Tips to Prevent Storm Damage to Your VW

March 3rd, 2018 by

With 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…

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Is It Time to Replace the Brakes on My Volkswagen?

February 27th, 2018 by

The 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…

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

January 10th, 2018 by

Windshield 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…

How to Stay Awake and Alert During Long Road Trips

November 14th, 2017 by

Millions 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….

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How Safe is the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas?

July 26th, 2017 by

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Body Construction and Safety Features When searching for a new vehicle, there are many factors to consider – such as style, cost, usability, efficiency, and safety. In Volkswagen’s opinion, safety is the most important factor, and the German automaker strives to build the safest vehicles and utilize the latest innovations to keep…

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

July 14th, 2017 by

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….

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta Named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

February 13th, 2017 by

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Safety Systems and Features Every car shopper today put a great deal of stock into safety when considering a new vehicle. Volkswagen is one of the companies that understands this importance and seeks to provide some of the safest vehicles currently on the market. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta safety systems and features…

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Volkswagen Safety features: Blind Spot Monitoring System

November 29th, 2016 by

How does the Volkswagen Blind Spot Monitor work? When it comes to driving on the highway, merging and switching lanes can be a big source of stress for many drivers. The blind spot on the side of vehicles make it difficult to see if other vehicles are passing or driving next to you. That’s why…

Get behind the wheel of a Volkswagen with Rear Traffic Alert!

August 18th, 2016 by

Which Volkswagen models have Rear Traffic Alert? Safety has always been key when it comes to driving, which is why many automakers are making bigger strides to make their vehicles safer. Volkswagen is among those adding new technologies to their vehicles to not only protect in the event of an accident, but to help drivers…

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New Golf SportWagen offers additional safety features for 2017 model year

July 30th, 2016 by

2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen safety features In Volkswagen vehicles, safety is always a top priority. That’s why the new 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen safety features aim to make advanced features more available to its drivers. So if you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of a vehicle that not only offers sporty performance and affordable…

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