Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

How to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in my VW?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
2020 Tiguan infotainment showcase with Spotify running

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.

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Why won’t my diesel Volkswagen start in the cold?

Monday, December 16th, 2019
car driving through snow

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.

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Can daytime running lights be disabled in a Volkswagen?

Monday, October 14th, 2019
Blue 2019 Volkswagen Jetta cruises up a highway with its daytime running lights activated.

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…)

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…)

Why does my Volkswagen say “Key Not in Range?”

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Bummed-out looking woman holds a cardboard sign with the word, "Help!" written on it.

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…)

What’s the break-in period for the 2019 VW Jetta?

Sunday, August 25th, 2019
Blue 2019 Volkswagen Jetta parked beside a white building in Athens, Greece.

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…)

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…)

Where to Buy Tires near Milwaukee, WI

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
Four tires in a line have fallen down due to the domino effect, and lay languidly.

Best Tire Quality and Prices

Tires- you love them, you need them, and if you’re driving, it’s important to pay attention to them. Once tires have been rotated a few times and the tread has been thoroughly worn down, handling, traction, and control will all be impacted. Not only is driving on worn tires dangerous, but it can also cause intensified wear to other parts of your vehicle, potentially resulting in costly repairs.

Eventually, for every vehicle owner, the time comes when you have to buy new tires. When that happens, you’re inevitably going to be wondering where to get them. So, where is the best place to buy tires in Milwaukee WI? (more…)

How to check the coolant in your Volkswagen

Monday, April 8th, 2019
generic vehicle up on a lift in an auto shop

You probably already know that your vehicle is composed of a bunch of different fluids, but you may not know much about how to check them other than the oil. Take the coolant for example. Responsible for keeping your engine from overheating, the coolant levels can leak as you put on more miles. Don’t let them get too low or you may experience some negative consequences. Learn how to check the coolant in your Volkswagen with the video here on our blog! (more…)

How do I know if the ball joints need to be replaced?

Monday, April 8th, 2019
vehicle in auto repair shop

What happens when your vehicle’s ball joints go bad?

If you take a step back to admire the handiwork that goes into your vehicle, it’s pretty amazing how all the components go together to complete it. With so many parts, though, you’ll be bound to run into an issue or two down the road eventually. Ball joints are just one of the many components that can go bad. See what happens when your vehicle’s ball joints go bad here on our blog! (more…)