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Tire Care and Safety: Replacing Old Tires

Replacing old tires can be a huge hassle. As winter approaches, it’s important to make sure your tires are set for the season. If you’re dealing with uneven front or rear tire wear, here are some things to keep in mind. Read more: Common causes of uneven tire wear. Tire Care and Safety As the […]

The Dangers of Car Battery Corrosion & How to Prevent It

No matter what kind of car or battery you have, your terminals can become corroded over time making them poor conductors of electricity. While corrosion will not make your battery combust or catch on fire, buildup on battery terminals can keep your car from starting. In this article, we’ll explore some practical ways to prevent […]

The Most Common Summer Car Repairs During the Summer

Summer days have a lot of our customers itching to explore. With the mid-summer slump coming and flight prices sky high, it’s time to plan a road trip! Before you hit the highway, we always recommend scheduling a tune-up. Here are some of the most common summer car repairs you can avoid with a quick […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Money Saving Car Maintenance Tips for the Average Driver

Your automobile is a big investment. Whether you own your car outright, or you’re still paying monthly to payoff or lease your vehicle, you’ll still have to plan for regular car maintenance expenses— not to mention the gas prices that are still much higher than we would like them to be! At V&F Auto, we’re […]

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 […]

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