Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category
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? (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in your Volkswagen may warn you if your tires are under or over inflated, helping increase your fuel economy and even potentially preventing a tire blowout. Poorly inflated tires are prone to blowouts and may make it more difficult to brake or steer. Some versions of this feature can also detect over-inflation. Both under and over inflation will affect the life of your tires and your car’s gas mileage. See what to do if this system comes on below!
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Safety Features
Big families need vehicles with big space, whether that be for a road trip or just to run errands. Not only that, but they also need strong safety features to put family-focused individuals at rest. Luckily, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has you and your family covered.
Driving in an area that has a lot of potholes can be stressful as it’s often difficult to avoid every one you come across. Take a look at our helpful tips and tricks on how to avoid pothole damage this summer.
Turn off Volkswagen tire pressure management light
If you see that orange exclamation symbol on your dash, it means that your tire pressure management system is detecting a problem with one or more tire pressure levels. How do you turn off the Volkswagen tire pressure management light? We can answer that question for you. (more…)
Vehicles manufacturers are constantly introducing new advanced safety technologies that are designed to keep drivers and passengers as safe as possible while on the road. These safety systems are highly advanced and can be complicated to understand, and our team at Dirito Brothers Walnut Creek Volkswagen has recently been asked about one of Volkswagen’s advanced safety features: Forward Collision Warning. (more…)