Entries by Linford Berry

Volkswagen TDI “Dieselgate” Update

Volkswagen TDI Dieselgate Update It has been just over a month since we first heard about the EPA’s Notice of Violation to Volkswagen regarding the discrepancies between Volkswagen’s real world emissions levels of NOx and the as tested levels for EPA certification.  As we predicted then, this has turned out to be a pretty big deal […]

Volkswagen and EPA Notice of Violation for 2009-2015 TDI Vehicles: Commentary and Analysis

At Mountain Valley Motors we specialize in Volkswagen and particularly Volkswagen TDI diesel powered vehicles. So it is with special interest that we have taken notice of the recent news and developments regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) notice of violation (NOV) to Volkswagen of America (VWoA) regarding the emissions performance of 2009-2015 TDI vehicles.  Many […]

Tires – Inflation DOT Other Information

What do you know about your tires? – Tire information series Inflation Pressures Today in our series on tire information we will look at some more important information contained in the fine print on the side of your tires. Every tire has a rated maximum inflation pressure.  Often it will be found in small print […]

Tires – Treadwear, Traction, Temperature

What do you know about your tires? – Tire information series Treadwear, Traction, Temperature It isn’t just size that matters when choosing tires for your vehicle.  There are some other numbers and letters on the side of the tire that you should pay attention to.   You will find the treadwear listed in three digit numeric […]

Tires – Brand, Model, Features

What do you know about your tires? – Tire information series Usually the most prominent markings on a tire are the name brand and model.  Tire manufacturers such as Michelin, Cooper, Firestone, B.F. Goodrich, want to make sure their name is featured prominently on the tire.  These companies also make a variety of tire models.  […]

What do you know about your tires?

What do you know about the tires on your car? The automobile tire is possibly the least understood part of a modern vehicle. With all the technology that is employed in today’s vehicles, the tire is, and continues to be, the one component that few people truly understand. It is often overlooked and dismissed as […]

2015 Volkswagen Golf Named Car of The Year

For the second time in 4 years Volkswagen wins the coveted Car of The Year (COTY) from Motor Trend magazine.  This time they did it with their newly redesigned Golf.  You can read all about it here.  The 2015 Golf is built in Mexico. The 2012 winner was the redesigned Volkswagen Passat built in VW’s […]