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The new Volkswagen Transporter has an electric version

With fuel prices set rice we thought it might be good to focus on alternative options.

Transporter, Caravelle, California, Multivan… by whichever name you best know Volkswagen’s quite iconic lines of vans, buses and campers, there’s a new version, and this is it.

Dubbed the T6.1, you’d be forgiven for thinking it represents a relatively small update over the existing T6. Indeed, there’s the usual light sprinkling of newness via a bolder grille, new driver assistance systems (including self-parking, trailer assist and a stabilisation system for crosswinds) and much connectivity, highlights being digital dials and wireless smartphone link-up.

Dubbed the T6.1, you’d be forgiven for thinking it represents a relatively small update over the existing T6. Indeed, there’s the usual light sprinkling of newness via a bolder grille, new driver assistance systems (including self-parking, trailer assist and a stabilisation system for crosswinds) and much connectivity, highlights being digital dials and wireless smartphone link-up.

But there’s bigger news. Alongside a bunch of 2.0 TDI diesels (topping out at 196bhp) there’s now a fully electric version, developed with the help of tuning and motorsport specialists ABT and possessing 110bhp. With the option of a humongous 77.6kWh battery, it can travel almost 300 miles on a charge. Though we suspect that’ll fall depending on how you drive it and how heavily you load it…

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A Guide to Your Car’s Temperature Gauge: What’s Normal and What’s Not

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Paying attention to how hot your engine is running is necessary in maintaining the health of your vehicle. In fact, by monitoring your car’s temperature gauge, you can detect an overheating engine before costly damage occurs. Learn how to interpret this vital tool below!

What Is a Normal Engine Temperature?

Ideally, your engine’s temperature should fall somewhere in between 90 ºC to 105 ºC degrees. If your engine is operating normally, the needle will be near the center of the gauge. This doesn’t mean it will sit directly in the middle—becoming familiar with what reading is “normal” for your vehicle is key!

On particularly hot days when you are running the A/C at full blast, you may notice that your gauge reading is higher than normal. This is not necessarily a cause for concern, as long as the needle does not continue to move up during your drive.

Why Is My Engine Overheating?

If the temperature gauge needle starts to creep up to the red zone and/or the engine temperature warning light comes on, it’s a pretty clear sign your engine is overheating. Do not continue to drive with an overheating engine! Even short distances can cause severe damage to the engine block, cylinder head or other parts.

Most commonly, engine overheating points to a problem with the cooling system. Your coolant levels may be low or your radiator may have stopped working. Whatever the case is, stop and contact a qualified workshop. For a list of workshops go to My-Auto

Why Is the Temperature Gauge Reading Low?

In some instances, you may notice that the temperature gauge needle is pointing closer to the cold side. If the low reading still occurs after the engine has had a few minutes to warm up, it could be due to a malfunctioning thermostat or problem within the temperature gauge itself. Either way, you’ll want to have the problem looked at by one of our service professionals.

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What Is The Best Outdoor Car Cover For The Climate I Live In?

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If you’re an auto enthusiast without a garage, seeing your beloved ride exposed to the elements can be painful. Warm climates have scorching sun that fades paint and cracks interior panels. Rainy climates lead to acid rain damage on paint, chrome, plastic trim, and rubber seals. Cold climates add the inconvenience of snow, along with icy rain that freezes your doors shut and forms a hard glaze on glass surfaces.

There’s more. Airborne dirt is everywhere – which becomes mud that stains and discolors. Throw in: falling debris, tree sap, autumn leaves in every nook and cranny, filth from pollen, and seeds which clog drain tubes and cause water leaks. It’s a mess!

Variety Of Outdoor Car Covers

You need not put up with these things! Car covers purpose-built for outdoor use can literally serve as a portable, year-round garage that travels with you everywhere. Because we know the satisfaction and inner peace that comes when your vehicle is properly protected, we offer a variety of outdoor car covers that shield your ride from the above-mentioned horrors.

Durable Water Repellent Fabric

Outdoor covers are designed to resist water penetration from above, not completely prevent water from getting through. If they were truly waterproof, moisture coming from under the ground becomes trapped below the cover – causing mildew and, ultimately, corrosion of body panels. Therefore, all outdoor covers must breathe to some extent.

The fact is – any water that does permeate will evaporate quickly thanks to perforated cover designs that release moisture, not trap it. Consequentially, outdoor car covers will begin to dry virtually as soon as precipitation ends. Vehicle surfaces underneath will be left dry as well.

What does not get through outdoor covers is dirt and other debris, thanks to multiple layered construction. Should grime begin to accumulate on top of the cover as time passes, most of the covers we sell are washable: either by machine (commercial duty) or by hand (while on the car). Check for specifics in the details for each cover.

Elastic Edging Along Bottom Perimeters Of Cover
Unless otherwise noted, all covers we sell feature elastic edging along bottom perimeters to keep things snug.
All covers we offer can be ordered with a tote bag sized specially for easy storage and transport, along with a lock and cable kit to keep the cover from blowing off the vehicle. These items may be standard or extra cost depending on the specific cover you choose – this will be detailed on each of our product pages.

Lock And Cable Kit For Outdoor Car Cover
Most outdoor car covers we sell can be ordered with a lock and cable kit to keep them secured in high winds.