The Volkswagen Jetta: Technology to Assist the Driver

The Jetta has been a mainstay of the Volkswagen lineup of vehicles for a number of years. This compact sedan is well-known as a reliable vehicle that gets you to your destination in a trouble-free manner. The Jetta is designed with a number of important technology features that help you as you are driving the vehicle.

The Volkswagen Jetta offers adaptive cruise control. This system allows you to set the cruising speed you desire.


How to Read Tires Sizes

Buying tires for your vehicle is a relatively simple process if you know what size you need. What many don’t understand is that there’s a lot of other valuable information on the tire’s sidewall. Stop at Lithia Volkswagen of Reno and we can show you how to read the information your tire is providing.

Although tires list the brand, model and size; the DOT and safety standard marking; Uniform Tire Quality Grading code; and speed, load and maximum tire pressure specifications. 


Suspension Issues

A smooth ride is something many people take for granted when they get behind the wheel of their vehicle each day. All of those bumps in the road are easily absorbed thanks to our suspension but when something goes wrong with this area of your vehicle, you will know it for sure. Let's take a look at some of the issues you may notice if there is a suspension problem going on:


Building the Perfect Roadside Emergency Kit

Here are some of the essentials you'll want to have loaded in your very own roadside emergency kit.

  • Make a small box with emergency tools. Things like a hammer, screwdriver, wrench, pliers, and socket set, can be especially helpful if you need to make a quick repair.
  • Always keep flashlights and batteries in the kit, you never know when you might be stuck with a disabled car in the middle of the night.

Mufflers & Exhaust Systems: Problems to Look For

Mufflers and exhaust systems can start to fail after years of driving on roads filled with bumps, potholes, or chemical reactions from salted ice roads. In addition, modifications can cause long-term issues, especially if you did not use professional equipment. You can prevent issues with your mufflers by taking it into the service department and letting a professional see what is causing the issue.


How to Recognize When Your Ignition Needs Serviced

The ignition of your vehicle, although small, is an integral part of your vehicle. If it isn't functioning properly, then your car will not start and your vehicle is going nowhere fast. That is why our group here at Lithia Volkswagen of Reno in Reno, NV wan to ensure that you can recognize some of the most common warning signs of a failing ignition.


Should You Drive on A Donut Tire?

Changing a tire can be difficult. What's even more difficult is knowing the differences between the different types of spare tires you may come across. This is why we here at Lithia Volkswagen of Reno in Reno, NV want to be sure that you as a car owner know the basics about spare tires.

The two types of spare tires you will likely find in the trunk of your car are full-size spare tires and compact temporary spare tires. 


Dashboard Warning Lights Should Always Be Inspected

The dashboard of any vehicle can cause a driver some stress when warning lights appear to provide details of a malfunction within the engine of vehicle computer system. Here at Lithia Volkswagen of Reno, we want our customers in Reno to stay on the road with as little stress as possible by bringing vehicles to our team of technicians to have dashboard warning indicators assessed by our team of experienced and professional technicians.


Road Trips: This Is How to Prepare

If you are looking forward to a road trip in the near future, then Lithia Volkswagen of Reno's team strongly recommends that you do the following things before you leave Reno and hit the road.

The most important thing to remember is to make sure that your vehicle's maintenance and repair needs are met. Bring your car in to be inspected before you go.

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