VW officially announced the end of the Beetle

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Beetle on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 5:55 PM
2019 Beetle Convertible Final Edition

2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition Discontinuation

We’ve seen rumors regarding the discontinuation of the VW Beetle since at least March, but whether this was true or not was a bit of a mystery. Now Volkswagen has officially come out and announced the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition. The Beetle would have been up for a redesign in 2020 should it have stayed in the lineup, but VW has decided to make 2019 the last year for this heritage model. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s your favorite available 2018 VW Golf Alltrack paint color?

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Golf Alltrack on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 3:03 PM
Silk Blue Metallic 2018 Volkswagen Golf R with forest background

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Color Options

If it were up to us, every car would be available in infinite colors. We know that certain ones just wouldn’t 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Color Options prove popular to practical motorists. After all, the lime green you might think is quirky in college could prove to be a hindrance when you go to sell your vehicle. These days, most new vehicles come in a variety of practical colors that don’t cause too much drama. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some bright pops of color in the lineup. If you’re thinking about getting the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, you might be wondering what your color options are. You’ll be happy to know you have seven exterior paint colors from which to choose. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf R officially has the most color options in the lineup

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Golf R on Friday, August 24th, 2018 at 7:36 PM
2019 Volkswagen Golf R Ginster Yellow

2019 VW Golf R full color options

Most of us like to have options, even if we are selective in our decision making. You want to see five different toasters, even though you have strong opinions on the available brands and already have a solid idea of what price point suits you. Every once in a while, we might find ourselves surprised when we are willing to splurge a little more on a specific feature or a quality build. When you choose to purchase a new car, you are opting for a model that you’re very likely to find yourself driving daily for the next 5-10 years. Shouldn’t it be everything you want in a vehicle? If you’re looking to flaunt your model, you might want it to look just as you imagine it in your head and the paint color is part of that image. With the new 2019 Volkswagen Golf R, full color options have been expanded to 45 available paint colors. These are the five standard colors, plus 40 custom options from the Spektrum Program. Read the rest of this entry »

Are there any fun events for Labor Day?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 6:03 PM
Man in suit holding hardhat with happy Labor Day text

2018 Labor Day Events Walnut Creek CA

Now, we might think new car specials are a fun event, but we know you might have different things in mind when it comes to the 2018 Labor Day events in the Walnut Creek CA area. We did a bit of research, and these are the things you can look forward to over the three-day weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

ACC makes long drives a lot less painful

By blogsadmin | Posted in Safety, Technology on Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 8:47 PM
Adaptive cruise control buttons on a VW steering wheel

Which 2018 VW vehicles have adaptive cruise control?

We have to admit it. Nothing quite annoys us here at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen like being stuck behind a slow driver on a one-lane highway. It’s not about being impatient, but about how unpredictable speed can be if that driver isn’t using cruise control. Especially if there’s unexpected and repeated braking. Not only can it be irritating, but it’s a bit anxiety-inducing if you have to keep a constant eye on those brake lights in front of you. This is where the adaptive cruise control system comes in. Which 2018 VW vehicles have it? Read the rest of this entry »

What do you do when your tire blows out on the highway?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Safety, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 8:52 PM
What to do if tire blows out text next to picture of flat tire

How to control your car when you blow out a tire

With tire pressure monitoring systems now a standard for new cars, many of us feel a lot safer knowing that we have information available at any given time. Plus, a handy warning, just in case we let maintenance slip. Still, tire blowouts can and still do happen. Here’s how to control your car when you blow out a tire. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits and highlights of Volkswagen Car-Net

By blogsadmin | Posted in Services, Technology on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 8:42 PM
Volkswagen Tiguan surrounded by symbols representing different Car-Net features

Is it just us, or are horror movies just harder and harder to believe? No, we don’t mean because monsters don’t exist and the supernatural has to be seen to believe. We mean that the spooky car breakdown that leaves you stranded in the most inopportune place just isn’t as likely. Not with Volkswagen Car-Net. VW just released a series of videos that show the benefits and highlights of the service to help you see what we mean. With Vehicle Health Reports, for example, you’d have to almost want your car to get you stranded. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »