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Two Important Things To Know About Brake Fluid

A car's braking system is comprised of many different elements. Surprisingly, however, among the most important of these is brake fluid. Despite what many people think, the role of this liquid isn't to lubricate moving parts. Instead, this fluid actually delivers the force that's necessary for bringing vehicles to a stop. Capable of functioning under high pressure and in exceedingly high temperatures, this non-compressible liquid does its job every time the brake pedal is depressed. At Honolulu Volkswagen, we want drivers to understand just how vital their cars' brake fluid really is

 

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Coolant System Problems? Visit Us in Honolulu for Help

At Honolulu Volkswagen we want you to be educated about your cooling system so that you can stay safe while driving on the road and know when to bring your vehicle to us in Honolulu for service.

The cooling system is based on these key parts:

  • Thermostat
  • Radiator
  • Radiator hoses
  • Radiator cap
  • Water pump

Signs That You Need a Coolant Service

The first and most obvious sign that you need a coolant system service is if your car's engine overheats. These are the typical reasons for overheating:

  • Coolant leaking from radiator or hose
  • Water pump failure
  • Thermostat failure
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This Camera Could Help You When Reversing Your Vehicle

Reversing your vehicle can be a real ordeal sometimes. Everyone knows about the struggle of craning your neck to see behind you, or sometimes even sticking your head out the window. If this has ever been your experience, then Honolulu Volkswagen is ready to tell you some good news: that's all about to change.

As of May 2018, backup cameras are required to be put into all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds. These devices are used to show you a clearer picture of what's behind you while driving. The goal of backup cameras is to reduce reversing-related…

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Debunking Common Oil Myths to Better Understand Your Vehicle

There are a lot of myths surrounding motor oil. The professionals at Honolulu Volkswagen want our valued customers to be an informed vehicle owner and to understand how to debunk these myths.

One of the most common fallacies is that you need to get your oil changed every 3,000 miles. While this may be true for some older vehicles, other cars may require it less often. To be sure, you should always check your owner's manual for the information that is specific to your vehicle.

Some owners also believe that they do not need to change their oil…

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Volkswagen Introduces the Arteon Fastback

The Arteon joins Volkswagen's lineup of popular vehicles. The sedan seats up to five passengers comfortably. Its sporty and classic look is sure to appeal. Meet the Arteon by stopping in our Honolulu Volkswagen location. Ask about taking one of the cars for a test drive.

The car has an overall rounded appearance with sharp lines to accentuate the hood, wheel wells and front fascia. The aerodynamic profile follows a gradual but downward slope from the rear window to the rear spoiler. LED head, tail and daytime running lights provide intense illumination.

 

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Which New Jetta Design Feature Will You Cherish Most?

The Volkswagen Jetta has been a fan-favorite compact car for many years. With new design features that add functionality rather than clutter, there's, even more, to love with the new Jetta. Honolulu Volkswagen is proud to provide you with information on these new features.

With the VW Car-Net® app, you'll be able to find your car if you forgot where you parked, and you'll be reminded of an open sunroof, trunk, or doors. The 10-inch display digital cockpit provides you with real-time feedback on your vehicle's performance, so you'll always be in the know. 

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Volkswagen Golf: Safety Features For Confident Driving

If you're looking for a compact car that offers more than the ability to fit into tight spaces, consider the popular Volkswagen Golf. Among its many attributes are safety features to give you more security while driving.

The more you see while driving, the better you can navigate roadways. Golf has a rear view camera system to help you. With its wide lens, you can see more obstacles while backing up. That means less chance of hitting something behind you. Of course, even with great safety measures, accidents happen. 

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The New Volkswagen Atlas Makes Traveling More Convenient

The Volkswagen family of vehicles are famous for providing passengers and drivers with innovative travel solutions. The stylish and popular midsize SUV known as the Volkswagen Atlas keeps up this tradition with its addition of convenience promoting interior and exterior tools. Plus, this iconic SUV includes inspiring and good-looking design features.

The new Volkswagen Atlas midsize SUV provides passengers with plenty of room for themselves and their cargo. In addition...

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Dealing with Pet Hair in Vehicles Before it Starts

Honolulu Volkswagen hears from drivers all the time about getting pet hair out of car upholstery. To help you take care of that challenging task, we have some tips to tackle the problem before it even starts.

One tip that easily cuts down on dog hair accumulating in your vehicle is to give your pet a good brushing before taking a ride. For very hairy dogs, you might need a special product like the FURminator to really tackle the hair. Consider getting a car seat cover made for animals. Once the ride is over, remove their seat with the animal…
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Take These Steps After an Automobile Accident

Getting into an accident can produce a significant amount of undue stress. Honolulu Volkswagen would like to provide you with some tips to help deal with this issue, so you can put it behind you and get back to life and stay safe.

First, you'll need to determine if you or any other party involved has sustained injuries. Even the slightest pain can cause significant issues down the road, so you'll want to get checked out by EMS. You'll need to contact the police or request them when you're calling for medical assistance. A police report…
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