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Drive Belt Maintenance: Signs It’s Time For Repair

December 14th, 2020 by

Serpentine belts are one of the most important parts of the engine. Because they’re so durable it can be hard to notice signs of wear and misalignment, but even minor flaws can compound over time to create massive problems for your engine. Here are a few signs that it’s time for drive belt maintenance or

What should I do about a corroded battery terminal?

November 27th, 2020 by

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

Are your tires deflating faster than normal? This could be why.

August 26th, 2020 by

When your tires are continuously losing air, it can be super frustrating. The pressure-checks and top-offs required to keep them at them properly inflated and functioning are incredibly time-consuming and inconvenient.  Before you shell out a few hundred dollars to get your tires replaced, here are a few things to consider. Temperature Changes Sudden drops

How to Change a Flat Tire

August 11th, 2020 by

Unfortunately, dealing with a flat tire is something that every driver encounters at least once. Here are some tips for how to safely and effectively change your tire when you’re in a tight spot. Contact Roadside Assistance For many people, the best thing to do is contact roadside assistance. If you belong to AAA or

Drive Belt Maintenance: Signs of Wear and Tear

July 21st, 2020 by

The drive belt, also known as the serpentine belt, is a critical part of the engine. It works with the idler, tensioner, and pulleys inside the engine to power the air conditioning, alternator, power steering, and sometimes the cooling system water pump. The drive belt operates whenever the vehicle is running—if it’s not functioning properly,

Why do my tires keep losing air?

June 30th, 2020 by

When tires keep losing air, it can be super frustrating—especially if there aren’t any obvious culprits like a puncture or tear. Before you shell out a few hundred dollars to get your tires replaced, here are a few things to consider. Temperature Changes Sudden drops or rises in temperature can cause your tire pressure to

Maintenance at V&F Auto: Belt Repair

March 21st, 2020 by

Belt replacement is a key part of auto repair and preventative maintenance.  Thanks to modern manufacturing, many of the belts in your engine can last months or even years but that means that replacement recommendations have also had to change and adapt. When do my belts need to be replaced? Most mechanics will probably suggest

Auto Sales: How to Get the Best Deal on a Used Car

February 29th, 2020 by

If you’re thinking of buying a new car, pre-owned vehicles are a great option to consider. But with so many options and variations, it can be hard to know if you’re getting the best deal. Here are our three best tips for getting a great deal on your next car: Know Your Budget Falling head