Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category
Volkswagen and Apple CarPlay: How to Connect Your iPhone to Your 2021 Volkswagen Vehicle
Almost every new 2021 Volkswagen vehicle comes standard with Apple CarPlay. That’s great news for iPhone owners! You can now experience your favorite media and utilize your favorite apps with your Volkswagen vehicle’s crisp infotainment system. Let us show you how to get the connection set up properly.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to connect your iPhone to your Volkswagen vehicle. We’ve also included an official video tutorial for those how prefer that to written instructions.(more…)
Winter Driving Tips: How to Stop Quickly and Safely
Winter officially started two days ago. And winter weather is sure to follow. That means slick roads, low visibility, and long, dark nights. But, with a few simple driving tactics, you can maximize your safety in inclement conditions.
Here are some tips and tricks to stop your car faster and stay in control on icy roads.(more…)
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?(more…)
Setting Up Apple CarPlay and Android Auto: Video Guides
If you have a smartphone and you have a car, it’s natural to want to be able to use them together. With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it’s possible to use all of your favorite apps in your Volkswagen without having to fiddle around with your smartphone while driving.
Many 2020 Volkswagen models are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible, but if you can’t get them set-up properly, they’re kind of useless. Let us help.
Here’s how to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in your VW.(more…)
How Cold Weather Affect Diesel Engines
Have you ever seen a car parked in a driveway that has a plug-in hanging from the grille? Or maybe you bought a diesel, went out to start it, and it wouldn’t turn over. You may have even tried to jump it, to no avail.
Don’t worry. None of these situations mean your vehicle is broken. It’s actually completely normal. Let us explain.
Here’s why your diesel Volkswagen won’t start in the cold.(more…)
How to Turn Off Volkswagen Daytime Running Lights
Daytime running lights, which are activated all the time regardless of time or visibility level, are appearing in almost every new vehicle these days. This is because they’ve been statistically shown to make driving safer. However, occasional situations arise where a driver wishes they could turn off their daytime running lights. How do you turn off daytime running lights in a Volkswagen? (more…)
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…)
Volkswagen Key Fob Issues
It can be pretty frustrating to have your Volkswagen practically shouting in your face that the “Key is Not in Range,” especially when it seems to you that the key is, in fact, in range. Why would a Volkswagen vehicle, something normally so beloved and trustworthy, do such a thing? Is it just a mean-spirited prank, or is there another reason? (more…)
2019 Volkswagen Jetta Break-In Period
For a long time, the rule of thumb has been that you need to break-in the engine on a new car to ensure that it works at its best and lasts as long as it can. This involves driving the vehicle in certain way for a certain period of time. How long is the break-in period for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta? (more…)
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…)