Every year, Car and Driver names the top vehicles in the automotive industry and recognizes them for their quality, innovation, and enjoyability. It’s a major feat for an automaker to be recognized multiple times in the same year, yet that’s what Volkswagen did!
Six Volkswagen models were honored on the Car and Driver Editors’ Choice List for 2022: the Mk8 Golf GTI hot hatch, turbocharged Golf R hatchback, ID.4 electric SUV, Taos small crossover, Jetta GLI compact sedan, and three-row Tiguan. For the Golf GTI, this is its 16th time making it into the highest echelon of the ranking, the Car and Driver’s 10Best list. All of these models were recognized as outdoing their competitors in their respective segments.
Although all of these models have very different designs and highlights, they all had similar underlying characteristics that Car and Driver judges recognized, including leading safety features, enjoyable driving dynamics, smart packaging, and great value. The editors mentioned highlights like the sporty handling, practicality, and smooth ride on many of their verdicts for these models.
If you’re interested in owning any of these acclaimed Volkswagen models, check out what Lewisville Volkswagen has in stock. We have a large inventory of new and used Volkswagen models, including these top Car and Driver choices.
With more and more workers in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area having remote jobs, there’s a good possibility that you’re one of these people who doesn’t drive their car as often as they used to. Working from home in Lewisville can be great for your mental health, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect the vehicle parked in your driveway. Here’s what you should do to properly maintain a car that’s not driven often.
Rotate and Protect the Tires
Being parked for a prolonged period puts a lot of pressure on your car’s wheels, especially the tires. This can cause them to form flats spots or weaken their integrity. Roll your vehicle slightly backward or forward every few days to shift which area of the tire is carrying the weight. If you plan on not driving your car for a long time, raise it on jack stands.
Keep the Battery Charged
An unused battery has the potential to steadily lose its charge since it relies on the engine running to juice it back up. Without that, your car’s battery will need something else to keep it charged. We recommend connecting it to a trickle charger, which can keep the battery full when it’s not in use.
Keep the Oil Fresh
Just because you’re not driving your car doesn’t mean the engine oil is staying unblemished. The fluid can still become contaminated over time simply by resting in the motor and coming in contact with the gunk and metal surfaces in there. Make sure you’re still scheduling an oil change at Lewisville Volkswagen every six months at least.
Schedule a service appointment with your vehicle at Lewisville Volkswagen so it’s always ready to drive when you need it.
Here in Texas, the hot sun can be scorching during summer and cause damage to your car. Without proper protection, your car’s paint can fade when sitting in the sun day after day. With just a little work, you can help protect your paint from intense sun damage. Here’s what our service experts at Lewisville Volkswagen recommend doing.
Wash it seasonally
Washing your car every couple months can help remove dirt and bird poop that can damage the clear coat and paint underneath. Be sure you park your car in a shaded area while washing so the soap and dirty water do not dry before you can rinse it off. Normally, you only need to scrub it seasonally, unless it gets particularly dirty.
Add some wax
After washing it, apply a fresh coat of wax to provide another layer of protection against the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
Park in the shade
Parking in the shade not only gives your car’s paint a break, but it can keep the interior a little bit cooler. Try to find a parking spot that will be in the shade when you return to your car.
Cover your car
At home, park in your garage or car port whenever possible. If you don’t have one, invest in a fitted car cover to protect your car from the elements.
Summer heat here in Lewisville, Texas, can be a bit extreme in the summer. If your car is sitting in the sun, it can suffer a lot of damage. Here are a few ways to keep your car protected from the Texas summer.
Park in the shade
If you can, park your car in the shade all the time. If it will be parked in one spot for most of the day, try to find a spot where the shade will fall on your car at the end of the day so it will be cooler when you come back. You can always leave the windows open a crack to lower the temperature, too, if you’re in a secure place and it won’t rain.
Wash and wax your car
Over time, the sun and heat can damage the finish on your car. Frequent washing and waxing can help remove the dirt and protect it from the sun by giving it an extra protective coat.
Use a windshield cover
When you park your car, use a windshield cover to reflect some of rays. This will help keep your car cooler and protect the interior.
Use a leather conditioner
If the car has a leather interior, you need to apply a conditioner to keep the leather protected. The sun and heat can dry and crack the leather if it is not maintained properly.
If your car’s air conditioning needs fixed or engine is overheating this summer, bring your Volkswagen to the Lewisville Volkswagen service center. We can help your car stay cool this season.
Spring is in the air in Texas, which means tulips,
daffodils, and hyacinths are spreading fragrant, colorful cheer around the
Dallas-Fort Worth area. Here is a list of Lewisville Volkswagen’s top suggestions
to view spring blooms near Dallas-Fort Worth this spring.
Gardens at Heritage Park
The Botanical Garden in Grapevine, is a beautiful spot to soak in the glory of spring. With picturesque fountains and bridges, Grapevine Botanical Gardens makes an excellent backdrop for family photos. Guided tours and classes on pruning plants and birdwatching are fabulous ways to spend an afternoon with your family.
Rich Lubke Community
Families looking to spend some time in nature don’t have to venture far thanks to the Rich Lubke Community Organic Garden. This community garden provides fresh produce to those who utilize the meal services provided by the Salvation Army. Community members can adopt a plot in the garden and grow produce in order to help give back to those less fortunate.
Dallas Arboretum and
Located in nearby Dallas, this expansive botanical garden may just be the most beautiful garden of its kind in the world. For six weeks this spring, visit the garden to experience over 500,000 tulip blooms and over 100 varieties of unique spring bulbs in addition to events for children, food tastings, and live music.
If you’ve caught the gardening bug, visit Lewisville Volkswagen to find an SUV that can accommodate your landscaping needs.