Are there any fun events for Labor Day?

By Product Expert | 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 Product Expert | 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 Product Expert | 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 Product Expert | 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 Product Expert | 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 Product Expert | 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 Product Expert | 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 »

How common are DSG transmissions in the VW lineup?

By Product Expert | 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 Product Expert | 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 Product Expert | 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 »