Archive for June, 2015

The Beetle Classic Delivers a Heritage-Inspired Feel to the Iconic Model

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
2015 Volkswagen Beetle Classic Trim Features and Specs

2015 Volkswagen Beetle Classic Trim Features and Specs

If you have been looking into buying or leasing a new VW Beetle, you may be overwhelmed by the number of variations available to you. Despite retaining its iconic design over the years, today’s Beetle comes outfitted with a variety of features to help it suit drivers in the modern age, including a diverse range of engine options. Those looking for a new Beetle that reflects the Beetle of the past even more, however, can consider the Beetle Classic. But what are the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Classic trim features and specs, and how do they compare to the other Beetle trims?


2015 4th of July Fireworks and Events In and Around Santa Monica CA

Thursday, June 18th, 2015
2015 4th of July Fireworks Santa Monica CA

2015 4th of July Fireworks Santa Monica CA

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The 4th of July is a special time of year, where we can celebrate our country while also spending time with friends and family. Of course, to make the most of the holiday, you won’t want to miss out on a good fireworks show. Check out our list of 2015 4th of July fireworks in Santa Monica CA and the surrounding area, as well as other festive events, to witness a great celebratory display this year.


What Does RMP Mean in Cars?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
2017 Volkswagen GTI

What does RPM stand for? RPM in your auto is, quite simply, revolutions per minute. On vehicles equipped with a tachometer, that information is displayed on the dash, usually just to the left of the speedometer. The gauge, labeled RPM or r/min, tells drivers how fast the vehicle’s crankshaft is spinning as the vehicle accelerates or decelerates. Each number on the gauge corresponds to roughly 1,000 revolutions per minute, so if your gauge’s needle is pointing at 3, your engine is spinning at about 3,000 revolutions per minute.

Why RPM is Important in Cars

For vehicles with standard transmissions, this can be a good indication of when it’s time to shift into a higher or lower gear. Shifting up before the vehicle hits redline prevents damage to the engine and can ensure a smooth transition to the higher gear. Likewise, shifting down before the RPM gets too low will prevent the vehicle from “bogging” or hesitating as the vehicle slows.

If, however, the dial on your tachometer is rising and the vehicle fails to shift into the next gear as it should, that could be an indication of serious transmission issues that require immediate repair. Delaying service under these conditions could lead to catastrophic transmission failure — usually when it is least convenient for you.

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Learn More from Volkswagen Santa Monica!

From “what is RPM” to “where can I get an oil change in Santa Monica,” our team is here to answer your VW and general automotive questions. For more information about your vehicle’s features or to see RPM in action for yourself, contact the experts at Volkswagen of Santa Monica near Beverly Hills and Brentwood.

Will Future Volkswagen Models Have Android Auto?

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
When Will Android Auto Be Available for Volkswagen Models

When Will Android Auto Be Available for Volkswagen Models

If you have been following the automotive news recently, you may have heard a lot about Google’s infotainment interface, Android Auto, which connects your phone to your vehicle to display information in a format that is friendly for drivers. The big question for those of us who drive Volkswagen is, will it be available for VW drivers? And if it is, when will Android Auto be available for Volkswagen models?