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Two large hands pour a container of pink engine coolant into an open hole under the hood.

What kind of coolant does Volkswagen use?

We’ve said it before (probably), and we’ll say it again: changing fluids is a very important part of a healthy preventative maintenance routine. One of the fluids we hope you’re changing on a regular basis is engine coolant. Keeping your coolant fresh is key to maintaining the temperature of your powertrain at a desirable level. You don’t want your VW to melt or freeze, do you?

If you need to change or top-off your VW engine coolant (or if the question simply popped into your mind), you’re likely wondering: what kind of coolant does Volkswagen use? Read the rest of this entry >>

White 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, exterior front/side view, parked in front of a brick building.

Does the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta have Apple CarPlay?

Using a smartphone in daily life has unleashed new realms of entertainment, practicality, and media access. It makes sense that people now want to be able to do all those same things conveniently through their vehicles. This can be accomplished through the implementation of infotainment App-Connect systems like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

Though more vehicles are getting app-connect integration each year, it’s not on all of them (yet). Does the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta come with Apple CarPlay™ and/or Android Auto™? Read the rest of this entry >>

Several different oil filters exist against a white background.

What are the effects of using fake oil filters?

In looking to change an oil filter, you may have come across some suspiciously cheap incarnations. These might look like OEM parts, but why is the price so much lower? Or maybe you’re experiencing some engine problems after you got an oil change and wondering: is something wrong with the new filter?

Counterfeit oil filters do exist, and often do a surprisingly good job impersonating the packaging and exterior look of a genuine OEM (Original Engine Manufacturer) part. They may be found on the internet, in a shop, or used by a mechanic. Is there any danger to these parts? What happens to your car if you use a fake oil filter? Read the rest of this entry >>