Archive for September, 2019

Is the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta a Good Winter Car?

Monday, September 30th, 2019
White 2019 Volkswagen Jetta parked by curb

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. (more…)

What are the Best Halloween 2019 Activities near Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
Hunter's moon behind tree branches

Scared of a Boring Halloween?

Halloween is a great holiday, with a multitude of ways to celebrate it. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start looking. Don’t worry, we’ve found a bunch of neat things around the Milwaukee area to keep you from (un)dying of boredom.

Here are some of the best Halloween 2019 activities near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (more…)

Guide to Loving Fall in Milwaukee

Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Red text on a background of leaves reads, "Fall Events in Milwaukee, WI"

Annual fall events in Milwaukee, WI

As the fleeting Wisconsin summer leaves as quickly as it came, autumn begins to roll in. This season is a favorite of many and can be a blast when you do it right. So what’s the best way to relish the crisp autumnal vibes in Milwaukee, WI? (more…)

Do I have to get an emissions test on my car in Wisconsin?

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

Having proper emissions is important for the preservation of the environment and the human species. Some states require vehicles registered by their citizens to pass certain emissions tests and adhere to specific standards. Do Wisconsin residents have to get an emissions/smog test performed? (more…)

Do cars have to undergo periodic safety tests in Wisconsin?

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
A pair of bent arms hold a clipboard and pen with gloved hands above an opened car hood.

Some states require period safety inspections on vehicles to keep their roads safe. After all, a defective vehicle can bring trouble and terror to the vicinity of even the most cautious driver. Does Wisconsin require its vehicles to undergo periodic safety tests? (more…)