Portland receives about 42 inches of rainfall every year and an average of 154 days of rain. That is a lot of rain, and subsequently, one would’ve been led to believe that PDX drivers would be adept at handling rainy weather. Sadly, however, that does not appear to be the case. This is evident inRead more about Tips on Preparing for, and Driving in the Rain[…]
Car brands like Audi and Volkswagen are associated not only with prestige, but true dependency. This is one reason these manufacturers take so much pride in the parts placed in their cars, including the tires. The problem is that tires will wear down eventually and, if you fail to care for them, this can happenRead more about Extend the Life of Your Tires with These Tips[…]
Regardless of the make, model, and age of the car you drive, it is possible to get better gas mileage than you are presently getting with some reasonable tricks. These tips can work on any automobile and ultimately translate to lower fuel costs for you. Never rely on the MPG the manufacturer states for yourRead more about 14 Reasonable Things You Can Do to Get Better Gas Mileage[…]
Winter can be rough on your vehicle. Cold temperatures, road salt and other deicing chemicals take their toll, both inside and out. Late spring is the ideal time to give your car some tender loving care as the threat of snow has passed and the days are not too hot, allowing you a comfortable environmentRead more about Useful Spring Car Cleaning Tips[…]
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 …
Owner, Hillside Imports
Rene Rodriguez has over 25 years of experience working exclusively on VW and late model Audis. As Hillside Imports owner, and service writer, he’s dedicated the past 20 years to educating consumers about safety, reliability and performance.