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Types of Winter Tires

You need to switch to winter tires if you live in a place where the temperature drops below 45 degrees. There are studded and non-studded tires. Both of these tires are designed to drive through snow and ice. Studded tires have pins or metal studs. However, it is important to check the laws in your area because these types of tires may not be legal. Even though studded tires are great for driving through the ice and snow, they can make a lot of noise. They can also make your ride uncomfortable.

Non-studded tires work the same as studded tires…

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Importance of Making a Winter Survival Kit

Depending on where you live, winter can bring some very cold temperatures and dangerous driving conditions. Drivers familiar with winter conditions often put together a winter survival kit. A winter survival kit can make all the difference whether you’re stranded on the road or just spending some unexpected time out in the cold. The more important supplies you have in your kit, the better your chances of surviving the cold and the longer you’ll be able to do it.

You can stock your winter survival kit with many items that don’t take up a lot of space…

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ASE Certification: What Is It? Why Is It Important?

As a premier dealership in Crystal Lake, IL, Volkswagen Of Crystal Lake is proud to announce that we employ ASE-Certified technicians to service your vehicle. Your satisfaction is paramount to our dealership near Schaumburg, IL. Are you aware of what ASE-Certified means and why it's so important, especially nowadays with the advancement in automotive technology?

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What is a Differential?

A rear differential is an important mechanical piece for a truck, car, SUV, or another type of vehicle. The main purpose of a differential would be to allow differently powered wheels to still be able to turn at different speeds. Thus, the rear differential plays an important role for the wheels because it helps the wheels to continue to go different distances when you turn. 

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Understanding the Basics of Car Wax

Whether you want to bring your vehicle into Volkswagen of Crystal Lake for some detail work or you want to take it on yourself, it's important that you understand the basics of car wax. You may be looking to add back some of the original shine that your automobile had when you first bought it.

 

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Choose Your Vehicle Carefully When You Want to Save Money on Fuel

When you're buying a vehicle, you might look at the price tag at the dealership to help you determine whether or not it's the vehicle that you want. But you should also look at how much it's going to cost you to own and maintain the vehicle. Some cars get better gas mileage than others, and over the time that you have the vehicle, you can pay hundreds or even thousands more in gas if you choose a model that guzzles gasoline. 

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Warning Signs and Common Problems with Brakes

If you hear squealing coming from your brakes, do you know what to do? In most cases, this means that your brake pads and rotors have worn down. Metal is now rubbing against metal and causing a terrible grinding sound that comes out like a squeal. When your car starts, your brake light should come on for a second, then disappear. 

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