Which fuel should you use in your Volkswagen?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQ, Tips and Tricks on Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 7:42 AM
Does using regular fuel harm a VW turbo engine?

Does using regular fuel harm a VW turbo engine?

It too often feels like doing the right thing for your car directly battles with your need to keep money in your bank account. On the one hand, maintenance helps prevent expensive repairs down the line, but on the other hand there’s the old adage, “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” Of course, that’s not what any mechanic will say when it comes to cars, but we know it’s sometimes what happens when funds don’t match well with what you ought to do. For this reason, shoppers frequently want to know, does using regular fuel harm a VW turbo engine? Read the rest of this entry »

VW e-Golf Touch gets impressive technology and features

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW e-Golf, VW Features & Technology, VW News on Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 10:32 PM
Why would you want the VW e-Golf Touch

Why should I buy the VW e-Golf Touch?

There will always be those who embrace technology and those who are resist new things. Why can’t we have manual windows and locks and go back to a basic radio? Sometimes the reason for new technology centers on security reasons, and sometimes it’s consumer demand. As journalists jump on the topic of CES 2016, some consumers are asking, why should I buy the VW e-Golf Touch? We mean, of course, when the technology comes out.  Gesture control technology may sound complicated in such a tight space, but as we’re seeing it’s just a slice of what’s happening with the new infotainment system. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen reveals the BUDD-e electric van

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Features & Technology on Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 11:02 PM
Volkswagen BUDD-e electric van concept features

Volkswagen BUDD-e electric van concept features

For those itching to see some futuristic technology outside of the movies, the best place to look tends to be car shows and events like the Consumer Electronics Show, which is centered on the idea of showing the world what technology is currently being developed. CES isn’t all about cars, but automakers who do participate are expected to bring concepts that wow. With the array of Volkswagen BUDD-e electric van concept features we’ve been seeing this week, we think VW has done a fantastic job. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active unveiled at NAIAS

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW News, VW Tiguan on Monday, January 11th, 2016 at 10:37 PM
VW Tiguan GTE Active Performance Specs

VW Tiguan GTE Active Performance Specs

While we’re all busy talking about our New Year’s resolutions, it seems Volkswagen has been making plans for quite a while. Between the Consumer Electronics Show and North American International Auto Show, this year is already busy for the German automaker. We’ll be discussing BUDD-e in an upcoming blog, but with the VW Tiguan GTE Active performance specs seeming to hint at what we can reasonably expect from the next generation SUV, we’re eager to discuss this model in more depth. Read the rest of this entry »

Are you a Golf R or Golf GTI type?

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Golf GTI, VW Golf R on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 4:26 AM
Choosing between the 2016 VW Golf R vs Golf GTI

Choosing between the 2016 VW Golf GTI vs Golf R

There are a variety of reasons people pick one car over another, but one of the most difficult decisions has to be made by those who are debating performance specs. If you’ve narrowed your way down to the VW brand, choosing between the 2016 VW Golf R vs Golf GTI is made more complicated by the fact that they share the same body. You can’t say one is too small compared to another, and the differences in style are mostly subtle. Read the rest of this entry »

How to use your VW Bluetooth feature

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQ, Tips and Tricks on Saturday, December 26th, 2015 at 3:47 AM
Connecting a smartphone to Volkswagen Bluetooth

Connecting a smartphone to Volkswagen Bluetooth

There are few things more frustrating for drivers than to see another person on the road, making dangerous mistakes while holding a cellphone. With newer technology making this unnecessary, we think it’s a good thing to learn more about connecting a smartphone to Volkswagen Bluetooth, so you can be a safe driver even when an emergency phone call can’t be avoided. Read the rest of this entry »

Are self-driving cars going to take over?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQ, VW Features & Technology on Friday, December 11th, 2015 at 10:22 PM
VW autonomous technology and self-driving cars

VW autonomous technology and self-driving cars

There are those who truly love cars, and then there are those who see them as a means to an end. You need to get where you’re going, and a car is the most convenient way to get there. For car enthusiasts, the idea of an autonomous vehicle could mean the end of driving as we know it, which isn’t desirable. For those who see it merely as a form of transportation, the idea of fewer driving risks, lower insurance premiums and extra time to read a book or get some work down all seem like great benefits. While there is a lot being said about the driverless vehicles, the reality is that VW autonomous technology and self-driving cars are still something to expect far into the future, though innovations do exist. Read the rest of this entry »

My VW check engine light is on, now what?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQ, Service Center on Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 7:25 PM
Diagnosing Volkswagen Dashboard Warning Lights

Diagnosing Volkswagen Dashboard Warning Lights

It’s possibly one of the most frustrating aspects of driving a car. You’ve done everything right. Kept up with maintenance, and still, a light comes on. So now what. Diagnosing Volkswagen dashboard warning lights is no more an exact science than with any other automaker, unless you happen to have a diagnostic computer. Which, of course, we do. Before heading to get your vehicle serviced, you probably want some ballpark on what a light might mean, and we’re here to help. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen will bring the Beetle Denim to the LA Auto Show

By blogsadmin | Posted in Events, VW Beetle, VW Golf on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 4:31 PM
Volkswagen at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Volkswagen at the Los Angeles Auto Show

When it comes to automotive shows, news has been a bit lacking lately. SEMA just ended, but that’s a show made more for the aftermarket crowd than for those of us more interested in taking a peek at what automakers are cooking up behind the scenes. Now we have a bit more to be excited about as we get to talk about what we expect to be going on with Volkswagen at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Mostly, we’ll be seeing vehicles that have already been revealed at other shows, but more information is coming out on those, and who knows what surprises VW will bring? Read the rest of this entry »

Would you buy a Volkswagen Hybrid?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQ, VW Features & Technology on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 10:49 PM
Features of Volkswagen hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles

Features of Volkswagen hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles

On some level, we all probably realize hybrid, and eventually electric, vehicles are the wave of the future. Oil isn’t a renewable resource, and it only makes sense for us to find a way to power our transportation that is both cheaper and better for the environment. This brings us to electric vehicles, which aren’t practical for many lifestyles, and hybrids. There are many features of Volkswagen hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, but their availability is still missing in the U.S. market. Read the rest of this entry »