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Tips to Prevent Storm Damage to Your VW

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Prevent-VW-Snow-DamageWith one Nor’easter after another pounding the region, preventing storm damage is a top worry of Volkswagen owners looking to protect their investment.

At Speedcraft VW in Wakefield, we hear your concerns. Here are some ideas to prevent damage that comes from snow, ice and the sand and salt mixture spread on roads.

Take extra care in the winter to keep your car well maintained and clean – not easy with low temperatures – but important. Extensive damage can be caused by the sand and salt mixture used to speed ice melt on roadways and provide traction. The salt and water combine to create rust if not addressed immediately. Corrosion can ravage the undercarriage and body of your Volkswagen. Sometimes, a mixture of highly acidic water, salt and magnesium chloride is used, which can cause even greater damage. The longer the salt and grime sits on your car, the more likely you are to see rust form. (more…)

Is It Time to Replace the Brakes on My Volkswagen?

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

VW-brake-repairThe average lifespan for most Volkswagen brake pads is 50,000 miles, but that number can vary based on how often you drive, the quality of the pads, how well you maintain your VW and your driving style. For example, if you’re often stomping on the brakes on the highway, if your commute contains a lot of traffic lights, or if you ride your brakes downhill, your brake pads may last only 25,000 miles.

There’s no definitive answer, but a few warning signs can indicate that it’s time to get your brakes checked, according to the experts at Speedcraft VW in Wakefield. They know how to service the sophisticated anti-lock braking system (ABS) on all Volkswagen models.

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If stopping takes longer than usual, or your VW vibrates when the brakes are applied, it may be time to replace your brake pads. Another warning sign is pulling to one side when the brakes are applied. This may mean that the brakes are worn unevenly or there may be an issue with the fluid. (more…)

With Cold Temps Comes Time to Check VW Climate Control

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

VW-TouaregIf the air temperature coming from your Volkswagen’s vents is too cold, you smell a strange odor, or you just want to get your climate control system checked out, Speedcraft Volkswagen in Wakefield, RI, offers service specials, top-quality parts and personalized service.

If you need a specific problem fixed, Speedcraft Volkswagen technicians can identify the source of the air temperature problem, and odor, which could be caused by gas leaks and mold. A climate control check-up is a good idea this time of year if your drives are feeling chillier than they should. (more…)

Winter Service Reminders, Deals for Your VW

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

VW-maintenance-repairsWinter is tough, but luckily your Volkswagen can take it.

The snow, ice and frigid temperatures make driving more challenging and proper maintenance essential. Here are a few ways drivers can prepare for the unpredictable, but remember, the factory-trained and certified service technicians at Speedcraft VW in Wakefield are available to help with any number of issues. (more…)

How Often Should I Change My VW’s Windshield Wipers?

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

VW-windshield-wipersWindshield wipers are easy to mistreat in the winter. If you suspect your wipers aren’t doing the job they should, get quick help from the experts at your Speedcraft Volkswagen dealer in Wakefield.

Windshield wiper blades that are specially designed for the rigors of winter will hold up better than others, but running them over ice and snow can damage them. Using sturdy wipers and treating them well will give you crystal-clear visibility. Like all other components on your Volkswagen, the windshield wipers are of the highest quality.

Is it time to replace you VW windshield wipers? The recommended timeline is every six months to a year, though at Speedcraft Volkswagen, our rule of thumb is to replace them when they are no longer provide clear visibility or when you see that sad, trailing piece of rubber hanging from your windshield wipers. (more…)

VW Offers 6-Year/72,000-Mile Warranty That Beats Competition

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

tiguan-warranty Speedcraft Volkswagen in Wakefield, RI, is proud to announce that most 2018 Volkswagens in the United States will come with 6-year/72,000-mile warranty.

Called the “People First Warranty,” the bumper-to-bumper package includes powertrain coverage for engines, transmissions and optional 4Motion® all-wheel-drive systems. The warranty can be transferred to subsequent owners for up to six years or 72,000 miles, whichever comes first, from the date it was first sold new, VW announced.

Most competitors offer a three-year/36,000 mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty on their cars and SUVs. Normally, if a vehicle is sold to a second owner, the powertrain limited warranty is not transferable beyond five years or 60,000 miles from the date it was first sold new, VW says.

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How Can I Make My Volkswagen Model’s Battery Last Longer?

Monday, July 31st, 2017
What is the Lifespan of a Battery in a Volkswagen?

What is the Lifespan of a Battery in a Volkswagen?

What is the Lifespan of a Battery in a Volkswagen?

We have all experienced this scenario: we are heading out of the house or the office, eager to get to our destination, when we get into our Volkswagen and attempt to turn on the ignition, and our vehicle doesn’t start. It is then that we realize that our Volkswagen’s battery is dead – and it is usually at the most inconvenient time! In order to help you avoid this from happening to you again, we asked our service experts here at Speedcraft Volkswagen for some tips. (more…)

Is Your Volkswagen Leaking? Find Out What the Problem is With Our Helpful Color Guide!

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Common Vehicle Leaks and Their Color Indicators

Common Vehicle Leaks and Their Color Indicators

Common Vehicle Leaks and Their Color Indicators

Have you been noticing pools of liquid around or under your Volkswagen (and it hasn’t been raining)? Then there is a good chance that your Volkswagen might have a leak somewhere! Volkswagen is renowned for its top-notch quality, but leaks may occur from time to time, especially as the vehicle ages. In order to give you an idea of what kind of liquid is leaking from your Volkswagen (and what you should do), we have built a handy-dandy color guide! (more…)

Signs that your Car’s Heater Core is broken

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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car air vents

Car Heater Repair in Rhode Island

During the cold Rhode Island winter, drivers know that the heater in their vehicle is a vital feature. Nobody wants to be stuck in a car for a long time with no heater in the middle of winter. Which is why it’s so important that you make sure that the heater core in your vehicle is working properly. Here are a few signs that your car’s heater core is in need of repair. (more…)

Volkswagen drivers benefit from included Clean Pollen Filters

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
What Does the Pollen Filter in My Volkswagen Do

What Does the Pollen Filter in My Volkswagen Do

Volkswagen Clean Pollen Filter

There’s a reason that the Volkswagen brand is so popular among those suffering from allergies. Many may not even notice it, but a standard pollen filter is available in all Volkswagen models, which works to keep the air in your car fresh and clean, even in a field of daisies. (more…)