Archive for January, 2018

How Much Can You Fit in the Volkswagen Atlas?

Friday, January 26th, 2018
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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!

Learn More at Volkswagen Santa Monica

Learn more about service tips and maintenance at Volkswagen Santa Monica!

Best Skiing and Snowboarding Locations near Los Angeles CA

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Sking and Snowboarding Locations Title and Skier in the Snowy Mountains

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.  (more…)

What is the release date of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta?

Friday, January 19th, 2018
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.  (more…)

How to Jump Start a Car

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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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?

Friday, January 5th, 2018
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.   (more…)

View the Photos from the Volkswagen of Santa Monica Breakfast with Santa Event!

Friday, January 5th, 2018
Breakfast with Santa Photos Title and Santa Taking a Selfie with Two Elves

On December 9 at Volkswagen of Santa Monica, area residents were treated to our fun-filled Breakfast with Santa event, with photos with Santa and free food. Take a look at some of the photos below or click on the link to find your photo.  
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