The 2019 VW Arteon is a secret powerhouse

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Arteon on Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 7:03 PM
2019 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line Package

2019 Volkswagen Arteon Engine Specs

When you see the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, your first thought is likely that the model is another luxury vehicle with a coupe-like appearance. There are plenty of VW fans who are already comparing it to the CC that went out of production after 2017, or wondering how the model is all that much different than the Passat. The answer is simple once you look into the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon engine specs. It turns out that the only model within the lineup that can outperform it is the 2018 VW Golf R. That’s impressive when you consider the Golf R is made for enthusiasts. Read the rest of this entry »

What is a crumple zone on a car for?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Safety on Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 6:32 PM
Side profile of two cars facing each other with crumple zones marked on right hand car

Why do cars have crumple zones?

The phrase “crumple zone” likely sounds confusing. As if there are places on your car designated to cave in on impact. Well, that’s not exactly how it works. Looking into why cars have crumple zones, you’ll soon realize that engineers look at safety in terms of how to keep the occupants safe, and part of that is considering how the body of the car can best absorb impact in the event of a collision. Read the rest of this entry »

The results are in: Did VW break records at Pikes Peak?

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW I.D. on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 8:52 PM
Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak driving at sunset

Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak International Hill Climb results

Volkswagen has a long history in motorsports. With our focus primarily on models you can see, touch and take for a test drive, it’s not our area of expertise here at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen. We can’t tell you how to increase the downforce on the 2019 VW Jetta or what it would take for you to comfortably drive it at 14,115 feet above sea level (not recommended). But when Volkswagen seeks to break a specific record, going so far as to name a model after the race itself, we’re interested. The results are in for the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak, so how did it do? Read the rest of this entry »

How common are DSG transmissions in the VW lineup?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 5:28 PM
2018 VW DSG Transmission

What is a Volkswagen DSG Transmission?

Nothing ever stays simple for long. In the automotive world, engineers are constantly thinking of ways to make vehicles more powerful, smoother and more efficient. For this reason, the question of transmission options is no longer as simple as manual vs automatic. The CVT, or continuously variable transmission, is one route automakers go when it comes to efficiency, but Volkswagen is prone to selecting the DSG as an upgrade. So how is it different than a regular automatic transmission? Read the rest of this entry »

What if you could have a new car for $50 per month?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Our Dealership on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 9:37 PM
$49 per month lease banner for the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited

Volkswagen leases for under $100 Walnut Creek CA

They say the average monthly car payment runs at around $479 on a new vehicle. Leasing is typically a bit less, but still average above the $400 mark. No wonder most motorists feel they can’t afford to upgrade, even when Volkswagen leases for under $100 Walnut Creek CA their vehicle is becoming less and less reliable. What if we told you we have new Volkswagen leases for under $100 here at our Walnut Creek CA dealership? That’s right, here at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen, we have leases starting as low as $49 per month for highly qualified customers. Read the rest of this entry »

VW Atlas earns recognition by Parents Magazine and Edmunds

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Atlas on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 7:37 PM
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Silk Blue color

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Best Three-Row SUV for Families

Despite the fact that it takes years for new models or redesigns to be released into the automotive marketplace, the annual options continue to expand. The reason being, of course, that there are so many different brands. A new model in the Volkswagen lineup could occur during a year when another brand is simply rolling over models from the previous year. For this reason, it’s difficult for automotive journalists and enthusiasts to keep up with all of the options, let alone the average consumer. Many shoppers keep their vehicles for five or more years, leaving them quite out of the loop on what’s good for the current lineup across all brands. Fortunately, the work is done for you. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas was just named the 2018 Best Three-Row SUV for Families by Parents Magazine. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is officially here

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Jetta on Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 4:11 PM
Silk Blue Metallic 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 VW Jetta availability Walnut Creek CA

We’ve been waiting many months, and the time has finally come. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is finally here at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen of Walnut Creek CA. With six models in our inventory, we wouldn’t say it has extensive availability yet, but we do have at least one option in every trim but the SEL. This means we’re hitting a variety of price points and options, so we think there’s something for every Jetta lover out there. Read the rest of this entry »

When is the Memorial Day Ceremony for the 2018 holiday?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 2:25 PM
American flag on wooden background with text that say Memorial Day in Walnut Creek CA

2018 Memorial Day Events Walnut Creek CA

Memorial Day is coming up quickly. While many of us are likely excited for an additional day off over the weekend, we know there are plenty of you who will be using the time to pay tribute to the many men and women who have fought hard to retain our freedom. If you’re wondering when the 2018 Memorial Day events are taking place in the Walnut Creek, CA area, we have the details. Read the rest of this entry »

VW updates the Security & Service package of Car-Net

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology on Friday, May 11th, 2018 at 7:18 PM
Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect Features

Volkswagen Car-Net Security & Service New Features

Have you ever lost your car keys and wished there was a way to locate them with your phone? There’s virtually nothing we don’t wish we could monitor, track and record these days with our smartphones, so why should our overall car health not be one of them? This is where Volkswagen Car-Net has come into play for many VW owners. The phone app and connected service have allowed owners to have access to remote functions, parked location, fuel levels, tire pressure and other diagnostics. Now the services found within the available subscription Security & Service package have been updated with new features. Here’s what you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen could be producing a road-ready GTI TCR

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Golf GTI on Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 3:41 PM
Design sketch Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR

286hp Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Prototype

Touring Car Racing, or TCR, is a class of automobiles that are based on 4 or 5 door production vehicles with 2.0-liter turbocharged engines. Needless to say, Volkswagen is a chief competitor in the class. The thing about TCR cars, however, is that they really only have to maintain the body and suspension of the car that’s available for sale. We won’t bore you with the full technical specs, but you can be sure that are a variety of regulations for the race, but it should be obvious that these powerful vehicles have quite a lot of upgrades made to them. If it isn’t obvious, take a glance at the initial specs Volkswagen is hinting at for a potential production vehicle. The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Prototype is said to produce up to 286hp. That’s 66 ponies above the 2018 Golf GTI. Read the rest of this entry »