Cheap and Handy Care Solutions for Your Volkswagen CC
Ever since the CC (short for "comfort coupe") was introduced in 2008, Volkswagen, led by head of design Klaus Bischoff, has continuously improved its looks and performance. This luxury sedan now boasts of many safety and performance features that make it one of the most competitive models of its kind. If you own a VW CC, regular maintenance of is a must if you want to get the most out of what you spent. So here are some tips on how to keep your car running like the day you first drove it.
- Look out for the VW cooling system.
The first thing that that may go wrong in your Volkswagen CC is the cooling system. Consistent use and exposure to extreme heat may lead to damage; so by simply keeping your engine and grills clean, you can avoid engine malfunction which may lead to overheating. Take note of scheduled coolant replacement sessions and make sure to get this done ahead of time before you start experiencing problems.
After your regular tune-up sessions and fluid replacements, tell your mechanic to check your brake lines, pads, shoes and other parts to ensure that they are working correctly. If you hear unusual noises while applying your vehicle' brakes, have it immediately diagnosed to avoid a possible road mishap.
- Check your wheel balancing and rotation.
You should have your wheels checked regularly. Over time, those unplanned off-road side trips may have affected your alignment, so get this done at least once every year. Have your wheels replaced if necessary.
- Improve your driving, save gas.
The Volkswagen CC's 25 mpg average is not exactly your most fuel efficient option but you can lessen consumption in simple ways. For starters, abrupt braking and heavy acceleration can lower fuel efficiency over the years, so it's important to drive safely to avoid these circumstances. Don't forget that ensuring proper tire pressure, practicing good engine maintenance, and avoiding overloading can help improve the performance of your vehicle.
- Apply proper interior care.
The VWs leather interiors can deteriorate or show signs of aging after a year or so. Treat the leather every six months to maintain the look and lengthen the life of your seats. Do not use excessive product (avoid detergents and solutions with strong ingredients) in the process and remember to wipe the agents clean with microfiber cloth to avoid scratching the surfaces. A lot of homemade mild solutions can be used as a cheaper alternative to store-bought cleaners.
- Filter all the bad stuff out.
Pollen filters are installed in your CC to protect your car from fogging (window obstruction), bacteria buildup, and interior damage. Pollutants can enter your car's system, which may lead to future malfunction, if this filter is not changed. Do not overlook the possibility of an accident because of your excessive sneezing from allergies! If you notice any foul odours inside your car, have your filters replaced to maintain the fresh air in your cabin so you can keep your vehicle clean and pollen-free.