Archive for August, 2018

VW Employees Pack Meals for Children for 2018 VW Summer of Service

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
VW Employees Volunteering with Generosity Feeds

In addition to producing innovative and high-quality cars, Volkswagen has devoted much time and resources into giving back to the community, including the annual Volkswagen Get Involved Summer of Service. For this year’s Summer of Service, Volkswagen employees around the United States volunteered with Generosity Feeds, in which they packed over 35,000 meals for impoverished children. (more…)

How to Get a Vehicle Health Report with VW Car-Net

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
Person Using the VW Car-Net Vehicle Health Report App in a 2018 VW Atlas

In order to keep your Volkswagen running strong over the long haul, it’s important to keep it well-maintained. This cause is aided by the VW Car-Net Vehicle Health Report, which provides information on the current status of the vehicle, including warning notices, overdue maintenance events, and information on driver assistance systems. (more…)

Save Big this August at Volkswagen of Santa Monica!

Monday, August 13th, 2018
August Specials Title and an Orange 2018 VW Tiguan

August 2018 Volkswagen Specials Santa Monica CA

Are you on the hunt for a bargain on a Volkswagen in the West LA-area? Volkswagen of Santa Monica has many great deals during August 2018, with special bonus offers and enticing lease specials! (more…)

2018 Labor Day Weekend Events & Activities Santa Monica CA

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Happy Labor Day Title and a Worker Holding a Hard Hat

Are you looking for things to do for the 2018 Labor Day Weekend? Check out these events and activities in the Santa Monica-area! (more…)

How to Send Text Messages with Apple CarPlay

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018


You know how the story goes: You’ll be driving along and your phone is absolutely getting lit up by incoming text messages from friends, family members, and coworkers. Given how dangerous it is to interact with your phone while driving, you’ll need an alternative solution to read messages.

The good news is that App-Connect system on your Volkswagen uses Apple CarPlay to give you the power of natural language commands and the help of Apple’s digital assistant, Siri, to give you the ability to listen to text messages and reply while on the go. Read on to learn how the system works and how easy it is to stay focused on the road while staying in touch.

How Apple CarPlay Gives You Hands-Free Interaction

Volkswagen App-Connect and Apple CarPlay works with your iPhone to send and receive text messages without risking the safety of you and your passengers:

  • Siri reads your incoming text messages to you so you don’t feel compelled to take your eyes off the road and read them.

  • If you wish to send a text message, all you have to do is let Siri know. Siri will ask who you wish to send your message to and what the content of that message should be. Then, all you have to do is speak your message and hit the send button on the wheel.

The Advanced Technology of the Volkswagen Lineup

Whether you’re cruising around Santa Monica or Beverly Hills, Volkswagen keeps you connected to friends, family members, and colleagues with a wide array of innovative technologies. Whether you’re driving the Volkswagen Tiguan down Culver City roads or taking the Volkswagen Atlas for a spin around the LA area, Volkswagen has you covered with advanced technologies.