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2022 VW Tiguan Changes Earn It IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

2022 VW Tiguan Changes Earn It IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

We at Gossett VW of Germantown care about the safety of your family. That’s why we’re proud to share the news that the latest Volkswagen Tiguan has received the highest designation possible from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For the 2022 model year, the VW Tiguan safety rating has been upgraded to its top category: Top Safety Pick+. This achievement puts the compact Tiguan SUV among the safest new vehicles on the market. What contributed to the VW Tiguan…

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Volkswagen Ranked Among Top-Rated Brands for Safety

Volkswagen Ranked Among Top-Rated Brands for Safety

Whether you’re a young adult in Memphis who’s just started their first job or a new parent with an infant in the back seat, safety should be a major priority when you’re driving. Every time you’re on the road in Tennessee, your wellbeing could be at risk. That’s why it’s important to trust a reliable automaker that has a history of quality, dependable engineering. One of the safest automotive brands on the market is Volkswagen, as evidenced by its stellar…

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Spring Car Care Tips for Your Volkswagen

Spring Car Care Tips for Your Volkswagen

We’re finally coming out the other side of winter, and the weather is warming up all across Memphis. As the temperatures rise and the rain showers become more frequent, though, it’s important to prepare your car with some spring car maintenance. Here are some spring car care tips that will help your vehicle stay in tiptop shape all year round. Spring clean your car. Whether it’s salt from the snow we got this winter or just mud on your carpets…

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How Volkswagen is Helping in the Fight Against COVID-19

How Volkswagen is Helping in the Fight Against COVID-19

Volkswagen knows that it’s part of its responsibility as a global leader to help people and communities in times of need. That has been very much the case throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which Volkswagen is helping to fight against using its manufacturing and logistical know-how. VW is teaming with heavyweights like Dow, Whirlpool, and Magna to build essential PPE like respirator hoods, air-purifying respirators, and reusable medical gowns. A taskforce out of its Chattanooga, Tennessee, manufacturing plant is working diligently…

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Safe Driving Tips for Halloween

Safe Driving Tips for Halloween

While most people spend Halloween night either passing out candy or walking through the streets with their trick-or-treaters, some of us may need to do some driving. If you need to get in the car, here are some driving tips for Halloween to help keep everyone safe along the way. Put away any potential distractions in your car, like your phone or food. Turn off the radio and roll the windows down if possible so you can better hear those…

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Packing a Roadside Emergency Kit to Stay Prepared

Packing a Roadside Emergency Kit to Stay Prepared

You never know when you’re about to break down on the road, which is one reason it’s a good idea to pack a roadside emergency kit. Whether you’re taking a cross country road trip or simply commuting to work, it’s important to carry things like first aid equipment, flares, and more. First, according to the DMV, one of the most important things to have is a first aid kit. We at Gossett VW Germantown recommend stocking it with things like…

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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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Tips for a Healthy Summer

Tips for a Healthy Summer

Summer is a season full of fun—you can go swimming, get a tan, and explore the great outdoors—but you’ll want to make sure that you safely do all these things. Here are some tips from us at Gossett VW Germantown on how to have a healthy summer. Sunscreen, Always Always remember to take care of your skin! Sunscreen can protect your skin from UV rays and prevents sunburn and more serious problems like skin cancer. Hydrate Because of the summer…

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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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