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Volkswagen Golf Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Volkswagen Golf Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Some vehicles tend to come and go, but the truly special ones stand the test of time. On March 29th, the Volkswagen Golf celebrated its 45-year anniversary of production. Since the launch of Golf production in 1974, a new Golf has been ordered every 41 seconds; in total, the Golf has sold 35 million units globally, making it the best-selling Volkswagen ever. On average, VW Golf sales have hit about 780,000 vehicles per year, pleasing drivers of all stripes through…

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Tips for Safe Driving in the Rain

Tips for Safe Driving in the Rain

Spring tends to bring a lot of rain, so now is a great time to refresh yourself on safe driving practices for rainy days and wet roads. Whether you’re a new driver or a seasoned one, keeping in mind these tips for driving in the rain can help you prevent an unneeded headache. Go slow. Taking it a bit slower in the rain will reduce your chance of hydroplaning and skidding, and it gives you more time to brake when…

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Fall Vehicle Service Tips

Fall Vehicle Service Tips

The return of autumn is a refreshing break between the scorching heat of summer and the frigid winds of winter. It’s also a great opportunity to get caught up on necessary vehicle maintenance. If you’re due for a stop at Gossett VW Germantown this fall, make sure you check these necessary boxes on your maintenance to-do list. Wipers and lights Leaves and rain can make it tougher to see clearly during the fall, so take the appropriate steps to make…

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How to Check Your Car’s Air Conditioner

How to Check Your Car’s Air Conditioner

This summer, many of us will set out on cross-country road trips, while others will simply explore the great outdoors throughout Tennessee. You will no doubt want to make sure you stay comfortably cool while driving around, so it’s essential to check your car’s air conditioner if it seems to be acting funny or if it’s been a while since your last check-up. Here’s a brief how-to guide on how to check your car’s air conditioner. Check fans and air…

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Spring Car Service Tips for the Season Ahead

Spring Car Service Tips for the Season Ahead

Warm spring weather is quickly rolling in, which means now is the perfect time to take care of some seasonal car maintenance. Whether you’re a DIY type of owner or someone who prefers to let the professionals handle maintenance, spring car service is a must. Here are a few items to attend to that will help you enjoy all that the season has to offer without having to fret about car trouble. Change the Oil Engine oil performs multiple roles…

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Car Care New Year’s Resolutions to Protect your Vehicle

Car Care New Year’s Resolutions to Protect your Vehicle

A new year is quickly approaching, and with it an opportunity for a fresh start in all aspects of life. This time around, commit to these car care New Year’s resolutions from Gossett VW Germantown and feel better than ever before about your car.   Schedule seasonal tune-ups Regular tune-ups might seem costly and time-consuming, but they’ll save you both time and money down the road. Your technician can spot potential problems and fix them before they turn into costly…

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How to Change a Flat Tire

How to Change a Flat Tire

One DIY task that every driver should learn is how to change a flat tire. Follow the steps below to learn. Supplies Car jack Lug wrench Flares/reflective triangles Wheel block Owner’s manual Something to kneel on (like a floor mat) Steps                                               Pull over in a location that is as safe, flat, and solid as you can and turn on your emergency flashers. Set up flares or reflective triangles behind your car. Set your parking brake and put a wheel block…

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Summer Car Care

Summer Car Care

Gearing up for summer vacations and road trips is one thing, but properly caring for your car all the time is quite another, so here are a few simple summer car care tips from us here at Gossett VW Germantown. Windshield Wipers Spring brought heavy rains, so depending on where you live odds are your windshield wipers were put through their paces in April and May. Worn wipers are a cause for concern, especially if you live in a wet…

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What To Do After An Accident

What To Do After An Accident

Accidents happen, and sometimes even the most careful drivers find themselves involved in a collision. There’s no doubt that car accidents are stressful situations. Knowing what to do after an accident can help you handle the situation should such a misfortune occur. If a collision happens, before anything else you should take a deep breath. Try to get your bearings. This can be difficult in a scary situation like this, but if you’re not collected you’ll have trouble handling the…

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Auto Service Basics: Importance of Tire Rotation

Auto Service Basics: Importance of Tire Rotation

The tires are one of the most important parts of a vehicle, seeing as how they keep you rolling along the road. Taking care of your tires is easier than you might think and can be done every time you get your oil changed. Rotating your tires is one of the simplest ways to extend the life of your tires. Here’s everything you need to know about the importance of tire rotation from us here at Gossett VW! Rotating your…

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