Like an Olympic sprinter with his head stuck in a stairway banister, vehicle engines desperately need lubrication if they're going to run properly. Oil up with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get an oil change, tire rotation, and safety inspection at V & F Auto Inc. in Agawam (a $39.95 value).
A family-owned company caring for cars since 1988, V & F and its certified auto maestros administer comprehensive services and repairs to keep horseless buggies ready for the road. In an up to 90-minute process, the staff performs a routine maintenance service. They begin by treating bedraggled motors to up to five quarts of thirst-quenching motor oil and topping off fluids such as antifreeze, windshield fluid, and yellow bile to balance out each car’s sensitive humors. The tire rotation ensures wear is distributed evenly, and brake inspection prepares cars for impromptu taco stops. The meticulous car physical also checks the status of belts, hoses, batteries, and more, ensuring extensive automotive safety.
V & F accommodates busy auto owners with conveniences such as after-hours drop off, free local shuttle service by appointment, a two-year or 24,000-mile warranty on all repairs, and time-traveling wristwatches that jump forward in 15-minute increments. Expectant drivers can ease tensions during their wait with complimentary coffee.