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

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 4:17 PM

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

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at 9:03 PM

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

Cardinale Volkswagen Offers Tips To Prolong The Life Of Your Vehicle’s Fuel Pump

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 9:01 PM

One of the more expensive repairs you may experience as a car owner, is the replacement of your vehicle’s fuel pump.  Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, located at the Salinas Auto Mall, offers tips for how you can help prolong the life of your vehicle’s fuel pump.  A functioning fuel pump is essential as it pumps fuel from the fuel tank to your engine.  If your vehicle’s fuel pump experiences failure, your car will not start or run.

Avoid Running Your Vehicle On Empty

You should always make it a habit to keep your tank at least one-quarter full with fuel.  Otherwise, when your vehicle runs on empty, the fuel pump overworks itself trying to suck in fuel which may only be the sediment found at the bottom of the fuel tank.  This in turn may cause your fuel filter to become clogged, setting up your fuel pump for failure over time.

Always Use Good Quality Fuel

While everyone loves to save money at the gas pump, using inferior or low quality fuel may do more harm than good.  Poor quality fuel may contain contaminants that can be detrimental to your fuel pump.  Obtain fuel only at reputable gas stations.

Replace Your Vehicle’s Filters And Strainers

You should periodically replace your vehicle’s fuel tank filters and fuel strainers.  We recommend this be done at least every six months.  This is important because debris accumulates over time and will make your fuel pump less efficient.

Do Not Use Cheap Additives

Some people use fuel additives as they are under the impression it will keep their fuel “clean.”  However, using a cheap fuel additive can actually do great harm as they may contain corrosive chemicals.  If you are regularly replacing your vehicle’s filters and strainers, there is no need to even use an additive.

Clean Your Vehicle’s Fuel Tank

This should be done occasionally, but we recommend bringing your vehicle to our highly trained Service technicians at Cardinale Volkswagen.  They can remove any sedimentation or rusting at the bottom of the fuel tank.  This will keep your fuel clean and help prolong the life of your fuel pump.

We’re Always Happy To See You

Visit us at Cardinale Volkswagen, where we’re always happy to see you.  We’ve got a great selection of the latest Volkswagen models, such as the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan or the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R.  For a complete listing of our inventory and our current Volkswagen specials, see our website at www.cardinalevw.com.

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Five Reasons You’ll Love The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 8:59 PM

For consumers who are looking for quality, reliability and value, you might want to consider the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta.  Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas and VW dealers Bay Area have a great selection of the latest Volkswagen Jetta models.  We think it’s one of the best sedans that Volkswagen has to offer.  In fact, these are five reasons you’ll love the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, now in its sixth generation.

  1. Upgraded Infotainment System New To 2017 VW Jetta

That’s right, you’ll find that the Infotainment system for the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta has been upgraded.  The most notable change to the MIB II Infotainment system is improved touchscreen functionality.  The Infotainment system is available on all trim levels except the base model.

  1. Choose From Fewer Trim Levels

You still have a variety of trim levels to choose from—four to be exact.  This is down from nine in the 2016 model, but fewer is less complicated.  Some of the features were consolidated, eliminating the need for additional trim levels.  Available trims include S, SE, SEL and GLI SE.

  1. Rearview Camera Now Standard

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta makes the rearview camera a standard feature for all trim levels.  This is terrific news!  Now every 2017 Jetta will come equipped with the rearview mirror so that you can back up with ease.

  1. The GLI Sedan Has The Best Luxury Features

If you’re in the market for a Volkswagen sedan that oozes luxury, the 2017 VW Jetta is the perfect vehicle for you.  Upgrades to the latest GLI sedan include attractive 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, Navigation system, blind spot monitoring with rear traffic alert, a Fender Audio system, power driver’s seat and Park Distance control.

  1. Pick The Jetta Sport For A FUN Ride

Admit it, we all love a vehicle that puts a smile on our face.  If you want a fun and sporty model, the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is for you.  It’s powered by a turbocharged 170 horsepower, 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine.  Vroom-vroom!  Other features include leatherette front and rear seats, heated front seats, LED daytime running lights and Navigation.

What Are You Waiting For?

Come to Cardinale Volkswagen, located in the Salinas Auto Mall and check out the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta.  See if you agree with our top five reasons why you’ll love the 2017 VW Jetta.  Give it a test run and enjoy the ride!  Or, browse our lot for other Volkswagen models, such as the Tiguan, Beetle or Golf GTI.  See our website at www.cardinalevw.com for a complete listing of our inventory.

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Cardinale Volkswagen Urges You To Attend Claws For A Cause Fundraiser To Benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 8:55 PM

According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), approximately 15,000 children are diagnosed each year with Type 1 diabetes.  Bay Area Volkswagen dealers and Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, invites you to attend the Claws For a Cause Fundraiser to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  It’s an outstanding organization that solicits donations to help fund research and clinical trials for Juvenile Diabetes.  Advance tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite, but hurry and make sure you purchase yours before August 25.

Enjoy A Lobster Fest For A Great Cause

Claws For a Cause will feature a Louisiana Lobster boil, so bring your appetites!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 9 from 5-10 p.m. and join us for an spectacular evening.  The event will be held at the Amaral Barn, located at 23616 Parker Road in Salinas.

Don’t Miss The Auctions

There will be not one, not two…but THREE auctions held throughout the evening of the Claws For A Cause fundraiser.  There will be a silent auction, a live auction and a dessert auction. You’ll have plenty of chances to go home with some fantastic items!

Dance The Night Away

Bring your dancing shoes and plan to dance the night away.  Whether you are the dancing queen, or you like to get up and boogie, twist and shout, or jump, you should be dancing.

Come See Us At Cardinale Volkswagen

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, come see us at Cardinale Volkswagen, located at the Salinas Auto Mall.  You’ll find a great selection of Volkswagen models and Certified Preowned vehicles.  Let our Sales team help you find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle and budget.  For more information, see our website at www.cardinalevw.com.

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Volkswagen Revenues Up In Year’s First Half

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 8:49 PM

Despite Volkswagen’s emissions issues in the past, consumers are apparently more than satisfied with the automaker’s Volkswagen vehicles.  Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, located at the Salinas Auto Mall, is happy to share the news that Volkswagen delivered over five million vehicles to its customers worldwide in the first half of 2017.  Fred Kappler, Volkswagen’s Head of Group Sales, reported that, “June was a very strong month for the Group and all brands improved deliveries.”

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Volkswagen Vehicles Sold In U.S. Jumps 7.2 Percent

Volkswagen compiled statistics for the same period (January to June 2016) and compared it to the current period (January to June 2017).  A significant jump of 7.2 percent was noted for the number of Volkswagen vehicles sold in the United States for the first half of this year.  Volkswagen is obviously excited about this strong showing and remains cautiously optimistic that this trend will continue.  Volkswagen vehicles are brilliantly engineered and appeal to a wide customer base.  From the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle to the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, there is a Volkswagen for everyone.

Market Remains Strong For Volkswagen Vehicles Worldwide

Besides a strong showing in the United States, other areas that experienced a significant increase in sales of Volkswagen vehicles included Central and Eastern Europe (a jump of 12.9 percent), and South America (11.4 percent increase).  It is particularly interesting to note that Russia increased its sales during the first half of this year by 9.5 percent!

Make Volkswagen Your Vehicle Of Choice

Stop by and visit us today at your Bay Area Volkswagen dealers.  Our Sales team and Finance department will be glad to help you find the perfect Volkswagen vehicle to fit your budget.  Take a test drive in one of our latest Volkswagen models.  There’s no turning back!  We’re confident you’ll fall in love with the Volkswagen design and comfortable ride.  See our website at www.cardinalevw.com for a complete listing of our inventory or to view our current specials.  Don’t delay, make Volkswagen your vehicle of choice!

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Cardinale Volkswagen Suggests Way To Keep Track Of Your Car Keys

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 8:45 PM

Some of us can remember years past when we locked our keys in the car, the simple solution was a wire coat hanger.  If a coat hanger wasn’t available, we’d call a cop or AAA to respond with their specialized tool for unlocking vehicles.  Nowadays, with remotes and smart keys, it’s almost impossible to unlock your car unless you have the keys.  Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, at the Salinas Auto Mall, has suggestions for how you can keep track of your car keys.

Lost Keys Or Keys Locked In Car Can Create Mayhem

No one wants to experience losing their keys or accidentally locking one’s keys inside their car.  With today’s technology featuring remote keys and smart keys, losing these keys can cost you a small fortune if you must replace them.  Be proactive and have the information for replacing your keys handy (outside of your vehicle).  Be aware that it may take several days for your dealership to provide you with a duplicate set of keys.

Create A Routine To Safeguard Your Car Keys

Attach your keys to something bigger, such as your purse, briefcase or even a diaper bag.  You may never need to detach your keys if your vehicle is equipped with a start button.  Create a routine of placing your keys in the exact same spot when you return home.  Many people suggest leaving keys on your nightstand next to your bed or next to your charging station where you’re likely to be grabbing your cell phone when you leave the house.

Consider A Tracking Device To Track Your Keys

Yes, there are devices on the market that are specially designed to track small items such as car keys with the use of GPS.  “TILE” is the name of one such device, and there are doubtless others that work the same way. If you are one of those people that is prone to misplacing items or have small children that may like to hide your car keys, it’s a smart investment to get yourself a tracking device.

We’re Here For You At Cardinale Volkswagen

Don’t hesitate to contact us anytime your need our assistance such as replacing your car keys.  Our Service department is highly trained and we offer only the best Volkswagen care to our customers.  Let us take care of your vehicle like it’s one of ours!  Check out our user-friendly website at www.cardinalevw.com for a complete listing of our inventory, current specials, and more.  We want to be your one-stop dealership!

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 at 8:41 PM

Folks are raving about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, and that’s meant entirely in a positive way.  Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, located at the Salinas Auto Mall, agrees wholeheartedly that there’s a lot to be said for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI.  This is one Volkswagen model that is practically perfect.  You’ll definitely want to give this one serious consideration.

The Coolest Ride Around With A Hatch To Boot

Volkswagen’s Golf GTI made people fall in love with the hatchback again.  Now the hatch is back and we love how much versatility it adds to the package.  It’s easy to load and unload, and Fido can jump right in!  However, it’s not just the hatchback that scores — be sure to take a look at the awesome interior.  You’ll drool at the sight of checkered seats, the spacious cabin, a sharply-detailed dashboard and the sporty shift knob.  It’s a quiet ride, despite more than 3,500 rpm and 210 horsepower, with front-wheel drive and powered by a turbocharged 2.0L TSI engine.  Fuel economy is estimated at a combined 28 mpg.  It’s so smooth, it’s almost criminal.  This is Volkswagen at its best.

The Golf GTI Makes It Easy To Say “Yes”

Visit us at Cardinale Volkswagen and take the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI out for a test drive.  We’re confident you’ll love the aesthetics and the way it handles.  Don’t forget to check out the hatch!  If you’re interested in our current Volkswagen specials, be sure to ask our Sales team.  You can also view a complete listing of our inventory on our user-friendly website at www.cardinalevw.com.  We’ve got a great selection of the latest Volkswagen models like the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan or the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle.  Let us help you drive off the lot today in a Volkswagen you can be proud to own!

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Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

Cardinale Volkswagen Thinks You’ll Enjoy Antiquing On The Weekends

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 8:26 PM

If you’re looking for a leisurely weekend activity, Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas, located at the Salinas Auto Mall, suggests scouting antique shops for vintage finds that you can display in your home or office.  It’s fun for all ages, and it’s better than going online to ebay or other auction sites because you can actually inspect any item that strikes your fancy.  Not to mention, you won’t need to pay for shipping costs if you can simply take it with you!

No Shortage of Vintage Collectibles

You determine what is desirable as a collectible and how it fits into your decorative scheme.  Perhaps you already having a collection that you’d like to add to.  Some suggestions for what is in demand right now includes old globes and maps, vintage travel posters, cameras, wooden croquet sets, costume jewelry, antique toys and games, mid century furniture, kitchen ware and old tools.  Glassware is always in style, either as drinking glasses, wine goblets, Pyrex containers or even fancy cake plates.  China is also popular, such as vintage Fiesta dinnerware or patterns such as Franciscan Starburst from the 1950s.

Check Out Your Local Antique Shops

In Salinas, stop by Halltree Antique Mall, located at 202 Main Street, or visit Cannery Row Antiques, located at 471 Wave Street in Monterey with views of mesmerizing Monterey Bay.  You’ll find a number of vendors housed under one roof and a huge display of antiques.  You’re sure to enjoy browsing.  Part of the fun is spotting a familiar item and exclaiming, “Hey, I used to have that when I was a kid!” or “I remember that my Grandfather had one just like that!”

Come See Our Shiny New And Used Volkswagens

After your trip down memory lane at the antique shops, why not come see what your Bay Area Volkswagen dealers have in store for you?  We have a great selection of the latest Volkswagen models and preowned vehicles.  Or, browse our website at www.cardinalevw.com for a complete listing of our inventory.  Our Sales team and Finance department can assist you in finding the perfect vehicle to fit your lifestyle and budget!

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com

More POWER Coming To Volkswagen Golf GTI And Golf R Models

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 at 7:10 PM

VW Dealers Bay Area and Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas are excited to report the latest news from Autobild that the next generation of the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R models will feature more power.  Everyone loves the concept of more power, and we can’t wait to see what changes Volkswagen has in store for its consumers!

New And Improved Volkswagen Golf GTI And Volkswagen Golf R

There’s much to look forward to in the next generation of the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Volkswagen Golf R.  The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI will feature an additional 40 horsepower, from the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine for a total of 250 horsepower.  Wow!  Hang on to your hats, it gets even better.  We’re told that the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R will tag on another 45 horsepower.  What this means is that the future VW Golf R will be boosted up to an incredible 350 horsepower.  Word is that Volkswagen hopes to make both the GTI and R models lighter as well.  There may also be changes to the powertrain, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet.  However, there are plans underway to make the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Volkswagen Golf R more digital.  The cockpit may be redesigned as completely digital, which will win Volkswagen a lot of fans!

Count On Cardinale Volkswagen To Treat You Right

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, come see us first at Cardinale Volkswagen, located in the Salinas Auto Mall.  We encourage you to browse our dealership lots.  You’ll discover that we’ve got a great selection of the latest Volkswagen models and Certified Preowned vehicles.  Get behind the wheel of a Volkswagen and see for yourself why Volkswagen is all about quality.  Ask our Sales team and Finance department how they can help you drive off the lot today with a brand new Volkswagen.  Check out our user-friendly website at www.cardinalevw.com for our current Volkswagen specials or complete listing of our inventory.

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059

Website: www.cardinalevw.com