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How to Fix the EPC Light on a Volkswagen Vehicle
On your dashboard, you can find a bunch of warning lights that will light up to alert you about certain parts of your vehicle’s functions. These could be as simple as not putting on your seatbelt, or as serious as a problem with your brakes. But how do you know? Do you recognize what every warning light really means? Even if you recognize the symbol, do you know what to do about it? On Volkswagen vehicles you’ll find the EPC warning light. When the EPC icon lights up on your dashboard, what should you do?
Rent a Car Without Breaking Your Bank
Unless you’re planning to walk everywhere, you’ll want to a vehicle to drive around when you go on a vacation away from home. So, if you take a flight to D.C., California, or overseas, a rental car is your best bet. Unfortunately, renting a car isn’t always fun business. You can often feel as if you’re getting overcharged and swindled out of extra money. How can you rent a car for cheap?
Make Your Car More Fuel Efficient
One of the most important things that governs a consumer’s choice of car is the fuel economy. As a car owner, unless you’re taking your vehicle in for constant maintenance, you’ll be spending the most money for your car on gas. And no one likes paying for gas. Wouldn’t you like to pay less and improve your gas mileage?
If your car’s making some surprising noises, it’s likely that some part of your engine is trying to talk to you. Whether it’s a shriek or a clunk, you’ll want to get any engine noise checked out straightaway. (more…)
Engine oil is your car’s lifeblood, and it’s vital to change it regularly. For all the times that your check engine light has blinked on or a more experienced car owner has told you that oil changes matter, you might still be wondering—why do they matter so much? (more…)
Tire rotation is probably not on your list of must-dos when it comes to car maintenance. Oil changes, wiper fluid top-offs, and even a good wash now and then all make sense, but why rotate your tires? Don’t they do that as you drive anyway? (more…)
Many of us go months without checking our tire pressure, as so many cars come with high-tech tire pressure monitoring systems that keep us up-to-date on the status of our PSI. However, when the day comes that you see a nail stuck in your car tire, you’ll want to follow these steps to ensure the hole is properly repaired and your car is safe to drive. (more…)
So, it’s hot outside. You scurry to your car and open the door, slide inside and quickly start the engine so you can get the A/C flowing. Disappointment sets in as you realize that your air conditioning system is so weak that you’d rather just open the windows. If you, like the rest of us, want to know what makes your air conditioner airflow so weak, read on and we’ll fill you in. (more…)
Keeping your tires properly inflated is an important part of maintaining your Volkswagen Golf. Just as regular oil changes keep your engine in working order, keeping your tires inflated will help to lengthen the life of your car and your tires. Checking your tire pressure once a month will keep your tires from wearing as quickly, and will end up saving you money down the road. (more…)
When it comes to caring for your vehicle, there is no better time to catch up than after a long winter. Sure, you might have pushed back those maintenance activities when the weather had you feeling glum, but with these sweet spring savings available at J. Bertolet Volkswagen, there’s no reason to avoid bringing your vehicle in for a refreshing tune-up. (more…)