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 To be honest, a lot don’t. In our lives a lot of information and advice is passed around as fact when a lot of it is outdated, based on misunderstandings, or is just plain wrong.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? Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s cars are so jam-packed with technology that sometimes it seems like they can almost drive themselves. Modern safety features offer a much safer ride than cars from even ten short years ago. However, one of the biggest things that separates more basic models from higher-end models is additional safety features—but are they worth the extra money? Read the rest of this entry »
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? Read the rest of this entry »
Like with everything you own, your car is impacted by how you treat it. Your driving habits affect how your car experiences wear and tear and at what rate it happens. Let’s take a look at what your driving habits do to your car and how you can make sure your car lasts as long as you’d like it to. Read the rest of this entry »
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? Read the rest of this entry »