Monthly Archives: April 2016

How to Remove Smells From a Car

Remove Smells From a Car

Eliminating downright disgusting smells can be difficult and rolling the windows down isn’t always viable. You don’t need any expensive kits or tools to remove tough smells. Odds are you have a few things at home that can get the job done. Here are a few ways to remove smells from a car from us here at Sierra Volkswagen.

  • Cinnamon Sticks – Particularly delightful during the winter season, cinnamon sticks can eliminate odors within an hour. Simply boil the sticks in hot water and pour the resulting liquid into a cup. Allow the water to cool with the windows up. The end result is a sweet smell that will make you forget all about the previous occupying odors.
  • Citrus Peels – Whether you’re a health nut or just love the smell of citrus, save your peels. Oranges, lemons, and lime peels placed in a cup will soak up any lingering smells in your car. After a day or so, you’ll be left with the fruity scent passengers tend to love.
  • Cat Litter – Literally designed to capture and eliminate odors, cat litter does its job well. Let a bowl of litter sit in your car overnight. By the next day, the disgusting smells will be gone. As an added bonus, you can even reuse the litter for your little feline!

Volkswagen’s Sales Goals Reaffirmed

Volkswagen's sales goals

Despite what seems to be a plague of problems, Volkswagen is still looking to the skies. The automaker told dealers it wouldn’t be backing away from its mass-market strategy in the United States. The plan is exactly the opposite. Volkswagen’s sales goals are still going forward with several new models planned in coming years.

In March, Volkswagen announced plans to build an SUV larger than the Jeep Grand Cherokee. A smaller compact SUV was also brought up, although there’s no official word on that just yet.

To support the automaker’s plan to continue mass-marketing in the United States, Volkswagen has doubled production of its all-wheel drive station wagon. That vehicle is set to take on Subaru when it hits roadways later this year.

“We are working to redefine the Volkswagen brand in the United States by strengthening our management team, our partnerships with dealers, and our product portfolio,” said Herbert Diess, global head of Volkswagen.

The German automaker primarily builds car designed for Europe. While European models are packed with appliances, that marketing strategy doesn’t work as well in the United States. Thankfully, Volkswagen has been working to redefine the brand in the United States and, despite obstacles, there’s high hopes for the brand’s sales goals in coming years.

Here at Sierra Volkswagen, we couldn’t be happier with the manufacturer’s commitment to the United States market!