Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

How are Certified Pre-Owned Cars Different from Used Cars?

Friday, September 15th, 2017
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So you’d like to learn more about certified pre-owned cars? You’ve come to the right place. Before you come in to take a look at our inventory, let us give you the low-down on what certified pre-owned cars have to offer. (more…)

Jump into spring in your Passat with Daylight Savings!

Friday, March 10th, 2017
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How to change the clock in your Volkswagen

Spring is coming, and that means Daylight Savings is just around the corner. It is coming up this Sunday, March 12, and since it only comes around twice a year, you might have forgotten how to change the clock in your VW vehicle. Check out this how-to using the 2017 Passat as an example and be prepared for Daylight Savings! (more…)

Where Can I Find a Christmas Tree Around Oneonta?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Christmas Tree Farms Around Oneonta NY

Christmas is quickly approaching, which means many different things. It means it’s time to start untangling all of your Christmas lights (so you can put them up before having to take them back down and get them all tangled up again for next year). It means it’s time to head to the store for all of your Christmas cookie ingredients. And it means it’s time to go pick out your family Christmas tree. We don’t know about you, but there’s nothing we enjoy more than packing the family up and heading out to a nice tree farm to pick out our Christmas tree together. Here are a few of our favorite Christmas tree farms around Oneonta, NY. (more…)

What’s Going On Around Oneonta this Christmas?

Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Holiday Activities In and Around Oneonta NY

Thanksgiving leftovers are becoming a distant memory, which means Christmas is right around the corner. That means there’s no better time of year to get together as a family and enjoy everything the season has to offer than right now. But with so many things going on in and around Oneonta, NY, it can be hard to know exactly what to do. So we decided to put together a guide containing all the information you’ll need regarding all of the Christmas activities going on in our area. So get out there, have some fun and enjoy the holiday season. (more…)

What’s a Family To Do in Fall Around Oneonta NY?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
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Best Fall Family Adventures Around Oneonta NY

As summer turns to fall, families in and around Oneonta, New York, are looking for anything and everything they can do to get out and enjoy themselves before another brutal winter hits. Sometimes the weather cooperates and you can get out for a couple final outdoor family adventures before retreating indoors for the season. Sometimes the weather isn’t as helpful. And even though fall doesn’t offer anything near as bad as winter does, you still might have to look for indoor family activities to partake in for your final family adventure before winter. No matter what the situation, we’ve got you covered with a few of what we feel are the best fall family adventures around Oneonta, NY. (more…)

What are the best forests around Oneonta, NY?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Top Forests to Tour This Fall Oneonta, NY

The switch from summer to fall brings with it some amazing and breathtaking scenery. As the changes move into full effect, families and sightseers of all varieties are going to want to head out to take in all of the beautiful colors that come along with fall. But knowing where to go to see the best nature has to offer can be tricky. That’s why we’re sharing with you the top forests to tour this fall around Oneonta, NY. (more…)

How to Choose Your Teen’s First Car

Monday, July 25th, 2016
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What to Look For in Your Teen’s First Car

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Or maybe it will be the best day ever, if you need help running errands and hauling the younger kids around. It’s the day your teen gets their driver’s license. Immediately after they get their license – or, who are we kidding, in the weeks and months leading up to it – they’re going to be bugging you about getting them a vehicle. And they’re going to want the most stylish, sporty, powerful vehicle on the market. You know, the one with all the bells and whistles and latest tech toys. And maybe they’ve been a great kid up to this point, so you’re going to spoil them a little. Or maybe you’re going to get them a reliable pre-owned vehicle for their starter car. Whatever you decide, here’s what to look for in your teen’s first car. (more…)

Drivers can get the most out of their vacation with these travel tips!

Friday, June 24th, 2016
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Summer travel tips for drivers

Now that summer is finally here, driver everywhere are packing up their vehicles to head out on long-awaited summer vacations. But when you’re traveling in the summer, there are few things that you should be sure to consider, especially when riding in a vehicle on long road trips. To help simplify your vacation, here are a few summer travel tips for drivers that can make all of the difference when it comes to travelling. (more…)

Drivers receive assistance with automated Volkswagen safety features

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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Volkswagen Driver Assistance system

When it comes to keeping driver safe, Volkswagen has never been one to skimp out on technology. That’s especially the case now that the brand’s new models are coming with available driver assistance technologies designed to help drivers prevent accidents. The Volkswagen Driver Assistance system is equipped with seven different technologies that work together seamlessly using radar and an integrated camera to improve on-road safety. (more…)

Driving in rain raises risk of problems with hydroplaning

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
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What is hydroplaning?

Here in New York, rainy weather is pretty much unavoidable. And while you may think that sudden downpours and reduced visibility are the most you’ll have to worry about when it comes to driving in the rain, one of the biggest problems drivers run into is one we often forget about – hydroplaning. Hydroplaning is especially dangerous as it usually catches drivers off guard with sudden loss of control of your vehicle’s steering and braking. Hydroplaning occurs when you drive over more water than your wheels can displace, causing the tire to skid or slide over the water rather than maintaining traction with the road. (more…)