Archive for the ‘Tips and Info’ Category

What can I do for my car before winter?

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Car covered in snow

Car covered in snow

How to Prepare your Vehicle for Winter 

There is going to be a lot of snow this winter. There will be tough roads ahead, but we have some tips to teach you how to prepare your vehicle for the winter. Let’s take a look and see what you can do to get your car ready for the harshest weather.  (more…)

How to keep your vehicle cool

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
Volkswagen interior with flames to illustrate heat

Volkswagen interior with flames to illustrate heat

Tips to keep your car cool this summer 

This summer has been a hot one, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to stop. One of the worst parts about summer is being overheated inside your car. That is why we have created these tips to keep your car cool this summer. Let’s take a look and see how you can avoid the heat.  (more…)

How can I better maintain my vehicle?

Friday, May 11th, 2018
Spring Cleaning Vehicle Edition written over grass

Spring Cleaning Vehicle Edition written over grass

Spring Cleaning Checklist for your car 

Summer is almost here, and there are plenty of things to do to prepare. We have created a spring checklist for your car. While you are cleaning up your house, it may be a good idea to take some time to better maintain your vehicle. Let’s take a look and see what you can do to help yourself have a better driving experience.  (more…)

Advice for fun on the road this summer

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Young people in a vehicle

Road Trip Tips 

Summer is almost here! Now is a great time to schedule a vacation and take a road trip. There are plenty of things to do on the road, but we want to give you some ideas on how to make your vacation better. Let’s take a look at some of these road trip tips to help you on your way.  (more…)

How can I keep my car working properly when it’s cold out?

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Car covered in snow

Car covered in snow

Basic Winter Maintenance Tips 

Winter is a brutal time of the year for your vehicle’s performance. We want to help you maintain your vehicle during these cold months with some basic winter maintenance tips. Let’s take a look at some ways you can help keep your vehicle in top shape.   (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 can I drive safely this winter?

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
View of tire on a snowy road

Tips for safe winter driving 

There is going to be snow this winter, so you should be careful while driving. We want to help drivers stay safe on the road and that is why we have created this list of tips for safe winter driving. Let’s take a look and see what you can do to better protect your family while on the road this winter.  (more…)

VW Names and Their Meanings

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

VW-Names-LineupVolkswagen is German for “the people’s car” and it is just one of many unusual VW names associated with the entire lineup. All names fit each vehicle. Read on to find out about Volkswagen model names and their meanings, questions we’re often asked at Speedcraft VW in Wakefield.

VW Beetle

Originally named “The Volkswagen Type 1,” the Beetle eventually adopted its current name based on its classic design. Käfer is the German word for Beetle. In production since the 1930s, it was once the best-selling vehicle of all time. The Beetle also has some other nicknames in different languages: “Blaben” or Bubble in Danish and “Coccinelle” for Ladybug in French.

Volkswagen Golf

The VW Golf is one of the most popular families of hatchbacks and wagons in the industry, but the story behind its name is odd. It would be logical to assume the name comes from the German word for the Gulf Stream ocean current. However, it appears that the name was taken from a VW executive’s horse. (more…)

How Can I Boost VW Gas Mileage?

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

VW-Jetta-gas-mileageVW Jetta a Fuel-Efficient Option

The best way to boost gas mileage is to buy a car with good fuel economy, and Speedcraft Volkswagen in Wakefield has numerous options.

The Volkswagen Jetta is the most fuel-efficient model VW offers. The 2017 VW Jetta, with manual 5-speed transmission, maxes out at 40 mpg highway, and earns a combined 33 mpg rating, according to fueleconomy.gov, the federal government source for fuel economy information. Another fuel-efficient choice is the VW Golf, with a combined 29 miles per gallon combined and 36 on the highway.

Drivers looking to gain even better gas mileage, however, can take advantage of a few tricks to keep a few more dollars in their wallets. (more…)

How to Stay Awake and Alert During Long Road Trips

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

VW-Road-TripMillions of Americans plan to hit the road this holiday season to visit friends and relatives, but long drives and heavy food can mean boredom and fatigue. All of us here at Speedcraft VW in Wakefield hope you stay safe and have fun, so please don’t rely on an open window and loud music to stay awake. (more…)