Elgin Train Guide and Schedule Information
America, in general, is not great at using trains for public transportation. However, here in Elgin, we’re lucky enough to have three separate Metra stations that can take riders into Chicago and beyond. This gives residents easy access to the beautiful lakefront, museums, zoos, sporting events, shops, restaurants and more that are on offer in the Windy City.
The first step in utilizing the Elgin train is finding the station. Where can one learn more about using the local Elgin train system?Read the rest of this entry »
Elgin’s Lao Restaurants
Among many other things, Elgin is known for its sizeable Lao community. Since 1967, in fact, Elgin has been the sister city to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Having this population here in Elgin brings a delightful dose of cultural diversity to the (literal and figurative) table.
Today, we’re focusing primarily on the literal aspect of that statement. What are some delicious Laotian restaurants in the Elgin area?Read the rest of this entry »
An Overview of the New Features Coming to the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
As one of the longest-tenured hatchbacks on the world market, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is a model fit for performance. Despite its small stature, the model is big on acceleration and fun. Plus, several improvements could be coming to the upcoming 2022 rendition. While the model won’t be available in the United States until later in 2021, Elgin Volkswagen investigates what features may be coming to the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI.Read the rest of this entry »
Flat towing, or towing a vehicle on all four tires behind one’s ride, usually by tow bar or A-Frame, is a lot to wrap one’s head around. Compounding that difficulty are flat (also called dinghy) towing legal regulations that differ from state to state.
Not only do you have to worry about the dinghy towing laws in your own area, but if you’re making a cross-country trip, you need to be aware of the laws of all the states you pass through. What are the flat-towing laws here in Illinois?Read the rest of this entry »
Some view electric vehicles as an expensive amenity that they don’t believe they can afford. That perception is not so far off; many current EV models and brands (such as Tesla) sell at luxury-level price points.
To remedy this issue, Volkswagen has made it its mission to kick off its EV lineup with an electric car “for the people.” The Volkswagen ID.4 has a reasonable starting price, which gets even better once one factors in federal and state EV rebates, along with severely reduced fuel and maintenance costs. How much does the Volkswagen ID.4 cost to own?Read the rest of this entry »
Volkswagen Wireless Phone Charging How-To Guide
The continued advancement of technology leads to, when utilized properly, the continued increase of quality of life. Hopefully, our mental outlook begins to advance as well so that technical innovations can truly bring more ease into our lives rather than merely increasing the frenetic pace and accompanying stress of the modern American lifestyle.
Wireless phone charging is one example of a feature that, by keeping your phone or device fully juiced, can increase the convenience of daily life. How does one use the wireless phone charging feature in their VW?Read the rest of this entry »
Volkswagen ID.4 Regenerative Braking Vs. Coasting
The Volkswagen ID.4 is getting a lot of attention, and for good reason: the model is the brand’s first all-electric SUV and first electric world car. In its effort to be the ultimate electric vehicle for the people, the Volkswagen ID.4 utilizes an array of existing electric car technology as well as freshly developed innovations.
One element falling into the former category is regenerative braking. Regenerative braking, which is utilized in many current EVs, causes a vehicle’s brakes to apply gradually and automatically the moment one takes their foot off the accelerator. The electricity generated by the braking friction is then used to recharge the battery.
The downside, for some, is that regenerative braking takes away a vehicle’s ability to coast. Does the Volkswagen ID.4 use regenerative braking?Read the rest of this entry »
The Volkswagen logo has been around in its basic form for 70 years. However, stylistic changes have been made to the way it’s presented to keep up with the latest trends. When did Volkswagen most recently change its logo?Read the rest of this entry »
2021 Volkswagen Atlas Remote Start Capability
The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is quite the desirable midsize crossover SUV. Users tend to really dig the spacious interior, intuitive features and composed handling. The space is delightfully roomy, while cargo room is vast. The experience of this machine is rounded out by an easy-to-use touchscreen and generous allotment of standard safety gizmos.
One oft-desired feature that can up the convenience factor of modern vehicles is remote start. Does the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas come with remote start?Read the rest of this entry »
2021 Volkswagen Jetta Interior Features and Info
Volkswagen has plopped another great Jetta into existence for the 2021 model year. As hordes of loyal fans of come to expect, this machine boasts a load of great elements both inside and out, leaving acolytes to continue chanting their beloved mantra endlessly under their breath: “Betta Getta Jetta.”
Today, we’re going to turn our attention to what one can find on the inside of this vehicle. What does the interior of the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta consist of? What features and amenities are standard and available?Read the rest of this entry »