Volkswagen is best known for its wonderful European styling and its most famous compact car, the Golf. Volkswagen ranks first in R&D spending out of any automaker and its acquisition of Porsche (2011) puts it in any enviable position in the European marketplace. Below is a brief background of Volkswagen followed by some general maintenance tips that you should adhere to to keep your Volkswagen car repair costs down.
Volkswagen is a German automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. Volkswagen is the original and top-selling marque of the Volkswagen Group, the biggest German automaker and the second biggest automaker in the world in 2012.
The Volkswagen Golf, the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Volkswagen Passat are in the top 10 list of best-selling cars of all time compiled by the website 24/7 Wall St. The list also shows that Volkswagen has the most cars on the list that are still being manufactured. Most recently, the Volkswagen Golf won European Car of the Year 2013.
Volkswagen means “people’s car” in German. Its current slogan is Das Auto (“The Car”).
Volkswagen Maintenance Tips:
It is important that you keep your Volkswagen maintained for a smooth and enjoyable operation of the vehicle. It also prevents expensive repairs.
Here are some simple tips to keep your Volkswagen running smoothly:
- Routine inspection of your suspension system
- Transmission fluid should be properly monitored
- Keep an eye on tire pressure
- Watch your timing belt for wear and tear
- Inspect the heating and cooling system regularly
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