Efficient Volkswagen TDI Models are Ideal for Commuters

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, August 24th, 2015 at 9:40 PM
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Best Fuel-Efficient VW Vehicles for Commuters

Kansas City is full of commuters who choose only to work in the big city, and to spend their nights in the peace and quiet of the city’s surrounding suburbs. Here at Northtowne Volkswagen, one of the most common questions that we receive is what the best Volkswagen vehicles for commuters are, and for that reason, we thought that we would address the question, not only for those living in the Kansas City area, but for commuters nationwide, as the answer to the question is the same.

When it comes to good vehicles for commuters, there is no arguing that fuel economy is the top priority, as it’s not difficult to burn through a few gallons while driving to and from work every single day. There are, of course, other factors, such as safety and performance, but we’ll get to those in just a bit. First, let’s focus on the efficiency department. Here are the top three VW commuter vessels. Read the rest of this entry »

2016 Golf R Delivers Performance Unlike Any Other VW Available

By blogsadmin | Posted in Golf R on Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 3:57 PM
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2016 Volkswagen Golf R Performance Specs and Features

When it comes to performance in the Volkswagen lineup, no vehicles are capable of delivering quite like the Golf R, which currently serves as the quickest member of the VW family here in the states.

Seeing as the Golf R is fresh off of a redesign for the 2015 model year, there have been no changes to the engine, meaning the specs of the 2016 Golf R are the same as they were last year. However, there were other tweaks made, including the addition of a manual gearbox, and just because there are no changes to the numbers, does not mean that the driving experience also remains unchanged. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf R performance specs and features are better than they have ever been before, and although there are many components, it all starts with the engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Certified Pre-Owned VW Vehicles Deliver Endless Benefits

By blogsadmin | Posted in Used Vehicles on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 at 1:33 PM
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Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen Kansas City MO

There are plenty of reasons to buy new, but if you are shopping on a budget and are willing to make a couple of sacrifices, there is no arguing that a Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen is best for you. The sacrifices that you have to make are not substantial by any means, either. Sure you may not get that new car smell and the odometer will be over 100 miles, but other than that, it’s difficult to tell a CPO apart from a new vehicle. It’s the reason why so many Kansas City residents choose to buy certified. Read the rest of this entry »

VW Driver Assistance Package Provides Extreme Safety

By blogsadmin | Posted in Safety on Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 8:56 PM
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2016 VW Driver Assistance Safety Package Explained

In the past, Volkswagen vehicles came equipped with all of the basic safety features, such as airbags, seatbelts and reinforced safety cages, but they didn’t offer up some of the more advanced systems that continue to make their way into the majority of models on the market.

That is no longer the case, however, as the German automaker has just added a brand-new Driver Assistance Package to a few vehicles in the lineup, and the safety-technology-laden models are now safer than ever before. It’s a claim backed by the safety scores that vehicles equipped with the new features have returned.  Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen Vehicles Score High in 2016 IIHS Safety Tests

By blogsadmin | Posted in Safety on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at 3:30 PM
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2016 Top Safety Pick+ Rated Volkswagen Vehicles

There are many factors to consider when shopping for a car. Perhaps the biggest are performance and fuel economy. Most people want a car that is fun to drive, but that also doesn’t cost much to fill. One of the most overlooked factors, but arguably the most important, is safety. Many of the vehicles on the market today struggle to provide power, efficiency and safety, forcing buyers to choose, but when it comes to the vehicles in the Volkswagen lineup, you can have your cake and eat it too. Read the rest of this entry »

Regular Gasoline Recommended in Majority of 2016 Volkswagens

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 1:37 PM
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Should You Use Regular or Premium Gasoline in Your VW?

For more than a couple of years now, Volkswagen has recommended that premium gasoline be used in all of their vehicles (save for those that sip diesel, of course). If you’ve ever paid attention to the prices at the pump, you likely know that premium costs a couple of cents more than the regular, and although it may not seem like much, over the course of time the cost of premium can really add up.

Thankfully, for those who have been sticking to the German automaker’s instructions, premium is no longer the recommended fuel source. Volkswagen just made it known that for the majority of their new 2016 models, regular gasoline is now the preferred option, saving owners money at the pump. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits of Northtowne VW Auto Repair are Seemingly Endless

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 7:51 PM
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Volkswagen Auto Service & Repair Kansas City MO

Servicing your vehicle is undoubtedly important if you are looking to keep it running for as long as you hope. If you are a Volkswagen owner, there is no better way of extending the life of your vehicle than to have it serviced by a team of individuals who are trained to deal with Volkswagen vehicles. Our team of technicians is one of the best in the Kansas City area, and if you own a VW, we highly encourage you to consider us the next time that you need service. Allow us to explain exactly why that is. Read the rest of this entry »

2016 Jetta Set to Get Smaller, More Powerful Base Engine

By blogsadmin | Posted in Jetta on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 3:56 PM
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New Volkswagen Jetta 1.4-L TSI Base Engine Specs

For quite some time now, the Volkswagen Jetta has come standard with a moderately-sized 2.0-liter engine, but seeing as the numbers produced by the powertrain were a bit too moderate for many car buyers, the engine has been scrapped for a smaller, more powerful option. The new Volkswagen Jetta base engine specs are far more impressive than those of its predecessor, and for that reason, we have a feeling that there will be a much higher number of people turning to the standard powertrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Redesigned VW Tiguan to Get Range of Upgrades for 2016 Model Year

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tiguan on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 2:31 PM
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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan New Features and Upgrades

In the past couple of months, there have been rumors of a new Tiguan making its way to the market. Those rumors have since been confirmed by endless snapshots of a Tiguan-looking SUV cloaked in camouflage roaming back roads for testing. We have yet to see what the facelifted new Tiguan will look like without the bandages, but just recently, news about the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan new features and upgrades made its way into the rumor mill, giving us a better idea of what to expect. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Volkswagen Wiper Fluid Light Problems Could Be From Rain-X

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 8:22 PM
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How to Fix Volkswagen Rain-X Windshield Wiper Fluid Problems

Here at Northtowne Volkswagen, we have had a number of customers come in and tell us that their windshield wiper fluid light will not shut off, despite the fact that their tank is filled to the brim. Over time, we have discovered that the problem stems not from their Volkswagen, but from the fluid itself.

As it turns out, Rain-X products don’t work too well in VW vehicles, so you should avoid filling up the reservoir with any of the brand’s fluids. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the All-Season, 2-in-1, De-Icer or Bug Remover. The best way to avoid problems with your Volkswagen, and to keep your windshield wiper fluid light from coming on unless the tank is empty, is to avoid the products completely. Read the rest of this entry »