8303 West Colfax Avenue
Directions Lakewood, CO 80214

  • Sales: (855) 552-4322
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5 Tips to Prepare for Your Summer Road Trip

Attention all road warriors: It’s the season for road trip adventures, but is your car prepared for the miles you’re going to endure? Before you head out on your next venture, it’s important to ensure your Volkswagen is ready to go the extra mile. Follow these four steps before packing up the car to make sure your road trip goes smoothly.

1. Check your windshield wipers. You never know when a summer storm is going to hit, not to mention all the bugs will end up smashed on your windshield. If your wipers are streaking the glass, making a loud sound when operating, or bouncing as they go back and forth, it may be time for a new pair. If you need a new pair before hitting the road, stop by and we can get you all setup. While you’re checking on the wipers, it’s good practice to make sure you have windshield wiper fluid as well.


2. Replace your oil. Even if it’s not quite time for an oil change, this will help ensure your engine is running smooth for the long road ahead. If you’re headed for high temperatures, keep in mind that these can affect the performance of your car, too.


3. Take a walk around of your car. Look to see if your tires are low on air or if the tread is worn. If your tires look a little flat, check to make sure there are no punctures or foreign objects in the tire. To know if your car’s tread is low, take a penny and place Abe Lincoln’s head into a groove. If his head is not covered by the tread, it may be time to bring your car in to have your tires changed.

4. Schedule a checkup. We can help you take a look at your car and perform basic maintenance on your vehicle, in addition to making sure there are no other issues with your vehicle before you hit the road. Be sure to let us know if you’re headed on a long trip so we can double check all levels.



Once your road trip buddy has been tuned up, you’ll be able to travel stress-free knowing that everything is running right. What are you waiting for? Pack your car up and hit the road to your next adventure.

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8303 West Colfax Avenue
Directions Lakewood, CO 80214

  • Sales: (855) 552-4322
  • Service: (303) 205-6250
  • Parts: (303) 205-6260
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