Archive for the ‘Service and Maintenance’ Category

Will the gas in my car freeze when it’s too cold?

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
thermometer showing subzero temperatures

Does the Gas in my Vehicle Freeze at Subzero Temps?

Many of us have probably heard from the grease monkey among our family and friends that gas will freeze in your fuel lines when it gets cold. Is there any truth to this?

Will the gas in your vehicle freeze if it gets too cold outside? And is there a way to prevent it from happening?


Do I need AWD?

Monday, January 13th, 2020
winter road through the woods

The Truth About AWD Vehicles

These days, it seems like there’s two buzzwords in the auto industry: crossover and AWD. There’s good reason for this, as both are highly desirable. But just like you don’t necessarily need a crossover, you may be wondering if you actually need AWD or if it’s just a marketing ploy. The only way to know for certain is to consider the evidence and then decide if AWD is the correct decision for your situation.

Let’s answer the question:

Do I need AWD?


Will scratched alloy wheels rust?

Monday, October 7th, 2019
A row of four alloy wheels standing upright on a white background.

Scratches and Rust on Alloy Wheels

Alloy wheels are a great bit of technology. They look great, and as such they come on many new vehicles. However, many drivers often find themselves wondering if scratched alloy wheels will get rusty. Do they need to refurbish the whole wheel just for one little scratch? (more…)

What oil should be used in a Volkswagen vehicle?

Saturday, August 17th, 2019
Amber-colored oil pours from a gray bottle on a white background.

Best Oil For Your Volkswagen

When it comes to fluids, you want to use the ones that will work best in your vehicle. To find out which type of oil to use, Volkswagen tells us to check the owner’s manual. Well, we did so, and compiled the following table of recommended oil types for your convenience. Read on to find out which oil should be used in your 2019 Volkswagen vehicle for optimal health and performance. (more…)

What happens if you don’t perform preventive maintenance on your vehicle?

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
Two mechanics work on the underside of a vehicle, performing some kind of mainteance or service.

Is it okay to skip routine service?

It can be tempting to skip preventative maintenance and just take your chances. Routine service on your automobile can seem like an unnecessary cost, a waste of time, and, at worst, a scam perpetuated by those nasty auto mechanics. Did you ever wonder: what would happen if you just didn’t perform preventative maintenance on your vehicle? (more…)