Archive for April, 2017

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF ALLTRACK WINS AWARD

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack added one more to its list of accolades after winning the prestigious 2017 Canadian Car of the Year award from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. The winners are selected by a group of 60 automotive journalists who put the vehicles through a rigorous back-to-back testing program that simulates real-world performance. You can test drive this award-winner at our Cardinale Volkswagen dealership in Salinas, CA.

Hinrich J. Woebcken, CEO of the North American Region, Volkswagen spoke at the awards ceremony. “We are honored that the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada found the Golf Alltrack so appealing,” he said. “The Golf Alltrack was designed to offer an affordable yet upscale alternative to other all-wheel-drive wagons, and we’re heartened by the reception in North America from customers and automotive enthusiasts alike.”

Awards for The Golf Alltrack and Golf Line
This latest recognition adds to the long list of awards for the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Golf family. Other awards include 2017 “10Best” list awards from Car and Driver magazine for the Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI and Golf R. The Golf was also given #AutoPacific’s 2016 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA) with a number one ranking in their compact car segment for the third year in a row.

The 2017 Golf Alltrack
The Golf Alltrack is a new addition to the Golf family for 2017. The Alltrack is based on the popular Golf SportWagen and offers a raised ground clearance and standard 4Motion all-wheel drive. The #2017Alltrack uses VW’s powerful and fuel-efficient 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine that is paired with either a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission. The engine delivers 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque, making the Alltrack as fun to drive as the rest of the Golf family of vehicles.

Test Drive the VW Alltrack at Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas
Contact our sales professionals at Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, CA to learn more about the 2017 VW Alltrack as well as our inventory of new, preowned and used Volkswagens. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team looks forward to answering your questions about our complete lineup of Volkswagens and set you up for a test drive. Our factory-trained service professionals can help with your Volkswagen care. We are your Volkswagen dealers Bay Area. You can learn about our new, preowned Volkswagen and used models at our website at www.cardinalevw.com.  We look forward to becoming your VW dealership!

 

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

How To Keep Your Fuel System Flowing & Your Engine Running

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Engine Maintenance

Has your VW been acting sluggish lately? If your Volkswagen hasn’t been as lively as usual, it could mean it’s time to have your fuel system cleaned. Our Cardinale Volkswagen service team is equipped to evaluate your fuel system, clean it and get your engine back to performing its best.  Maintaining your fuel system improves engine performance, as well as fuel economy.  It can also prevent damage to the engine, extending the life of your vehicle. So, don’t delay! Bring your VW to Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas.

Fuel System Components

Your vehicle’s fuel system is made up of three different parts: the fuel filter, fuel pump and fuel injectors. Fuel filters clean the fuel coming from the tank, preventing contaminants from reaching your VW’s engine. Only your VW technician can determine if the system needs cleaning or if you need a new fuel filter.

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How to Tell If Your Fuel System Needs Cleaning
Symptoms of a fuel filter that’s overdue for replacement include the following: the engine may act as if it is running out of gas and may also stutter and lose power. If you notice that your vehicle is running sluggishly, contact our Service department to schedule a fuel system evaluation and cleaning.


Use Only VW Parts

When your fuel filter needs to be replaced, it should be done so promptly with a high quality OEM VW fuel filter to ensure proper function and exact fit. When you bring your VW to our Cardinale VW service department, you can be assured we use only OEM VW parts. Furthermore, our technicians have been factory-trained by VW.


Our Cardinale Volkswagen Service Department Is Here For You

Our Service technicians at Cardinale VW in Salinas can answer any questions you may have and will also assist you in setting up a regular maintenance schedule for your vehicle. While you’re here, our #CardinaleVW sales team can also show you our inventory of new, preowned and used VW vehicles.  We look forward to becoming your number one Volkswagen dealers Bay Area! Visit our website to view our complete inventory at www.cardinalevw.com. You can also search for Salinas Auto Mall.

 

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

The 2017 VW Tiguan Crossover: Comfortable & Sporty

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

2017 VW Tiguan

The designers of the recently upgraded #2017Tiguan compact crossover didn’t sacrifice comfort for sportiness. Come to Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas for a test drive so you experience its sporty, quiet and comfortable drive.

 

Under the Hood

The 2017 Tiguan is powered by the powerful fuel-efficient turbocharged Tig 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. It delivers 200 hp and 207 pound-feet of torque and can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 7.5 second. EPA estimates for fuel economy are the same for both front- and all-wheel drive, with combined 21-22 mpg. The additional 4.3” in crossover length provides enough room for the option of a third row of seats.

 

New Trims

The Wolfsburg Edition and Sport Models add to the trim options. All models come standard with a 6.3-inch touch screen and VW Car-Net apps, as well as HD and satellite radio.

 

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, stolen vehicle location and, for parents of teen drivers, geo-fencing. This feature gives parents some peace of mind as it allows them to set limits for their teen drivers

 

Cardinale Volkswagen  – Your Volkswagen Dealers Bay Area.

Look for the Tiguan at Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, California. We have an extensive inventory of Volkswagens including preowned and used Volkswagens. You can find us online when you search Salinas used cars. 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, visit us online at www.cardinalevw.com.

 

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Pacific Grove Museum

Would you like to learn more about the ecologically and culturally rich Monterey Bay area where we live and work? If you haven’t visited the #PacificGroveMuseumofNaturalHistory, our Cardinale Volkswagen staff highly recommends a visit.


The Pacific Grove Museum Is One of the First in the U.S.
One of America’s first natural history museums, the Pacific Grove Museum  was founded in 1883 to showcase the birds, wildlife, plants, geology and cultural richness that makes the California Central Coast so unique.

The Museum features permanent exhibits on Birds of Monterey County, Monarch Gallery, Biodiversity, Geology, Native Central Coast Baskets, Pacific Grove’s Chinese Fishing Village and Collectors: Teaching Throughout Time. In addition, the Native Plant Garden is a great resource if you’d like to try xeriscaping. The Museum also has special exhibits throughout the year. Monthly Science Saturdays are family friendly events that offer a variety of hands-on science activities for all ages. Admission is FREE for all ages on Science Saturdays, the last Saturday of the month, throughout the school year.


Come See Us at Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas
We hope you will enjoy learning more about the natural history of the Monterey Bay area at the Pacific Group Museum of Natural History.  Our Cardinale Volkswagen staff loves sharing some of our favorite places in the Seaside-Monterey area with you. We hope you’ll come visit us when you’re in the market for a new, certified pre-owned or used truck or other Volkswagen. Our factory-trained service professionals can also help with Volkswagen care.  We have a complete inventory of the latest Volkswagen vehicles. We are your Volkswagen dealers Bay Area. Visit our website at www.cardinalevw.com. You can also pre-qualify for financing on our website.

 

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Volkswagen Group of America Supports Museum Of Modern Art Education Program With New Online Course

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Things to do in Salinas

Support from Volkswagen Group of America is making a new online course, In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting, possible. Our Cardinale Volkswagen staff is excited that this new online course will be offered thanks to sponsorship by Volkswagen Group of America. We think it’s pretty amazing to have the resources of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and MoMA PS1 available to Salinas, CA residents, as well as people all over the world.

 

Volkswagen Group of America’s Sponsorship
Volkswagen Group of America’s sponsorship is part of the long term partnership between VWGoA and The Museum of Modern Art (#MoMA) and #MoMA PSI. As the Lead Sponsor of MoMA’s education program, Volkswagen Group of America supported the creation of course content and is providing free access to the online courses, available on the Coursera platform. Online courses are available for free worldwide at www.coursera.org/learn/painting. This is the sixth Coursera class sponsored by Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA.)

 

In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting
This latest course offers insight into the techniques, materials and approaches of seven New York School artists: Willem de Kooning, Yayoi Kusama, Agnes Martin, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko. Supplemental reading and additional resources will provide a broad cultural and social context about the creation of art after WWII.

“When we have asked MoMA visitors what they most want to know about the art, they most frequently respond ‘artist’s inspiration‘ and ‘materials and processes,’ says Wendy Woon, The Edward John Noble Foundation Deputy Director for Education at The Museum of Modern Art. Wendy also goes on to say, “You’ll explore how they use making as a way of thinking through ideas, of posing new questions through the use of materials, to create groundbreaking abstract paintings. Volkswagen has been a great supporter and partner as we have continued to innovate and evolve courses over the past six years, bringing MoMA into homes, schools, and places of leisure and work, and welcoming people to learn with us anytime, anywhere.”

 

Cardinale Volkswagen In Salinas
Contact our sales professionals at Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, CA to learn more about our inventory of new, pre-owned and used Volkswagens. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team looks forward to answering your questions about our complete lineup of Volkswagens and set you up for a test drive. Our factory-trained service professionals can help with your Volkswagen care. We are your Volkswagen dealers Bay Area. You can learn about our new, preowned Volkswagen and used models at our website at www.cardinalevw.com.  We look forward to becoming your VW dealership!

 

 

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Six 2017 VW Models Earn IIHS’ Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

VW Safety

The #2017Jetta, equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) and Bi-Xenon headlights won the highest safety rating given by the IIHS. This top rating is known as the IIHS’ 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+. Awardees of the next level down, TOP SAFETY PICK, rating are the 2017 Volkswagen Golf 4-door, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI 4-door and the Golf SportWagen, when equipped with optional Front Assist. The #2017Passat with standard Front Assist also got the TOP SAFETY PICK rating.

 

Safety Is A Volkswagen Priority
These ratings show VW’s commitment to safety. Hendrik Muth, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, said, “At Volkswagen, we strongly believe that the latest advanced driver assist technologies can be delivered in base-level models rather than solely in luxury models.” ”The IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings awarded to a variety of Volkswagen models complements our ongoing commitment to offering these features.”

Volkswagen’s passive and active safety systems have been designed and engineered to meet or exceed current crash regulations.

 

IIHS Rating Program
The crash prevention rating program was developed by IIHS in 2013 so consumers could more easily sort through the maze of available safety technologies and figure out which were the most effective systems. For more information on IIHS, visit www.iihs.org.

 

Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas Invites You To See These Great Cars
Come to Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, CA to see all these top safety pick vehicles. Our expert Sales Team members at #CardinaleVolkswagen can explain all the features and options to help you find the right Volkswagen to suit your needs. We also have a selection of preowned Volkswagens.  Search for Salinas Used Cars when looking for our selection of preowned and used Volkswagens. To learn more, visit www.cardinalevw.com. We are you number one Volkswagen dealers Bay area.

 

 

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

2017 Jetta – More Value For The Money

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

2017 VW Jetta

The 2017 Jetta’s four trims, the SE, SEL and SEL Premium Trims, now come with lots of new standard features. For example, the SE trim comes with a new sunroof and V-Tex leatherette seats as part of the standard package. New safety features are also standard and include Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Traffic Alert. Come to Cardinale VW in Salinas, CA to learn about all these great new features on the 2017 Jetta. Will so many trims available, you’ll be able to find just the right combination for you at the right price.

 

2017 Jetta Trims & Features

Trim levels for #2017Jetta are the S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium. These trim levels include many added standard features that were not available in previous models. This makes them a really good deal.

The 2017 SEL model now includes Front Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control. These innovative driver assistance features are also much easier to use than before.

  • The SE trim is now the upgraded and sporty 2017 Jetta GLI with many features that make it a great value.
  • All trims come with the powerful and efficient 150-horsepower standard engine that was just upgraded in all 2016 models.
  • The 2017 Jetta’s entry level S trim comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, a rearview camera and LED Daytime Running Lights.

 

Test Drive the 2017 Jetta
Visit our Cardinale Volkswagen dealership in Salinas, CA to check out the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and take it for a spin.  Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team looks forward to answering your questions about our complete inventory of Volkswagens. We are a trusted Volkswagen dealers bay area. If you’re searching for certified pre-owned or used cars, find our inventory under Salinas Used Cars or at our website: www.cardinalevw.com.  We look forward to becoming your VW dealership!

 

 

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Fisherman’s Wharf Is Fun For The Whole Family!

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Monterey Fisherman's Wharf

Our Cardinale Volkswagen dealership team really enjoys historic Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey. There’s so much to do and see on the wharf, as well as out on the water. You’ll easily find things to do for the whole family for the whole day and evening.

 

Attractions
Looking for great art galleries? You’ll find plenty on Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s also a great place for the kids to find souvenirs and candy. When it’s time for lunch or dinner, you can choose among the many seafood restaurants on the wharf, from casual open-air clam bars to formal indoor dining with jaw-dropping views of the bay.

 

Local Historic Buildings
Interested in our local history? The historic Custom House Plaza stands at the entrance to the wharf and is the first government building in California. It also stands on the site where the United States took Monterey from Mexico in 1846. The Monterey Maritime Museum is also located in Custom House Plaza. If you’re interested in the maritime and cultural history of Monterey and the surrounding area, you’ll enjoy the museum’s many exhibits. Many other historic buildings are also located in this plaza. You can also see the last whalebone sidewalk in the United States.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day the city of Monterey provides a free trolley service to Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

 

Get Out in the Bay
You can also cruise #MontereyBay and observe the sea otters, seals, pelicans and other bay life. Beyond the bay is the ocean where you can go deep sea fishing or catch a glimpse of migrating gray whales from one of many daily tours.  Or you can go for a peaceful sailing cruise. You’ll often see sea lions sleeping on the pilings, buoys and moored boats in the bay.

 

History
Fisherman’s Wharf was built by the Pacific Coast Steamship Company in 1870 to load and unload passengers and goods. In 1913, the city of Monterey took over ownership of the wharf. Municipal Wharf II was constructed in 1926. With the collapse of the fishing industry after WWII, Old Fisherman’s Wharf focused its business on tourism.

 

Come See Us at Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas
We hope you’ll stop by Cardinale Volkswagen after your visit to Fisherman’s Wharf. Our Cardinale Volkswagen staff loves sharing some of our favorite places in the Seaside-Monterey area with you. We hope you’ll come visit us when you’re in the market for a new, certified pre-owned or used truck or other Volkswagen. Our factory-trained service professionals can also help with Volkswagen care.  We have a complete inventory. We are your Volkswagen dealers Bay Area. Visit our website at www.cardinalevw.com.

 

 

 

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Volkswagen T-ROC SUV Will Arrive in The U.S. in 2019

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

The new Volkswagen T-ROC SUV that was hinted at in Geneva three years ago will be launched in Europe this summer and will be available in the U.S. in 2019.  The T-ROC is a sub-Tiguan Golf-sized crossover. Our Cardinale Volkswagen dealership looks forward to adding this Gold-based SUV to our VW inventory.

T-ROC First in VW Line of Golf-Based SUVs
The T-ROC is the first in an SUV line-up Volkswagen will be rolling out in Europe over the next 18 months. The T-ROC is intended for buyers who don’t necessarily want the increased footprint of an SUV, but do want the added practicality and a raised ride height.

The #TROC will be boxier than the Tiguan, with distinctive features such as squared-
off wheel arches, chunky C-pillars and a prominent shoulder line. The  T-ROC will be the same length as the Audi Q2 and Golf hatchback and will be based on the VW Group’s versatile MQB platform. The engine and gearbox options available in the T-ROC are expected to be the same as in the Golf.

Entry-level versions will be front-wheel drive only, but it’s likely VW will make its 4MOTION four-wheel-drive system available on higher trims. Many of the crossover’s powertrains will be shared with the Golf, so there is the possibility of GTI, GTE plug-in, GTD and R versions in the future. A fully electric version is not likely because 
VW is intending to launch all its electric vehicles under the I.D. brand.

Come to Cardinale VW To See Our Varied Inventory
If you’re in the market for a new set of wheels, we hope you’ll come check out our extensive inventory of the latest Volkswagen models. If one catches your fancy, we can set you up for a test drive at our Salinas, California location. Our experienced and friendly Cardinale VW staff is committed to providing you with superior service.  We look forward to showing you our inventory of affordable and environmentally sustainable vehicles we think you’ll enjoy driving. We look forward to becoming one of your favorite VW dealers Bay area! Our certified factory-trained technicians can keep your VW running like new. To learn more, visit our website to view our complete inventory at www.cardinalevw.com. You can also search for Salinas Auto Mall.

 

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

How Oil-Savvy Are You?

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Do you know how often to change your vehicle’s oil? Come talk with our Cardinale Volkswagen factory-trained service professionals. They can help you determine the best mileage interval between oil changes depending on the make, model and year of your vehicle, as well as the type of driving you do. We thought you’d be interested in learning about some of the common myths and facts about oil and oil changes.

Myth #1 – It’s necessary to change your oil before a long road trip. Our Cardinale Volkswagen pros do recommend you have your car checked out before a long trip. However, if the oil change interval doesn’t occur before the trip, it’s not necessary to change it. If the oil change interval occurs during the trip, then it’s a good idea to change it before you leave. Our #CardinaleVolkswagen service professionals highly recommend having your vehicle serviced about a week before leaving on a big road trip so you can make sure everything is working well before you hit the road.

Myth #2 – Oil should be changed every 3,000 miles or three months — whichever comes first. While this used to be the case years ago, but most modern vehicles need an oil change at more than twice that interval; approximately 7,000 miles. The interval depends on the climate, type of driving and other factors. Check your owner’s manual and talk with our Cardinale VW technicians. The car’s oil life monitor light also indicates when oil changes are needed. One reason the interval between changes has expanded so much is due to improvements in oil chemistry and engine technology. Check with our Cardinale VW service professionals to determine the correct interval between oil changes based on your driving habits.

Myth #3 – Once You Use Synthetic Oil, You Always Have To Use It
This is no longer true. These days, synthetic oil and petroleum-based oil are often blended, so the line between the two has been blurred. If the oil meets the service and viscosity requirements stated in your owner’s manual, you can switch back and forth as much as you like.

Come To Cardinale Volkswagen for Your Automotive Needs
Our #CardinaleVolkswagen factory-trained service professionals look forward to helping you maintain your Volkswagen. Our experienced and friendly Cardinale VW staff is committed to providing you with the best possible service. While you’re in for service, check out our complete line of Volkswagen vehicles. Our sales team looks forward to showing you a variety of reliable, affordable and environmentally sustainable vehicles we think you’ll enjoy driving. We look forward to becoming one of your favorite VW dealers Bay area! Visit our website to view our complete inventory at www.cardinalevw.com. You can also search for Salinas Auto Mall.

 

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Audi Monterey Peninsula

3 Heitzenger Plaza Seaside, CA 93955

Phone: 877.949.5630

Website: www.montereyaudi.com