Tickets are now on sale for the California Capital Airshow

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 4:12 PM
California Capital Airshow text over picture of Air Force Thunderbirds

California Capital Airshow September 2018

Even here in California, where the weather never quite chills down enough to leave us stuck with cabin fever, it can sometimes feel like there are fewer things to do once the summer season winds down. That is, if you don’t know what to look for. Coming up late next month is the California Capital Airshow, and if you strike while the iron is hot you can get 30 percent off 2018 tickets. The show is running from -September 21-23, so you have a bit of time to plan for that weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

How do you get Apple CarPlay working in Volkswagen?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology on Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 8:27 PM
Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect Apple CarPlay screen

Connecting your phone to VW Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Volkswagen first introduced available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its lineup of vehicles equipped with App-Connect in 2016. This means we have a few model years’ worth of history with the advanced smartphone interfaces. One of the biggest gripes most consumers have with the radio systems in cars is that they are not intuitive enough. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay provide a pared-down version of the interface of your phone, making it simple and intuitive to use. The only thing you have to worry about is initially connecting your phone to these systems. Read the rest of this entry »

The California State Fair is happening right now

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 9:36 PM
Ferris wheel and carnival tents at night

California State Fair 2018 Sacramento CA

Nothing quite says summer like the state fair. Especially because it’s affordable fun for the whole family. The 2018 California State Fair started on July 13 and runs through July 29, 2018. The fairgrounds are over in Sacramento, which is just a short drive for those of us in the Folsom area. If you’re wondering if it’s worth the trip, here’s what you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »

Is the Golf R worth the extra cost over the GTI?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Golf R, Volkswagen GTI on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 4:58 PM
Black 2018 Golf GTI vs blue 2018 Golf R

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs Golf R

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is something of a dream car for many enthusiasts because it’s one of the longest-running nameplates in the lineup and the first performance vehicle. Even if you weren’t driving back when it was first released, you might still find yourself eyeing it up. Except there’s one competitor that looks much the same, but offers more performance features. So which model is the right choice for you? In comparing the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs Golf R, we’re setting out to help you decide on price vs performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Volkswagen Golf GTI pictures from Instagram

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen GTI on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 8:10 PM
2015 Golf GTI MK1 Golf GTI

When it comes to VDub enthusiasm, few vehicles hold as much weight as the Golf GTI. True, there are those who miss the hippie van days of the Microbus and the quirky appeal of the Volkswagen Beetle is still a strong contender. Still, performance is enough to light the fire in anyone’s heart. Seven generations of GTI models give us plenty to admire, but these are our top picks for Volkswagen Golf GTI pictures as seen on Instagram. Read the rest of this entry »

VW did better than expected at Pikes Peak

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen I.D., Volkswagen News on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 6:35 PM
Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak driving at sunset

How did VW do at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb?

When you design a four-wheel drive race car specifically for a certain race, there’s a hope that it will succeed. If you happen to further name the vehicle after the race, well you might feel a touch more embarrassed if you didn’t at least come close to your goal. Luckily for Volkswagen, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb not only came off without a hitch, but the automaker did well. Extremely well. Record-setting well. Read the rest of this entry »

What does high or low credit mean for a financing rate?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Dealer Information, Leasing on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 4:22 PM
Blurred guy pointing at Loan Approved text

What’s a good credit score for a car loan?

When you look at the overall cost of a vehicle, you likely think it’s expensive enough without even considering your financing rates. If you’re new to the loan process, which many people are, it might feel confusing to figure out what a good score is for a car loan and how much of an impact different ranges can have on your overall financing rate. Here’s what you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »

Can you unlock your VW with your car key?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 8:32 PM
Picture of VW door handle and text saying how to manually unlock VW

How to manually unlock your Volkswagen

Here’s a question you might never have thought to ask when shopping for a new car. How do you unlock the doors manually? If you look at your Volkswagen, you won’t immediately notice a keyhole. If you drive a model with push-button start, you might even be thinking that you don’t have a key. It can’t be impossible to open the doors on your Volkswagen without the key fob, right? Of course not. Here’s how you get into your VW when the battery runs out on your remote. Read the rest of this entry »

What comes standard for the 2018 VW Tiguan?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Tiguan on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 7:37 PM
2018 VW Tiguan in Habanero Orange

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S Standard Features

Say you’re on the hunt to find the perfect toaster. When you go to shop, you already know that there are going to be toasters that do the job of merely toasting a piece of bread, while there are going to be others that have six lots and special settings for bread, English muffins and bagels. It’s easy to identify where you land in the grand scheme of “starting prices” for appliances. You know without even doing any research if you’re looking for the very cheapest option or if you plan to invest a bit more. Buying a vehicle is similar to this, even if you’ve already selected a specific model because of automotive trim levels. Are you looking for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S and it’s many standard features, or are you seeking out an option with advanced driver assistance systems and much more? Read the rest of this entry »

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is here

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Jetta on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 8:50 PM
2019 VW Jetta side profile

2019 VW Jetta availability Folsom CA

When we talk about release dates in the automotive world, it’s not nearly as precise as any other “date.” When a movie is about to be released, you know the exact day it is happening. Often, we don’t even know the month that a vehicle will arrive, let alone the official date. For those seeking a new car, this can be frustrating. You want to know the availability as soon as possible because if you’re a serious shopper, you’re serious about getting transportation pronto. Well, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is finally here at your Folsom, CA dealership, Folsom Lake Volkswagen. Read the rest of this entry »