Common reasons your car won’t start

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service on Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 3:34 PM
2018 VW Golf GTI push-button start

Why is my Volkswagen engine not starting?

There’s nothing that can quite make your heart drop to your stomach like a car that won’t turn over when you really have someplace to be. Especially when you have no idea what the issue is. If you’re wondering why your Volkswagen engine isn’t starting, it’s very likely not something as obvious as a dead battery. Though if it is, at least it’s a simple issue to fix. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Instagram Photos of historic VW models

By blogsadmin | Posted in Just for Fun on Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 12:48 PM
Vintage Beetle in NYC

When an automotive brand has been around as long as Volkswagen has, there have been plenty of vehicles we’ve seen come and go. Some, like the VW Beetle, remain staples in the lineup even after seventy years on the market. Though it may not be easy to purchase these models yourself, these top Instagram photos of historic VW models are sure to cheer up your day. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate summer and our freedom with these Independence Day celebrations

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community Events on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 8:40 AM
Red , orange and purple fireworks with Catch The Fireworks on the 4th of July text

2018 Washington D.C. Firework Displays and 4th of July Events

When we talk about the “holiday season” we typically mean the winter holidays, right? Here at our Alexandria VA location, summer is special time too. Particularly around the 4th of July. While our main focus is typically on the fireworks displays and other area events, the birthday of Alexandria is also right around the corner. It’s basically a back-to-back time to enjoy some impressive views. Here’s what you need to know about the 2018 events. Read the rest of this entry »

What are the engine options for the 2018 VW Atlas?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Atlas on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 9:57 AM
2018 VW Atlas V6 Badging

2018 Volkswagen Atlas engine specs

We’ve already discussed the various trim levels available for the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, but what about if we pare back to something a bit more basic? What are the engine options and performance specs for the SUV that was introduced for this model year? Perhaps you already know that the Atlas has two engine options, though only one trim currently offers the 2.0-liter turbo. Here’s what you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »

What comes with the Golf SportWagen?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Golf SportWagen on Monday, June 11th, 2018 at 3:16 PM
Tornado Red 2018 VW Golf SportWagen

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Standard Features

Just when you think you know which vehicle you want, you discover there are more decisions to be made. If you’ve landed on the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, you might now be aware that the model comes available in four trims. Of course, it’s also a station wagon that is competitive with the Golf Alltrack, but it is a touch subtler in appearance. Standard features in the model are those amenities that can be found in the base, S, trim. Upgrading means more features, but these are what you might consider the “foundation.” Read the rest of this entry »

The performance Golf R could be even more powerful next redesign

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Golf R on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 4:08 PM
2018 VW Golf R Rear End

2020 Volkswagen Golf R Horsepower

Here’s a segment that wasn’t competitive for far too long: The hatchback. Volkswagen never stopped producing its Golf and even offered the Golf R starting in 2015, when most other automakers were still staying away from the practical body style. Now we’re seeing quite a lot of options in the lineup, even when it comes to hot hatches. VW has a title to fight for, which is why it’s exciting to see the news that the 2020 Volkswagen Golf R could be upgraded to offer 400 horsepower from the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s finally here: The 2019 VW Jetta

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Jetta on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 3:50 PM
Side profile Silk Blue Metallic 2019 VW Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Arrival Washington D.C.

Ever since we first saw the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, we’ve been itching to get it into our showroom. The arrival of the model has finally come here at your Washington D.C. area Volkswagen dealership, Karen Radley VW. We won’t reiterate just how impressive the model is, with a fresh, aggressive appearance, now standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and much more. Along with the official arrival of the model is a new launch of the “Betta Getta Jetta” ad campaign promoting the MkVII model. Read the rest of this entry »

Pay tribute to our troops at these Memorial Day events

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community Events on Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 11:45 AM
Weathered hand holding old war photograph

2018 Memorial Day Events Washington D.C.

Though we often think of Memorial Day as a kick off to summer since it extends the weekend for many employees, it’s not a holiday that’s exactly about celebrating. Rather, it’s one where we honor the individuals who have put their lives on the line for America. Washington D.C. is naturally going to have some of the biggest Memorial Day events, as the U.S. Capital. Here’s what to do. Read the rest of this entry »

The Golf GTI could be speedier next year with a new variation

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Golf GTI on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 10:03 AM

VW Golf GTI TCR Prototype Concept Worthersee Enthusiast Festival

Here’s the thing about the Volkswagen lineup. Though we think of the Beetle as one of the more iconic vehicles because it has the longest history, for many loyal drivers, it’s the Golf GTI that gets a gold star.  The model is the original hot hatch, and though its history isn’t quite as long as that of the Beetle, it’s quite possible the enthusiast crowd is even larger for it. This can be seen in the annual festival held in Worthersee, which has been an ongoing tradition since 1982 and is easily the largest meet in the world for the Golf GTI. This year, we’re expecting there will be an even bigger crowd as VW has announced the VW Golf GTI TCR Prototype concept will be unveiled. Read the rest of this entry »

VW flaunts photos of the first-generation Jetta

By blogsadmin | Posted in Just for Fun, Volkswagen Jetta on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at 2:14 PM
1982 VW Jetta in front 2019 Jetta in back

1982 Volkswagen Jetta Photo Gallery

Ahead of the release of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, VW is showing off a model that started the vehicle’s popularity: the MKI Jetta. The model in this photo gallery is of the 1982 model year, which would have been the very first generation. Back in the 80s, the Rabbit had quickly replaced the Beetle in terms of popularity, but there was some demand for a sedan version of it. Once the Jetta was released, it quickly became a favorite and best seller. Read the rest of this entry »