Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category
How to reset the tire pressure sensor in VW models
We love modern technology and safety features. Warning sounds let us know when we’re straying from our lanes, and even when we just leave the lights on or don’t close the door all the way. It’s these small things that prevent our batteries from dying and keep us safe. At the same time, it can be annoying when you see a warning light and you know you’ve fixed the problem. So if your TPMS system is acting a bit wacky, you may be wondering how to reset the tire pressure sensor in VW models so that you can be sure yours will still give you a correct reading next time your tires are a bit low. (more…)
2016 VW models for college graduates in Springfield MO
It’s almost that time of year for those who have been working hard earning a college degree to don those caps and gowns and begin setting off on a new journey in life. What better way to travel through the next step than in a new car? Still, first jobs don’t frequently rake in the dough, which means you’ll still want to know which 2016 VW models are the best for college graduates in Springfield MO. This list represents models that are affordable, efficient and provide just a touch of flash. (more…)
Changing the time in your Volkswagen instrument cluster
Daylight saving time occurred a few days ago, but if you’re like many, changing the time in your car is probably the last thing you do. You may not even notice it’s off until you’re on the road, which is a terrible time to go fiddling with controls. Fortunately, changing the time in your Volkswagen instrument cluster is simple and automatically adjusts the time in both your infotainment system and any analog clocks. (more…)
Opening a VW door without the key fob remote
There’s not much that gives us pause when it comes to our day-to-day responsibilities, but technology failing can leave us scratching our heads. In most modern cars we now rely on our key fob to a certain degree, so it can be a bit confusing when it stops working. The first thing you’ll notice is there’s no real key hole next to the door handle, which can leave you feeling helpless instantly. Don’t worry, opening a VW door without they key fob remote is actually easy. (more…)
Does using regular fuel harm a VW turbo engine?
It too often feels like doing the right thing for your car directly battles with your need to keep money in your bank account. On the one hand, maintenance helps prevent expensive repairs down the line, but on the other hand there’s the old adage, “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” Of course, that’s not what any mechanic will say when it comes to cars, but we know it’s sometimes what happens when funds don’t match well with what you ought to do. For this reason, shoppers frequently want to know, does using regular fuel harm a VW turbo engine? (more…)
Connecting a smartphone to Volkswagen Bluetooth
There are few things more frustrating for drivers than to see another person on the road, making dangerous mistakes while holding a cellphone. With newer technology making this unnecessary, we think it’s a good thing to learn more about connecting a smartphone to Volkswagen Bluetooth, so you can be a safe driver even when an emergency phone call can’t be avoided. (more…)
Things to avoid when buying a used Volkswagen
Not all of us are car experts, so if you don’t have someone who knows a lot about cars to go along with you, it can be hard to find the right car on a budget without worrying about getting the raw end of the deal. Today we’re going to provide a brief list of things to avoid when buying a used Volkswagen and tips for getting a great used vehicle. (more…)
How does Volkswagen Park Distance Control work?
Many people ignore available features unless they know exactly what they want. We don’t blame you. Coming in with the expectation of paying the base MSRP only to have a salesperson try to talk you into something you don’t want can be a bit like buying a basic electronic and hearing a whole speech on add-on items or replacement plans. Maybe those things would make you happier, but at the time all it does is make you feel uncomfortable. If you’re considering some add-ons before you go car shopping, it’s best to get the research out of the way so you can be prepared with a confident answer. Today we’re going to answer the question: How does Volkswagen Park Distance Control work? You can decide for yourself if this feature is a must for you. (more…)
Benefits of leasing a Volkswagen in Springfield MO
Dare we say it? There has to be at least as many advertisements for leasing vehicles as there are for buying them. You may be wondering why anyone would lease a vehicle when, in the long run, you’re only going to end up returning it. It’s the same concept as buying a house rather than renting an apartment, but many people choose to rent too. Let’s look at some of the benefits of leasing a Volkswagen in Springfield MO to get a better understanding of why it’s a great choice for certain lifestyles. (more…)
Should you get an automatic or manual transmission?
For most people choosing between an automatic and manual transmission is an easy decision. Some people like driving a stick, and there’s no denying you can shave some money off the initial cost of your vehicle by choosing manual, especially if the base model doesn’t offer an automatic option. Ultimately you’re the one who will be driving your vehicle day after day, so should you get an automatic or manual transmission? (more…)