Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

ACC makes long drives a lot less painful

Monday, August 13th, 2018
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? (more…)

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

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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. (more…)

What is a crumple zone on a car for?

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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. (more…)

How Does the Tire Pressure Monitoring System Work on my Volkswagen?

Monday, March 26th, 2018
Tire Pressure Monitoring System on Volkswagen

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!


Keep Your World Safe With the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Monday, November 20th, 2017
2018 Volkswagen Atlas driving near beach.

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 Tips to Avoid Pothole Damage

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Driving Tips to Avoid Pothole Damage

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.


What does the orange exclamation symbol mean in your VW?

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
TPMS reset button in a Volkswagen glovebox

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…)

How does Volkswagen’s Forward Collision Warning work?

Monday, December 12th, 2016
Volkswagen Forward Collision Warning

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…)