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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

How to Cool an Overheating Engine

June 28th, 2019 by

With the hot weather this summer has brought us, your vehicle could be at risk of overheating. Most of our A/Cs are on full blast anytime we’re in the car which puts increased stress on the engine and could cause it to overheat– even if you keep up on regular maintainence. It’s important to know

My battery light came on What should I do?

June 12th, 2019 by

Most every car today contains a rechargeable 12-volt battery. This battery powers all of the electrical components in your car, from the engine’s control computer and ignition system, to the radio and headlights. Why did the battery light come on? The battery is vital to the car’s operation but, like all batteries, it will eventually go dead if it’s