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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?


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?


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?


Where can I shop for a new car online in Elgin, IL?

Friday, November 20th, 2020
Man and woman shop for VW online. Man holds paper that reads, "To Do: Buy a Volkswagen"

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?


Where can I order Chinese food from during quarantine in Elgin, IL?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
Some chopsticks stick out of a bowl of Chinese noodles. A close look at the chopsticks reveals the words, "Elgin Chopsticks Co."

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!


Can I get my car serviced from home during quarantine in Elgin, IL?

Friday, April 10th, 2020
Mechanic in a blue uniform looks under the hood of a vehicle.

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?


What can I do with my Volkswagen navigation system?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport navigation system.

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!


How far away does VW remote start work from?

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
A humanoid creature activates remote start from a short distance in the snow as a bird flies overhead.

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?


How do I reset the ABS warning light on my vehicle?

Sunday, March 15th, 2020
Women looks bummed and holds up a piece of cardboard with the word "Help!" written on it

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?


Is engine oil poisonous?

Saturday, March 7th, 2020
Transcluscent amber oil pours from a container.

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?

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