Cars.com Gives Best of 2018 Awards to VW Atlas and Golf GTI

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Atlas, Volkswagen Golf GTI on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 8:50 PM
Yellow 2018 VW Atlas and Black 2018 VW Golf GTI

The VW Atlas is an all-new SUV, delivering a pleasing blend of spaciousness, utility, off-road performance and technological sophistication. The VW Golf GTI combines the style, refinement and hatchback versatility of the VW Golf with a high-performance engine. Both models recently won Cars.com Best of 2018 Awards. The Golf GTI was named the Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year, while the VW Atlas won the top honor of Best of 2018.  Read the rest of this entry »

Best Sports Bars to Watch 2018 March Madness Santa Monica CA

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community Events on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 8:44 PM
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Are you hoping to check out some of the games for the 2018 March Madness college basketball tournament? Head to one of these sports bars in the Santa Monica-area.  Read the rest of this entry »

2018 Valentine’s Day Events and Activities Santa Monica CA

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community Events on Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 2:23 PM
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Are you looking to do something romantic in Santa Monica for 2018 Valentine’s Day? Check out these local events and activities.  Read the rest of this entry »

What Can We Expect From the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta?

By Volkswagen Santa Monica | Posted in Reviews, Stories of Interest, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen News on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 12:17 AM
Rear View of Blue 2019 VW Jetta Driving on a Highway

More Volkswagen Jetta News

Updates throughout the vehicle make the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta better than ever. Recent reports from Volkswagen highlight the following changes:

  • New LED headlights and taillights

  • Larger available panoramic sunroof

  • Customizable Volkswagen Jetta interior

  • Available heated and ventilated seating

Explore the pricing of the current 2018 Volkswagen Jetta to get an idea of how much the new model will cost, and then stay up to date on the 2019 Jetta release date .

2019 Volkswagen Tech Advantages

Each model years brings technology improvements in Volkswagen vehicles, and the 2019 Jetta is a big step forward. Explore these available features that are expected in the new model:

  • BeatsAudio: The Jetta is the first VW to include the BeatsAudio sound system in the cabin.

  • Navigation: A dedicated 8” touchscreen navigation display gives you step-by-step directions, and it’ll come in handy when navigating the streets of Santa Monica.

  • Digital Cockpit: A 10” display located directly behind the steering wheel lets you cycle through six different profiles to customize the information you need.

  • High Tech Safety: Adaptive cruise control, a blind spot monitor, and automatic high beams all help to protect you and your passengers.

Step Into the Future in the 2019 Jetta

The new Jetta will be arriving at dealerships like Volkswagen Santa Monica sooner than you think. Take a look at these Volkswagen Jetta interior features so you know what to expect:

  • Two-Tone V-Tex Seating: V-Tex combines the durability of synthetic upholstery and the high-class looks and comfort of leather. For 2018, it can be had in a smart two-tone design.

  • Ambient Lighting: Switch up the mood with customizable 10-color ambient lighting, with red, blue, neutral, and many other colors.

  • Larger Sunroof: The available power panoramic sunroof has been expanded for 2018 to let in more light and fresh California air.

Where Can I Find the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta When It Arrives?

At Volkswagen Santa Monica, we’re happy to keep you updated on the latest Jetta models. You can even find out if the Jetta or the Passat is better for your needs. We’re located at 2440 Santa Monica Blvd., so stop by today to hear the latest news on the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.

 
*2018 model shown. See dealer for details.

VW of Santa Monica: Family-Owned and Customer-Focused Dealership

By blogsadmin | Posted in Dealership Information, Volkswagen Media on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 5:08 PM
Volkswagen of Santa Monica Title and Overhead Shot of the Dealership

Here at Volkswagen of Santa Monica, we realize that you have many choices in your pursuit of a new or used car or for getting your VW serviced. However, we can confidently say that we offer many things that make us stand out from the competition. We’ve been a family-owned dealership since 1974 and we like to treat our customers as if they were family — with the utmost respect and care. Take a closer look at our dealership in the video below. Welcome to Volkswagen of Santa Monica!  Read the rest of this entry »

How Much Can You Fit in the Volkswagen Atlas?

By Volkswagen Santa Monica | Posted in Stories of Interest, Tips and Tricks, Volkswagen Atlas on Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 1:26 AM
2018 VW Atlas

Learn More About the Volkswagen Atlas

The new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas can comfortably seat 7 passengers , but where’s the fun in that? What about fidget spinners? I don’t know about you, but it seems a lot more informative to know the answers to these questions:

  1. How many fidget spinners can comfortably fit in an Atlas?

  2. How many VR headsets would fit in an Atlas?

  3. How many smartphones would fit in an Atlas?

  4. How many Bluetooth speakers would fit in an Atlas?

  5. How many dad hats would fit in an Atlas?

How Many Fidget Spinners Can Comfortably Fit in an Atlas?

Fidget spinners were all the rage not long ago, and you may have built up an excess of them. If you need to dump your fidget spinners in the landfill (bury them deep so they don’t come back), then you’re probably wondering how many can fit in the Atlas. To answer this question, we need to first figure out the interior volume of the 2018 Atlas . The Atlas features an interior cargo volume of 96.8 ft 3 to seat 1. A standard-issue fidget spinner measures in at 0.0023 ft 3 , meaning the Atlas can carry around 42,000 of them. Why you would want to in the first place is – well – that’s your business.

How Many VR Headsets Would Fit in an Atlas?

The average VR headset is 0.076 cubic feet, meaning that you could fit around 1,000 of them in your Atlas. Enjoy!

How Many Smartphones Would Fit in an Atlas?

The average smartphone (we won’t judge if you go with the non-fruit variety) is 0.0023 cubic feet, which means you could comfortably fit 42,000 or so in your Atlas.

How Many Bluetooth Speakers Would Fit in an Atlas?

You should be able to fit around 20,000 speakers in your Atlas. You might want to wear some ear plugs, though!

How Many Dad Hats Would Fit in an Atlas?

Ok, dad hats don’t have the same restrictions since you can fold them and layer them far more effectively than sturdier objects. You could probably fit tens of thousands of dad hats in the Atlas. The limit is your ingenuity for packing dad hats before you head off to the dad convention!

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Best Skiing and Snowboarding Locations near Los Angeles CA

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community Events on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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While Los Angeles is renowned for its sunny skies, warm weather and expansive beaches, one doesn’t have to drive very far to experience some quality skiing and snowboarding in the surrounding mountains. Check out some the best locations near LA.  Read the rest of this entry »

What is the release date of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Jetta on Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 1:37 PM
Blue 2019 VW Jetta with Hilly Landscape in the Background

The VW Jetta is Volkswagen’s best-selling model and has long been a top choice for the compact sedan segment. Volkswagen gave the Jetta a thorough redesign for the 2019 model-year, with bold new styling, an increase in size and many new features and technologies. Visitors to the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit were recently treated to the world debut of the all-new Jetta.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Jump Start a Car

By Volkswagen Santa Monica | Posted in Dealership Information, Service, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at 1:00 AM
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It’s an unfortunate situation, but it happens to almost everyone: You’re stranded with a car that won’t turn on because the battery is dead. Use this guide to figure out how to jump start your car, which will require:

  • Jumper cables

  • Another vehicle

  • Patience

  • A little know-how

Figure out how to jump start your car battery, and count on the team at Volkswagen Santa Monica for a range of automotive tricks and tips .

A Step-by-Step Guide

Follow these steps to get your car running and back on the road:

  1. First, make sure the problem is with your car battery. If you turn the key and the engine fails to turn over at all, chances are the issue is a dead battery.

  2. Track down a second vehicle or a portable generator. If you have a portable generator with jumper cables, then you’re all set. If not, you’ll need to find a working vehicle and take out a set of jumper cables.

  3. Put the two cars nose to nose, then make sure both vehicles are in park. This positioning allows the jumper cables to reach both batteries. If that’s not possible, having them side-by-side should be fine as well.

  4. Attach the red clip to your vehicle’s positive terminal. The positive terminal is larger and likely has “POS” or “+” on it.

  5. Attach the red clip to other vehicle’s positive terminal.

  6. Attach the black clip to other vehicle’s negative terminal.

  7. Attach the black clip to an unpainted metal surface on your car that isn’t located near the battery.

  8. Turn on the working vehicle and wait a few minutes.

  9. Turn on your vehicle, and try again in a few minutes if it doesn’t work right away.

Avoid a Dead Car Battery

You can help diminish the chances of getting a dead battery by bringing your vehicle in for service and having it replaced in a timely manner. Volkswagen Santa Monica has car batteries on hand, and we provide quick, high-quality auto service. In addition, we’re happy to help with basic car care and maintenance advice . Come see us at 2440 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA, or contact us with any questions at (855) 729-5243.

What features does the 2018 VW Jetta Wolfsburg Edition offer?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Jetta on Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 5:41 PM
Grey 2018 VW Jetta Parked near a Forest

Here at Volkswagen of Santa Monica, we’re excited about all of the 2018 VW Jetta models that recently arrived at our dealership. For the 2018 model-year, Volkswagen added a new Wolfsburg Edition model to the Jetta lineup. With a starting price of only $20,335 MSRP (manual transmission) and more features than the base Jetta S trim, the Wolfsburg Edition is a high-value choice.   Read the rest of this entry »