2018 Volkswagen Beetle Coast Special Edition
The Volkswagen Beetle has long been a favorite among VW fans. Is it because the model, originally called the Type 1, is the first “People’s Car”? Or is it the fact the model continues to stand out as a whimsical choice in the compact segment? Either way, drivers continue to express pride in the Bugs, whether they’re riding in a vintage model or coming home with something new. In order to continue driving enthusiasm, VW frequently offers Special Edition models that change almost annually. This means shoppers looking for a unique option can have a Beetle modified to speak to them, while still offering that same VW DNA that makes it such a popular choice. This year, the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Coast has been added to the lineup, with its unveiling surprisingly falling under the radar. Read the rest of this entry »
6-year/72,000-mile VW People First new car warranty
Here in America, Volkswagen has often been seen as a brand that offers a unique European pedigree, so the brand’s roots may not be as obvious. The name, “Volkswagen,” is translated to mean, “the people’s car.” Where “volks” means people and “wagen” means car. The new VW People First warranty gets its name from the concept that the people, owners, come before the car. What better way to put the people first than by offering a 6-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty? Read the rest of this entry »
2017 Trick-or-Treat Times Washington D.C. and NoVA
October is finally here, which means Halloween is just around the corner. Between shopping for costumes and picking up bags of discount candy ahead of the holiday, it can be easy to forget the actual details of your plans. One of the most commonly sought after answers is when to go trick-or-treating, but there aren’t official times in the Washington D.C. or NoVA area. So here’s what you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »
How often should you get your VW tires rotated?
Everyone knows to get their oil changed regularly, sometimes more often than is even necessary for modern vehicles. Brake pads? You’ll want to ensure those never wear too thin or you’ll put yourself in danger, plus they start squealing as a reminder. Modern cars also warn you when tire pressure is low, to avoid a sudden blowout. These are all common services that most motorists know to keep up to date, leaving tire rotations as one of the most overlooked of regular maintenance. How often should you get your VW tires rotated, and what are the benefits? We’re here to help. Read the rest of this entry »
Volkswagen Rule the Road Instagram Virtual Scavenger Hunt
There was a time when print ads inviting you to “Think Small” were an enticing and risqué move in the advertising world, but marketers have to think much bigger themselves these days. It’s not enough to create a witty slogan or photograph a vehicle in exotic places. Now, automakers want to provide an interactive experience through social media channels. This is just what VW is doing for the 2018 Tiguan with the Rule the Road Instagram Scavenger Hunt. Read the rest of this entry »
New images of the VW I.D. CROZZ at Frankfurt Motor Show
If VW has made one thing clear in 2017, it’s that the future of the brand is going to be electrified. We expect to see hybrid models and electric cars rolling out within the next eight years, and with them will come plenty of advanced technology. VW has notably been absent when it comes to SUV options until now, with the introduction of the all-new Tiguan and the VW Atlas, but the I.D. CROZZ concept shows that Volkswagen is not only planning on introducing better electric cars, but a whole range of options. With the International Motor Show (IAA) hosted over in Frankfurt now taking place, we’re seeing new images of the concept crossover. Read the rest of this entry »
There are many models we’ve seen come out over the years that had us asking, “what were they thinking?” Fortunately, we don’t believe the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is one of them, thanks to a rugged design and ample host of features. But in case you were wondering exactly what the designers and brains behind the model were thinking, the VW Atlas Origins video series is available to show you the process behind putting a new vehicle into production. Whether you’re an auto enthusiast, or interested in heading into the field, it’s an interesting insight into the industry. Read the rest of this entry »
When is VW bringing back the Microbus?
When it comes to the VW lineup, we all seem to want what we can’t have. The Beetle remains an icon for many drivers, but the truly missed vehicle is the T2, also known as the Microbus. It was a favorite for surfers, hippies and anyone who just wanted a home away from home, and it sadly went out of production and couldn’t be brought back because it simply can’t meet modern regulations. Fortunately for those who have shed a single tear at its memory, the flood gates can be closed right back up. The VW I.D. Buzz has been announced as a future production vehicle. So when is VW bringing back the Microbus? As early as 2022. Read the rest of this entry »
2017 Labor Day Weekend Events Washington D.C.
Most of us work 40 hours each week, or more, almost every week of the year. Gone are our school days, with long summer breaks to refresh us. Which is why three-day weekends, like Labor Day weekend, are so important to us. With the weather quickly cooling off, and summer events coming to a close, this may be the last chance to enjoy outdoor events. Here are some of the top 2017 Labor Day weekend events happening around the Washington D.C. area. Read the rest of this entry »
What time is the 2017 solar eclipse in Washington D.C.?
They say never to stare into the sun if you want to keep your eyesight, and this is just as true during an eclipse as it is at any other time of the year. Especially for viewers in the Washington D.C. area, as we’ll only be seeing a partial eclipse this year. Still, with any eclipse at all coming in as a rare sight, even a partial eclipse is something rare for us to behold. So what time is the 2017 solar eclipse peak time here in the Washington D.C. and NoVA area? Read the rest of this entry »