Do Your Vehicle a Favor by Making these Car Care New Year’s Resolutions

A new year is a perfect opportunity to refocus on what matters most in life. This year, give these car care New Year’s resolutions from Gossett VW Porsche a try and enjoy a healthy, happy vehicle!   Stay on top of your oil Make the resolution to habitually change your oil this year. Before January even starts, plan out exactly when you’ll change your vehicle’s oil and challenge yourself to stick to the plan. This is an extremely easy and cheap way to greatly extend your car’s life and protect its resale value.   Don’t ignore the lights If you’ve been driving around for a while with one or more warning lights illuminated on your dashboard, now’s the perfect time to actually address the problem. Whether it’s the check engine light or your tire pressure indicator, start the New Year fresh by taking care … Continued

What Does a Car’s Torque Mean?

Most drivers know that horsepower is a good standard to judge how fast a car is but what about torque? What does a car’s torque mean? That’s a question many drivers interested in performance vehicles find themselves asking and the answer can get rather complicated. Fortunately, we at Gossett VW Porsche have a simplified answer of what a car’s torque actually means. Put simply, power is how fast something can reach a certain point while torque is the ability to do work. That remains true in modern cars. Horsepower determines how fast a car can reach a certain speed while torque is how fast the car can actually accelerate. The torque listed on a vehicle specification page is how much torque the engine can produce. That isn’t necessarily how much torque reaches the wheels. Either way, higher torque means faster acceleration. Larger engines produce … Continued

Tips to Help Maintain Coolant System

For 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 … Continued