Volkswagen really makes things interesting with its models’ names

By blogsadmin | Posted in For Fun on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 4:37 PM
A young family being surprised to learn how Volkswagen chooses the names for its vehicles

How does Volkswagen pick names for their cars?

Volkswagen builds some of the most iconic and instantly recognizable cars and crossover SUVs in the automotive industry. To match those ground-breaking designs and world-class engineering, the company had to come up with equally as exciting titles for those vehicles. So, how does Volkswagen pick names for their cars? The story behind some of the most memorable names is truly intriguing; while others seemingly raise more questions than they answer. The Spitzer Volkswagen Blog has dug through some of the online resources the manufacturer has provided us to bring you some highlights. If you want to schedule a test drive with any of these vehicles contact the showroom today. Read the rest of this entry »

Have you thanked a veteran today?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events & Activities on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
A soldier with his back to the camera holding a small child

Happy Veterans Day from Spitzer Volkswagen

If you plan on heading out to the Veterans Day Mural dedication today, be sure to take a look at the video below produced by FOX 8 in Cleveland. The mural’s artist, Mike Sekletar, started the project as a way to honor his grandfather and wanted to do so in bold fashion. His work is arguably one of the most visible things along that stretch of Park Avenue. If you can, head over to the rededication service today and help everyone honor our local heroes. Read the rest of this entry »

Thank you, Veterans! You’ve at least earned a free lunch from area businesses

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events & Activities on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 9:58 PM
A group of American flags planted into the ground

What’s going on for Veterans Day 2017 near Amherst, OH?

Everyone who chooses to sign their name on the dotted line and give up a major portion of their life to serve our country in a military uniform is a hero. Veterans Day is Saturday and many businesses in the area are thanking those who served (and their families, in many cases) with free meals and other discounts. Spitzer Volkswagen wants to make sure that every solider, airman, Marine and sailor who served, will have a chance to feel the love from many grateful people in our community. From everyone at Spitzer Volkswagen: Thank you, for your service! Read the rest of this entry »

VW Atlas concept displays major overhaul for SEMA show

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Atlas on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 8:35 PM
A left profile view of a white 2018 Volkswagen Atlas available at Spitzer VW

Volkswagen concepts at SEMA 2017

The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers’ Association show is wrapping up today (Nov. 3) in Las Vegas. Volkswagen used the confluence of the all-new VW Atlas and professional driver, Tanner Foust, to do something really special. Foust and Volkswagen teamed up with LGE CTS Motorsport to create a one-of-a-kind version of the 2018 VW Atlas. To put a fine point on it, this version of the new Volkswagen crossover SUV will NOT be showing up in the Spitzer VW showroom, but sometimes it’s just fun to daydream. Anyone that would like to take a closer look at a more practical version of the Atlas can contact a Spitzer VW sales professional today. Read the rest of this entry »

2018 Tiguan officially named among safest SUVs in class

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Tiguan on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 8:29 PM
Photo of a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan as it strikes a barrier during crash testing

IIHS safety scores for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

We’ve reached a point in the 2018 model year at Spitzer Volkswagen where we’ve learned all we can about the models that have already arrived. However, that means more supportive information is becoming available, like the safety scores for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In no surprise to anyone familiar with the all-new Tiguan design, the non-profit safety agency gave version equipped with active safety features the coveted Top Safety Pick designation. In order to be chosen as a Top Safety Pick for 2017, the Tiguan had to have nearly flawless scores across the board. Read the rest of this entry »

If you’re battery is going bad, it probably won’t be a secret if you know what to look for

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Hands of an auto mechanic placing a new battery in a car

How do I know if I need a new car battery?

When it comes to automotive components, there are a few stars that get all of the attention, the engine and transmission immediately leap to mind. However, a strong case could be made that the humble car battery is really the unsung hero of the whole show. As simple as its function is, it is arguably the most important piece of the puzzle. After all, when a car’s battery dies, nothing happens. Fortunately, modern car batteries last longer than their ancestors and when paired with other changes, the likelihood of them randomly going bad is rare. To help you know what to look for, here are some common signs your VW battery is going bad. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t forget to fall back with the end of daylight savings time this year

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 8:32 PM
A clock sitting next to books reminding people daytime savings time is ending soon

How do you change the time in a VW car?

Daylight savings time ends on Nov. 5 this year (2017). We say this because there is always one person in every workplace that forgets and ends up missing an appointment, showing up an hour early or otherwise having their routine inconvenienced by this biannual change. There was a time when falling back an hour (or springing ahead, for that matter) was quite a production because people had to manually change the time on a million clocks around the house, as well as in their cars. Around this time of year our service department sees an uptick in calls asking, ‘How do you change the time in a VW?’ This year we thought we’d get out in front of it. Read the rest of this entry »

VW to enter electrified race car in 2018 Pikes Peak race

By blogsadmin | Posted in For Fun on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 8:14 PM
A silhouette image of the VW concept car that will be competing at Pikes Peak next summer

Volkswagen electric Pikes Peak race car

Have you ever wondered why automakers do things that are seemingly out of their lane, like sponsor racing teams or build concept cars that are clearly never going into production? There are two reasons: First, it’s awesome, and secondly, it’s how they learn things that can help spur future development of cutting-edge technology. One event that draws international attention is the annual “race to the clouds” held at Pikes Peak in Colorado. It has been more than 30 years since Volkswagen put a vehicle into the race. That streak ends next year with the Volkswagen electric Pikes Peak race car. Read the rest of this entry »

Get the latest information for Halloween activities in Amherst

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events & Activities on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Four young kids in costumes excited for Halloween. When is the 2017 Halloween Parade in Amherst, OH

When is the Amherst, OH Halloween Parade?

It’s almost that time of year again. This year’s annual Halloween Parade and Costume contest are just a couple of weeks away on Oct. 29. The Amherst Fire Department has stepped up and sponsored the event. Spitzer Volkswagen wants to help get as many people to head out in their costumes and take in the parade as possible. Our sales staff spent some time looking up all available information so we can help our community have a great Halloween. Anyone who has any questions about the parade or costume contest should contact the Amherst Fire Department by calling 440-988-4117. Read the rest of this entry »

How will the bug handle winter driving?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Beetle on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 8:44 PM
How does the VW Beetle drive in snow?

How does the Volkswagen Beetle drive in snow?

Sure, the argument could be made that there are lots of great things about winter. However, very few people would posit that driving on snow-covered or slippery roads would make that list. Dealing with winter driving conditions is simply something we have to contend with. During the process of buying a vehicle, customers inquiring to Spitzer Volkswagen sales professionals about how a vehicle will handle snow is a pretty common occurrence. Since the primary purpose of the Spitzer VW Blog is to answer questions, this seemed like a natural fit. We’ll start with one of the most popular vehicles in our inventory. How does the Volkswagen Beetle handle in the snow? Read the rest of this entry »