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Your 2022 Winter Service Vehicle Checklist

It’s that time of year again— time for winter service! The cold is here, storms are coming, and your car needs a tune-up before the snow piles up. Here are a few things to make sure your mechanic checks when you go in for your next service appointment: Antifreeze and Radiator When you come in […]

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, […]

When should I get my 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 are a few common signs that it’s time to get your brakes replaced: When your sensors send you an alert. All cars have […]

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

Noisy brakes could indicate a serious safety problem. In this article, we’ll examine some common causes of squeaking brakes and discuss when you should plan to come in for brake service. 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 […]

Winter Car Seat Safety: Alternatives to Puffy Coats

Winter is a tricky time for car seat safety. With temps well below freezing, it’s important to bundle up your little ones but all those layers can be dangerous. As a general rule, any bulky clothing, including coats, sleepers, or snowsuits, should not be worn underneath the harness of a car seat. The extra padding […]

Bright Night’s Survival Guide

Bright Nights at Forest Park is a favorite New England pastime, with nearly three miles of holiday light displays. This year Bright Night’s is open from November 24, 2021, through January 2, 2022 (closed November 29-30), with operating hours of  5:00 PM to 9:00 PM from Sunday through Thursday, and 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM […]

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