Archive for the ‘FAQs’ Category

Where can I take the train from Elgin to Chicago?

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
Train pulling into a station

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?

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Where can I find genuine Lao food in Elgin, IL?

Friday, February 19th, 2021
Temple in Luang Prabang, Laos

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?

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How much does the VW ID.4 cost to own?

Saturday, January 30th, 2021
Side view of a 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

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?

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How do I use wireless phone charging in my Volkswagen?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
iPhone charges inside 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

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?

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Volkswagen ID.4 Regenerative Braking Vs. Coasting

Sunday, January 24th, 2021
Side view of a 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

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?

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Did Volkswagen recently change its logo?

Thursday, January 21st, 2021
VW logo adorning front of Volkswagen vehicle

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?

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Does the 2021 VW Atlas have remote start?

Monday, January 18th, 2021
A family walks out to a 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

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?

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What’s on the interior of the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta?

Friday, January 15th, 2021
White 2021 Volkswagen Jetta on street

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?

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What’s the difference between the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4?

Thursday, December 24th, 2020
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 side profile

Volkswagen is on the cusp of unleashing its own electric revolution onto the masses. Leading the “charge” (pun intended) are two similarly named machines: the Volkswagen ID.3 and Volkswagen ID.4. Besides one notch on the number line, what sets these two models apart?

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Is the Volkswagen Golf being discontinued?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
Blue 2021 Volkswagen Golf on highway

Future of the Standard Volkswagen Golf in the United States

Though its not as zippy as the performance-oriented Golf GTI or Golf R, the standard Volkswagen Golf has a storied history and an enduring base of dedicated fans. This model continues to be a terrific value, bringing delectable Volkswagen styling to a highly practical, endearingly fuel-efficient machine.

However, while we’ve been hearing an array of exciting news about the upcoming Mk8 models of the Golf GTI and Golf R, things have been rather silent regarding an eighth-generation Golf. Is Volkswagen discontinuing the standard Golf?

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