Farewell Volkswagen Beetle

We are sad to announce that Volkswagen will discontinue the New Beetle in 2019. Cute as it is, apparently the declining sales no longer justify keeping it in production. Without doubt, once discontinued, the New Beetle’s cult following will increase, just as it did for its predecessor. New Beetle was introduced in 1998, with a longer version manufactured since 2011. At Fremont Auto Center we will continue to support your New Beetle – whether you need routine maintenance, diagnostics or major repairs, we are here to help. And if you do not own a Volkswagen Beetle yet – should you decide to purchase one, give us a call BEFORE you buy – so we can perform a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection and give you a detailed report of the state of the vehicle. At this point we foresee no shortage of spare parts, so we fully expect to be able to service and repair your Volkswagen Beetle well into the future

What to do when the infamous Check Engine Light is “on”?

What to do when the infamous Check Engine Light is “on”?

When the check engine light comes on in your car – what should you do? If the check engine light if flashing – pull to the side of the road as soon as it is safe to do so, and turn off the engine. Flashing check engine light indicates serious problems with the car. You want to have it towed to an auto repair shop (call AAA – if you don’t have AAA, buy it now, before you need it). Driving with flashing check engine light could cause severe engine damage. If the check engine light is not flashing, and the car drives normally, then the problem is not an emergency – but you should still bring the car in for a checkup within a day or two. Even if the check engine light is not flashing, continued driving with the check engine light “on” can damage the catalytic converter – resulting in a very expensive repair. Now for the good news – the check engine light can be illuminated in response to any of dozens of codes &ndas ... read more


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