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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »