Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category
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?(more…)
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?(more…)
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?(more…)
Though there are many, many challenges being presented to us in these unique times, one of the positive side-effects of the coronavirus pandemic is how people are experimenting with new ways of Being. One of these experiments involves doing more shopping online, even for items customers previously tended to prefer to buy in-person, such as a new vehicle.
Thanks to such experimentation, many individuals are finding that, to their surprise, shopping for a new vehicle online can be an easy, straightforward experience that is preferable in many ways to the traditional trip to the dealership lot. Where can one shop for a new car online in the Elgin area?(more…)
Though our local Chinese restaurants are not open for dining in, they are still (thankfully) offering takeout and delivery options. If you’re hankering for your Chinese fix, this is a great opportunity to both support local businesses during this difficult time and get the orange chicken you’ve been dreaming about.
Read on below for some of our picks for Chinese cuisine in Elgin!(more…)
Free Maintenance Pick-Up and Drop-Off Serving the Elgin Area
As all services except the necessities are put on hold due to the COVID-19 quarantine, a fair amount of confusion has arisen among the populace. This is to be expected with any circumstances so unprecedented as the current ones. One key piece of confusion held by individuals is the question of which service are considered “essential” and which are not.
Luckily, car service centers are still deemed essential by the state of Illinois, as individuals continue to require functional vehicles. But going out to a service center still feels a risky, and even irresponsible, move. Is it possible to get service and maintenance done on your vehicle from home?(more…)
Volkswagen Navigation System FAQ Video Compilation
Curious about what you can do with the navigation system in your Volkswagen vehicle? Find out some of the key features of this exciting technological system via the videos below!(more…)
Volkswagen Remote Start Range
It’s always a pleasant experience being able to warm one’s engine up before one hops inside. Here in Elgin, things certainly get chilly during the winter months, and anything one can do to lessen the pain is welcome. Remote start can certainly take a good chunk of suffering out of the daily commute.
But what if your vehicle is parked far away? How far away does Volkswagen remote start work from?(more…)
The ABS light represents your Anti-Lock Break System. This system will pump your brakes if things get hairy, in order to prevent your ride from going into an uncontrolled skid. If something’s wrong with the system, the ABS light should turn on.
Once you fix the problem with your ABS system (if there is one), you’re probably wondering: how do I reset my ABS dashboard light?(more…)
It’s pretty clear that engine oil is not a good thing to drink for refreshment. But how bad is it? Is motor oil poisonous?(more…)