout your car’s engine. The great thing about rubber is that it’s extremely resilient but, like all engine components, they’re still prone to wear over time. It’s important to make sure all of your underhood rubber components are in good shape by taking a few minutes to look them over […]

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 […]

How to Prevent Rust In Your Fuel System

Interior rust tends to go undetected, sneaking under the radar until its effects are detrimental. And a rusty fuel system, in particular, can hit you where it hurts— reducing your fuel efficiency and compromising your engine’s power until you can’t ignore it.  Below are the warning signs of a rusty fuel system and a few […]

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. […]

Spring is here! It’s time to change your cabin air filter

Spring is here! And, if you suffer from allergies, replacing your car’s cabin air filter during the springtime months is really important. Your car’s ventilation system relies on this small filter to keep a steady stream of clean air flowing. While you can’t magically get rid of the pollen in the air, keeping this filter […]

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 […]

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