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Best Restaurants Near Elgin for Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Valentine’s Day 2019 near Chicago

Valentine’s Day 2019 near Elgin and Chicago

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you haven’t made plans yet, it’s time to get a move on. Start out by deciding where to take that special someone for dinner. If you’re in the Elgin or Chicago area, here are some of our top picks for Valentine’s Day dinner in 2019. (more…)

Which 2019 Volkswagen Models Come With All-Wheel Drive?

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
A white VW Golf Alltrack sits parked in the middle of a desert, with mountains piercing the clouds in the far distance.

With unsafe conditions accounting for a sizeable percentage of road-incidents, anything that will improve the safety of ourselves and our families on the road is of paramount importance. Though many may associate all-wheel drive with rugged adventure (and it certainly does have a place in that), it’s actually a feature we can all find a use for. (more…)

Why should I switch my tires to snow tires for winter?

Monday, December 17th, 2018
Car tires on winter road covered with snow.

The Benefits of Using Winter Tires in the Snow 

Here in Illinois, we’re no strangers to winter driving. With cold weather and snow in an abundance here in Elgin, many drivers are wondering if now’s the time to make the switch over to their car’s winter tires. Here at Elgin Volkswagen, we’ll walk you through the benefits that come along with using winter tires for your vehicle.  (more…)

The Best Pumpkin Patches near Elgin, IL

Friday, September 21st, 2018
pumpkin patches near elgin

Where can I get pumpkins in Cook County?

With fall finally here in Illinois, it’s time to enjoy a stroll through the leaves and some hot apple cider. Another fall staple that your home can’t do without is the pumpkin! Whether you use them for décor, carve them into jack-o-lanterns, or use them for baking, the fall pumpkin is a must! Here are some of the best places to get pumpkins near Elgin, IL. (more…)

St. Paddy’s Day events in Elgin, IL

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2018 in Elgin, IL 

There are many ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, but one of the most exciting is to take to opportunity to taste some of the flavors of Ireland. There are plenty of opportunities to spend time with friends and family this St. Patrick’s Day near Elgin, IL. Whether you’re looking for exciting celebrations or want to enjoy a delicious meal, you’ll be able to find a spot in Elgin, IL.   (more…)

Best Florists in Elgin, IL, for Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Valentine's Day Flowers in Elgin Illinois text over close up of red and white roses

Where to get Flowers for Valentine’s Day 2018 in Elgin, IL 

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you don’t want to forget to find a gift for that special someone. Treat your friends, family, or significant other to a bouquet of flowers this Valentine’s Day from one of the many florists near Elgin, Illinois. Whether you opt for a beautiful display or a single rose, whoever you buy flowers for will likely be thrilled to receive a token of your consideration.  (more…)

Keeping your Volkswagen safe from road salt

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
Image of a curve on a road surrounded by trees covered in snow overlain with text reading can you wash your vehicle when it is below freezing?

Can you wash your vehicle when it is below freezing? 

There are a lot of ways that winter is hard on your vehicle. Besides the freezing temperatures and ice-coated roads that can end up putting you in a ditch, one of the many issues facing your vehicle is potentially only cosmetic. When it snows, and salt or sand is put out to help melt the ice or provide traction, your vehicle can end up turning to a sickly gray color near the bottom from the residual salt. (more…)

2017 Trick or Treat Times near Elgin, IL

Monday, October 16th, 2017
2017 Trick or Treat times near Elgin IL halloween candy background

Where to Trick or Treat near Elgin, IL 

For some, the most exciting part of fall is the appearance of various pumpkin spice items. Others are looking forward to haunted houses and scary movies. However, for many children, the only exciting part of October is that Halloween is right around the corner. As we inch closer to the day, it is time to plan where you’ll be going to collect candy.  (more…)

How to Spring Clean Your Vehicle in 5 Steps

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Spring Auto Service Schaumburg IL

If reports are to be believed — and we’re always pretty skeptical of weather reports, to be honest — spring really is on its way in the Chicagoland area. This means that you are probably starting to clean out your garage, put away your boots and snowpants, and think about how to get your car ready for the months ahead. So, who’s up for a spring cleaning? Your car will thank you for it. Here’s how to do it. (more…)

Get ready for nasty weather by winterizing your vehicle

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
snow-covered road in winter seen through windshield

How to prepare your car for winter in Illinois

Winter is right around the corner. Can you feel that chill in the air? It’s about to get even colder! As you well know, winter in Illinois can be a difficult season. The bitter cold and the messy snow can wreak havoc on your daily lives, and that includes driving. Your automobile is outside in the cold, ice, and snow for a good chunk of the season, even if you have it safely parked in the garage while you’re at home. There are actions you can take to get ready for the brutal season. Read on for tips about how to prepare your car for winter in Illinois. (more…)

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