5 Memphis Museums to See

Memphis is a city that is full of wonderful culture! The best way to explore that culture is to visit the various museums in the cities. Here are 5 Memphis Museums to see.

National Civil Rights Museum

Memphis served as the heart of the Civil Rights movement in America. This museum documents the struggles and triumphs of a movement that is still alive and strong today.

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Soul music is, well, the soul of the city, and there’s no better place to explore its influence than at this wonderful museum.

Graceland

Speaking of music, the King of Rock and Roll’s home is filled with Elvis artifacts and memorabilia.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

In addition to music, Memphis is also big on other forms of art. This art museum houses many of the artistic cultural pieces of the city.

The Children’s Museum of Memphis

For the little ones, the Children’s Museum of Memphis is the perfect place for them to explore their surroundings and simply have fun being a kid!

Simple Ways to Improve Fuel Efficiency

gas gaugeIn today’s world, drivers are always looking for ways to obtain a better fuel economy. However, you don’t need a fancy hybrid car to accomplish this goal. Here are some simple ways to improve fuel efficiency.

Don’t Slam on the Accelerator or Brakes

When you suddenly stop or start your car, you are also decreasing your fuel efficiency. In order to avoid higher prices at the pump, be sure to accelerate and coast at a more manageable rate.

Drive the Speed Limit

Speeding is not only unethical, it’s also inefficient. When you accelerate to speeds faster than 50 mph, your gas mileage decreases exponentially. A steadier pace will win the race in the long run.

Lighten Your Load

Packing the back of your car with too much stuff can really hurt your fuel economy. For every additional 100 pounds of cargo, your fuel efficiency decreases by 1%. By removing unneeded weight from the car, you can save some much-needed money.

Porsche Tops 2015 J.D. Power APEAL Study

J.D. Power and Associates is a global market research company which produces many of what are widely regarded as benchmark studies in the automotive field. Porsche was recognized by the company in two of these recent studies.

Porsche Lineup

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For the 2015 J.D. Power ‘APEAL’ study, the firm evaluates what it calls “Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout.” This breaks down into eight different categories, such as ride, handling and braking, and engine/transmission.

Surveyors then asked over 84,000 people to evaluate their new vehicles based upon these categories. The average for premium vehicles is 841. The industry average is 798. Porsche scored a whopping 874.

For the 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, Porsche beat every other brand. This is the third year in a row that Porsche has taken the lead. This study measures the number of problems a brand’s vehicles have after 90 days of ownership.

Porsche sees this success as being largely dependent on customer satisfaction. Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Executive Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, said in a press release, “We see these awards as confirmation of our strategy for high quality standards in design, development and production and in continuously offering Porsche customers a unique purchase and ownership experience.”

Tips to Help Maintain Coolant System

overheating vehicleFor a long time, Porsche and Volkswagen vehicles were unique for being air-cooled. These days, these machines are liquid-cooled. The way it works is that the heat from your engine passes into the fluid and then the fluid passes through your radiator where it is cooled and heads back to your engine to absorb more heat.

The coolant system on your vehicle is a vital system so it is always a good idea to make sure it is healthy. How can you help maintain your coolant system?

Check for leaks

Always be on the lookout for leaks. A hose is the usual suspect as hoses can occasionally fail. In the case of a leak, you might see radiator fluid on the ground where your car has been parked. You might also see it, or feel it, on one of the hoses. A leaky radiator is a serious issue. In any case, you should never drive a car leaking fluid. Have a professional examine the car as soon as possible.

Maintain Proper Fluid Levels

Coolant does contain water so it can evaporate over time. Check your coolant level from time to time and, if you need to, add more. Your coolant system is pressurized and should never normally need large amounts of fluid. If it does, there’s likely a leak.

Never Drive an Overheating Vehicle

If you notice that your temperature gauge is rising, or you see steam coming from under your hood, immediately pull over and turn off your engine. Overheating can do serious damage to a vehicle, even totaling it.

In the Spotlight: New Porsche 918 Spyder Specs

After a grueling 21 months of waiting for production to finish, the Porsche 918 Spyder has officially rolled off the line. The performance hybrid with plug-in technology is truly a masterpiece. Its stunning design and impressive performance have us all drooling and waiting to get our hands on it.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Current Porsche 918 Spyder

The hybrid supercar originally made its debut at the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show where it was praised and heralded as the new “it” car. After further development the hypercar was launched in 2013. Now in 2015, the Porsche 918 Spyder is blazing a new path for sports cars of the future.

The 918 Spyder uses a compact and powerful 4.6-liter V8 engine that outputs 608 horsepower and a combined hybrid electric drive system that adds 279 horsepower. If you’re keeping track of the Porsche 918 Spyder specs, that’s a total output of 887 horsepower and 940 lb-ft of torque!

There are two electric motors on the car: one for the front axle and one for the rear. The plug-in function allows the Spyder’s battery to reach a full charge in less than seven hours on a standard socket. In addition, the car yields an EPA rating of 67 MPGe.

The Porsche 918 Spyder is one of the most rare and innovative cars on the planet. For more information about the new 918 Spyder, visit us at Gossett VW Porsche.

Porsche Ranks Highest on J.D. Power Initial Quality Study for Third Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, Porsche topped the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study after receiving rave reviews from consumers within the first 90 days of owning their Porsche. In total, six Porsche models received honors, placing within the top three of their respective segments.

2016 Porsche 911

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The Porsche 911 ranked highest in the Midsize Sporty Car segment for the fourth year in a row, proving its dominance and superior quality. In addition, the brand new Porsche Macan took first in the Compact Premium SUV segment while the Boxter and Cayman took the first two spots in the Compact Premium Sport Car segment. Rounding out the Porsche awards were the Cayenne and Panamera, which both received third place in the Midsize Premium SUV and Large Premium Car segments.

Matthias Muller, Chairman and Executive Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. Porsche AG, said, “We see these awards as confirmation of our strategy for high quality standards in design, development and production and in continuously offering Porsche customers a unique purchase and ownership experience.”

For more information about the award-winning Porsche lineup visit us at Gossett VW Porsche today.