Understanding How Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Work

It's likely that your current automobile has automatically-dimming rearview mirrors that you're used many times now. But do you know how this technology actually works? It's actually a very simple design that allows you to focus your attention on the road rather than having to adjust your mirror while driving.

Electrochromism is the technical term for the technology that is used for auto-dimming mirrors. A light sensor is located on your vehicle. When it detects there is a bright light in the area, your mirror will use electrochromic gel inside the 

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What You Need to Know About Low-Mileage Oil-Change Intervals

Royal Volkswagen of Bloomington wants to make sure that you're scheduling all of the necessary maintenance appointments for your vehicle. Oil changes are something we like to perform once every 6 months or every 1,000 miles, but this timeframe is pretty flexible. The frequency of your oil change really depends on how often you drive your vehicle. If you're a low-mileage driver (under 600 miles per month), then you'll want to read on to find out more.

You can put off an oil change if you haven't been driving your automobile much. Just be sure…

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Volkswagen Introduces the Arteon Fastback

The newest vehicle in Volkswagen's is sure to make a hit. The Arteon has a simplistic but elegant design. But, the fastback sedan also comes with a number of standard features and optional amenities that make it easy to customize. See the new Volkswagen addition at our Royal Volkswagen of Bloomington facility. Test the vehicle out on the road.

The Arteon comes in a choice of eight different exterior colors and five different interior colors. The interior upholstery also comes in leatherette or real leather options. Volkswagen also offers the new sedan in five different trim levels.

 

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Do Car Batteries Die More in the Winter Than in the Summer?

Believe it or not, car batteries tend to die more often in summer than in winter. But, when you're stuck on the side of the road with a dead battery on a frigid day, that may seem questionable. The truth is, batteries tend to die more when temperatures are very cold or very hot.

Lead-acid car batteries work during almost all weather. However, they work better when temperatures are not extreme. In winter, the cold reduces the battery's capacity. At freezing, it's down 20 percent. And it gets lower as temperatures drop. That means less power is…

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Meet the New Design Features of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

If you're considering a new Jetta as a compact sedan, you'll want to hear about the reimagined design features. Value-added features that keep the vehicle's appearance and technology clear rather than cluttered are just the beginning. Royal Volkswagen of Bloomington is glad to provide you with more information regarding these new features that you'll find especially useful.

With the 10-inch digital cockpit, you'll be in control of your drive while safely being able to remain focused on the road.

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Car Battery Service & Replacement

The battery in your vehicle is designed to last approximately 5 to 7 years. As with any part of an automobile, a battery can require service before the point of needing to be replaced. This comes with the normal wear and tear of everyday use. There are some commonly recognized signs for battery problems. This includes:
  • Failure to start your vehicle
  • Getting your engine to turn over takes a few tries
  • Dim headlights
  • Dim internal lights
When you bring your vehicle into Royal Volkswagen of Bloomington for battery problems, our technicians will inspect 
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Imagine What It Will Be Like To Have A Roadside Emergency Kit

An emergency roadside kit is something that keeps you safe and makes you well ahead of the game as far as driving preparedness. A lot of people assume that they will never be in an accident and don’t have to worry about it, but they are fooling themselves. There are hundreds of thousands of automobile accidents every year. Most people will be involved in at least one at some point in their lives. It is a lot better to be prepared rather than unprepared in this event.

The kit is something that you assemble for yourself. You just need…

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Why You Might Want to Buy a Used Car

If you’re in the market for another vehicle, you may find it difficult to decide if you want a new vehicle or a good used vehicle. Our team at Royal Volkswagen of Bloomington wants you to be a well-informed driver and would love to offer some tips on why you might want to buy a used car.

When you add up the initial savings (new versus used price), insurance premiums, sales tax and even annual registration in certain states, you’ll be in awe of how many thousands of dollars you can save. Certified pre-owned vehicles are late-model vehicles…

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Cabin & Engine Air Filters Replacement

At Royal Volkswagen of Bloomington, one of our objectives is to help motorists keep their vehicles in prime condition. Your vehicle contains a cabin air filter, which is part of the climate system, and an engine air filter keeps your engine running efficiently. It's essential to have them replaced on a regular basis. Here's why.

Your cabin air filter helps keep the air inside the vehicle clean so that you and your passengers have clean air circulating through the cabin. When a cabin air filter is dirty, it can cause mold spores, pollen, dust, and other allergens to…

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Taking Care of Your Vehicle Through the Winter Months in Bloomington

Throughout the year, it's important that you have routine maintenance performed at Royal Volkswagen of Bloomington. This maintenance will ensure that your vehicle is going to last you a very long time. If winter is approaching, there are some things that you should think about. After all, the winter is one of the hardest seasons on an automobile.

Pay close attention to the quality of tread on your tires. If your tires need to be replaced, you'll want to take care of this as soon as possible. Your tires are keeping traction while driving on slick roads. Don…

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