Category Archives: Salisbury MD Volkswagen Service

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Is it legal to raise chickens at home in Salisbury, MD?

Laws Regarding Raising Chickens and Ducks in Salisbury, MD

Citizens interested in a taste of farm-life may have considered getting some chickens for their backyard. After all, fresh eggs for breakfast sounds like a wholesome proposition. Is it legal to raise chickens and/or ducks at home in Salisbury, MD?

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Who wrote “How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive”?

“How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive; A Manual of Step-By-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot” Author and Cultural Relevance

One interesting sidepiece in the history of Volkswagen is a unique guidebook. “How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive; A Manual of Step-By-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot” became the VW maintenance bible for not only a generation of 1960s-addled off-the-gridders but also for dedicated VW enthusiasts up to the present day. Who wrote this now-legendary guide? Continue reading

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Where can I buy a VW online in Salisbury MD?

Modern technology has changed our lives in innumerable ways. One of these ways is how we shop; over the past two decades, more and more consumers have been won over to the likes of Amazon and eBay, not to mention the online offerings of individual stores. The old line that, “I don’t feel comfortable buying something without seeing it in person,” has steadily fallen to the wayside, as shoppers realize they can get about as good of an idea about what an item is online as they can in the store.

The automotive world has been a bit slower than most to embrace the online shopping experience. Even customers comfortable with getting their clothes and furniture through Amazon tend to feel a bit more reluctant about purchasing an entire new vehicle from the comfort of their couch. Slowly but surely, however, these resignations are also dropping away, and the pure convenience and ease of the online experience is winning out.

Where can one buy a car online, and have it delivered to their residence, in the Salisbury area? Continue reading

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What’s the difference between tire balancing and tire rotation?

The phrases “tire balancing” and “tire rotation” are often uttered in the same sentence. Even here at Pohanka VW, we use the phrase all the time, to the point that it almost sounds like the whole procedure is one and the same. But the truth is, tire balancing and rotation are two separate processes. They’re just often performed during the same service procedure.

So what’s the difference between tire balancing and tire rotation? Read on to find out.


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Tire balancing and rotation are two separate procedures that are almost always performed together. This is just for the sake of convenience; tires have to be removed to be balanced, and they’re most commonly removed when they’re being rotated. So this is a good chance to balance the tire before it’s re-applied to your vehicle.

What is tire balancing?

Tire balancing refers to the adjustment of small metal weights attached to the tire that help even out any differences in mass distribution. That’s right; tires come with generally three metal clip-ons that can be moved along the rim of the tire to change the distribution of weight.

The reason this is done is that no tire has an even distribution of mass throughout. At the very least, the area with the filling-spigot is different than elsewhere. Though the differences in mass may be minute, even these small alterations can have big effects at high speed. The result of an unbalanced tire is shaking and vibrating in the vehicle, which also causes damage to the ride.

What is tire rotation?

Tire rotation is more well-known than its balancing counterpart. This procedure refers to the tires being removed and shuffled to different wheels of the vehicle. Following specific “rotation patterns,” this procedure helps tires to contact the road with different parts of their surface than they had been previously, evening out wear across the tire and making the most of the rubber at hand.