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Volkswagen Car-Net® Smartphone Compatibility
VW Car-Net® has been the signature infotainment system of Volkswagen vehicles since its implementation into Volkswagen 2016 models. One of the stand-out features of VW Car-Net® is the App-Connect technology. Unfortunately, those who don’t already own a recent Volkswagen model are unsure or confused about what App-Connect does. Don’t worry, we’re here to explain what App-Connect is and how it works.
Car Experts Debunk Bad Winter Car Advice
It’s cold. There’s snow. There’s ice. You want to stay in bed all day. And it’s not going to be fun to drive. Still, you need to get up and about for the day. That means driving on streets, roads, and highways while dealing with the worst of winter weather. You need to be very safe while driving. Unfortunately, there’s plenty of bad car advice out there that people still follow.
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?
Last time, we brought you a few common car myths that are still rattling around in the public. Needless to say, there are more than a few out there. Here at J. Bertolet Volkswagen, we thought it’d be helpful to talk about a few more to help clear up more misconceptions. So, here are more common car myths.
What do power numbers mean? This is a question that many consumers and drivers don’t know. When confronted with these numbers people can often be overwhelmed and confused. What does horsepower mean? What does 1 horsepower equal? Do torque and horsepower do the same thing? What’s the difference between horsepower and torque? Here at J. Bertolet Volkswagen, we thought we’d help to answer those questions.
Most everyone knows the basics of driving and car maintenance. Wear a seat belt. Change your oil after a few thousand miles. Don’t use your phone while driving. Align your tires. But there are many additional things you can do as a driver to save money, protect your car, and save your life.
Most people like to think they know what they’re talking about. To be honest, a lot don’t. In our lives a lot of information and advice is passed around as fact when a lot of it is outdated, based on misunderstandings, or is just plain wrong. These myths can be taught by our parents, heard from friends, or even read on the internet, but we often believe them because they’re so common that everyone automatically thinks they’re true. We here at J. Bertolet Volkswagen have come to your aid to debunk these common car myths.
Cars are investments. When you get a new set of keys, you usually hope that your new car will last you for many years to come—but how do you know when it’s time to replace your car? (more…)