Archive for the ‘Maintenance’ Category

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Driving

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Car Covered in Snow

Keeping Your Vehicle Safe in Winter Weather 

Winter is almost here. You can feel it in the air. Most of the leaves have fallen off of the trees, grass has stopped growing, and the days are getting colder and shorter. Snow is on the horizon, heading soon to decorate your homes and litter the streets. Along with snow, we’ll soon see ice, fog, and frost. Starting up your car in the morning, you’ll not only have to deal with your own shivering, but frosted windshields, slippery roads, and poor visibility. Right now, before things turn worse, is the time to get ready for Winter weather. Make sure you and your vehicle are prepared for driving on Winter roads. Here’s how to prepare your car for Winter driving.

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What You Can Find in Your Owner’s Manual

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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So what’s in that weird little booklet, anyway? Your owner’s manual comes with your car and has a lot of useful information in it. Here are five of the most useful things you can find in your owner’s manual. (more…)

Is it Important to Keep My Wiper Fluid Full?

Monday, August 14th, 2017
Squeegee

Unless you’ve been caught without it when you needed it, it’s pretty likely that you haven’t given much thought to your wiper fluid—it’s usually taken care of when you get your oil changed anyway, right? While your wiper fluid is often topped off at the mechanic’s, it’s one of the fluids your car uses that needs your attention. (more…)

How Often do I Need an Oil Change?

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
oil pour

Gas mileage taken a dip? Car responding a little slower than usual? “Check Engine” light on? Whether it’s mechanical indications or getting stuck in a conversation with a gearhead, you’ve probably heard quite a bit about how you’re not doing enough for oil changes. Let us help you straighten out the facts so you can take care of your car. (more…)

How to prevent common car problems in your Volkswagen

Monday, April 4th, 2016
Auto mechanic working in garage maintenance tips

Easy Volkswagen maintenance tips

Sometimes car problems are unavoidable. Other times, they can prevented with proper care and maintenance. Here at Volkswagen Oneonta, we want your VW to continue running strong. Of course, regular visits to our expert service department will really go a long way in your vehicle’s overall health, take a look below to see some of the Volkswagen maintenance tips and tricks that you can perform on your own to prevent problems down the road. (more…)