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How to change the oil in a 2010-2014 VW GTI (TSI)

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Changing the engine oil in a sixth generation Volkswagen GTI is a quick and simple process. Doing it yourself can save you both time and money and requires only basic tools available at your local auto parts store. The following is a guide on how to change the oil and filter on a 2010-2014 GTI.

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Installed: Neuspeed Rse52 wheels

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Wheels and tires are one of the most popular upgrades people do to their cars. Not only can they dramatically improve the appearance of any vehicle, in some cases they can also enhance braking, acceleration, steering feel and overall grip.

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How to add Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) to a 2012 – 2015 Passat TDI

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Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is composed of urea and de-ionised water and is injected into the exhaust gasses of many modern diesel engines.  DEF significantly reduces the amount of exhaust gas emissions and pollution by converting harmful nitrogen oxides into harmless nitrogen and steam.

Most vehicles equipped with DEF will have a dedicated tank that requires to be refilled at normal service intervals. The size of the tank is usually designed so that you should not have to refill the fluid in between services, however individual vehicle’s consumption may be higher depending on operating conditions. The vehicle will not operate unless there is sufficient fluid in the vehicle’s tank.

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How to replace the cabin filter in a 2010-2014 VW Golf/GTI

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The cabin filter in your car cleans the air that comes into the interior through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. If it’s dirty, dust, pollen and other airborne material can make riding in your car unpleasant, especially if you have allergies or other respiratory problems.

Recommendations on when it should be replaced vary by manufacturer — Volkswagen recommends replacing it every 20,000 miles or 2 years — however it may need to be changed earlier depending on how much you drive and where.

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Toyota named world’s top selling automaker for second year in a row

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Toyota remained the top-selling automaker for a second year in a row, outselling American rival General Motors by roughly 270,000 vehicles in 2013.

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Volkswagen debuts seventh generation Golf to North America

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The seventh generation of the VW Golf made it’s first appearance in North America this week at the 2013 New York Auto Show. Despite being 2.2 inches longer and 0.5 inches wider, the new hatchback sheds 51 pounds through the use of high and ultra high strength steels.

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