Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Teen Drivers in a Vehicle

Top 5 Safe Driving Tips for Young Adults and Teens

5 Driving Tips for Young Drivers

Driving is a balance of art and science. Mere skills will not help in the long term. It is important to have some tips at hand to ensure safe driving. We are always concerned about the welfare of our dear customers and want them to develop good and safe driving habits. This blog describes five important driving tips for young drivers.

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2022 Mazda CX-5 Compact Crossover SUV Exterior

Video Tour Explaining the Mazda Connected Services

Watch the Introduction Video on the Mazda Connected Services  

Watch the step-by-step video guide to learn how to use the Mazda Connected Services. The video introduces and explains the linking the owner and the vehicle via their smartphone, all controlled through MyMazda App. Moreover, the Mazda Connected Services provides stunning functions like remote engine start/stop for internal combustion engines and remote charging start/stop for electric vehicles. Furthermore, your Mazda can turn into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot as well. Intrigued? Excited? Both? Then go ahead and click on the link provided in this blog post by Hall Cars dealership in Brookfield, WI.  

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Is It Possible to Sell My Old Car to a Dealership?

What Are the Steps to Getting an Old Car Sold?

If you want to sell your old car but do not know much about the process, it might be stressful. Bringing your automobile to your nearest dealership, receiving an offer, selling your car, and getting paid on the spot is all it takes. We will buy any car, whether it is a sedan, a truck, a van, or an SUV. Keep reading the blog post by Hall Cars, Brookfield, WI, to learn more about steps to getting an old car sold.

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2020 Tiguan driving down city street

How to change VW key battery?

Step-by-Step Guide for Changing Out the Battery in a Volkswagen Key FOB

Maybe your FOB doesn’t have the range it used to. Or perhaps you have to press the button multiple times to get the doors to unlock. This may be due to a dying battery. If so, a battery change is in order. The process is pretty straightforward.

Here’s how to change VW key battery.

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Red 2015 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen parked outside under trees

Is it safe to buy a used Volkswagen with an emissions fixed TDI engine?

Safety of the Volkswagen TDI post-Emissions Modification

You may remember ‘Dieselgate,’ the recall issued for turbocharged diesel engines on select German automobiles like Audi and Volkswagen. It was a scandal that caused Volkswagen to issue a buyback policy for various 2009-2015 models. Many of those models have now found their way back to used sales lots. For environmentally conscious drivers and diesel engine enthusiasts alike, the question remains…

Is it safe to buy a used Volkswagen with an emissions fixed TDI engine? Read the rest of this entry >>

White 2019 Volkswagen Jetta parked by curb

Is the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta a Good Winter Car?

How well does the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta handle winter?

Here in Milwaukee, the winter months can get pretty rough. Last winter we got about 56 inches of snowfall. The average high temperature for January 2019 was in the high 10s, and that’s without windchill. If you park your car outside or even just stay for a few hours at a friend or family member’s place, then you know the mad dash outside to quick start your car (that invariably fills your shoes with snow), turn on the defroster, and crank up the heat, followed by either running back inside so your car can warm up enough to scrape the snow and ice off of it or waiting in your frigid car, hoping your excessive shivering somehow vibrates the car into warming up faster. If snow is falling, then you have ample time to contemplate the upcoming trip, hoping the roads are fit for driving.

How does the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta winter conditions? Let’s take a look. Read the rest of this entry >>

Cutaway side-view of a transmission, showing it's mysterious inner workings.

Where is the transmission located?

Where to Find the Transmission on a Vehicle

The transmission is an important part of any vehicle- after all, it ensures that the right of power is sent to the wheels to keep speed where you want it to be, and maintain the ratio of power to efficiency in its sweet spot. It shifts gears, basically, whether you’re doing so manually or your vehicle is automatically taking care of things.

If you want to take a look at your transmission, do some work on it, or are just curious, you may be wondering: where is the transmission located? Read the rest of this entry >>

A girl sits in a car seat with a seat belt buckled around her, trailing off behind into the abyss. Text in front says, "Fixing the Seat Belt Retractor" in cursive writing.

How can I get my seat belt to retract again?

How to Fix a Seat Belt Retractor

Has your seat belt ceased to return to its seat belt-land within the depths of your vehicle once you unclip it? Do you have to manually feed the belt back into the retractor, or just leave it lying out in a sloppy fashion?

It may seem that the issue must be with the seat belt retracting mechanism itself, but the actual culprit in 99 out of 100 cases is a bit closer to a home (and a bit more gross); a non-retracting seat belt is usually caused by the fats and oils from your neck and hands accumulating on the belt and making it too thick to be pulled back into its hidey-hole.

So what can you do about this? Our body is going to keep oozing fats and oils whether we like it or not. How can a seat belt retractor be fixed? Read the rest of this entry >>

A mechanic in a blue uniform bends over an open hood while holding a clipboard.

Where can I get a vehicle emissions test near Milwaukee, WI?

Test Your Emissions and Register Your Vehicle near Milwaukee, WI

To be legally registered and driven, a vehicle has to be tested and confirmed that it’s under a certain harmful emissions limit. This regulation is put in place to protect both the environment and our human lungs (they’re quite it important, it turns out). As vehicles age, they can begin emitting larger amounts of toxins, which is why it’s important to keep your vehicle in good condition and make sure the emissions are not getting out of hand.

Whether you’re renewing your registration or registering a vehicle for the first time, your ride must be tested to confirm that it’s below that harmful emissions limit. Where is a good place to get emissions testing done near Milwaukee, WI? Read the rest of this entry >>