VW News & Reviews from Valley VW in Staunton

How Does Synthetic Oil Differ from Conventional Oil?

Motor oil protects your engine from friction and impurities.. Synthetic oil differs from conventional oil in that it’s not only refined but also distilled. Furthermore, in processing, it’s purified and stripped down to prime molecules. In treating synthetic motor oil in this way, bad contaminants are removed from it while molecules that protect the engines of late-model cars are retained.

Synthetic motor oil—compared to conventional oil—inhibits the formation of sludge in the engine better. 

Tire Blowout: What to Check Your Tires For

Avoid a tire blowout by regularly checking all of your tire’s pressure. Do not forget to check the spare tire too. A good routine to get into is to check the tires monthly on the same date and always check the tires before a road trip.

If you notice one tire is not holding air, it may have a pinhole leak. A leaking tire can blowout suddenly. Tires with worn treads are prone to blowouts. T


Consider Muffler and Exhaust Service

The purpose of your muffler and exhaust system is actually quite simple. Your engine produces the power that your vehicle utilizes to move, and that engine makes a lot of noise. The muffler will actually muffle the sound of the engine and the exhaust will help expel that noise away from your vehicle so as you drive, you will be able to do so in peace.

Certain vehicles have much louder engines than others, especially those sports cars that come with big, powerful engines with lots of horsepower and torque. 


Keep Your Suspension in Shape with Preventative Maintenance

Your suspension system is an invisible hero that keeps your ride smooth, your control sharp, and your wheels in place. While tough, suspension system parts need occasional checkups, upgrades, and replacements. Which specific parts you may need depends on what kind of suspension system your vehicle has. Some common suspension system options include:

  • Double Wishbone: Double wishbone designs are common, and include springs, shock absorbers, control arms, tie-rods, and bushings.
  • Macpherson Strut: Macpherson struts have springs and shock absorbers on the same unit. 

Be Prepared This Winter

If you're traveling in the winter, you need to make sure you don't leave home without a bag of sand, salt, or cat litter. If you get stuck, it could help you to get out of a bad situation. Sand's a good option because it is fairly inexpensive, but it may be a bit of a challenge to find.

Litter is more readily available, but it can tend to get messy when it gets wet. Salt will work, but if you get it on your car, it can cause it to rust so you will want to…

Maintenance Appointments are Easy to Set Up with Our Online Service Scheduler

If you are still getting used to the fact that you own a vehicle of your own and you are responsible for caring for it, we are here to help you out. You should not have to go through a lot of bother to set up a maintenance appointment. Instead, we have an online service scheduler tool that's quick, easy to use and lets you choose the time that works best for you!


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Drive safely this winter season with the proper windshield wipers

Once the cold weather has set in, it can be very difficult to drive safely if you can't see where you are going. The best way to improve your field of vision in freezing weather is getting a set of new winter wipers installed on your car now.

If you are driving with older wipers on the car, headlight glare can leave you blinded in winter weather conditions. The

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Find your ideal used car today

What happens when your car is no longer running and you need a new car? Do you try to get financing for a new car or do you want financing for a used car? What is the difference between a used car and a new car other than price? Here at Valley Volkswagen we've got plenty of used cars for sale and we'd like to tell you more about the benefits of buying a used car.

The features and accessories that used cars will have vary depending on the added features that the previous owners wanted in the…


Winter Wiper Blades: Maximum Visibility in Cold Weather

Switching to winter wiper blades may not seem that important to many Staunton motorists. However, it is one of the most important things you can do to stay safe on the road in cold weather. Your visibility will be hindered if you ignore the streaks your windshield wiper blades are leaving behind. Don't put yourself or your passengers at risk.

Installing winter wiper blades is a relatively simple process after removing the old ones. Once you are finished, you'll be able to enjoy the benefits of wiper blades that were built with tough weather conditions in mind.


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