Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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How To Keep Your Car From Rusting This Winter?

Winter is just around the corner, and it’s that time of the year when your old and even new car sits covered in the snow when not in use. As bad as Wisconsin winters are for the car’s engine with all the cold starting issues and stuff, they are equally bad for your car’s exterior paint, especially if you notice rust. Read on to this blog post from Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Janesville and find out how you can avoid your car from rusting this winter.

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Interior of the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta

How to Keep Mice Out of My Car

Tips to Repel Mice from Nesting in Your Car

It may seem like a strange place to build a home, but mice love to nest in our cars. Whether it is the protection, warmth, or seclusion it offers, mice seems drawn to all types of vehicles. This is most often the case when you park your vehicle in a garage. When mice enter our cars and start nesting it can be difficult to get them to stop. This blog is going to go over how to prevent mice from nesting in your vehicle and what to if this has already started.

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A 2021 Volkswagen Jetta with its headlights on

How to Drive Safely in Foggy Conditions

Tips to Consider While Driving in the Fog

When you live in Wisconsin, it often feels like the weather changes in the blink of an eye. While many of us have the tires and skills needed to handle rain and snow, what happens when the roads are foggy? Not only is the visibility lowered, but this becomes a dangerous terrain when we travel by vehicle. This blog is going to go over some tips on how you can better handle foggy road conditions to increase your safety.

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Is It Important to Replace Bad Spark Plugs?

Tips to Tell If Your Spark Plugs are Going Bad

Though they are small, the spark plug is a mighty part of your vehicle. They do just what they say: they create a spark that ignites the engine when you start your vehicle. Though the spark plug does not sustain the power of the engine, you need that first spark. Without that spark, the vehicle will not start. If the spark plugs are beginning to die, this is a part you will want to get replaced. This blog will go over some of the signs of a dying spark plug and where you can get them replaced in the southern Wisconsin area.

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How Do You Break-in a New Car?

Tips to Properly Break-in a New Volkswagen

If you are the proud owner of a new Volkswagen, congrats! Though it may be tempting to take to the road right away, there are some tips to keep in mind. When you purchase a new Volkswagen, you will want to properly break it in. You can do these through a few different alterations to your driving style. Keep these tips in mind for the first 1,000 miles, and you will be surprised how well your Volkswagen will continue to run for years to come.

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How Can I Improve the Fuel Economy on My Volkswagen?

Tips to Achieve a Better Fuel Economy

Achieving a better fuel economy is the goal for many drivers. We like to see how far we can go on a tank of gas and if we can break our previous record. Over time, our fuel economy can go down. While there are many reasons for this, there are some tips to improve it. In this blog we will go over some of the ways we can improve our fuel economy on our Volkswagen. Sometimes all it takes is cleaning or replacing a part.

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What are Some Volkswagen Car Maintenance Tips?

How Can I keep My Volkswagen in Top Shape?

If you are like most people, you want to keep your Volkswagen in top shape. It does not matter if the vehicle is new or used, our cars are important. From the moment we take our Volkswagen home for the first time, there are things we can do to keep it in a good condition. This blog will go over some maintenance tips you can utilize to keep your Volkswagen in the best shape possible.

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How Do I Safely Drive in Snow or Icy Road Conditions?

Tips to Safely Drive on Snow- and Ice-Covered Roads

As we sink deeper into the winter months, the snow and ice on the roads will become more frequent. As Wisconsin drivers we are no novice to driving in the snow, but there are still tips we should consider to help us safely navigate these extreme conditions. This blog will focus on some of the strategies we can use to safely drive on snow- and ice-covered roads.

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