Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

How Do I Connect my Phone to my Volkswagen Tiguan?

Friday, October 2nd, 2020
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan blue driving on bridge past trees

Since just about everyone carries a cell phone with them whenever they leave the house, most modern Volkswagen vehicles are built with the technology that allows you to play music, podcasts, audiobooks, or navigation audio while you drive. Models and model years vary, but the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan makes for a great example. Continue reading the rest of this entry to learn how you can connect your phone to your 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan.


How Do I Connect my iPhone to my 2020 Volkswagen Jetta?

Friday, July 17th, 2020
iPhone in a hand with messages

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Bluetooth phone pairing instructions

How hard is it to pair your smartphone with your 2020 Volkswagen Jetta? We bet that you can get it done in under five minutes. Keep reading below or scroll to the bottom for a video guide and learn how to connect your iPhone to your 2020 Volkswagen Jetta. 


How do I Connect my Android Phone to my Volkswagen?

Friday, February 21st, 2020
person holding phone in hands with blurred background

If your new Volkswagen is the first new car you’ve purchased in some time, you are probably eager to get the most out of all the new tech you’ve found inside. One of the most useful aspects of any new vehicle is compatibility with your mobile phone. If you have a mobile phone, watch this video to learn how to connect your Android phone to Volkswagen through Android Auto™.


What Volkswagen models come with 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive? 

Monday, December 31st, 2018
front view of vw atlas

Having all-wheel drive is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Whether you live in a wintery climate or just want to have an extra sense of security, all-wheel drive is an excellent option to have. If you’re a Volkswagen shopper, you might be wondering what vehicles can even be equipped with 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive. We’ll give you a hint—no, the Beetle does not come available with AWD. Check out what vehicles can have 4MOTION® AWD below.  (more…)

Winter driving safety reminders 

Friday, December 7th, 2018

In some ways, the winter months are just miserable. But you didn’t need us telling you that. Wintertime brings cold weather, snow, and downright awful driving conditions sometimes. With the poor roads comes the greater risk of getting into an accident. Let’s go over a few basic safety tips for winter driving.  (more…)

Warm Up Fast with the VW Remote Start!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
White Volkswagen Atlas driving in the winter

VW Remote Start Video from Volkswagen USA

Here in Seattle, we consider ourselves extremely lucky that we typically don’t experience the frigid temperatures that hit Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut on a regular basis. However, December and January can get a little chilly – and when it is raining, we can feel that chill to our bones. Luckily, our Volkswagen will help us warm up quickly – especially if it is outfitted with Remote Start. Find out how this technology works with the help of this video! (more…)

How can I save money when renting a car? 

Thursday, October 25th, 2018
man holding car keys in showroom

The ability to rent a car is wildly convenient for travelers. Whether you’re traveling on vacation or for work, rental cars come in handy for all kinds of people. Like most services out there, there are ways to save money when renting a car, and there are ways to spend money that you don’t need to spend. Keep reading if you want a few tips on how to save a little cash next time you rent a car.  (more…)

Is it better to service your car at the dealer?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
VW technician performing inspection

Do I need to service my car at the dealership I bought it from?

When you buy a new car, or at least a “new-to-you” car, you want to keep it in the best condition you can. After all, it was one of the more expensive purchases you’ll be making. Naturally this has you wondering: Do I need to service my car at the dealership I bought it from? Even if you don’t want to visit the same dealer, you’re likely wondering if you can take it to anyone at all, or if this will void the warranty. (more…)

Why are VW warning symbols different colors?

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
Dark gauge cluster with illuminate oil lamp

What are the different Volkswagen dashboard warning lights?

There are some lights in your dashboard that we hope are obvious by the time you are on the road by yourself. That little gas pump icon? It means you’re low on fuel. Others, like the check engine light, have a vague meaning, while still others are a complete puzzle. If you find yourself wondering what the meaning is behind the different dashboard warning lights, you’ve come to the right place. (more…)

Do You Really Need All-Wheel Drive on Your Vehicle?

Monday, March 5th, 2018
Vehicle with snow tires on snow

Experts tend to blame car manufacturers for the commonly-cited wisdom that all-wheel drive is a necessity for those who live in areas that get heavy rain or snow, and it’s repeated so often that it seems like truth. To be fair, there is some reasoning behind it! All-wheel drive does improve traction, especially in certain vehicles with systems that constantly monitor and adjust power distribution for optimal traction, like it does in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas with 4Motion all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is particularly useful when you’re starting to accelerate from a stop. And, all things considered, if all-wheel drive is what it takes to get you out of the house in winter, go for it. But do you really need it? The answer is: depends!