The History of the VW Beetle

The History of the VW Beetle

Are you a fan of Beetles? Volkswagen Beetles, to be precise! Take a look at the history of the VW Beetle!

We at Lewisville Volkswagen are here to offer a brief history of the VW Bug, from its origins as the Type 1 designed by Ferdinand Porsche to the groundbreaking New Beetle released in 1998 to its successor, the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle.

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Where To Go To Find New Cars

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When you start the process of shopping for new cars, we know that trying to find new cars can be overwhelming. You’re barraged with noisy ads on the radio and TV, as well as newspapers and print, all trying to hook you into the dealership and get your business. Finding a dealer isn’t that tough, because dealers are everywhere. Finding straight answers on pricing and information, though, can be a bit more challenging. Here are some resources you can use to ensure you’ll be making an informed decision when purchasing a new car:

Edmunds.com – Launched in 1995, Edmunds is a comprehensive online resource for car information and pricing, Edmunds features an easy-to-navigate website with page design and search software that make for a great user experience. The Edmunds site is respected enough to consistently keep it in the top three for accuracy, and Edmunds has won numerous awards in the automotive web world.

Kelley Blue Book – The print version of the Kelley Blue Book has been synonymous with new- and used-car price guides for years. Kelley has kept pace with the times, establishing a website years ago that offers the same great, reliable information online.

NADA Guides – Another trusted name, the National Association of Auto Dealers, publishes a guide that has migrated from print to the Internet (back in 2000), and offers great new car pricing, blogs, reviews, and other informational resources for new car buyers.

Yahoo! Autos – Using the Yahoo! Suite of online search technology, Yahoo! Autos gives fast results for very specific searches, and can be easily linked to the company’s other services, such as automotive discussion forums or searches for loan information.

Finding a new car dealership doesn’t have to be difficult, but it’s important to be armed with good information when you pull into the dealer’s lot. There is lots of new VWs to be seen at Lewisville VW, and you can be sure you’re always going to get a straight deal with us. Come by, say hello, and take a test-drive…

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Time to Buy Tires If This Is Happening

buy-tiresEveryone who owns or drives an automobile should know how to care for their vehicle, and knowing when to buy tires is very important. Because the tires are the part of the car that makes contact with the road, their condition makes a big difference in the way the car handles.  Old, worn-out tires can make it difficult to control the vehicle, which can result in an accident. Fortunately, there are some clear-cut signs that it is time to replace tires.

  • Tread depth should never fall below one-sixteenth of an inch. In fact, especially if conditions are regularly slick or wet, it should ideally be about twice that much. Professionals use a gauge to measure tread depth, but for most people, a penny works just as well! Just take an ordinary penny, and place it in the tread, Lincoln’s head down. If the head remains visible, you need new tires.
  • Newer tires do not even require the penny test! Many new tires have tread wear indicator bars built into the tires, which appear as flat rubber bars running perpendicular to the tread when the tread runs low.
  • Cracks are never a good sign. Routinely examine the sidewalls for cracks and grooves, because these can indicate a leak, or even a potential blowout. If cracks are visible, get to a repair shop as soon as possible!
  • Bulges and blisters indicate weak spots. Think of a bulge or blister on a tire as being similar to an aneurysm in a blood vessel. Both conditions indicate something is about to blow, and both mean you should see a specialist quickly! If you don’t, you may end up in the hospital, whether from a blown artery or a blown tire.
  • Shimmying and shaking is for the dance floor, not the highway. Excess vibration while driving is usually an indicator that something is amiss. A tire may be the root of the problem, or the problem may be a different issue that is damaging a tire. Either way, get to a repair shop because it is always better to err on the side of caution.

Still not too sure if you need to buy tires? Come by Lewisville VW and we’ll take a look! Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.