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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 […]

What should I do about a corroded battery terminal?

A corroded battery terminal can look ominous but it’s usually an easy fix. No matter what kind of car or battery you have, your terminals can become corroded over time making them poor conductors of electricity. Here’s how to handle a corroded battery terminal: Why do battery terminals corrode? When you see corrosion on the […]

Spring Auto Maintenance Checklist

Spring is here! And it’s time for a little spring auto maintenance and cleaning to keep your car in tip-top shape. Change your Cabin Air Filter If you suffer from allergies, replacing your car’s cabin air filter is really important. Your car’s ventilation system relies on this small filter to keep a steady stream of […]

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 […]

How to check your oil — the right way.

Ideally, you should inspect your oil levels on a weekly basis but most drivers don’t do this, especially in the freezing cold of the winter. When you are able to take a look under the hood, here’s how to check your oil—the right way. How To Check Your Oil 1) Make sure your car is […]

Important Manufacturer Milestones: 30/60/90/120K Mile Services

  Manufacturer recommended maintenance may not seem like a big deal, especially if your car seems to be running fine. But it’s not something vehicle owners should ignore. Over time, parts within your vehicle will naturally wear and break; knowing the typical lifespan of each part, manufacturers estimate these breaking points and recommend maintenance intervals […]

Get Your MA State Inspection At V&F Auto

A new year means new inspection stickers! In Massachusetts, all registered vehicles are required to pass an annual safety inspection. As of 2008, vehicles with the model year of 2001 or newer also have to pass an emissions test. If your sticker is about to expire, here’s what you should do: Be Prepared Before you […]

Your 2022 Winter Service Vehicle Checklist

It’s that time of year again— time for winter service! The cold is here, storms are coming, and your car needs a tune-up before the snow piles up. Here are a few things to make sure your mechanic checks when you go in for your next service appointment: Antifreeze and Radiator When you come in […]

We Perform Uber Inspections! Schedule An Appointment Today!

Attention Uber drivers in Western MA! Did you know that we can perform an Uber vehicle inspection here? One of the requirements of becoming an Uber driver is that you must have an eligible 4-door vehicle. In order for your vehicle to be eligible for the road, it must pass the Vehicle Inspection guidelines at a […]

Winter Car Care Tips

How to Be Prepared for Old Man Winter Winter is coming, and you don’t want to forget to make sure your car is ready for any weather that Old Man Winter may have in store. Planning is the best way to prevent yourself from being underprepared when cold weather strikes. Here are some helpful Winter […]