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Construction of Volkswagen EV Charger Network to Begin

Construction of Volkswagen EV Charger Network to Begin

The future of electric vehicles in the United States will benefit thanks to a plan recently revealed by Electrify America to invest $300 million into a national network of 450 non-proprietary electric car charging stations. Work on the network, which will cover 11 major metropolitan areas and heavily traveled highways in 39 states, is slatedRead more about Construction of Volkswagen EV Charger Network to Begin[…]

Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter Emergencies in Portland, OR

Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter Emergencies in Portland, OR

 

Winter is coming and it is time for that annual ritual every sensible and responsible car owner must perform – preparing your car and yourself for the cold season. Spending a few hours arranging all the stuff you need can make all the difference between a minor delay on the road and a major emergency with dangerous consequences. Read ahead for information on how you should prep your car and your emergency kit to have a safe and incident-free winter. Read more about Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter Emergencies in Portland, OR

Should You Reconsider DIY Auto Repair or Maintenance?

Should You Reconsider DIY Auto Repair or Maintenance?

 

When auto repair or maintenance is necessary, you might start thinking, “maybe this is something that I can do myself,” to save money or maybe just because it sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon. Before you make that decision, you must weigh some of the pros and cons of do-it-yourself (DIY) auto repair versus taking your car to a professional auto technician. There are many circumstances where DIY auto repair is not always a great idea. In many cases, it is better to leave auto repair and maintenance to the experts who have the knowledge, experience and the right tools for the job. Read more about Should You Reconsider DIY Auto Repair or Maintenance?

Hitting The Road Soon? How to Get Your Car Road Trip Ready

Hitting The Road Soon? How to Get Your Car Road Trip Ready

Road trips can be adventurous and enjoyable, however, there are certain necessary steps that you should be prepared to take in order to get yourself and your vehicle road trip ready. Here are important tips for you to prepare your vehicle for a long trip, as well as other road trip essentials that you should not leave home without.

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What’s Coming for The 2016 Volkswagen Microbus & VW BUDD-e Concept

What’s Coming for The 2016 Volkswagen Microbus & VW BUDD-e Concept

2016 Volkswagen Microbus

The much anticipated Volkswagen Microbus is slated to become a reality, arriving soon to dealerships around the world. The new VW bus, after a long hiatus, will be a much improved version over the old bus design of the past. New technology and styling breathe new life into a classic VW concept. They don’t look the same as the classic Bus, but the basic size and dimensions are relatively similar to the old models. Anyone familiar with the old VW Bus will recognize them immediately, yet will also likely be drawn to the amazing new, improved sculpted look.

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