2018 VW Atlas and Tiguan Cars.com Car Seat Check Honor Roll Award
Volkswagen released two exceptional all-new SUVs this year — the 2018 Atlas and 2018 Tiguan. The Atlas is a full-size SUV and the largest Volkswagen ever produced in America. The Tiguan is a compact SUV that received a pleasing redesign for the 2018 model-year, with a sleeker look, more spacious interior and improved performance. The all-new Atlas and Tiguan have been lauded by consumers and critics alike, with both models recently earning the Cars.com Car Seat Check Honor Roll award. Read the rest of this entry »
2017 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Events and Times Santa Monica CA
In addition to the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating, the Santa Monica-area offers many organized trick-or-treat events. Check out the locations and times here. Read the rest of this entry »
2017 Halloween Events and Activities Santa Monica CA
It’s the spooky time of the year again! Come put on a costume, grab your trick-or-treating bag and enjoy some ghoulish fun! Take a look at these 2017 Halloween events and activities in Santa Monica. Read the rest of this entry »
2018 VW Tiguan and Instagram “VW Rule of the Road” Scavenger Hunt
As part of the roll-out of the all-new 2018 VW Tiguan, Volkswagen released the “VW Rule of Road,” which is a unique Instagram experience (@VWRuleTheRoad) that enables users to embark on a 21-day scavenger hunt to chase down the Tiguan and get a chance to win daily prizes for their efforts. Watch this video to see how to play the game. Read the rest of this entry »
Santa Monica beach has it all — some of the country’s most beautiful views and delectable eats to enjoy while you’re there. The best Santa Monica Beach restaurants range from a five-star dining experience or a light lunch while you’re enjoying the Santa Monica pier.
Dining Out at Santa Monica Beach
Enjoy the finest food of Ocean Avenue without the uptight atmosphere you might have in a fine dining spot in Los Angeles. Santa Monica beach is all about relaxation, after all, and we love our community.
Water Grill: A wide array of seafood options includes a raw bar with oysters from both coasts as well as fish from all over the world, such as European sea bass.
Cha Cha Chicken: Looking for island fun? This Caribbean restaurant has an eclectic atmosphere with fun music and spicy favorites like jerk chicken. Plus, you’re welcome to bring your favorite beer!
Coast: Casual waterfront dining with weekend brunch options? This is the spot! Open for lunch and dinner during the week, you’ll love the ocean view with cafe style.
1 Pico: Coast’s upscale sibling has waterfront tables for sunset meals that offer options for everyone. From Italian-inspired dishes to seafood adventures, every date is sure to find something that piques their interest.
BOA Steakhouse: Loved by locals and celebrities equally, this hotspot usually requires a reservation. Craft cocktails and legendary steaks and oysters make for an incredible night.
The Lobster: It’s no question that this Santa Monica Pier restaurant features some of the best tail in the area, and there’s no contest with the waterfront view right on the pier.
Blue Plate Taco: Housemade chips and fresh guac are a great way to end a day of shopping in Santa Monica, and churros are a favorite, too. This casual spot is the best combination for a look at the beach and incredible tacos.
Perry’s Cafe and Beach Rentals: Grab a wrap or enjoy a homemade pizza at one of the three locations that also allows you to rent surfboards and other fun things for the beach!
Find a Car to Take You There
We love being a part of Santa Monica, and if you’re looking for the vehicle to take you there, look at our new inventory of Volkswagen models. To make an appointment, call us at 855-975-9626 or just stop by our showroom, located at 2440 Santa Monica Blvd. We’re here to answer your questions online, too!
Volkswagen of Santa Monica is pleased to announce a new arrival to our dealership — the redesigned 2018 VW Tiguan, with its sporty new look, more spacious interior, high-level versatility and many premium features. To celebrate the arrival of the all-new Tiguan, we’re hosting a Tiguan launch party on Thursday, October 19, from 4 – 8 pm, with complementary food, beverages, fun activities for children and a chance to test drive the 2018 Tiguan. Come join us!
Volkswagen recently announced that they will soon release the 2017 Tiguan Limited. It’s a high-value choice for budget-minded SUV shoppers, for it has a reasonably low starting MSRP of only $21,995, while still offering many great features. Read the rest of this entry »
Buy Local Santa Monica is an organization that supports local businesses and raises awareness about the economic, environmental and community benefits of thinking local first. On Saturday, September 9, from 11:00 am – to 4:00 pm at Reed Park (1133 7th Street, Santa Monica), Buy Local will host a fun-filled free community event — the Buy Local Health & Fitness Festival. Volkswagen of Santa Monica will be there and will feature the eco-friendly VW e-Golf. Read the rest of this entry »
The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept van — which made its global debut at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year — pays homage to the past with styling cues from the iconic VW Microbus, while looking ahead to the future with its fully electric powertrain and autonomous vehicle technology.
Quite often, concept vehicles generate a great deal of excitement at auto shows, but never see the light of day as production versions. The VW I.D. Buzz bucks this trend, for Volkswagen recently announced that the concept van will be put into production — with an expected release date in 2022. In addition to dealerships in North America, Volkswagen plans on selling the I.D. Buzz in Europe and China. Read the rest of this entry »
Depending on your daily commutes, you can wait between 5,000 miles up to 10,000 miles to have your oil changed.
Automotive technology is moving forward, and the advancements in engineering have made changes to the timeline of needing your oil changed. Rather than sticking to the hard rule of getting your oil changed every 3,000 miles, you can now go longer as engines work more efficiently.
Sometimes, Oil Changes Can Wait
Like many people, you may have been taught that a vehicle’s oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles. However, as engines are built to last longer and with better quality materials, it takes longer for oil to get dirty enough to need to be drained and swapped out. With better engine filtering and less chances of materials like lead sullying up your oil, the engine’s oil doesn’t get dirty enough to need to be changed.
If your daily commutes are longer and mostly spent on the highway, you can even lean toward the longer end of the spectrum, waiting to hit the 10,000 mile marker before having your oil changed. This is because long-distance, normal driving conditions warm the engine oil up to its optimum temperature and allow it to lubricate the engine efficiently. However, if most of your commutes are short, your engine isn’t necessarily heating up to the target temperature, and you may need to have your oil changed every 5,000 miles.
Car Knowledge that Helps You Save on Oil Change
It’s important to check your vehicle’s owner manual, as automakers have updated guides to reflect the longevity of oil expectancy with their own innovations in vehicle design. This information is much more accurate than the advertising of chain mechanics that encourage you to come in every 3 months or 3,000 miles — as they hope to see you more often to cash in on your frequent maintenance.
Schedule an Affordable Oil Change in Santa Monica Today
To alleviate the burden of this routine maintenance even more, you can have affordable oil changes in Santa Monica performed at Volkswagen Santa Monica. Learn why it’s okay to wait a little longer below, and then schedule a service appointment online or call us at 855-459-9651.