Archive for the ‘Service’ Category

Best Oil for Volkswagen Vehicles: An Insider’s Guide

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022
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What Oil Should I Use in My Volkswagen? 

The answer to the question – “What oil should I use in my Volkswagen?” is quite complicated. There are many factors to consider, including whether it’s a gas or diesel vehicle, what year the car was made, what type of engine it has, and more. However, the best thing you can do is consult the owner’s manual for your specific model number. Luckily, this Karen Radley Volkswagen blog post will provide you with some general guidelines on the best oil for Volkswagen vehicles. Keep reading! 


Complimentary courtesy loaner vehicle pick-up and delivery makes servicing your vehicle easy

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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Automotive Service Vehicle Pick-Up and Delivery in Woodbridge, VA 

If your vehicle needs service or repair, you might think this is not a good time to have it done but, you’d be wrong. Now is the best time to bring your vehicle in for automotive service or repair. At Karen Radley Volkswagen, we are introducing for a limited time, complimentary courtesy loaner vehicle pick-up and delivery service in Woodbridge, VA. With this helpful and extremely convenient service, you can have your vehicle serviced or repaired without ever leaving your home. Stay where you are, and we’ll come to you with vehicle pick-up from your home or office. 


Where to get my vehicle serviced cheap near Washington D.C.?

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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Karen Radley Volkswagen Offers Affordable Car Service near Washington D.C.

Keeping your vehicle maintained and otherwise well-cared for is imperative for both long-term and short-term ownership. However, many vehicles on the road are no longer under warranty. Or if your vehicle is under warranty, certain repairs may not be covered. So what are you supposed to do? Parts can be expensive, as can the labor costs for installing them.

Worry not!

Karen Radley Volkswagen can service your vehicle for cheap near Washington D.C. (more…)

Benefits of the Volkswagen Service Credit Card and How to Apply

Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Like every other car manufacturer, Volkswagen vehicles require maintenance from time to time. With the Volkswagen Service Credit Card, many benefits are offered to Volkswagen drivers who bring their vehicles in to be serviced. Not only that, but the application process is easy! Keep reading to learn more. (more…)

Should you be worried about brake noises?

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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Why are my VW brakes squealing?

Do you know what the best noise is when you drive your car? Silence. Not the kind that comes when your vehicle won’t start, but the relative quiet of a smoothly running machine. Nothing should be rumbling, squealing, clunking or grinding. Naturally, when you hear these unusual noises you begin to wonder if something is wrong. A common noise you might hear in your VW is a squealing noise when you brake. What causes this, and should you be worried. (more…)

Is your vehicle still worth repair costs?

Monday, July 30th, 2018
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Signs it’s time to replace your old car

Modern vehicles can last for a very long time if you keep up with your maintenance schedule. We’ve seen cars reported to hit over one million miles, but those are rare cases. Once your vehicle starts edging toward the 200,000-mile mark, you might start finding repair costs are more expensive and debate whether it is worth it to get your car fixed, or whether you should upgrade. Here are some signs it’s time to replace your old car. (more…)

Common reasons your car won’t start

Monday, July 16th, 2018
2018 VW Golf GTI push-button start

Why is my Volkswagen engine not starting?

There’s nothing that can quite make your heart drop to your stomach like a car that won’t turn over when you really have someplace to be. Especially when you have no idea what the issue is. If you’re wondering why your Volkswagen engine isn’t starting, it’s very likely not something as obvious as a dead battery. Though if it is, at least it’s a simple issue to fix. (more…)

Volkswagen puts the people first with new warranty coverage

Monday, October 9th, 2017
6-year72,000-mile VW People First new car warranty

6-year/72,000-mile VW People First new car warranty

Here in America, Volkswagen has often been seen as a brand that offers a unique European pedigree, so the brand’s roots may not be as obvious. The name, “Volkswagen,” is translated to mean, “the people’s car.” Where “volks” means people and “wagen” means car. The new VW People First warranty gets its name from the concept that the people, owners, come before the car. What better way to put the people first than by offering a 6-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty? (more…)

Tire rotations are likely the most overlooked service

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
How often should you get your VW tires rotated

How often should you get your VW tires rotated?

Everyone knows to get their oil changed regularly, sometimes more often than is even necessary for modern vehicles. Brake pads? You’ll want to ensure those never wear too thin or you’ll put yourself in danger, plus they start squealing as a reminder. Modern cars also warn you when tire pressure is low, to avoid a sudden blowout. These are all common services that most motorists know to keep up to date, leaving tire rotations as one of the most overlooked of regular maintenance. How often should you get your VW tires rotated, and what are the benefits? We’re here to help. (more…)

What do the different Volkswagen service lights mean?

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Where can I find a list of VW warning lights

Where can I find a list of VW warning lights?

You know what’s fun? Taking home a new Volkswagen. You don’t know what’s not quite as exciting? That feeling you have when a light pops up in the dashboard, especially when it’s one you don’t recognize. It can also be hard to find out what various lights mean when they are so hard to describe. Just try searching for what “that round one” or “the exclamation point one” means, and you’ll see what we’re talking about. If you’re wondering where you can find a list of VW warning lights, you’ve stopped at the right place. Below you’ll find the most common lights found in VW models here in the U.S. (more…)