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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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Passat Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

Passat Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

Volkswagens should never be underestimated, especially concerning their safety. And the brand proved this when the 2016 Passat was named IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus. On the 2016 Passat, there’s new front and rear styling that has given it that top safety score. The mid-sized sedan received the top score of “good” across all areas of testing. These wins include the small front overlap crash, the most difficult testing area, as well as an advanced rating for front crash prevention….

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Volkswagen Safety Technologies: Keeping You Safe Behind the Wheel

Volkswagen Safety Technologies: Keeping You Safe Behind the Wheel

Volkswagen has invested in some innovative safety technologies to make sure you’re always safe and sound behind the wheel. Most new models feature active and passive systems, and you have the option to upgrade to the latest high-tech components on the market when you buy Volkswagen. According to Volkswagen, some of the most recent and advanced Volkswagen safety technologies are Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Area View, Blind Spot Sensor, and City Emergency Braking among others. Adaptive Cruise Control automatically adjusts…

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Changing Your Brakes: When Should You Replace Them?

Changing Your Brakes: When Should You Replace Them?

Brake maintenance is one of the most important aspects of vehicle ownership. Not only will replacing the pads make other brake components—including rotors—last longer, but it also reduces stress on your car. In the long run, regular maintenance can actually increase resale value, especially if documented by a site like CARFAX. Changing your brakes can be easily performed by any mechanic; however, knowing when to take the vehicle in is vital. According to Cars.com, the life of your brakes varies…

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