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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…)

How do you use a roundabout?

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Easy Tips to remember when using a Roundabout

Easy Tips to remember when using a Roundabout

Easy Tips to remember when using a Roundabout 

If you need a little help understanding roundabouts, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve come up with some easy tips to remember when using a roundabout. These will hopefully give you a better idea of what to do when you have to use a roundabout. Let’s take a look at the design and purpose of roundabouts first to give you a better idea of how they work. (more…)

Remember to Keep Your Pets, Kids, and Other Valuables Out of Your Hot Volkswagen This Summer!

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Interior Temperature of Volkswagen Vehicles in Hot Summer Weather

Interior Temperature of Volkswagen Vehicles in Hot Summer Weather

Here in Rhode Island, we are lucky to have so many beaches to help cool us down during the summer months. However, once in a while we will experience a heat wave where the temperatures can get up into the 80s, 90s, or even the 100s. These high temperatures can be a little uncomfortable, especially when we have to drive anywhere. (more…)

How Can I Score the Best Deal on a Rental Car When I Travel?

Friday, July 14th, 2017
Tips for Saving on a Rental Car When Traveling

Tips for Saving on a Rental Car When Traveling

Tips for Saving on a Rental Car When Traveling

Do you have any big travel plans for this year? Where are you headed? Are you coming here to Rhode Island to check out the beaches and seaside towns? Or are you planning to head out to Arizona later this year to visit your grandparents during the holidays (and hopefully to see the Grand Canyon)? Either way, there is a good chance that you will need to rent a car if you are flying to your destination. One of the best things about traveling is that you can do it on a small budget if you play your cards right, but renting a car can seriously blow that budget if you are not careful! Here are some ways to save on that rental car for your next adventure! (more…)

Is a Volkswagen Sedan, Hatchback, or Crossover Right for Me?

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Which 2017 Volkswagen Vehicle Style Should I Buy?

Which 2017 Volkswagen Vehicle Style Should I Buy?

Which 2017 Volkswagen Vehicle Style Should I Buy?

Are you looking for a new vehicle? Then you have come to the right place! Drivers love the Volkswagen brand for its sleek vehicles that are also dependable and efficient. We also love that there is a Volkswagen vehicle for just about anyone. So which 2017 Volkswagen vehicle style is right for you? Read on to find out! (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…)

I Misplaced My Volkswagen Model’s Owner’s Manual! Where Can I Get Another One?

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Where to Find a Second Copy of a Volkswagen Owner’s Manual Near Wakefield, RI

Where to Find a Second Copy of a Volkswagen Owner’s Manual Near Wakefield, RI

Where to Find a Second Copy of a Volkswagen Owner’s Manual Near Wakefield, RI

Are you one of those people who loses almost anything and everything, even though you just saw the item? We have days like that too. If it isn’t our cell phone, our billfold, or our glasses (and nine times out of ten they are already on our face), then it is the owner’s manual to our Volkswagen model. Let us explain where you can find a second copy—and even if you eventually find the original one, it never hurts to have an extra on hand. (more…)

Signs that your Car’s Heater Core is broken

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
car air vents

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…)