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Emissions 101: Getting An Emissions Test At V&F Auto

Understanding your exhaust system and emissions test can seem like a pretty daunting task, but when you break it down it’s pretty easy. Environmental regulatory agencies focus on four types of engine emissions: carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter. As more focus is placed on health and environmental issues, governmental agencies throughout the […]

Massachusetts State Inspections: What you need to know

As we return to the “new normal” after COVID-19, and many cars get back on the road it’s important to make sure your car is up to date on all of the necessary state requirements, including a safety inspection. In Massachusetts, all registered vehicles are required to pass a yearly safety inspection. Plus, vehicles with […]

Four Signs It’s Time to See the Mechanic

Even the most reliable cars malfunction from time to time. And, in those moments, drivers face the ominous question, “Do I need to see the mechanic?” If your vehicle running differently than it normally does, you should always take it in to get a diagnosis. Here are a few common indicators you should call your mechanic […]

How To Figure Out If It’s Time For An Oil Change

Getting an oil change is usually a quick and painless process. So why do many people delay in replacing their oil until there’s a visible problem? A lot of drivers rely on mileage as a gauge for when their oil needs to be replaced, but there are a lot of other factors come into play–the […]

Why do my tires keep losing air?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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