Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

VW Golf GTI with driving modes

Discover the Driving Modes Offered in Your Volkswagen Vehicle

Volkswagen Driving Modes Video Overview

Enjoy every type of road to the maximum when effortless driving is just a button away! Thanks to its built-in driving modes, you can take on all your adventures like a pro in your Volkswagen vehicle. Learn how to use the feature of Driving Mode Selection to set the different drive modes -Eco, Sport, or Custom. These modes help you adjust the transmission shift types per your needs. Keep reading this blog by the Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Janesville team to watch the Volkswagen Driving Modes video overview and learn how these driving modes work.

Read the rest of this entry >>
Image showing close up view of a man holding a smartphone with Volkswagen Online Service scheduling website opened

How To Schedule a Volkswagen Service Online?

Watch This Video to Learn How to Use Volkswagen Online Service Scheduling on Your Smartphone  

Does your Volkswagen need maintenance? Did you know you could schedule a Volkswagen service online using just your smartphone? That’s right. You can schedule a service using Volkswagen Online Service Scheduling on your smartphone 24/7. Whether you live in Janesville, WI, or anywhere in the US. Want to know how? Check out this video posted by Volkswagen USA on its YouTube channel and see how easy making your next service appointment can be.   

Read the rest of this entry >>

How To Drive Your Volkswagen in Winter?

Check Out These Winter Driving Tips from Volkswagen

If you’re apprehensive about driving your VW in the snow, here’s some helpful winter driving advice from none other than Volkswagen’s Test and Development Driver Benjamin Leuchter and Peter Bunke, Head Trainer at the Volkswagen Driving Experience. Keep reading this blog from Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Janesville as these experts share their top tips for cold weather driving.

Read the rest of this entry >>
Know Your Volkswagen banner against a background of Apple CarPlay on a VW model's touchscreen display

How To Use Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Wireless Android Auto™ in Your VW?

Do you own a Volkswagen, or are you planning to get one that supports wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration? Are you wondering how to connect your iPhone or Android smartphone wirelessly to your VW’s infotainment system? Check out these videos posted by Volkswagen USA on its YouTube channel and learn how to connect your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone to your VW’s infotainment system and use Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ wirelessly at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Janesville in Janesville, WI.

Read the rest of this entry >>
A parked blue car covered in snow

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.

Read the rest of this entry >>
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.

Read the rest of this entry >>
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.

Read the rest of this entry >>
Four spark plugs sitting next to a spark plug socket and gloves

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.

Read the rest of this entry >>
A close up of the lower half of a vehicle

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.

Read the rest of this entry >>