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 »

VW out to beat the 8:57.118 EV record at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

By blogsadmin | Posted in Just for Fun, VW I.D. on Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 4:18 PM
The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak taking a corner

How fast is the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak?

When we say that Volkswagen is setting out to beat a record, we don’t mean the brand is merely competing. If VW sets a goal, the brand puts its full effort into achieving it. So with Volkswagen throwing its hat into the ring for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a race it normally doesn’t compete in, there are certainly plenty of enthusiasts keeping an eye out. The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak is a model that is specifically designed for this hill climb, and the goal is to beat the current record held by Rhys Millen of 8.57.118 seconds. So how fast is the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak? Keeping in mind that speeds are tested on a flat track, the model is timed at 0-60 in 2.25 seconds. For perspective, Formula One race cars average 2.1-2.7 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Places near Walnut Creek that are hosting Mother’s Day

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 4:47 PM
Mother's Day Brunches in Walnut Creek CA text over pictures of croissants and strawberries in white dishes

2018 Mother’s Day Brunches Walnut Creek CA

Those days when Mother’s Day was a holiday secretly planned by your father is long behind you. Now it’s up to you to be responsible and show her you care by taking the plans into your own hands. Unfortunately, the research can be tedious. Luckily for you, here at Diritos Brothers Volkswagen of Walnut Creek, CA, we’ve done it for you. Here are some of the best 2018 Mother’s Day Brunches. Read the rest of this entry »

Is the 2019 VW Jetta affordable?

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Jetta on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 6:40 PM
2019 Jetta side profile

2019 Volkswagen Jetta standard features and pricing

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is so close to dealership arrival, we can taste it. The model was originally announced for a second quarter release, and here we are in the second quarter of 2018. Details are already coming out about the official pricing and the standard features, and today we’re looking at your base trim, the S. Here’s what you need to know before it arrives here at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen. Read the rest of this entry »