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Common Signs of Irregular Tire Wear

Irregular tire wear can be indicative of a serious problem. There are several types of irregular wear. The most typical ones are heel and toe wear, one side wear, center wear, and flat spots. Here are a few of the most common signs to look out for for each: Heel and Toe Wear Also called […]

How far can you drive with the low-fuel light on?

With gas prices rising and no end in sight, many of our customers are trying to maximize their fuel efficiency— and many of us are running the tank as low as possible before refueling. At times like these, it’s important to remember that driving your vehicle when the low-fuel light is on can be dangerous. […]

Finding the Right Car Seat for Your Child

Whenever you’re on the road, it’s important to make sure that children are properly buckled in in a car seat, booster seat, or seat belt, whichever is appropriate for their age, height, and weight. Here is a quick guide from the CDC to help you figure out the best choice for your child: Rear-facing car […]

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Two

With spring officially here, it’s time to bring those bikes out of hibernation! In our last article, we reviewed some basic preseason maintenance but we’re not done yet. Don’t forget to check these things before you hit the road: Oil If you changed the oil and filter before laying your bike up, you’ve probably got […]

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part One

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to bring those bikes out of hibernation! We know you’re eager to get back on the road but pre-season motorcycle maintenance is an essential part of kicking off the season. Here are a few things you should check before you hit the road: Brakes If your bike […]

Cruise Control 101

Cruise control is the system that automatically controls the speed of a motor vehicle. The system takes over the throttle of the car to maintain a steady speed, which is set by the driver. This system controls the speed of your car the same way you do: by adjusting the throttle position.  But, instead of […]

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 […]

Snow Day Tricks for You & Your Car

Dealing with snow today? You’ll want to know these tricks to make your day easier. Defrost your windshield in record time Do you have to leave your car outside overnight? We know how pesky it is to have to defrost your windshield! Learn how to defrost you windshield in seconds: “Mix ⅓ part water and […]

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