Volkswagen Golf R Is The Ultimate Volkswagen Ride

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 7:37 PM

If you check out just one Volkswagen vehicle, Bay Area Volkswagen Dealers and Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas highly recommend the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R.   It’s a high performance, user-friendly, AWD hatchback and then some.  Give it a try… we’re sure you’ll want to take it home with you!

VW Golf R Is Built For Endurance And Power

You can go anywhere in the Volkswagen Golf R, it’s that versatile.  It’s built for endurance with a 2.0-liter, 4 cylinder engine with 292 horsepower, 6-speed DSG automatic transmission, 19-inch alloy wheels and the 4Motion all-wheel drive (AWD) system. Switch to Race mode for a sensational driving experience! Fuel economy is estimated at 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway driving.  The Golf R seats up to four passengers and there’s plenty of room for cargo.  You’ll love the convenience of the hatch!

Safety Is Job #1

When Volkswagen designs its vehicles, safety is always the primary consideration.  You might even say it’s Job #1.  Nobody does it better than Volkswagen, and the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R received the 5-star highest rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Safety features of the 2017 VW Golf R include Blind Spot Monitor, Front Assist with Emergency Braking, Back-up Camera, Forward Collision and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.  You can feel safe when driving a 2017 Volkswagen Golf R.

Test Drive The 2017 Volkswagen Golf R Today

Visit us at Cardinale Volkswagen, located at the Salinas Auto Mall, and test drive the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R.  We’ve also got a huge selection of the latest Volkswagen models and preowned vehicles.  Our friendly Sales team can assist you in finding the perfect vehicle, and our Finance department can help you obtain affordable financing.  Our relationship with you doesn’t end once you drive a vehicle off the lot.  We hope you’ll take advantage of our Service department and let us help you maintain your vehicle.  Our Service technicians are highly trained and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and tools.  Cardinale Volkswagen wants to be your one-stop dealership.

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Cardinale Volkswagen Presents Tips To Protect Your Car’s Paint Job

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 7:35 PM

You’ve probably heard the old adage “Never judge a book by its cover.”  When it comes to cars, however, the exterior of a vehicle is what makes a lasting first impression.  That’s why it’s so critical to preserve your vehicle’s paint job, especially if you anticipate a future resale.  Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, located at the Salinas Auto Mall, offers these tips for keeping your vehicle’s paint job looking like new.

Vehicle Paint Technology: Better Now Than Ever

Over the years, technology from the paint formula to application of paint on vehicles has improved dramatically.  Nevertheless, you should probably still wax your car on occasion to keep up its appearance.  Wax is important because it not only prevents rusting, but it also provides a coating on your vehicle to help repel things like bugs, grease or oil, bird droppings and road salt.

Why Paste Wax Is Best For Waxing Your Vehicle

For starters, paste wax is actually easier to apply than liquids.  Sure, you can run your vehicle through the automatic car wash and pay extra for the spray wax application — but it won’t last long.  Paste wax recommended by Consumer Reports include Turtle, Mothers and Meguiars.  Paste wax should be applied evenly only to the paint job, not the bumper or any other plastic or rubber surfaces.  For best buffing results, use microfiber towels.  You’ll be pleased with how shiny your vehicle looks with paste wax and a little bit of elbow grease.  It’s longer lasting, too.

Cardinale Volkswagen Has A Lot Full Of Shiny Vehicles

Come to Cardinale Volkswagen and see how shiny our vehicles are — just waiting for you to drive off the lot in one.  Ask our friendly Sales team about our Volkswagen specials or test drive a 2017 VW Beetle or 2017 VW Jetta.  Discover why Volkswagen is the #1 ranked automaker in the world.

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Volkswagen To Introduce New I.D. Crozz EV To U.S. Markets

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 7:32 PM

As automakers race to bring their electric vehicles (EVs) to mass markets as the demand escalates, Volkswagen is set to introduce their all-new Volkswagen I.D. Crozz EV in the U.S. by 2020.  Bay Area Volkswagen Dealers and Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas are excited to welcome the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz.  The Crozz is part of the I.D. family of Volkswagen EVs that Volkswagen hopes will position it to compete with EVs produced by Tesla.

Crozz EV Is A Crossover SUV

As its name implies, the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz will be an all-electric crossover SUV.  It’s no secret that particularly in the U.S. market, a large segment of society craves the crossover SUV concept.  More details about the Crozz are being shared by Volkswagen.  What’s remarkable about the VW I.D. Crozz is that it’s anticipated that it can go 310 miles per charge.  This long-range EV will place approximately 300 horsepower to all four wheels.  Vroom-vroom!

Volkswagen’s Ambitious Plan For The I.D. Series

The first I.D. series electric vehicle that is expected to be released to European and U.S. markets in 2020 (just prior to the Crozz) is the Volkswagen I.D..  There are a total of five EVs in the series — the I.D., Crozz, Lounge, AEROe, and BUZZ.  By 2025, we’re told that Volkswagen’s goal is to sell one million EVs per year.  Be prepared for a showdown between Volkswagen and Tesla for the best EVs on the market!

Cardinale Volkswagen Looks To The Future

It seems inevitable that the future will usher in EVs as more and more infrastructure becomes readily available.  In a move to reduce emissions, it’s a step in the right direction.  Cardinale Volkswagen is on board and ready to showcase the latest technology has to offer.  If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, visit us at the Salinas Auto Mall.  We’d love to talk shop about the future of electric vehicles!

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Cardinale Volkswagen Suggests These BBQ Restaurants In Salinas

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 7:15 PM

Who doesn’t love a great barbecue sandwich? Yummy! Whether it be barbecue beef, pulled pork, brisket, ribs or chicken wings, some argue that the barbecue sauce or rub is what makes it truly delicious.  Others may be of the opinion that it’s all about how the meat is cooked.  If you prefer spicy, request barbecue sauce with a kick — such as Chipotle flavor.  Or, for a distinctive smoky flavor, ask for barbecue that’s been grilled in a smoker or over mesquite wood chips.  Try any of the following barbecue joints that Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, located at the Salinas Auto Mall, has singled out for bragging rights for the BEST barbecue:

Salinas City BBQ – located at 700 W. Market Street

If you like slow smoked barbecue, this is the place to come!  Their mouth-watering beef brisket is quite likely the best you’ll ever sample.  They also have an awesome selection of craft beers and premium hand-cut steaks.

Famous Dave’s B-B-Qlocated at 1391 N. Davis Road

Go to Famous Dave’s for their wide variety of barbecue fare, with great side dishes such as cornbread, mac and cheese and potato salad.  They’re famous for their chicken wings, but we recommend that you try their finger-licking ribs.

Smalley’s Roundup Restaurant – located at 1190 S. Main Street

This family-style restaurant boasts that all their food is made from scratch!  They have a “secret BBQ sauce” that makes all their barbecue dishes absolutely tantalizing.  Try their barbecue beef or pulled pork sandwiches, chicken or ribs.  You’ll be hooked and back for more.

Aloha Hawaiian BBQ – located at 921 N. Main Street

For a twist on traditional barbecue, you simply must try the Hawaiian fare offered here, including sushi.  Their plate specials are extremely popular and feature barbecued meats such as BBQ Hawaiian chicken or beef.

Visit Volkswagen Cardinale And Take A VW Out For A Spin

Speaking of bragging rights, Bay City Volkswagen Dealers and Volkswagen Cardinale happens to think that Volkswagen vehicles are the best engineered cars you can buy.  Why not stop by and browse our dealership lots?  We’ve got a wide selection of the latest VW models and preowned vehicles.  Pick a favorite and take it out for a spin!  From the Volkswagen Tiguan to the Volkswagen Passat, you’re sure to discover a VW that you’d love to own.  Talk to our friendly Sales team and Finance department — we can make it happen for you!

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

California To Benefit From Volkswagen’s Clean Air Initiative

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 5:47 PM

While much has been said about the Volkswagen emissions scandal, there is at least something positive to come of it.  California stands to benefit from the court settlement, and the state has already approved Volkswagen’s 30-month, $200 million dollar plan to create clean vehicle infrastructure.  Bay Area Volkswagen dealers and Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas fully support this goodwill initiative by Volkswagen.

What It Means For Californians

If you live in the state of California, Volkswagen has committed to spending $200 million dollars over the next 30 months to provide infrastructure for electric vehicles.  This includes charging stations, development of ride-sharing vehicles and other clean energy infrastructure.  It’s expected that Volkswagen will spend a total of $800 million dollars in California.  Nationwide, the amount Volkswagen must spend is a staggering $2 billion dollars over the next ten years.  This is great news for Californians as it will give them a head start in the new era of EVs (electric vehicles).  Specifically, Volkswagen will spend $45 million on more than 350 community charging stations.  Locations announced for the charging stations include Los Angeles, Fresno, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose.

Volkswagen Expects To Roll Out The Largest EV Fleet

Future plans for Volkswagen include the release of an ambitious fleet of EVs.  With the influx of charging stations throughout the state of California, the demand for EVs is sure to be on the upswing.  Come to where the action is at Cardinale Volkswagen, located at the Salinas Auto Mall.  Be among the first to test drive Volkswagen’s new EVs.  You can contribute to the clean air initiative in California by driving a Volkswagen EV.  Stop by and ask our Sales team for updates on Volkswagen EVs coming soon to your favorite Salinas dealership.  While you’re here, why not browse our dealership lot?  We’ve got a great selection of Volkswagen models, from the 2017 VW Tiguan to the 2017 VW Jetta.

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Cardinale Volkswagen: What To Do If You’re Pulled Over

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 5:45 PM

It’s happened to most of us at some point in our lives.  We’re speeding along in our vehicle, distracted by squabbling kids or thinking about a presentation at work.  Then suddenly a red flashing light appears in our rearview mirror. Uh-oh, we’re being pulled over by the police.  Bay Area Volkswagen dealers and Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas share some timely tips for what to do if it happens to you.  It’s important to observe these tips to ensure both your safety and that of the police officer.

Show The Police Some Respect

The first thing you should do when you realize that the police have targeted you for a driving violation, is to put on your turn signal and pull over.  Turn off the ignition and remain in your vehicle, with both hands on top of the steering wheel.  Stay calm and don’t overreact.  When the officer approaches, roll down your window so you can talk to him.  Be respectful and don’t argue with the police.  Do exactly what is required of you.  When asked, provide your driver’s license, car registration and proof of insurance.  It’s a good idea to let the officer know what you’re retrieving before you reach into your purse, pocket or glove box.  In some states, it is necessary to inform the officer if you are carrying a concealed weapon.  It helps to know the laws in your state or states you will be traveling through.  Allow the officer to explain why he pulled you over.  If it’s for a moving violation, such as speeding, he’ll issue you a citation which you will need to sign.  Keep this citation as it contains important information.  The ticket will tell you the amount of your fine and where to mail it.  Alternatively, if you wish to contest the violation, the citation will indicate a court date and time with an address where the hearing will be held.  When the officer lets you know you are free to go, put on your turn signal and slowly merge into traffic.

Need A New Vehicle?  Come To Cardinale Volkswagen

If you’re looking for a new vehicle, stop by Cardinale Volkswagen, located at the Salinas Auto Mall.  We’ve got a great selection of the latest Volkswagen models and preowned vehicles.  You’re sure to find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle and budget.  Let our Sales team show you our lineup of Volkswagens, from the 2017 VW Beetle to the 2017 VW Passat.

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Volkswagen To Come Out With Sportier Version Of Passat In 2018

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 5:43 PM

According to Motor Authority, the folks at Volkswagen plan to roll out a sportier version of the VW Passat.  This Passat GT model is expected to occur in 2018.  Bay Area Volkswagen dealers and Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas are excited about this latest news from Volkswagen.

Features Of The All-New 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT

It’s anticipated that the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT will include sport seats for front passengers, red accents will appear prominently in the grille, and the roof and spoiler will be black.  All these eye-catching details are sure to make it a stand-out sports car in the Volkswagen line-up.  The VW Passat GT will feature a 3.6-liter VR6 engine with 280 horsepower.  Front-wheel drive is expected to remain standard, with no word on if it will eventually offer the 6-speed manual option.  The upgrade from a full-size sedan to a sports car is a huge step up for the VW Passat.  It’s likely to attract consumers that prefer the sportier feel.  Hats off to Volkswagen for bringing a new look to the Passat!

Cardinale Volkswagen Eagerly Awaits The Arrival Of The VW Passat GT

There’s lots of excitement on the horizon at Cardinale Volkswagen, located at the Salinas Auto Mall.  We look forward to the 2018 Volkswagen models arriving soon on our dealership lot.  For all of you sports car enthusiasts, we think you’ll want to check out the 2018 VW Passat GT.  Be sure to watch for its arrival and plan to stop by for a test drive.

We also have a great selection of brand new Volkswagen models and preowned Volkswagens.  Ask our friendly Sales team about our latest specials.  Our Finance department will be glad to help you obtain financing that you can afford.  There’s never been a better time to own a Volkswagen.  From the Volkswagen Beetle to the Volkswagen Tiguan We’ve got a car for every lifestyle and budget.  

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Cardinale Volkswagen Suggests Yoga Classes To Unwind

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 5:34 PM

The daily grind of our lives can produce stress, whether it be from work, parenting or relationships.  Too much stress is harmful to our bodies — physically, emotionally and mentally.  Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, located at the Salinas Auto Mall, has a solution for reducing stress.  If you haven’t already, why not sign up for yoga classes?  Yoga is a relaxing form of exercise and meditation.

Yoga Can Reduce Stress And Improve Strength And Concentration

There are many benefits to practicing yoga besides reducing your stress.  For instance, you can improve your core strength and concentration.  Once you learn the art of yoga, you can do yoga anywhere: at the beach or at home.  Here are just a few places that offer yoga classes in Salinas:

It’s Yoga Time, located at 105 E Alisal, is a great spot for beginners.  There are multiple class offerings with highly-trained instructors. You don’t have to be young and limber, as even older adults find it beneficial.  Grab a yoga mat, and bring your spouse, best friend, co-worker or family member and double the fun.

Located at 1221 S Main Street, Indigo Yoga, offers classes for all levels of experience.  The gifted instructors are encouraging, and you’re sure to come away refreshed after a session of stretching and meditation.  Breathe and release all the tension!

Yoga Salinas, located at 44 Plaza Circle, can provide you with plenty of one-on-one instruction in the art of yoga.  Learn the various yoga positions. Discover the joy of relaxation achieved by allowing your inner channels of energy to flow.

For yoga with a psychic twist, check out Harvest Healing Arts, located at 12 Harvest Street.  The owner/instructor is a psychic and she combines her spiritual calling with the physical rigors of yoga.  We predict you’ll enjoy her classes.

Stop By Cardinale Volkswagen And Test Drive A VW Today

Volkswagen vehicles are a quiet, soothing ride—just what you need to alleviate the stress of a daily commute.  Stop by and visit us at Cardinale Volkswagen.  We have a huge selection of the latest Volkswagen models and preowned vehicles.  Test drive any of our Volkswagens.  Ask us about our Volkswagen specials, especially on our outgoing 2017 models.  Relax and leave all the details to us.  We’ll help you drive home in a Volkswagen today!

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

End Of The Line For Volkswagen Touareg

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 5:27 PM

Volkswagen will be discontinuing its Touareg model in U.S. markets.  This year’s 2017 Touareg is the end of the line.  Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas and Bay Area Volkswagen dealers suggest that if you are interested a VW Touareg, act soon before they’re gone.

Why Volkswagen Pulled The Touareg From Its Lineup

According to Motor Authority, Volkswagen’s decision to pull the Touareg from its lineup was based on weak sales of the SUV.  In the first six months of this year, the VW Touareg sold just 1,630 units.  This was likely due to Volkswagen marketing the 2017 Touareg as a luxury SUV with a starting sticker price of about $50,000.  Apparently, consumers weren’t willing to pay that much for a Volkswagen SUV when competitors like Audi offered lower prices.

How Volkswagen Plans To Fill The Gap Left By The Touareg

Not one to be easily discouraged, Volkswagen has plans to fill the gap left by the departing Touareg from U.S. markets.  For starters, Volkswagen will soon debut its rugged 2018 Atlas SUV and also has plans to introduce a compact SUV to its lineup.  In addition, a premium model dubbed the Arteon will also be released next year.  Combine these with the rollout of Volkswagen EVs (electric vehicles) within the next year or so, and it would appear that Volkswagen is well-positioned to weather the storm and remain competitive and robust.

Cardinale Volkswagen Has A Deal For You

Stop by Cardinale Volkswagen, located in the Salinas Auto Mall and ask us about our current specials.  Let our friendly Sales team help you find the perfect Volkswagen to fit your budget.  While you’re here, check out the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg that won’t be around much longer or the affordable 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan.  Newer 2018 Volkswagen models will be arriving shortly, so take advantage of special deals on our 2017 outgoing vehicles now!

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Cardinale Volkswagen Recommends Listening To Audio Books For Road Trips Or Long Commutes

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 5:26 PM

For road trips or commutes to work, audio books are ideal for passing the time.  Listening to audio books are a great way to relax and stimulate your mind.  Why not stock up on a couple of audio books to have on hand in your vehicle?  Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, located in the Salinas Auto Mall, recommends the following bestselling audio books.

Check Your Local Library Or Bookstore For Availability

Sure, you can easily order any of the following audio books from Amazon, but why not check with your local library first?  If the library doesn’t have what you’re looking for, your local bookstore is likely to carry a great selection of audio books, including these:

Into the Water, a psychological thriller by Paula Hawkins.  If you read her novel, The Girl On a Train, then you’ll love her latest foray into darkness.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, is currently on Hulu as a series and it’s a must-see if you haven’t already.  Listen to the dystopian book as narrated by the author.  Guaranteed to be thought-provoking from start to finish.

Not Alone by Craig A. Falconer is a gripping science fiction tale.  It features – what else? – aliens.   Of course, the protagonist uncovers a government conspiracy.

Where The Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again, a poignant story by Kimberly Williams-Paisley, actress and wife of country music star, Brad Paisley.  She narrates and shares her experience coping with her mother’s dementia.  It’s a scenario that many of us can identify with as caretakers.

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, also known as The Bloggess.  If you haven’t already guessed, she’s a popular blogger.  If you’re in need of laugh-out-loud humor, this is it.  Sardonic wit at its best, channeling Erma Bombeck.

Stop By And Check Out The Latest Volkswagen Models

The next time you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and see us at Cardinale Volkswagen.  You’re sure to enjoy browsing our dealership lot for the latest Volkswagen models and preowned vehicles.  Ask our friendly Sales team about our current Volkswagen specials.  We’ve got a Volkswagen for every lifestyle and budget, from the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle to the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan!

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com