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The Complete Guide to Summer Travel With Pups

Traveling with dogs can be a hassle, especially in the car. With the summer in full swing and vacations coming up fast, we’ve created the ultimate guide for canine car travel. Start with training. Just like training a dog to sit or roll over, dogs can be taught to ride in a car. Experts recommend […]

Why are my brakes squeaking? Brake Service at V&F Auto

Noisy brakes can be an early indicator of a serious safety problem. In this article, we’ll help you understand why your brakes are squeaking and what you should do about it. Why Brakes Squeal Simply put, brakes make this noise because they’re designed to. Brake pads have an embedded stip, called a shim; when your […]

Conventional Oil vs Synthetic: What’s the real difference?

Oil changes can be a hassle, but they’re a crucial part of engine maintenance. Oil maintains engine lubrication, cools the engine components, removes dirt particles and sludge, and can even improve gas mileage and increase vehicle longevity. We’re often asked about the difference between conventional oil vs synthetic, and which is better. In this article, […]

Leasing vs Financing: Which one is right for you? (Part 2)

This February, we’re gathering our best tips and tricks for buying used cars. Another common question we get from our customers is: should I lease or finance? While the answer to that question is different for everyone, here are a few things to consider if you’re grappling with that question. In the second of this […]

Leasing vs Financing: Which one is right for you? (Part 1)

This February, we’re gathering our best tips and tricks for buying used cars. Another common question we get from our customers is: should I lease or finance? While the answer to that question is different for everyone, here are a few things to consider if you’re grappling with that question. In the first of this […]

How to Get A Vehicle History Report For Free

This February, we’re gathering our best tips and tricks for buying used cars and sharing our most sought-after strategies for ensuring you get the most bang for your buck. This article was originally published in 2017. If you’re shopping for a used car, you want to know what you’re getting yourself into. A number of […]

Six Tips For Calling AAA

This article was originally published in December 2017. Getting stranded somewhere is never fun but, now that the winter weather is upon us, people tend to get stuck more often. If you’re a member of AAA, here are some tips you should know when calling for road service. Keep your card with you at all […]

Signs of Rust And What Causes Them

This article was originally published in March 2018. If your car has it, you’re probably not happy about it. Rust is one of the pesky but inevitable problems that comes with owning a vehicle.  Understanding the rusting process, the problematic areas, and the ways to address trouble are crucial to repairing rust before it’s a […]

How To Install A Key Fob Battery

If your key fob’s range has shrunk over time or your car is struggling to recognize its proximity, the key fob battery is probably struggling. If the buttons simply aren’t responding, it’s probably dead. You should only have to replace the battery every five years or so. And, thankfully, replacing the battery in your key […]

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