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Common Causes of a Check Engine Light

It’s every car owner’s worst nightmare. You’re driving down the road, everything seems to be fine. And, out of the blue, your check engine light comes on. Your check engine light can be triggered by any number of things- a loose gas cap, a broken fuel injector, a sudden leak, a broken manifold. Even if […]

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. […]

When To Get Your Brakes Replaced

Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. And determining just how long they’ll last depends on several factors. Here’s how to determine when it’s time to get your brakes replaced. Driving Habits Where you drive makes a big difference when it comes […]

Check engine light on? We can tell you what it is— and fast.

Seeing your check engine light on the dashboard is never a good feeling. When that indicator comes on, it means that something is going on under the hood—and it’s usually not something good. But, before you start to worry, you should investigate some of the most common causes behind your check engine light, to see […]

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 […]

5 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Brake Lines

Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. And determining just how long they’ll last depends on several factors. In our last article, we talked about how to tell if your brakes are leaking but there are countless ways to prevent this from […]

Spring Auto Maintenance Checklist

Spring is here! And it’s time for a little spring auto maintenance and cleaning to keep your car in tip-top shape. Change your Cabin Air Filter If you suffer from allergies, replacing your car’s cabin air filter is really important. Your car’s ventilation system relies on this small filter to keep a steady stream of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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