Archive for March, 2017

Why Car Dealerships Are Your Best Bet When Buying New Or Used

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

 

Dealers offer one-stop shopping with a wide variety of vehicles to choose from – new, certified pre-owned and used. You can wander a dealership’s lot in person or go to the website to find what’s available in your price range. When you’re at the dealership, remember to check the Monroney labels found on every car, so you know exactly what you’re getting.  You can also learn about any current sales or lease specials that are being promoted throughout the dealership. We invite you to come to our #CardinaleVolkswagen showroom in Salinas  We are one of the top  Volkswagen dealers bay area. Here’s why buying from a dealership is a smart choice.

Personalized Finance
In addition to our great inventory, we offer personalized financing options that will work for you. You can even get pre-approved on our website at www.cardinalevw.com. If you’re interested in leasing, please ask our sales representatives about our lease program.

VW Warranty
When you buy a car from Cardinale Volkswagen, you’ll get the best warranty possible on both new and used cars. In addition, we put our cars through a thorough point-by-point inspection.

Professional Factory-Trained Service Technicians
Our fully-equipped service department and factory-trained service professionals will help you maintain your car and keep it running like new. Ask our service technicians to help you set up a regular maintenance routine. You can also ask about pre-paid maintenance that will save you money.

Great Customer Service
Customer service before and after the sale is why going to a reputable dealership such as Cardinale Volkswagen is so important. We look forward to helping you find a great car. Not only can we help you finance your new car, we’ll also put temporary tags on your new car and will get you on the road with a full tank of gas.  We go the extra mile to make sure you are a happy and returning customer.

For the Best VW Selection Come See Us at Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas
At Cardinale Volkswagen, our reputation is impeccable!  We are known for our expertise and knowledgeable and friend staff, as well as excellent pricing and support.  And we have an incredible selection of Salinas used cars you can view online at www.cardinalevw.com. Come see us!

 

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles – More Volkswagen For The Money

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Are you wanting more car than your budget allows? We can help! Our Cardinale Volkswagen’s inventory in Salinas, CA includes some choice Certified Pre-Owned vehicles (CPO).  These CPO vehicles give you the opportunity to buy a top trim vehicle that is affordable and fits your budget. You’ll also get the peace of mind that comes with buying a CPO vehicle from a dealership.

 

Benefits of Buying a CPO Vehicle

CPO vehicles come with the assurance of a comprehensive manufacturer warranty, so you won’t have the uncertainty common when buying a used vehicle. The CPO tag also guarantees that the mechanical condition of the vehicle is up to the manufacturer’s standards. CPO vehicles are inspected to make sure specific standards are met. If any worn parts or systems are found that need repairing or replacing, our service technicians will make sure they’re fixed so they meet Volkswagen’s high specifications. They’ll also fix any recall items.

 

Volkswagen’s CPO Requirements
The #Volkswagen CPO program has other specific requirements that must be met before a vehicle gets the CPO label. The VW must be fewer than five model years old with fewer than 75,000 miles. In addition, it must have been operated by the previous owner for at least 12 months. Our factory-trained Volkswagen mechanics perform an extensive 112-point inspection and repair any problems. Thus, a CPO VW ends up being as close to new condition as possible. The vehicle also comes with VW’s  limited two-year or 24,000 mile warranty that covers the air conditioning, powertrain and electrical system and more. VW also provides two years of free 24-hour roadside assistance.

 

Check Out The Certified Pre-Owned VWs at Cardinale Volkswagen
Our experienced and knowledgeable team at Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas looks forward to answering your questions about our CPO vehicles and the other vehicles on our lot. We hope you’ll come in for a test drive. You can also search for our used VWs and other vehicles at Salinas Auto Mall. Check out our website at www.cardinalevw.com to view our inventory and learn more about our CPO program. We are your Volkswagen dealers bay area.

 

 

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

The 2017 Tiguan Crossover – Sporty & Comfortable

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

The #2017Tiguan compact crossover redesign brings it to a new level. You no longer have to make a choice between comfort and sportiness. Our Cardinale Volkswagen dealership in Salinas invites you to experience the new Tiguan by taking it for a test drive.

New Features & Trims

All models come standard with a 6.3-inch touch screen and VW Car-Net apps, as well as HD and satellite radio. The 2017 Tiguan is 4.3” longer than earlier models. This increase in crossover length provides plenty of room for the option of a third row of seats. The Wolfsburg Edition and Sport Models add to the available trim options.


Under the hood

The 2017 Tiguan is powered by the fuel-efficient turbocharged Tig 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine. The Tig engine with six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive delivers 200 hp and 207 pound-feet of torque. The Tig accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just 7.5 second. EPA estimates for fuel economy are a combined 21-22 mpg. These numbers are the same for both front- and all-wheel drive.

Safety features

Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control and a rearview camera. VW Car-Net Safety and Security is standard on the Wolfsburg Edition and higher trims. You’ll also get automatic crash notification, remote vehicle access and stolen vehicle location.  Parents of teen drivers will appreciate the geo-fencing feature that allows them to set limits on speeds, audio volume and even geographic parameters.

Cardinale Volkswagen  – Your Volkswagen Dealers Bay area.

Come test drive the 2017 Tiguan at Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, California. We have an extensive inventory of Volkswagens, including certified pre-owned and used Volkswagens. If you search for Salinas used cars you’ll find us online as well as through our website at www.cardinalevw.com. We look forward to helping you find a vehicle that meets your needs and budget. To view our complete inventory and learn more about our services and specials, check our website – www.cardinalevw.com.

 

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve – California Coast’s Crown Jewel

Monday, March 27th, 2017

At Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, one of our most favorite natural places in the area is Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. It’s located just south of one of our other favorite seaside villages, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Our Cardinale Volkswagen team loves sharing these places with our friends and visitors. We never cease to be awestruck by the raw and rugged beauty of the coast and Point Lobos. Photographers have long been fascinated by the dramatic rock formations that jut straight up from the roaring surf. If you take the time to get on the trails around the point, you’ll also enjoy seeing the wildlife that calls Point Lobos home, including the little pocket gophers and the playful southern sea otters that hang out nearby in the surf.

Get Out And Explore
There are many opportunities to hike in and around Point Lobos and the thirteen trails range from easy to challenging. If you choose the Cypress Grove Trail, you’ll get great views of the rugged coastline and windswept Monterey cypress trees perched precariously on the cliffs.

Support This National Treasure – The Point Lobos Foundation

The Point Lobos Reserve is supported by the volunteer-run Point Lobos Foundation. This foundation provides the sole source of funding for the Point Lobos Reserve. The Foundation protects the Reserve’s environmental health by funding invasive plant removal, trail projects and facility maintenance. The Foundation is always looking to improve the programs and visitor services for all visitors, and especially children and people living with disabilities.

Carmel-by-the-Sea – A Charming Seaside Village
While you’re in the neighborhood, we also recommend visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea. While it looks like a modest little seaside village with some small shops and cafes, you’ll be surprised to find designer stores, gourmet eateries and upscale art galleries. Ocean Avenue is popular with shoppers and diners. You can follow Ocean Avenue to dog-friendly Carmel Beach, also a popular spot for shore walking at sunset and sunrise. Check out the town’s website for upcoming activities.

Cardinale Volkswagen
When you’re looking for a new set of wheels for your coastal drive, come see us at #CardinaleVolkswagen in Salinas. We are known for our knowledgeable and friendly staff and excellent pricing and support. One of the best Volkswagen dealers bay area, we serve the greater Salinas, CA area.  We have an large selection of new, certified pre-owned and used cars. Come see us for your all your automotive needs. To learn more and to view our complete inventory, please visit us online at www.cardinalevw.com. You’ll also find us if you search for Salinas Used Cars.

 

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Versatile 2018 Atlas Weekend Lets You Go Anywhere

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Coming soon, the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is designed for an active lifestyle. The Atlas Weekend Edition integrates innovative cargo solutions for increased versatility. The Weekend Edition concept is based on an SEL Premium model.

 

Storage Innovations
The #2018AtlasWeekendEdition features an “Urban Loader” cargo box. This modern variation on the pop-up roof has a sleek, unobtrusive appearance when empty. It can expand to a 17.7 cubic-foot storage space for road trips. In addition, the Weekend Edition features base carrier bars for attaching equipment such as snowboards, skis, kayaks or bikes. Side steps make it easy to reach the extra roof storage and to help small children get in the back seats.

 

Power
The 2018 Atlas Weekend Edition is powered by a 3.6-liter VR6 engine that delivers 276 hp and is paired with an eight-speed transmission and VW’s advanced 4Motion all-wheel drive.

 

Interior Features – Pet Friendly
Inside the 2018 Atlas Weekend Edition, a strong cargo divider provides a safe, pet-friendly barrier behind the second row, so pets can ride in comfort. The second row has an innovative universal tablet mount so passengers can bring any type of touchscreen tablet along on a road trip. The design provides easy access to the home button and the tablets can use the available Media Control feature using Wi-Fi technology for Android and iOS tablets and smartphones.

 

Cardinale VW Dealership in Salinas
Our experienced and friendly #CardinaleVW staff is here for you. We look forward to introducing you to the 2018 Atlas Weekend later this spring. We also have an extensive inventory of new, preowned and used vehicles. We can help you with your service needs, as well. We look forward to becoming your top VW dealers Bay area! Visit our website to view our complete inventory at www.cardinalevw.com. You’ll find us in the Salinas Auto Mall.

 

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Cardinale Volkswagen Wants You To Be Breathing Clean Air In Your VW

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Did you know that the air in your vehicle is only as clean as the cabin air filter? Since the cabin air filter removes outside irritants and pollutants, fumes, pollen, dust and other airborne impurities, it’s important to make sure your cabin air filter is replaced regularly. If your air filter is dirty, you could be breathing unhealthy air. Our Cardinale Volkswagen service team recommends letting us replace your cabin air filter on a regular basis so you’re sure to be breathing the cleanest air possible.

 

How Often Should The Cabin Air Filter Be Replaced?

Our #CardinaleVolkswagen service technicians recommend changing your cabin air filter every 12-24 months. If you’re doing a lot of driving on congested city roads and highways you could need your air filter replaced more frequently than if most of your driving is in a more rural area. While you’re likely to notice when your cabin air filter needs replacing, it’s better to have it replaced before it becomes noticeable. For example, if you smell a bad odor when you turn on the air conditioning or open the vents, or if you notice the fan has become very noisy, it’s time to have your air filter replaced.

 

How Does the Cabin Air Filter Work?

Outside air is brought into the cabin through the heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. The air filter’s job is to clean this intake of air before it enters the cabin. Since the air filter collects dirt and debris every time you turn on the engine, the cabin air filter eventually gets dirty or clogged. That’s why it needs to be replaced in order to the keep the cabin air healthy and fresh.

 

Let Our Cardinale Volkswagen Service Professionals Keep Your Air Fresh

We’re happy to replace your vehicle’s cabin air filter on a regular basis to help keep you and your family healthy. Often the air filter is in a hard-to-reach location, so it may be difficult to remove. This means it’s not a good do-it-yourself maintenance task. That’s why our factory-trained Service technicians at #CardinaleVolkswagen are here to assist you.  Visit our website at www.cardinalevw.com to easily schedule an appointment with our Service department at your convenience.  When it’s time for a new car, visit our Cardinale Volkswagen dealership where we have a great selection of new, certified pre-owned and used VWs, including the Volkswagen GTI. We are the best among Volkswagen dealers bay area.

 

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is 10Best Award-Winner

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Combine the utility of a wagon with the best features of the Golf and you’ve got the Golf SportWagen. No wonder it’s a 10Best award-winner! The higher-riding Alltrack model makes this SportWagen a very attractive alternative to an SUV. The SportWagen 4MOTION with all-wheel drive is now available in U.S. showrooms, including our Cardinale Volkswagen dealership in Salinas, CA. We’re the best among Volkswagen dealers Bay Area.

 

Features

The Golf SportWagen is one of the most versatile well-rounded vehicles on the market. The base S trim comes with lots of connectivity including a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth. A tilting-and-telescoping steering column is standard, as are a backup camera, aluminum wheels and heated side mirrors. Optional features include a panoramic sunroof and driver aids, including automated emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.

 

Engine and Ride Quality

The SportWagen is powered by a 170-hp 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive for a solid and comfortable ride. A five-speed manual transmission is available on the SE and SEL. An optional a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are also available. The new #2017GolfAlltrack has a suspension lift that provides 1.4 inches of additional ground clearance.

 

Cardinale Volkswagen Invites You For A Test Drive

Come bring the family to Cardinale Volkswagen to test drive the VW SportWagen. We look forward to showing you the features on the SportWagen, as well as our extensive inventory of available vehicles. Searching for Salinas Used Cars you’ll see our complete line of used and certified pre-owned vehicles at www.cardinalevw.com. Our sales team loves matching our customers with just the right vehicle. Our finance team is excellent at finding a plan that will work for your budget and our factory-trained service technicians are always ready to keep your VW running like new. We want to be your dealership. We serve the Salinas, Monterey, Carmel and Watsonville areas.

 

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Get Out And Enjoy The Outdoors at Pinnacles National Park

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Our Cardinale Volkswagen staff loves getting out in nature whether for a day hike or a camping trip. One of our favorite places is Pinnacles National Park. The park has a great campground as well as over 30 miles of trails, enough for an all-day trip for the avid hiker. We hope you will spend some time exploring this beautiful park. If you need a new vehicle to haul you and your family and gear, come see us! We have a great selection of Volkswagen vehicles that will suit your outdoor lifestyle.

 

About Pinnacles National Park
Pinnacles National Park was once a spring and fall home to the Chalone and Mutsun tribes. President Theodore Roosevelt protected 2,500 acres of the rugged Pinnacles as a national monument in 1908. In 2013, President Barack Obama designated the 26,000-acre terrain as a national park. This park is a popular spot for outdoor activities such as hiking, birdwatching, stargazing, rock climbing and camping. It is also a perfect outdoor classroom for lessons in geology, botany and biology.

 

Trails at Pinnacles
Trails at #PinnaclesNationalPark range from easy enough for small children to quite strenuous. Detailed information and trail maps are available on the park website.

 

Wildlife
The unique topography and geographic diversity of Pinnacles National Park is home to an equally diverse range of flora and fauna. Did you know the park has 149 bird species, 69 butterfly species and 400 bee species? It boasts the most bee diversity anywhere on earth!  Fourteen of California’s 24 bat species make their home at Pinnacles National Park. You also might see the California condor, the big-eared kangaroo rat, the Gabilan slender salamander, the Pinnacles shield-back katydid and if you look carefully, the Pinnacles riffle beetle.

 

Camping

Pinnacles Campground offers tent, group and RV sites with electrical hookups. Many sites are shaded and all sites have picnic tables and fire ring. There are also communal barbecue pits. Showers and a dump station are nearby. You can get basic provisions at the camp store, located at the visitors center. During spring and summer seasons, campers can enjoy the campground swimming pool and ranger programs at the campground amphitheater.

 

Visit Cardinale Volkswagen For Your Automotive Needs

Our staff of friendly professionals is committed to providing you with excellent service. We are the most trusted among Volkswagen dealers bay area. To learn more about our new and used vehicles, visit our website at www.cardinalevw.com. For the best Salinas Used Cars, come check out our used and certified pre-owned Volkswagens!

 

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#CardinaleVW

#MyVolkswagen

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Volkswagen Arteon Debuts at Geneva Motor Show

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

The Arteon, Volkswagen’s new U.S. flagship sedan, will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show. This new fastback model will be positioned above the Passat. About the size of the Audi A6, the Arteon features a sleeker profile similar to the CC. Our#CardinaleVolkswagen dealership looks forward to bringing this new sedan to you when it becomes available. In the meantime, we invite you to see our large inventory of new, certified pre-owned and used Volkswagen vehicles.

 

Features of the Arteon
The challenge of the designers and developers of the Arteon was to combine a high level of versatility with an avant-garde design. The finished product shows that they succeeded. The interior is spacious with ample head and legroom for all occupants, not usually found in a fastback body style.

The Arteon’s unique front end merges LED headlights and Daytime Running Lights with the chrome-plated crossbars of the radiator grille and the hood.

The Arteon also features the latest generation of driver assistance systems normally found only in luxury vehicles. This unique combination of design and safety makes the Arteon one of the most attractive products in its segment.

 

Visit Cardinale Volkswagen in Corona
Come bring the family to Cardinale Volkswagen to learn more about the Arteon. While it’s not available yet, we have plenty of other reliable and fun to drive Volkswagen vehicles to show you. Our staff of friendly professionals is committed to providing you with excellent service. Among Volkswagen dealers bay area, we are the most trusted. To learn more about our new and used vehicles, visit our website at www.cardinalevw.com. For the best Salinas Used Cars, come check out our used and certified preowned Volkswagens!

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Take Your VW For Service When Your Check Engine Light Goes On

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

There are a host of reasons why your vehicle’s Check Engine light comes on. Since your car can’t tell you why the light has come on, our factory-trained #CardinaleVolkswagen technicians suggest you bring your VW to our Service department as quickly as you can. They will run tests that will determine why the Check Engine light has come on. Here are the most likely reasons you might see that warning light.

 

Loose-Fitting Gas Cap

If your Check Engine light has come on because the gas cap is not sealing properly, this is one of the easiest problems to fix. A poor seal on your gas cap lets vapors escape, causing the Check Engine light to come on. So, make sure you tighten that cap every time you fill up. However, it’s likely that re-tightening the gas cap might not be enough to make the Check Engine light go off. It’s easy to schedule an appointment with our Cardinale Volkswagen technicians, so we encourage you to come in as soon as you see the Check Engine Light come on. Our technicians can determine the problem, fix it and reset the computer so the light goes off.

 

Spark Plugs

Another easily solved cause for your VW’s Check Engine light to come on is if your vehicle’s spark plugs aren’t sparking properly. It’s recommended that spark plugs be replaced approximately every 25,000 miles. A simple diagnostic test can determine if the spark plugs are the reason the Check Engine warning light has come on. Our Cardinale Volkswagen service technicians can quickly replace your spark plugs and reset your vehicle’s computer.

 

Oxygen Sensor

A slightly more serious reason for the Check Engine light to come on is if the oxygen sensor is faulty. If this is the cause, it’s important to replace the oxygen sensor before it can damage your vehicle’s catalytic converter. By replacing your oxygen sensor right away, you can avoid the possibility of a much more costly repair.

 

Mass Airflow Sensor

If your mass airflow sensor fails, it will trigger the Check Engine light to come on. This is likely to happen if you have not had your air filter replaced on a regular basis. If you continue to drive with the Check Engine light on and the airflow sensor is failing, you will create more problems. For example, your gas mileage will drop, your emissions will increase and your vehicle may even stall. Be proactive and bring your vehicle to our Service department for a check-up. Our service technicians can help you set up a maintenance schedule to keep your filters clean.

 

Catalytic Converter

The very worst case scenario is when the Check Engine light indicates a problem with your catalytic converter. This can only be determined by running a diagnostic test.  If the catalytic converter needs replacing, the best place to have it done is at Cardinale Volkswagen. We use only factory parts. Our technicians will have your vehicle up and running in no time.

 

Come See Us When Your Check Engine Light Comes On
When your Check Engine light comes on, don’t second-guess or procrastinate.  Make an appointment right away with our Service department at Cardinale Volkswagen. You’ll save time and money by getting the problem diagnosed and fixed promptly.

 

Come to Cardinale Volkswagen for a Test Drive
Our staff of friendly professionals is committed to providing you with excellent service. We are the most trusted among Volkswagen dealers bay area. To learn more about our new and used vehicles, visit our website at www.cardinalevw.com. For the best Salinas Used Cars, come check out our used and certified pre-owned Volkswagens!

 

#CardinaleVolkswagen

#CardinaleVW

#MyVolkswagen

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com