Kwik Kar Ridgmar in Fort Worth is here to help VW car owners with manufacturer recommended maintenance, helping reduce the need for major repairs. We’ve been helping Volkswagen owners take care of their investments for many years. We are a neighborhood shop with up-to-date technological resources and skillful mechanics. Your VW is in good hands at Kwik Kar Ridgmar.
Maintenance and Services may include:
- Oil Changes
- Fluid Maintenance (Transmission, Cooling System, Brake System, and Power Steering)
- Brake Inspections
- Tire Rotations
- Air Filter Replacement
- A/C and Heating Systems
Give us a call to answer any of your VW questions, or to set up a time to bring in your VW for repair or general maintenance.
Kwik Kar Ridgmar in Fort Worth services the needs of White Settlement, Westworth Village, Westover Hills, River Oaks, Sansom Park, Saginaw, Lake Worth, West Fort Worth.
Kwik Kar Ridgmar
6510 Westworth Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76114
Volkswagen Quick Facts
Volkswagen, shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded on 28 May 1937 by the German Labour Front under Adolf Hitler and headquartered in Wolfsburg. It is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group, the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016.
The word “volkswagen” means “people’s car”. In Germany, before the 1930’s, there had been many efforts to create a car people could afford. The challenge was to build a car less than the average worker’s yearly salary. In 1931, Ferdinand Porsche designed a car for a German motorcycle company. Later in 1933, Adolf Hitler met with Ferdinand Porsche to discuss Hitler’s ideas of a Volkswagen. Hitler proposed a car that would carry 5 people, cruise up to 62mph, return 33mpg and cost only 100 Reich Marks. In 1939, after several years of designing and testing the VW Beetle was born.
Post-war, in March 1948, the British offered the Volkswagen company to Ford, free of charge. Henry Ford II, the son of Edsel Ford, traveled to West Germany for discussions. Heinz Nordhoff was also present, and Ernest Breech, chairman of the board for Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford II looked to Ernest Breech for his opinion, and Breech said, “Mr. Ford, I don’t think what we’re being offered here is worth a dime!” Ford passed on the offer, leaving Volkswagen to rebuild itself under Nordhoff’s leadership.