June 30th, 2015
If you’re like many drivers at this time of year, you’ve been spending your time fantasizing about the road trip you’ll be taking this season. Chances are, though, that your car isn’t looking dingy or dirty in your daydreams; it’s looking as fresh and bright as ever.
At our Maryland Volkswagen dealer, we love the look and feel of a freshly cleaned car just as much as you do. To help you get that brand new feeling back, we’ve got some tips to keep in mind while you get ready for your next adventure.
Washing your car is the natural first step when it’s time to freshen things up. Start with a car-friendly detergent and a soft sponge or microfiber cloth, paying extra attention to the nooks and crannies of your vehicle to rinse away dirt and debris.
If you’re due for service before your trip, too, don’t forget that you can knock out two birds with one stone at our Volkswagen service center in Maryland; we offer a complimentary exterior wash with every service visit!
Nothing is worse for passengers on a trip than having to share space with the driver’s collection of gas station receipts and year-old water bottles. Put your trash and recycling cans to use, and then dive in with a good vacuuming. Don’t forget to wipe down interior glass while you’re at it!
It’s also a good idea to have your cabin air filter checked, if your vehicle is equipped with one. This can reduce odors, dust, and allergens entering your vehicle, making for a smooth ride all around. Our team is happy to help with this replacement, and we’re open seven days a week; no need for an appointment, just bring it in!
If you want a truly refreshed experience when you slide into your car, then a full detailing is the way to go. We offer a comprehensive range of interior and exterior detailing services at Pohanka Volkswagen, making it easy for you to find the package that’s perfect for your desires. Considering we offer specials on detailing packages and detailing protects your car’s residual value, this route is a win-win!
To learn more about our maintenance, car wash, and detailing services, be sure to contact us online or to call our team at (301) 808-7100 today. We’ll send you off in style!
June 29th, 2015
Many of the drivers who visit our Chevrolet dealer in Virginia have already done their research and spent plenty of time thinking about their options. Weighing the options, they’ve already thought about whether they see themselves best in a smart sedan, a sporty coupe, or a rock solid pickup truck.
What we find many of our customers haven’t put much thought into, though, is their different payment options; but that’s okay! Even if you haven’t spent too much time considering your financing choices, our team is here to help you learn the ins and outs to make a smart financial choice.
One of the most frequently asked questions in our showroom is how leasing works. To help clear things up, we’ve made a list of some of the key components that help to build a solid lease.
When you lease a vehicle, you’re essentially setting up a scenario where you rent it for a predetermined duration from the dealership. The team at our Virginia Chevrolet financing center works with you to help structure the lease ahead of time.
Put simply, you pay a monthly balance to drive the vehicle for a number of months, then bring it back to our lot. At that point, you can walk away, buy the vehicle outright, or switch into a new lease of a brand new Chevy!
One of the key numbers to consider is a vehicle’s residual value; how much it will be worth at the end of your lease. Because different vehicles lose value at different rates, you may find that your monthly budget allows you to lease a much nicer vehicle than you might be able to finance. It all depends on what you’re looking at.
Additionally, you’ll want to consider the interest rate, taxes, and any fees that might apply to your lease payment. Our team will walk you through everything beforehand, helping you to look at things realistically to formulate a financial plan that works for you, your needs, and your budget.
If you’re ready to start looking at vehicles and leases, or if you still have some questions, we invite you to contact us online to learn more. You can always call the Pohanka Chevrolet team at (703) 968-6677 to talk with a member of our team, as well! We look forward to seeing you behind the wheel.
June 24th, 2015
At our Lexus dealership serving Sterling, the thing that we love best is helping drivers to find the vehicles that are truly perfect for them. When you find that car or crossover that fits you perfectly, you definitely want it to keep on running smoothly throughout your ownership.
Owning a new car can be overwhelming for some drivers when it comes to maintenance. Focusing on what’s most important can help to simplify things. Check out our top three regularly scheduled maintenance recommendations!
Good tires are crucial for optimum traction. Over time, your tires will begin to wear down. Because your tires wear differently from front to back and side to side, rotating them regularly can help to prolong their lifespan.
During a tire rotation, our experts will also be able to let you know if your tires should be replaced in the near future and to take a look at your brakes.
Another common problem that brings drivers to our Sterling area Lexus service center for emergency repairs is a dead battery or bad connections. You can check that your terminal connections are clean and secure to ensure a good flow of power.
After about three years, you’ll want to have your battery checked for problems. Like any battery, it will run down over time and eventually need to be replaced. With regular maintenance, you can extend that time and also be more aware as it starts to wind down.
The most important service of all, an oil change allows fresh oil to clean, lubricate, cool, and protect your engine’s moving parts. The increment between changes will vary depending on your vehicle and the oil used, so be sure to speak with one of our certified technicians to plan out your next change.
Of course, our experts are always happy to give your car a check up and recommend other needed services. We’re open from 5:30 AM to 11:00 PM seven days a week, and there’s no need for an appointment; just bring it in! For more information, be sure to contact Pohanka Lexus of Chantilly online or to call our team at (703) 968-9100 today.