Why is my Volkswagen making a loud noise?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Car Service on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 10:48 PM
Volkswagen engine and other car noises

Volkswagen engine and other car noises

Modern cars are so quiet it can be a bit disconcerting if you are walking through a parking lot and suddenly notice one behind you, which means when your car is abnormally loud, you’re likely to notice it. Today we’re looking into the variety of Volkswagen engine and other car noises you might hear if your model is getting a bit long in the tooth, and what the noises could mean. Read the rest of this entry »

What will Volkswagen show at CES 2016

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW News & Events on Saturday, December 26th, 2015 at 11:32 PM
VW at CES 2016

VW at CES 2016

Between the holidays and the new model year starting out, this time of year is a busy one for us here at Eastside Volkswagen. That doesn’t mean we aren’t keeping our eyes peeled for all the latest news, and the most exciting thing ahead of us is the 2016 Consumer Electronic Show. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen anything new from Volkswagen, as the Los Angeles Auto Show was mostly concept vehicles we had seen previously revealed at other auto shows. Fortunately this won’t be the case for VW at CES 2016, as we’ve already heard a few leaks. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen Sign Then Drive Event is almost over

By blogsadmin | Posted in Dealership Information on Sunday, December 20th, 2015 at 11:25 PM
2016 Volkswagen Sign Then Drive Event sale end

2016 Volkswagen Sign Then Drive Event sale end

It may be one of our signature sales, and it’s the best one yet. The 2016 Volkswagen Sign Then Drive Event sale may be ending soon, but it isn’t quite over yet. You have until January 4th to stop by the Eastside Volkswagen dealership to take advantage of excellent lease pricing with no money down. Read the rest of this entry »

2016 Volkswagen Passat added to list of Top Safety Pick+ Winners

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Passat on Thursday, December 17th, 2015 at 5:48 PM
2016 VW Passat Safety Features

2016 VW Passat Safety Features

This year the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has made its guidelines for winning a Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ Rating even harder. In previous model years, small overlap tests only needed to earn an acceptable rating, and these crashes can actually be some of the harshest on a vehicle. It seems Volkswagen was up to the challenge of meeting the new requirements, as the 2016 Volkswagen Passat has been added to the list of VW models to earn this important distinction. Today we’re looking at some of the 2016 VW Passat safety features which have helped make it a safer model for its drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

VW Hires Self-Driving Car Expert

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQ, VW Technology on Monday, December 14th, 2015 at 10:27 PM
Is Volkswagen making an autonomous car?

Is Volkswagen making an autonomous car?

What would you do if you could get back all the hours you spend behind the wheel? Chances are, you’ve spent enough time driving you could have read a few books, learned how to cook or spent it on a quiet hobby you already enjoy. Unfortunately, driving can’t be helped. Right now, anyway. Now, there are more than a few drivers who don’t want to give up driving. For some, the experience is an enjoyable one, and autonomous cars come as a threat. Last month, VW hired an engineer who previously worked for Apple, and is thought to be an expert on self-driving cars, raising the question, is Volkswagen making an autonomous car? Read the rest of this entry »

Perfect Christmas Gifts for Volkswagen Enthusiasts

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community, Tips and Tricks on Friday, December 11th, 2015 at 5:21 PM
Volkswagen gift ideas for Christmas 2015

Volkswagen gift ideas for Christmas 2015

In some ways fans are the easiest people to shop for. You know what they like, and merchandise isn’t hard to come by. When it comes to Volkswagen DriveGear, some might say the hardest part is narrowing down the options. Below are some of our favorite Volkswagen gift ideas for Christmas 2015, but there is a wide range of options which are far too numerous to cover in just one blog. Read the rest of this entry »

Why won’t my tire pressure warning light turn off?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Car Service, FAQ on Sunday, December 6th, 2015 at 8:37 PM
How to turn off the VW tire pressure warning light

How to turn off the VW tire pressure warning light

There are few functions in a vehicle we can really say are unimportant. It’s our job to tell you if something is wrong, you should really get it fixed or risk harming your vehicle, or even getting into a horrible accident. Your tires are your connection between the car and the ground, and they’re designed to handle high speeds—when properly inflated. However, just because you heeded the light and filled your tires, it doesn’t mean the light is going away on its own. Fortunately, turning off the VW tire pressure warning light isn’t difficult. Read the rest of this entry »

What are the premium audio options in VW models?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Features on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at 10:58 PM
Volkswagen Fender premium sound system

Volkswagen Fender premium sound system

A new model year has just started out, which means those who have been thinking carefully about a vehicle may find some options that were available last year are no longer a choice this year. For 2015, VW had two premium sound system options, the Dynaudio and the Fender, but this year the Dynaudio has been almost nixed as an option, with only the highest trim level of the Touareg receiving it. With that being the case, what are the benefits of opting for the Volkswagen Fender premium sound system? Read the rest of this entry »

Which hot hatch offers the best performance?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQ, VW Golf R on Monday, November 30th, 2015 at 10:34 PM
2016 Volkswagen Golf R400 vs 2016 Ford Focus RS

2016 Volkswagen Golf R400 vs 2016 Ford Focus RS

When the Golf GTI first hit the market, it didn’t have a whole lot of competition. There may have been other sporty hatchback vehicles on the market previously, but it was the Golf GTI which popularized the term hot hatch. While the model is still one of the most popular options in the lineup, as it combines the right mix of power and price, it is no longer the most impressive for those who put performance on the top of the list. Even the Golf R is being looked over, as a new R400 model is rumored to be in production. With competition coming in from other automakers, we’re taking a look at the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R400 vs 2016 Ford Focus RS. Read the rest of this entry »

Which cars can the 2016 VW GTI outpace?

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Golf GTI on Friday, November 27th, 2015 at 10:21 PM
6 cars slower than the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

6 cars slower than the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Let’s face it, most of us aren’t going to be taking our vehicles out to the race tracks. Which, isn’t to say you won’t if you drive a GTI, but the model is just as likely to be your go-to for you daily driver. Whether you race or not, you want a vehicle that gets you a little excited every time you pick up speed, which is only possible if you actually feel like you’re picking up speed. There are certainly plenty of economical cars that feel, well, economical. The GTI isn’t one of them. For those not sure if they’re making the right decision with this model, we took a look at 5 cars slower than the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Read the rest of this entry »