Archive for December, 2017

How to Repair Scratches on a Car

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

More Tips and Tricks

Repairing scratches on your car involves abrasions, priming, coating, and retouching as needed. Read on to learn about each step and how Volkswagen Santa Monica can help take this job off your hands if you don’t feel like fixing car paint scratches.

The Supplies You’ll Need

Before starting, you’ll want to assemble these supplies:

  • Prep solvent.
  • Rubbing compounds.
  • Sandpapers of many grits.
  • Rubber gloves.
  • Tack rag.
  • Primer, base coat, and clear coat cans.

The Scratch Repair Process

The repair process can be broken down into three steps: abrasion, priming, and coating. Let’s go through each step so that you can understand the exact approach:

  1. First, you need to grind your scratch down with 180-grit sandpaper. This may feel wrong to you, but your car is going to look worse before it looks better. Don’t be afraid to get in there and grind it down to bare metal so that you can begin the process of making it look great again.
  2. Next, you’ll use sandable primer to fill what remains after you use the sandpaper. You’ll typically need to add around three coats and wait around 10 minutes between each spray. It’s actually pretty relaxing!
  3. Finally, you’ll use a base coat and sand with 1500-grit sandpaper. With each spray and wet-sanding, you’ll really start to see the end product.

Does this sound like too much work? We can help. Read on to learn more about Volkswagen Santa Monica’s service department!

Volkswagen Santa Monica Can Help

Whether you need to repair some scratches on your vehicle or you need us to investigate one of the many warning lights that may have come on, Volkswagen Santa Monica can help. Our team of factory-trained technicians bring decades of collective experience to bear on some of the most complex automotive problems. Be sure to check out our service specials to make sure you get the best possible deal on your next service appointment. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment with our service center, click here to contact us online or over the phone. We look forward to having the opportunity to help you get back on the road!

Will a production version of the VW I.D. CROZZ be released?

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
Red Volkswagen ID CROZZ Parked on the Venice Beach Boardwalk

During the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, an exciting new Volkswagen model made its North American debut: the I.D. CROZZ Concept, a stylish compact electric SUV.  (more…)

Why You Should Service Your Car at a Dealership

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Schedule Car Service in Santa Monica

If you’re looking for a reliable and worry-free way to service your car, take it to a dealership. There are a number of important reasons why dealerships are often a better choice over independent mechanics and repair shops. Here are a few of the most important reasons you should consider choosing a dealership:

  • Dealerships like ours encounter thousands of unique problems every month — and our technicians and mechanics have decades of collective experience solving even the most complex problems.
  • You don’t have to speak carnese to have your service done at the dealership. Our advisers will meet with you to understand the issue, and then we’ll let the boffins do their thing!
  • If you own a Volkswagen vehicle, you’ll definitely want to take it a dealership like ours that specializes in servicing this brand in particular. We’re your neighborhood Volkswagen experts!
  • Our technicians are factory-trained, which means they have real, tangible experience in a factory setting. They understand the ins and outs of these vehicles and can rebuild them backwards in their sleep – while blindfolded. Ok, maybe they will have a tough time doing that, but they’re the resident experts.
  • We achieve tremendous customer satisfaction by delivering client vehicles back with time to spare at affordable prices. We’re not here to take advantage of you — we want your repeat business and to become your trusted repair and service partner!

Common Volkswagen Service Issues

If you’re experiencing issues with your Volkswagen, we have a special guide designed to walk you through all of the dashboard warning lights that you might see. Be sure to read it to understand what your vehicle is trying to tell you. As always, remember to keep up with regular oil changes and other preventative maintenance to save money in the long run!

Contact Volkswagen Santa Monica Today for Top-Notch Service!

Volkswagen Santa Monica is your go-to source for comprehensive, affordable service from the best-trained team in the business. Contact us today to learn more about our Volkswagen service offerings!

Get a Great Deal on a VW this December at Volkswagen of Santa Monica

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
White 2018 Volkswagen Jetta Driving on a City Street

2017 December Volkswagen Specials Santa Monica CA  

Here at Volkswagen of Santa Monica, we enjoy giving West Los Angeles-area car shoppers the opportunity to get behind the wheel of our fantastic VW models. With our wonderful 2017 December specials, driving off with a Volkswagen is a very affordable proposition.   (more…)

How Much is the Volkswagen Jetta?

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
Volkswagen Jetta

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta price is affordable across the entire trim lineup, and you can find the new VW Jetta for sale now at Volkswagen Santa Monica with:

  • Starting MSRP from $18,645*

Get the new Volkswagen Jetta at a price you can afford right now at Volkswagen Santa Monica, but check out the entire trim lineup pricing first.

Shop for VW Jetta Models

Volkswagen Jetta S

Starting at $18,645 MSRP*, the base model in the new VW Jetta lineup comes with:

  • 1.4L Turbo engine with 150 hp and 40 mpg highway**
  • Rear View Camera System
  • Composition Color touchscreen interface

Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition

The Wolfsburg Edition starts at $20,345 MSRP* and adds some stylish exterior decor to the mix in the form of:

  • Foglamps
  • Sporty bumpers
  • 16-inch “Linas” alloy wheels

Volkswagen Jetta SE

Moving into mid-level territory, the SE starts at $21,245*. For that low amount, you’ll get

  • VW Car-Net App-Connect technology
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Power moonroof

Volkswagen Jetta SE Sport

Moving into the second half of the lineup, the SE Sport starts at $23,245 MSRP* and lives up to its name with:

  • 1.8L Turbo engine with 170 hp
  • 17-inch black alloy wheels
  • Gloss black interior trim and headliner

Volkswagen Jetta SEL

The second highest VW Jetta trim starts at $26,245 MSRP*, which gets you the comfort and convenience of the following:

  • Front Assist parking assistance
  • Discover Media touchscreen navigation system
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Rounding out the lineup is the powerful Jetta GLI with an MSRP from $29,545* and premium features like:

  • 2.0L Turbo engine with 210 hp
  • V-Tex leatherette upholstery
  • 18-inch “Bathurst” alloy wheels

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is for Sale Now in Santa Monica!

If you’re looking for a great deal on a capable and stylish small sedan, then the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta delivers, including better performance than the new Honda Civic. Come and check out your VW Jetta financing options at Volkswagen Santa Monica, located at 2440 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA, and contact us at (855) 728-4783 if we can help you out in any way!

*Prices exclude transportation, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

**EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

2017 Christmas and Holiday Events and Activities Santa Monica CA

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
Santa Monica Christmas 2017 Events Title and Gold Lights

Are you looking for some festive fun this holiday season in Santa Monica? Here are some wonderful 2017 Christmas and holiday events and activities.   (more…)

How Much is a Volkswagen Beetle?

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
Volkswagen Beetle

The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle price is dependent on the trim level you choose, but you can get one of these fun-loving head turners for as low as $20,220 MSRP*. Here are out the prices of the Volkswagen Beetle models break down as you move up the trim-level ladder.

Shop Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle S

Starting at $20,220 MSRP*, the base trim on the 2018 VW Beetle gives you more than you might expect for your money, including:

  • 2.0L Turbo engine
  • Rearview camera display
  • Bluetooth® phone streaming and audio connectivity
  • Composition Color touchscreen infotainment system

Volkswagen Beetle S with Style and Comfort

Tack on the Style and Comfort package to the base trim for $21,695 MSRP*, which comes complete with:

  • V-Tex leatherette upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • 6.3-inch Composition Media touchscreen

Volkswagen Beetle Coast

Next up in the lineup is the mid-level Coast trim, which starts at $23,120 MSRP* and gets your features like:

  • Unique Pepita cloth upholstery
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Surfboard dashboard design

Volkswagen Beetle SE

As the penultimate trim in the VW Beetle lineup, the SE starts at a still affordable MSRP from $24,020*. For that amount, you’ll get the following features tacked on:

  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Blind Spot Monitor

Volkswagen Beetle Dune

At the top of the VW Beetle trim ladder is the Dune, which comes in at $26,790* and gets you several stylish additions:

  • 18-inch “Canyon” alloy wheels
  • Exclusive front and rear bumper design
  • Bi-Xenon headlamps

Finance the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle at Volkswagen Santa Monica

The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle is on sale now in a variety of trim levels at Volkswagen Santa Monica, where you’ll find its standout exterior and generous tech features on display. Finance or lease the new VW Beetle from our dealership, located at 2440 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA. We’re open seven days a week, and you can get in touch at (855) 975-9627.

*Prices exclude transportation, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges.  Dealer sets actual price.

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa at Volkswagen of Santa Monica

Friday, December 1st, 2017
Breakfast with Santa in Santa Monica Title and Santa Claus

2017 Christmas Breakfast with Santa in Santa Monica CA 

Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re looking to catch a glimpse of the bearded big guy from the snowy north, then come join us at Volkswagen of Santa Monica for our festive Breakfast with Santa event! Fill your belly with a free meal and get a free photo taken with Santa!  (more…)