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Get Your Car Ready for the Fall Season

Thursday, September 9th, 2021
Image of an auto mechanic tending to a car

What are Some Important Car Maintenance Tips for the Fall Season?

Following a car maintenance schedule is imperative, and more so, if you want your car to embrace the challenges of the changing seasons. Each season brings with it certain impediments that might cause your vehicle to slow down or even break down if not tended to at the earliest. Now that fall is upon us, it is time to give our cars the care and services they need so that they can stand the test of time. Mac Volkswagen in McMinnville, OR runs the gamut of car services and you can look them up if you want your car to be ready for fall. That said, let us now look at some important car maintenance tips for the fall season and prepare them to brace the icy roads and chilly winds.


How Do I Make my Tires Look New Again?

Friday, February 19th, 2021
close up of multiple car tires

An underrated component of a vehicle’s curb appeal is the tires. Not everyone notices right away how much of a difference a set of clean, dark tires has on the overall appearance of a car, truck, or SUV. A quick spray of water makes them look nice and dark, but that changes as soon as it dries, so how can you achieve that same kind of look all the time? Continue reading for a quick lesson on cleaning up your tires.


Can I Connect my Phone to my New Volkswagen?

Friday, January 22nd, 2021
Close up of phone with Android Auto active in car

Something almost everyone wants out of a new car is the ability to connect their phone to their car’s audio system. Doing this allows you to listen to your favorite music, podcasts, audiobooks and more, not to mention voice dictating messages, hands-free navigation and so much more. If you want to be able to do all of these things with your phone and your new Volkswagen car or crossover, continue reading.


3 Vacuuming Tips for a Cleaner Car

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
hand holding vacuum cleaning leather car seat

If your car is getting really dirty, stinky, or if something happened and you just need to make sure it gets clean again after a big mess, this guide is for you. Vacuuming is an indispensable part of car interior cleaning, and we want to help you improve your technique so you can get the clean, fresh car you deserve.


How Do I Clean my Car’s Infotainment Screen?

Friday, January 8th, 2021
man in jean jacket wiping infotainment screen with blue rag

Cleaning the inside of your car is rarely anyone’s favorite thing to do, but sometimes you just have to do it. If you have ever looked at your touchscreen and thought it needs a good cleaning, but you weren’t sure how to do it, here’s a post dedicated to getting your touchscreen clean safely so you don’t have to worry about those awful smudges and fingerprints anymore.


When is it Worth it to Buy a Used Car?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
used suvs and cars angled overhead view in parking lot

Are you on a tight budget while shopping? You are not the only one. With a troubled economy and other uncertainty in the air, a lot of people are turning to used cars as a way to save money while car shopping. A used car will often have fewer features than a new car, but budget buyers must sacrifice features for affordability, but not every used car is actually going to be worth the lower price. Continue reading to learn more about when it is and is not worth it to buy a used car.


4 Reasons a Car Overheats

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
steaming car engine overheated hood up

Automotive technology has advanced a lot in the last decade, but not enough to eliminate overheating problems. Almost any machine can overheat, but there are mechanisms in place that are designed to prevent this from happening. If your car is overheating when you drive, it is probably for one of the following reasons. Be sure to get your car serviced as soon as you can, but the points below might help you understand the cause.


3 Tips for Vacuuming Out a Car

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
hand holding vacuum cleaning leather car seat

Everyone loves to drive a clean car, but that doesn’t mean everyone keeps their car clean. If you have problems keeping your car clean or haven’t been able to keep up with it, here is some advice you can use to help you vacuum your car. Some of this advice requires equipment, and some are just helpful things to remember. Continue reading below for 3 tips for vacuuming out your car.


How to Make a Used Car Feel New

Thursday, October 8th, 2020
hand holding vacuum cleaning leather car seat

So, you just bought a used car. It feels great to have a new-to-you car, but you want that car to look good and drive like it’s new to everyone, right? There are a few things you can do to make a used car feel brand new. Read the rest of this entry for some advice on how to turn your used car into a car you will be proud to show off.


What Should I Do to Prepare My Car for Summer?

Monday, June 8th, 2020
stock photo of man washing car with hose attachment

Summer is once again right around the corner. It’s already hot enough, but it’s just going to get hotter, so make sure you have your car ready for the heat. Everyone prepares for summer a little differently but read on here for a few pieces of general advice that can help keep your car in prime condition during extreme temperatures.