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The 2014 Jetta Sportwagen TDI offers luxury without the luxury price

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In the Jetta Sportwagen lineup, the top-of-the-line, diesel-powered TDI is a non-luxury crossover that still offers drivers a luxurious experience. Among the many great qualities that make the TDI a great alternative to larger SUVs and crossovers, the most notable include an impressive fuel economy, high-quality features and premium interior materials.

Drivers who want their ride to be both practical and high-end can depend on the 2014 Jetta Sportwagen TDI to satisfy their preferences. It…

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Checking and replacing your car’s radiator fluid is easier than you think

radiatorRadiator fluid, which is also known as both coolant and antifreeze, and replacing it is one of the easier preventative maintenance tasks you can perform on your vehicle. The fluid moderates the temperature in your car’s engine, keeping it warm in cold months and cool during hot months, and making sure the cooling system is working properly is critical to engine safety. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation claims cooling system failure…

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Popped a tire, I’m sweatin’: Understanding tire warranties


tires9Due to varying geographical environments, road conditions and extreme temperatures, car tire warranties can be difficult to understand. Many tire manufacturers will offer limited warranties lasting four to six years or until the tire tread wears out. When a tire is damaged and under warranty, the manufacturer is responsible for covering the cost of repairs or replacement. On the other hand, the car owner is responsible for the damages when the tires are no longer…

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Myths about idling diesel engines

Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 11.24.25 AMTo get your diesel engine going in the morning, you might warm it up by idling it before facing the day ahead of you. The practice of idling engines has been around since the first diesel trucks were made in the 1930s and continues today. But is this habit necessary?

In today’s world, things have changed and engines have more efficient designs. Here are the top myths about diesel engines.

1. Diesel engines must…

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Preventative car maintenance everyone can do: Checking your hoses and belts

Not everyone has the time and known-how to perform necessary preventative maintenance tasks on their car, but certain jobs like checking your hoses and belts require little time and minimal car knowledge. Under your car’s hood you’ll find a series of hoses responsible for carrying throughout the engine everything from coolant or fuel to brake fluid and even air. These processes are necessary to keep your engine running at peak performance. Meanwhile, separate…
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