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The Golf GTI Loads Up for This Cycle’s Back Nine

May 17th, 2024 by

The godfather of hot hatches didn’t necessarily need to stop for a breather – but it’s getting a midcycle refresh, regardless.  For its 2025 model year, the Volkswagen Golf GTI will receive new headlights, taillights, and wheel designs. One of the most fun-to-drive vehicles also gets a much-appreciated technology upgrade, including larger screens and a…

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for a Road Trip

May 6th, 2024 by

Memorial Day is just weeks away, and it’s time to hit the road. Are you prepared for your big summer road trip? Time to take a quick inventory. Are your bags packed? Playlist made? Air B&B confirmed? Perfect! Now all that’s left is tending to the most important component of all: your vehicle.  Your road…

Five Tips for Driving in Heavy Rain

April 19th, 2024 by

April showers may be renowned for bringing May flowers (which in turn bring pilgrims, and so forth), but they’re actually a bit of a myth here in Macon. On average, April accounts for the third-lowest monthly precipitation total in the area year-round. Nonetheless, the stormy summer is quickly approaching, and experiencing some early, heavy rainfall…

Your Spring Checklist: Five Things to Address First

March 26th, 2024 by

Spring is officially here, meaning Opening Day for the Braves, nearly forgetting Mother’s Day, and a lot of annoying new particles joining our airspace. And although we (thankfully) don’t need to recover from any type of harsh winter here in Macon, the start of spring is still a great checkpoint to get your car in…

Download Ready: The ID.4 is Getting an Update

March 4th, 2024 by

The Volkswagen ID.4 must be feeling a bit left out. This time last year, the electric SUV was the bell of the ball, a hot item on waiting lists nationwide. Fast forward to 2024, where the ID.4 is readily available, and all eyes are on a new sweetheart: the forthcoming ID.7.   No wonder it…

Six Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Car Lover

February 13th, 2024 by

Don’t look now, but tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Have you waited until the last minute to pick something out for your special someone? Sure, you could serenade them with flowers and chocolates for the umpteenth year in a row. But if your sweetheart is a car lover, this could be your chance you’ve been waiting…

Five Early Warning Signs You Need New Brakes

January 25th, 2024 by

The new year is here, meaning that unfortunately, your car is officially one model year older. By proxy, your brakes have also experienced another year of wear and tear. Luckily, by remaining attentive to subtle signals from your brakes, you can avoid potentially expensive repair estimates this year. Furthermore, being able to identify and quickly…

Happy 75th Anniversary, Volkswagen!

January 17th, 2024 by

75 years ago today, two Volkswagen Type 1 vehicles landed on the shores of New York. 15 years before a small band from Liverpool would touch down in the Big Apple for the first time, Beetles had arrived in America.  Volkswagen gambled on Americans embracing their diminutive Love Bug, as production of the car had…

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Exploring the Volkswagen’s Pop Culture Odyssey

January 3rd, 2024 by

Taking strange detours over the course of a road trip is nothing new. That’s why every long, winding road has billboards advertising everything from discount diners to caves of wonder.  But Volkswagen’s gradual immersion into the world of pop culture has been nothing short of an odyssey. From cameos on Beatles album covers to supporting roles…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Car Owners to Consider

December 13th, 2023 by

It’s that time of year again when the calendar is about to change, signaling the need for New Year’s resolutions. We all know the drill – make a list of intentions only to break them almost immediately. But what if, in 2024, you made a resolution to actually stick to them? The beauty of New…

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