Archive for August, 2017

Cardinale Volkswagen Suggests These BBQ Restaurants In Salinas

Monday, August 28th, 2017

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

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

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

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

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

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

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

Monday, August 21st, 2017

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

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

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

Excitement Builds As Volkswagen Is Set To Unveil The Buzz EV

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Remember the iconic Volkswagen minibus from the 1970s?  (If you don’t — ask your parents!)  It was the era of Woodstock, flower power, The Grateful Dead, peace and free love.  Even before that, there was an earlier version from the 1950s called the T-1 bus also called the Bulli.  That version recently proved inspirational to Volkswagen engineers and now Volkswagen is reviving it as an all-new EV (Electric Vehicle) microbus aptly named the Buzz.  Bay Area Volkswagen dealers and Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas are every bit as excited as the rest of North America, and we can’t wait until it arrives on our dealership lots.

Let’s Start A Revolution

The upcoming Buzz is part of Volkswagen’s I.D. series, and it features a 111-kilowatt-hour battery pack.  This EV is capable of a range of up to 270 miles and can reach up to 369 horsepower.  Ready for the truly incredible part about the Buzz?  It’s a driverless (autonomous) vehicle!  That’s right, and get ready for this… it has a SQUARE steering wheel that will retract into the instrument panel when you engage the autonomous driving system.  But wait, that’s not all!  The seats operate like swivel chairs and the third row seating converts to a bed.  There’s also a detachable tablet information screen in the cockpit.  It’s a new age and Volkswagen is ready to start a revolution.  We hope you’ll check out the 2018 Volkswagen Buzz microbus when it debuts!

Volkswagen Is Always Looking To The Future

You can count on Volkswagen to be an innovative leader and bring vehicles to market that meet futuristic needs.  Stop by Cardinale Volkswagen and let us give you a glimpse into the future.  Located at the Salinas Auto Mall, we’re easy to find.  Our Sales team and Finance department will be glad to help you find the perfect vehicle to fit your budget.  Discover how easy and affordable it is to drive home in a Volkswagen today.

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

There’s No Better Way To Chill Out Than With A Margarita

Monday, August 14th, 2017

If you’re feeling stressed at work or home and need to chill, VW Dealers Bay Area and Cardinale Volkswagen knows the best places in Salinas where you can kick back with a flavorful Margarita.  Just close your eyes and replay Jimmy Buffet’s “Margaritaville” in your mind.  Consider visiting one of the following Salinas establishments to get your Margarita fix.

Frozen Or On The Rocks?

Whether it’s frozen or on the rocks — or with salt or without salt, you’re sure to discover a favorite Margarita at any of these Salinas restaurants.  So sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious meal with your Margaritas!

La Casa Del Sazon, located at 22 W Romie Ln, is known for having the best Mexican food in town.  Try their strawberry Margaritas. You won’t be disappointed!

Rosita’s Armory Cafe, located at 231 Salinas Street, features a Top Shelf Margarita on the rocks that will knock your socks off!

Hacienda Mexican Grill, located at 1449 N. Davis Road, features Margaritas that are soooo good, you’ll want to order them by the pitcher!

Taquitos Mexican Restaurant, located at 923 N. Main Street, is as authentic as Mexican food gets and their Margaritas will put you in a cheerful mood.

Take A Test Drive In A Volkswagen Today

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, we hope you’ll visit us at Cardinale Volkswagen, located in the Salinas Auto Mall.  We have a large selection of the latest Volkswagen models and preowned vehicles.  Why not take a test drive in a 2017 Volkswagen Passat or 2017 Volkswagen Beetle?  Soon, the 2018 VW models will be rolling onto our lots.  Now is the perfect time to make a deal on our outgoing 2017 Volkswagen models.  Ask our Sales team about our current Volkswagen specials!

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Coming Soon To A Dealership Near You: The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

As you have probably already heard, the Volkswagen Touareg will be discontinued in 2018.  However, there’s a new kid on the block and Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, your favorite VW dealers Bay Area, is excited to welcome the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.  It’s a family-friendly SUV crossover that’s sure to garner lots of attention when it debuts.

Anticipation For The New VW Atlas Is Catching Fire

Volkswagen will need an impressive mid-size crossover SUV to compete in a market already more than saturated with SUVs.  The enduring popularity of the SUV continues to ride a wave that shows no signs of slowing down.  The Atlas is, as its name suggests, strong and masculine-looking.  The SEL Premium trim level comes with 20” wheels.

Why The VW Atlas Is The Ideal Family Vehicle

You’ll enjoy the versatility that three rows of seating offers.  That’s what makes it perfect for families on the go.  You can carpool for soccer practice and still find room to stash all the sports gear.  (There’s 20.6 cubic feet of space behind the third row.)  Volkswagen put a great deal of thought into the comfort of its riders.  For starters, the front seats are equipped with numerous adjustments to ensure maximum comfort.  There’s plenty of legroom for second row passengers.  Unlike most third rows in SUVs, the VW Atlas was designed so that even adults can ride comfortably in the third row of seating.  The second row seats split 60/40, permitting the seats to slide back and forth on tracks — and they also recline!  There’s also plenty of USB charging ports to keep everyone happy, triple-zone climate control and sunshades for the rear windows.

Be Among The First In Line For The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Visit us at Cardinale Volkswagen and our Sales team will be glad to share more details with you about the newest Volkswagen to join the lineup in 2018.  We’re confident you’ll want to be among the first in line for the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.  Help us welcome the newest kid on the block!  For more information about complete inventory or current Volkswagen specials, see our website at www.cardinalevw.com.

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com