What is there to do this September 4th?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events, Things to Do on Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 6:16 PM
Three Ways of Celebrating Labor Day Weekend 2017 near Rome NY

Three Ways of Celebrating Labor Day Weekend 2017 near Rome NY 

Don’t know what to do this Labor Day weekend? Not sure what’s open or what options you have? Don’t worry! We have you covered. The Oneida County area has plenty in store. Here are just three ways of celebrating Labor Day weekend 2017 near Rome NY. Let’s see what there is to offer.  Read the rest of this entry »

Where should we go out to eat?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Things to Do on Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 2:40 PM
Exciting Restaurants to try out in Rome NY

Exciting Restaurants to try out in Rome NY 

Having trouble making plans with your friends and family for a night out? Wish you knew what kind of food was out there? Look no further, because we have a list of some exciting restaurant to try out in Rome NY! There are so many to choose from, but we have a few that will really surprise you. Let’s take a look at what downtown Rome has to offer. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s inside the Volkswagen Passat?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Passat on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 3:08 PM
2017 Volkswagen Passat Sound System and Convenience Features

2017 Volkswagen Passat Sound System and Convenience Features 

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat is a mid-size sedan that is packed with fun features and amenities for you and your passengers to enjoy. The 2017 Volkswagen Passat sound system and convenience features will make you feel at home inside this model’s cozy cabin. Let’s take a look at what the Passat has to offer.  Read the rest of this entry »

How powerful is the Volkswagen Jetta?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Technology on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 4:00 PM
2017 Volkswagen Jetta Engine Specs and Gas Mileage

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Engine Specs and Gas Mileage 

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta’s exterior design can turn some heads, but what about the inside? This sedan has plenty to offer drivers. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta engine specs and gas mileage will show shoppers just how powerful this compact sedan can be. Let’s take a look at what the Jetta has in store.  Read the rest of this entry »

2017 VW Beetle Convertible Colors

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Beetle on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 at 6:16 PM
2017 VW Beetle Convertible Colors

Just when you thought the Volkswagen Beetle couldn’t get any cooler, they went and made it available without a top! For those who view every day as an adventure waiting to happen, the 2017 Volkswagen Convertible is the perfect gateway partner. Take a look at its available color options below and see which one fits your personality!

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What’s the Difference Between Synthetic and Conventional Oil?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 5:47 PM
What's the Difference Between Synthetic and Conventional Oil?

If you own a vehicle, you are no stranger to oil changes. Keeping your engine well lubricated is crucial for the health of your Volkswagen, but some people don’t realize that there are different grades of oil that you can use. Take a look at the difference between synthetic and conventional oil and see which one is right for your vehicle.

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How Do I Set Up Bluetooth in my VW Golf?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Technology on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 5:30 PM
How Do I Set Up Bluetooth in my VW Golf?

Always ahead of the game, Volkswagen is known for providing its drivers with plenty of innovative technology that gets smarter every year. One of the tools that are found standard on almost all newer Volkswagen models is Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for your compatible smart devices. Take a look at our helpful pairing instructions below and soon you’ll be ready to use hands-free technology in your Golf or other Volkswagen vehicle!

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How Many People Can Fit in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Atlas on Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 5:16 PM
How Many People Can Fit in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas?

The new Volkswagen Atlas is a larger-than-life SUV that combines the love of family with the love of freedom. This go-go mobile features plenty of room for all life’s adventures while providing its passengers with the safety and innovative technology that you have come to know and expect from Volkswagen. One question we have gotten from our customers since the release of this vehicle is “How many people can fit in the Atlas?” Get that answer below!

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How to Change Wiper Blades

By admin | Posted in Volkswagen Technology on Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 9:33 PM

When it comes to braving the elements, whether it be heavy rain or snow, a good set of windshield wiper blades is a must. However, with the sometimes-harsh weather here in Rome, Utica, and Manlius, your blades can wear down quicker than you might think.

To help you stay safe, our team at Nye Volkswagen is going to teach you when and how to change wiper blades on your vehicle’s windshield.

How Often Should Windshield Wiper Blades Be Changed?

The answer to this question depends on the climate of your town, but rule of thumb suggests wiper blades should be changed at least once a year. However, with our snowy winters and hot summers, you may need to replace more often.

Extreme weather can wear down those blades. In the summer, high temperatures and constant UV exposure can break down the rubber compounds extremely quickly. Plus, constant icing and cold in the winter can do just the same.

Know the Signs of Wear

There are a few key signs you should be aware of when trying to spot windshield wiper blade wear. They include:

  • Streaking
  • Skipping
  • Squeaking noises
  • Split rubber
  • Bent wiper frames

As soon as you notice these signs, it’s likely time for a change. However, you can prevent them easily with just a bit of basic upkeep.

First and foremost, you should wash your windshield frequently, say every time you fill your tank. Residue, dirt, and oils on the glass can cause the rubber to wear faster.

In the winter, you should also be pulling the blades up and away from the windshield whenever harsh weather is expected. Be sure both blades and glass are de-iced before use!

How to Replace Windshield Blades

If you’ve been wondering how to replace windshield blades, you’ve come to the right place. Fortunately, it’s both a quick and inexpensive task. The first step, of course, is to buy your new blades. Before doing so, you’ll have to measure your current ones to make sure you pick the right size.

Next, you’ll need to remove the old blades. Start by moving the arms up and away from the glass. On the underside of the wiper blade, you’ll find a small tab. Press this tab to slide the blade off. If by some chance this tab is broken, you can use a key to help slip the blade off.

Setting the new blades in place is simple. Pull the rubber tightly onto the arm. It should automatically lock into place with a click. Once you’ve heard this, gently lower the arm back onto the windshield. Be sure to test them out before use.

Need Assistance Replacing Windshield Wiper Blades?

It isn’t too hard to replace windshield wiper blades, but if you’ve never done it before, you may need a bit of assistance. The service team at Nye Volkswagen is always here to help all Rome, Utica, and Manlius drivers replace worn-out car components. Contact us today for assistance!

Spruce Up Your Home with the Best Landscaping Utica Has to Offer

By admin | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 8:25 PM

There’s never a good time of year to let your home’s exterior get away from you. Where it’s piles of snow in the winter or overgrown grass in the summer, just a little bit of maintenance can go a long way.

Fortunately, you don’t have to do it all yourself here in Utica, NY. Call on one of these three landscaping companies to get their hands dirty for you!

Blackburn Lawn & Landscaping | Connect on Facebook

Jim Blackburn has always had a thing for all things green and leafy. After he graduated from college with a horticulture degree, he knew there was only one profession for him. And thus, Blackburn Lawn & Landscaping was born.

In the summer, call up Blackburn for weed control, mowing, or fertilizer. In the winter, he’ll bring in his heavy-duty snow blower to take care of that driveway.

Jay Landscaping | Connect on Facebook

Lawn maintenance and snow removal are one thing, but sometimes you’re looking for true design—landscaping with an eye for artistry. If that’s the case, you’ll want to contact Jay Landscaping for a consultation.

These professionals perform both commercial and residential projects, working with clients to bring their unique visions to life. All at an affordable cost, too!

Stone Age Landscaping | Connect on Facebook

You can probably gather from the name that Stone Age Landscaping does far more than simply cut grass. This family-owned business also specializes in hardscape, particularly stone work.

Whether you’re looking for a one-time build on a fire pit, stone walls, or patio, or you’re looking for weekly lawn maintenance, they’ve got you covered. Visit their website today to learn more about their long list of services.

See for Yourself How These Landscapers Mow Down the Competition

There’s a reason why these three names have come to rule the Utica area landscaping game. Their attention to detail and customer service are all unparalleled. But don’t just take our word for it! Call them today to see for yourself.