Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Does the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon Have Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™?

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Interior view of the touchscreen and steering wheel inside a 2019 Volkswagen Arteon

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ in the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon

Are you thinking about purchasing a new 2019 Volkswagen Arteon? If so, then you should check out our excellent inventory of 2019 Arteon models here at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen in Walnut Creek, CA today! Are you curious to learn more about the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon before making your purchase decision? If so, then you have come to the right place! The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is one of a number of VW vehicles that features both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity. Let’s explore how both of these features work inside the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon together! (more…)

How Does Android Auto™ Work in Your Volkswagen Vehicle?

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
Closeup view of the App-Connect feature inside a Volkswagen vehicle

Connecting and Using Android Auto™ in Your Volkswagen Vehicle

Are you interested in learning how to connect and utilize Android Auto™ in your Volkswagen vehicle? If so, then you should contact the staff at Dirito Brother’s Volkswagen for more information today! Check out the videos below for more information on how Android Auto™ works inside your Volkswagen vehicle! (more…)

What is Volkswagen Adaptive Cruise Control?

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
Interior view of the steering wheel and cruise control buttons inside a Volkswagen vehicle

Using Your Volkswagen Adaptive Cruise Control

Have you recently purchased a new Volkswagen vehicle? Are you wondering how the Volkswagen Adaptive Cruise control system works? If so, then you have come to the right place! (more…)

What Apple CarPlay Features are Available in Your Volkswagen Vehicle?

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
Closeup view of Apple CarPlay™ inside a Volkswagen vehicle

Volkswagen Apple CarPlay Features

Are you wondering what features you have access to with Apple CarPlay™ in your Volkswagen vehicle? If so, then you have come to the right place as our staff at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen is well-versed in the features available with Apple CarPlay™. Many of the vehicles in our inventory have Apple CarPlay™ available. Let’s explore some of the key features of Apple CarPlay™ together! (more…)

What Features and Functions Come with Volkswagen Car-Net?

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
Image of a silver 2019 Volkswagen Jetta next to "Volkswagen Car-Net Features & Functions" in silver text against a blue background

Volkswagen Car-Net Features and Functions

Are you interested in learning more about the features and functions that are available with Volkswagen Car-Net? If so, then you have come to the right place. Volkswagen Car-Net offers a variety of excellent features and functions that customers are sure to love utilizing in their new Volkswagen vehicle. Customers in Walnut Creek can learn more about Volkswagen Car-Net at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen today! (more…)

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…)

Benefits and highlights of Volkswagen Car-Net

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
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. (more…)

How common are DSG transmissions in the VW lineup?

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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? (more…)

VW updates the Security & Service package of Car-Net

Friday, May 11th, 2018
Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect Features

Volkswagen Car-Net Security & Service New Features

Have you ever lost your car keys and wished there was a way to locate them with your phone? There’s virtually nothing we don’t wish we could monitor, track and record these days with our smartphones, so why should our overall car health not be one of them? This is where Volkswagen Car-Net has come into play for many VW owners. The phone app and connected service have allowed owners to have access to remote functions, parked location, fuel levels, tire pressure and other diagnostics. Now the services found within the available subscription Security & Service package have been updated with new features. Here’s what you need to know. (more…)

What Can I Do with Volkswagen’s Car-Net Guide and Inform?

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Ah, Volkswagen Car-Net. What can’t we do with you? You are always there to lend a helping hand whether we need access to our music, navigation, maintenance intervals, and more. As a part of Volkswagen’s Car-Net® connectivity system, Guide and Inform is all about getting you where you need to go in the safest and most efficient way possible. Take a look below as we explore this helpful feature found available on most 2018 Volkswagen models.