Colorado Volkswagen Service Department Gives Colorado Drivers Tips For Safe Winter Driving

McDonald Volkswagen in Littleton wants to help their customers and other Colorado drivers stay safe this winter by providing sound advice for winterizing their vehicle
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Nov. 1, 2011 - PRLog -- With the first snow fall in Denver and many more to come, the McDonald Volkswagen service department decided it was time to help their loyal customers and Colorado drivers everywhere get ready for the hazardous conditions.

The Colorado Volkswagen dealer, which has been in business for over 50 years, has a long-standing reputation for putting the consumer first and delivering outstanding service- whether it’s a new car sale or a VW oil change. This year is no exception. With the cold months on the way the staff provided some easy tips for staying safe in the snow.
The first piece of advice: the battery should be checked to make sure it will crank over in the freezing temperatures. Both the engine coolant and windshield washer fluid should be checked to make sure they do  not freeze.

“This could be a costly repair that was easily preventable,” explains one staff member. “ Plus, on a mild freeze the windshield washer would not work right when you need it most to see out your windshield!”

Speaking of the windshields, the staff suggests you make sure you get your ice scraper, and remember not to run your wiper blades until all of the ice is scraped and melted.  Your soft rubber wiper blades can easily get damaged wiping over the ice on your windshield.

Additionally, your tires need to be checked for tread depth and condition. The best tires for snow and ice are of course winter tires. If you have summer tires or worn out tires it is important to get them replaced before the Colorado snow starts falling!

“Every year we see customers scramble to get their winter tires installed right after a snow storm has hit, they have already slid into another car, or they couldn’t not get up the hill because the tires had no traction,” says Chris Gasser, McDonald Volkswagen Service Manager. “This is not the time to get new tires! Come in before the bad weather comes and avoid the dangerous conditions!”

The McDonald VW Service Department does everything from little jobs like oil changes to larger, more serious repairs and can work on any make or model. They  service vehicles from Littleton, Parker, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Greenwood Village, and all over the Denver area and guarantee their prices are very competitive.

For more information about McDonald Volkswagen or to schedule a service appointment visit

About McDonald Volkswagen:
The McDonald Family has been selling and servicing Volkswagen's from the Littleton location since 1965. Today, with three sons by his side, Douglas McDonald and his family own and operate some of the largest and fastest growing Volkswagen dealerships in the United States. In addition, Douglas McDonald has served as chairman, vice-chairman and district director for the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association and chairman of the National Volkswagen Dealer Council. In 1991, Time Magazine, in cooperation with the National Automobile Dealers Association, honored him with the Quality Dealer Award. McDonald Automotive Group shares their success with the community by supporting many charities and clubs, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with an annual golf tournament. (
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