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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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Volkswagen Technology Stays Ahead of the Curve

Volkswagen Technology Stays Ahead of the Curve

In several areas, but particularly in technology, Volkswagen proves to be unmatched. Its vehicles are outfitted with cutting-edge technology, technology that is intelligently designed to make for a more efficient, more comfortable and more convenient driving experience. Safety Technology The Blind Spot Sensor finally lets you in on those mysterious areas that escape our sideview mirror. In vehicles featuring this technology, radar sensors are installed that can detect movement in the rear and side of the vehicle. Multi-Collision Brake is…

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Know the Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Know the Dangers of Drowsy Driving

One problem with drowsy driving is that people simply don’t understand just how dangerous it is. Every year there are 100,000 crashes that can be attributed to drowsy driving. Of those crashes, 71,000 people will sustain injuries and 1,550 people will lose their lives (NHTSA). So what happens when you get drowsy behind the wheel? The effect mimics the effects of alcohol consumption. Your reaction times start to slow down and it becomes more difficult for your mind to process…

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