Archive for June, 2017

Volkswagen’s Andretti Rallycross Team Earns Three Podium Finishes!

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Rallycross Team drivers Scott Speed and Tanner Foust won first place and two second-place finishes in rounds three and four of the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross doubleheader. The team drives the Beetle GRC. To test drive the #2017Beetle, visit our Cardinale Volkswagen dealership in Salinas. We’re your Volkswagen dealers Bay Area.

Red Bull Global Rallycross
Tanner Foust easily won on Saturday and lead for most of Sunday’s Final before a wheel failure ended his bid for a perfect weekend. Scott Speed was in recovery mode most of the weekend, earning a pair of second-place finishes in two come-from-behind races.

Foust’s set the fastest time in qualifying and won every subsequent race to take maximum points on Saturday, scoring a nearly perfect day and getting his first win of the 2017 season.

Teammate Speed faced a mix-up in qualifying which left him in seventh place. He recovered to win his second-round Heat, and won in Semifinal B to earn a front-row starting position for the Final next to Foust.

“It’s really tough to be so quick all weekend and to have the track decide to take a bite out of the car at the end of the Final,” said Foust. “We dodged issues all weekend long and were super fast, so I’m bummed Sunday had to end like this. At least we know we’re quick, and I’m hoping to replicate most of this weekend at the next doubleheader in Ottawa.”

“Two second-place finishes are not where exactly where we want to be, but it’s good points for the championship, so we have to be somewhat happy,” said Speed. “Starting at the front of the pack is always so much easier, but we showed we know how to get through the field and make things exciting, so I guess that’s a positive too.”

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross will compete in another doubleheader weekend in Ottawa, Canada on June 17-18.

Cardinale Volkswagen Invites You To Test Drive The 2017 Beetle
Do you need a new set of wheels for your next adventure? Come bring the family to Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas when you’re looking for a new set of wheels. We hope you’ll pay us a visit when you’re in the market for a new, certified pre-owned or used car, SUV or other Volkswagen. Our factory-trained service professionals can also help with your Volkswagen care. Visit our website at www.cardinalevw.com where you can view our inventory, schedule a test drive or schedule a service appointment.

 

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Four Easy Ways to Make Your VW Greener

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Did you know it’s easy to make your Volkswagen more environmentally friendly? At our #CardinaleVolkswagen dealership in Salinas, our VW-trained service technicians are here to help. We’re your number one Volkswagen dealers Bay Area. Call or schedule a service appointment online at your convenience. Let us help you go green and save money with these four easy tips.

  1. Follow a regular maintenance schedule
    Check engine performance, keep your tires properly inflated, replace air filters and oil regularly and check your gas cap. These will all help lower emissions and fuel consumption.
  2. Keep your current vehicle as long as possible
    By taking proper care of your vehicle, you’ll gain years of reliable service. By keeping your car longer, you’ll buy fewer cars over the course of your lifetime. Bring your VW to our service technicians for regular maintenance.
  3. Recycle or properly dispose of automotive materials such as motor oil, tires, batteries and other automotive fluids. We recycle as much as possible at Cardinale Volkswagen.
  4. Rebuild your engine instead of buying a new car
    For about the cost of an average down payment on a new car, a remanufactured or rebuilt engine will give your vehicle new life and make it more fuel efficient At #CardinaleVW, our factory-trained service technicians use certified VW parts so you know you’ll be getting a top quality job.

Bring Your VW to Cardinale Volkswagen To Go Green
Let our factory-trained service professionals make your VW greener. They can also help with regular Volkswagen care. When it’s time for a new, certified pre-owned or used VW, we hope you’ll come visit us first. Visit our website at www.cardinalevw.com to view our complete inventory. You can also schedule a service appointment or a test drive online. We want to be your VW dealership!

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

2018 VW Atlas Family-Sized SUV Has Arrived!

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

We’re excited to welcome the 2018 Atlas to our Cardinale Volkswagen showroom in Salinas. We invite you to bring the family in for a test drive. The 2018 VW Atlas seats seven with lots of room for cargo. With five unique trim levels, you can customize the features you want. We’re your Volkswagen dealers Bay Area.

2018 Atlas Designed for American Families
The #2018Atlas is the newest and biggest member of the Volkswagen lineup.  According to North American Region Volkswagen CEO Hinrich J. Woebcken, “This is the biggest and boldest Volkswagen we have ever built in the United States, delivering the distinctive design and craftsmanship we’re known for, now with room for seven. The Atlas marks a brand new journey for Volkswagen to enter into the heart of the American market.”

Features and Trim Levels
High-tech interior features include an optional Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and Fender Premium Audio System. Choose from two engine options: a four-cylinder TSI turbo engine or the more powerful VR6. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is also available on the V6 models. The 2018 Atlas is the only vehicle in its class to offer an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. Trim levels include: S, SE, SE w/ Technology, SEL and SEL Premium.

Volkswagen Car-Net
In addition to being VW’s largest SUV, the #2018Atlas is also one of VW’s most connected and intelligent vehicles. It includes the Car-Net connectivity system. Features available through #Car-Net are divided into three areas: “App-Connect,” “Security & Service” and “Guide & Inform.” An optional VW Car-Net app for Apple Watch lets VW customers control Security & Service features and functions available through the iPhone app and Customer Web Portal directly from their wrist.

If You’re Looking for a New Ride, Come to Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas
We’d like to be your one-stop dealership, whether it’s buying a new VW or help with your Volkswagen care. To learn more about our complete lineup of Volkswagens, come see us or visit our website. Our sales team would be happy to set you up for a test drive. You can also schedule a test drive or service appointment on our website: www.cardinalevw.com.

 

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Ideas For A Fun Weekend In Marina, Seaside & Sand City

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Be a tourist at home! At Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas CA we sometimes feel we’re not taking full advantage of the wonderful area in which we live. The towns of Marina, Seaside and Sand City have become hubs for adventure activities, interesting food and fantastic art, with a “SoHo West” feel. Try out some of these ideas to get a fresh look at the Monterey Peninsula we are lucky enough to call home.

 


 

FRIDAY
4:00-6:00 p.m. Sand City was originally a factory district in which sand was made and processed. This industrial area became a popular place for artists to work and live. Sand City, with a population 310, is packed with resident artists. Check the Sand City website for a list of artists and galleries.

6:00 p.m. Stop for a drink before dinner at Sand City’s famous, Post No Bills where you’ll find a wide variety of wines, hard ciders, hard-to-find beers and craft sodas.

7:00 p.m. Enjoy some of the best pasta and seafood dishes on the peninsula at Pacifica Cafe, located inside Embassy Suites in Seaside. They also boast a 1,000 gallon saltwater aquarium.

 


 

SATURDAY
7:00 a.m. Head to Marina State Beach to catch some waves. For golf, try the Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course where you can get a quick breakfast and play 36 holes.
Noon Pick up a gourmet sandwich or a signature salad at Wild Thyme Deli and Cafe for lunch. They’re known for fresh ingredients and fantastic catering.
1:30 p.m. Get a new view of Monterey Bay with Skydive Monterey Bay. They’ll take you on a tandem jump at 18,000 feet for amazing views.
4:00 p.m. Try a massage at the Sanctuary Beach Resort spa.
6:00 p.m. Walk the Dune Nature Trail at Marina State Beach.

7:00 p.m. Have a drink and a bite by the beach at The Ranch.

 


SUNDAY

10:00 a.m.

Pick up a to-go breakfast at Coffee Mia and have a picnic on the beach at Sand City where you can soak in the sea air and the soaring paragliders.

Cardinale Volkswagen Invites You To Test Drive The 2017 Passa
Do you need a new set of wheels for your next adventure? Come bring the family to Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas when you’re looking for a new set of wheels. We look forward to showing you our extensive inventory of available vehicles. We hope you’ll come visit us when you’re in the market for a new, certified pre-owned or used car, SUV or other Volkswagen. Our factory-trained service professionals can help with your Volkswagen care. We have a complete inventory.Visit our website at www.cardinalevw.com.

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Cardinale Volkswagen Announces Arrival of 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The all new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is powered by the most advanced version ever of Volkswagen’s EA888 four-cylinder engine. This new turbocharged, direct-injection engine offers an improved combination of power, efficiency and responsiveness. We look forward to the arrival of the #2018Tiguan at our Salinas showroom this summer. Cardinale Volkswagen is pleased to be one of the top Volkswagen dealers Bay Area.

The New Engine
The EA888 was first introduced in the 2009 CC. After many updates over the years, the new 2.0-liter EA888 Generation 3B is now expected to offer improved fuel efficiency along with a 20 percent boost in maximum torque to 221 pound-feet. The variable valve timing system on the intake camshaft is the innovative feature that enables the new engine to produce better fuel economy, as well as excellent performance.

The upgrades to the latest version of the EA888 advance Volkswagen’s dual goals of power and efficiency. The new 2.0-liter TSI engine is the only engine offered in the 2018 Tiguan. It will later be offered in other Volkswagen models as well.

Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas Invites You To Learn More
We invite you to come to Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas when you’re looking for a new set of wheels. We have an extensive inventory. We expect the 2018 Tiguan to arrive in our showroom later this summer. We hope you’ll be one of the first to take it for a test drive! In the meantime, we look forward to showing you our inventory of new, certified pre-owned or used cars, SUVs or other Volkswagen models. Our Volkswagen-trained service professionals can also help with your Volkswagen care. Our technicians are among the best in the area. We offer have a complete inventory. Visit our website at www.cardinalevw.com where you can also schedule a test drive or service appointment.

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Get Ready for Your Next Road Trip

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

As summer approaches, it’s time to think about your next road trip. There’s nothing more exciting than heading off on a road trip adventure. There’s also nothing worse than having your vehicle break down, leaving you stranded in the middle of your trip.  At #CardinaleVolkswagen in Salinas, one of your Volkswagen dealers Bay Area, we want to make sure your trip is enjoyable from beginning to end.  Here are a few tips to ensure your vacation is one of the best ever.

Before Your Leave Check the Following:

  • Make sure your oil and filter are clean, including your air filter
  • Change spark plugs
  • Check tire tread and pressure, looking for visible signs of strain, bulges or other damage
  • Check your spare tire and make sure you have supplies to fix a flat tire
  • Check wipers and wiper fluid
  • Check coolant and take extra just in case
  • Flush the radiator, if this hasn’t been done in a while

What to Bring Along

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Cloth towels for cleaning dirty windshields, spills, etc.
  • Spare key for your car. Make sure to keep it on you, not in your car!
  • Plastic funnel to add water or other fluids
  • Water bucket in case you need to get water from a river or lake

Pack A Car Survival Kit With These Items:

  • Chain or thick towing rope
  • Flashlight
  • Pliers, hammer and screwdrivers and wrenches of different sizes
  • Bungee cords

Tips For A Safe and Successful Drive:

  • Stay within your limits. Stop when you’re tired
  • Stay at a steady speed to see more and get better gas mileage.
  • Stay away from energy drinks and coffee. If you get tired, pull over and rest
  • Stay away from trucks. Never tailgate. Pay full attention to the road.
  • Always fill your gas tank when it is half full. Don’t trying to find a gas station in a remote are.

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Let Cardinale Volkswagen Help You Prepare For Your Trip
Our service technicians at Cardinale Volkswagen would be more than happy to check out your vehicle before you take it on a long trip. Whether you need regularly scheduled maintenance or service due to other complications, we are here to help with your Volkswagen care. And, while you’re here, you can check out our inventory of new, pre-owned and used cars. To learn more and to schedule a service appointment or test drive online, visit our website at www.cardinalevw.com.

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

2017 Volkswagen Touareg – Safety Features Now Standard

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg crossover SUV now comes standard with a full complement of active safety features across the entire lineup. Come take the Touareg for a test drive at Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, CA.  We are one of your trusted Volkswagen dealers Bay Area.

New for 2017
The new Wolfsburg Edition replaces the top-of-the-line Lux trim. It comes with all-wheel drive, brushed aluminum decor, steering wheel and shifter and 20-inch alloy wheels. Inside features include ventilated and heated front seats and two-tone Vienna leather upholstery.

Vehicle Summary
Under the hood is a 3.6-liter V-6 cylinder engine that delivers 280 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Behind the split folding rear seats, there’s a cargo volume of 32.1 cubic feet. When the seats are down, there’s 64 cubic feet of storage. The #2017Touareg has a towing capacity of 7,716 pounds.

Standard features include eight-way power adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, a 6.5-inch touchscreen and a rearview camera. Higher Touareg trims also feature navigation, an eight-inch touchscreen, a Dynaudio premium audio system, hands-free power liftgate and a 360-degree view camera system.

Safety
The 2017 Touareg received a Good score on all but the small overlap front impact, which hasn’t been tested yet (Good is the highest possible score). In IIHS crash testing, the Touareg got an Advanced rating in the collision prevention and mitigation test. Standard active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane change assist and park distance control.

Test Drive the 2017 Touareg at Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas
Visit our Cardinale Volkswagen dealership in Salinas, CA to check out the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg and take it for a spin.  Our experienced and friendly sales team looks forward to answering your questions about our complete inventory of Volkswagen models. Our factory-trained service technicians can help with your Volkswagen care. Check our website to see our full inventory of new, certified pre-owned or used VWs 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

Discover Cowboy California at the V6 Ranch

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Are you looking for an opportunity to get out on horseback? Cardinale Volkswagen recommends trying the #V6Ranch in Parkfield. This family owned and operated ranch gives adults and children the opportunity to get on a horse, get their hands dirty and experience ranch life. Cardinale Volkswagen is conveniently located in Salinas. We’re one of your trusted Volkswagen dealers Bay Area.

The V6 Ranch
In addition to weekend escapes, the V6 Ranch also features many special events throughout the year including cowboy academies, cattle drives and ranch weekend retreats for men and women. If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway, the ranch offers other activities such as hiking, scenic photography, camping and bird watching. The property also houses the Parkfield Lodge and Café, that offers country-style accommodations and delicious food made from scratch.

The V6 Ranch property covers 20,000 acres of beautiful country in the heart of central California in the Cholame Valley. They’re conveniently located between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The clean air and warm nights are ideal for laying out under the stars. You’re welcome to bring your own horse to ride while you experience the natural beauty of the ranch while joining a horse camping adventure.  They offer over 50 scenic miles of well-marked trails to explore. The ranch also offers hiking, photography, over 200 varieties of wildflowers, wildlife, and bird watching.

Come to Cardinale Volkswagen For A New Set of Wheels
We look forward to showing you our extensive inventory of available vehicles. We hope you’ll come visit us when you’re in the market for a new, certified pre-owned or used car, SUV or other Volkswagen. Our Volkswagen-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

Versatile 2018 Atlas Weekend Will Take You Anywhere

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Coming later this summer, the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Weekend Edition is designed for an active lifestyle. Innovative cargo solutions on the Weekend Edition greatly increase its 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, and it has the capability of expanding to 17.7 cubic-foot of storage space for road trips. Furthermore, 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. They’re also great for helping small children get themselves in the back seats.

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

Interior Features – Pet Friendly
A strong cargo divider provides a safe pet-friendly barrier behind the second row, so pets can ride in comfort and safety. The second row has an innovative universal tablet mount so passengers can bring any type of touchscreen tablet along on a road trip. The tablets can use the Media Control feature with Wi-Fi technology for Android and iOS tablets and smartphones.

Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas Invites You To Learn More
Come bring the family to Cardinale Volkswagen when you’re looking for a new set of wheels. We expect to have the 2018 Atlas Weekend Edition in our showroom later this summer. In the meantime, we look forward to showing you our extensive inventory of available vehicles. We hope you’ll come visit us first when you’re in the market for a new, certified pre-owned or used car, SUV or other Volkswagen. Our Volkswagen-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

Have You Been Driving While Drowsy?

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Have you ever had that strange sensation that you just woke up even though you’d been driving the whole time? That scary phenomenon actually has a name – it’s called ‘microsleep.’ Microsleep is that very brief state of drowsy unconsciousness that can happen even you think you’re totally awake! And, it happens more often than you think. According to the NHTSA, microsleep is the cause of more than 100,000 crashes every year. At Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, your dealer of choice, we want to let you know about the latest technology that’s being designed to keep you awake and safe when driving.

Drowsiness Detection Technology
Drowsiness detection systems are certainly not new. Safety technology already exists that can monitor a vehicle’s movements in order to detect a driver who’s dozing off. The sleepy driver is then given a warning sound and a coffee cup graphic. Some systems alert the driver by jiggling the seat. New systems are being developed that work even better.

Plessey Semiconductors is working on a promising new technology that detects heart rate changes. Their system works through sensors that are placed in the driver’s seat that monitor heart rate changes. This technology will indicate when breathing patterns become similar to someone who is sleeping. The system then provides a warning before the driver actually dozes off.

Another technology is being developed by Bosch. They’re working on a camera-based technology that monitors eye and head movements, body posture, heart rate and body temperature. The system is even able to measure body temperature, as well as how many layers of clothing the driver is wearing, so it can adjust the interior temperature to keep the driver alert and awake.

Our Cardinale Volkswagen Dealership in Salinas Wants to Keep You Awake & Alert On the Road
We know there’s no substitute for a good night’s rest. However, we know that’s not always possible. We invite you to come see our inventory of new #VW vehicles that feature safety technologies designed to keep you alert and safe while driving. Our dealership has the complete line of the latest Volkswagen models. We hope you’ll come visit us first when you’re in the market for a new, certified pre-owned or used car, SUV or other Volkswagen. Our Volkswagen-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