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Before You Check Your Heating System, Check Your Cabin Air Filter

The cabin air filter is a small, pleated filter that cleans the air entering your car’s passenger cabin. As air flows through your car’s HVAC system, it’s directed through this material to trap contaminants like dust, dirt, and pollen before they have a chance to enter your vehicle. In the winter months, when your heat […]

Is Your Suspension System Failing? This Could Be Why

Control arms, bushings, and ball joints are very important components of the suspension system. These parts allow a combination of flexibility and controlled movement over rough road conditions and adjust according to the steering input from the driver. If these parts become worn, they can compromise handling and comfort, or result in catastrophic damage to […]

What Causes Control Arm Wear?

Control arms and bushings are critical components of your suspension system. Working together, they allow your tires to move up and down in a smooth, controlled motion. Without them, most rides would be extremely rough and uncomfortable. Control Arms Control arms connect the wheel hubs and steering knuckles to the frame of the vehicle. They […]

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, […]

Five Auto Services You Shouldn’t Skip This Fall: Fall Maintenance Guide

When the cool fall weather starts, it’s important to make sure that your car is prepared for the coming drop in temperature. Our fall maintenance guide highlights the different areas of your car that you should pay special attention to this month. Here are five fall auto services you shouldn’t skip. Battery Varying temperatures can […]

End-Of-Season Bike Maintenance: Motorcycle Oil Change

The most important maintenance service on almost any vehicle is the oil change and oil filter change. A motorcycle oil change before the end of the season will help to protect and preserve your motorcycle’s engine through winter storage. The oil inside your engine lubricates and protects it. You want that oil to be in […]

End-of-Season Motorcycle Maintenance

With cold weather and snow right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your end-of-season motorcycle maintenance. Here are our top tips to help you keep your bike in the best condition through the winter months: Clean and Dry Your Bike Drying is a critical part of your end of season maintenance. A […]

3 Unmistakable Signs That Your Car Battery is Failing

Getting stranded with a dead car battery is always inconvenient—but getting stranded in the middle of winter can be downright dangerous. As the colder months approach, it’s important to take good care of your battery. If you think your car battery is failing, here are a few things to watch out for. 1) Clicking sound […]

3 Ways to Prevent Rust on Your Car

This article was originally published in 2018 and has been updated based on current research and updated best practices. Rust on a vehicle not only looks unsightly but reduces the value when selling the vehicle or using it as a trade-in to purchase a new car. It eats away at the surrounding metal and, over […]