Why is my car getting so hot under the collar?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 1:08 PM
A stock photo of a vehicle overheating on the side of the road.

How do you prevent a car from overheating?

Modern automobiles are several orders of magnitude more reliable and efficient than their predecessors, especially the lineup of VW cars and crossover SUVs available at Spitzer Volkswagen. However, sometimes things go wrong and the best way to handle those situations is to have a plan in place. So, how do you prevent a car from overheating? The best way to avoid any kind of breakdown or mechanical failure is to keep up with regularly scheduled maintenance. Spitzer Volkswagen hosts one of the most well-trained staffs of service technicians in the area. If it’s time for an oil change or something more complicated, make an appointment today. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 will be the end of the line for the Volkswagen Beetle

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Beetle on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 8:15 PM
A photo of a pair of 2019 VW Beetle models in a parking lot.

Performance and fuel economy information for the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle

They say all good things have to come to an end. Despite the fact that we had inklings that Volkswagen was planning to cancel the Beetle, the news coming from the manufacturer was still a tough pill to swallow. When the 2019 version of the classic “Bug” arrives at the Spitzer Volkswagen showroom, it will be the last new model year of the vehicle we will see. However, helping us process our feelings about this news, we are comfortable knowing the unique coupe will go out on top after learning about the performance and fuel economy information for the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle. To mark the occasion, VW is introducing two special models, appropriately named the Final Edition SE and Financial Edition SEL. Read the rest of this entry »

VW joins consortium to explore using 3D-printed parts in the near future

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 12:39 PM
A photo of engineers looking at 3D-printed parts.

Does Volkswagen use 3D printed parts?

If you’ve been following along with regular visits to the Spitzer Volkswagen Blog, you know that fans of the brand are on the cusp of a very exciting time. Leading the way for the automaker is the coming lineup of electric vehicles that will probably start with a plug-in hybrid version of the VW Type 2 Microbus. However, a smaller and possibly less noticeable change is starting, using a familiar, if scaled-up, process. When Volkswagen does start to use 3D printed parts, the new manufacturing method will change small things in the near future like vehicle badging, but further advances could lead to much more intense uses of three-dimensional printing. Let’s take a look at what VW is poised to do next. Read the rest of this entry »

Enjoy the best part of autumn before it slips away

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events & Activities on Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 8:04 PM
A stock photo of a forest during the fall after the leaves have changed.

Outdoor family activities near Amherst, OH

We should still have more than a few weeks before the cold and ice of winter envelopes the state of Ohio. Just about every list we find about fun outdoor family activities near Amherst, OH includes visits to self-pick apple orchards or corn mazes. If this is the year you finally try one or both of these day trips out on your family, Spitzer Volkswagen is here to help. A dedicated team of product experts did a little digging online, so our customers have somewhere to take one of the new or pre-owned vehicles they purchase from us. If a new VW sedan, hatchback or crossover SUV is the only thing keeping you from exploring our community, stop by the showroom today. Read the rest of this entry »

VW Tiguan tops list for best-in-class technology in J.D. Power study

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Technology, Volkswagen Tiguan on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
A close up photo of the touchscreen interface in the 2018 VW Tiguan.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan technology review

In another time, it was pretty easy for car buyers to objectively examine vehicles they were interested in taking home. Examining power output, fuel economy and cargo volume are straightforward metrics and can easily be compared and contrasted. However, when it comes to the software and connectivity options a vehicle offers, that hill gets substantially more difficult to climb and harder to understand. A 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan technology review completed by a team of experts from J.D. Power and Associates has placed the popular crossover on the top of its segment for the 2018 U.S. Tech Experience Index Study. Let’s take a look at what J.D. Power and Associates had to say about the features in the 2018 Tiguan. Read the rest of this entry »

Knowing what is dripping from your vehicle is the first step in the process

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 at 12:37 PM
A stock photo of an oil/gas spot on the ground.

What is leaking from my car?

There aren’t many things that give vehicle owners that sinking feeling in their stomachs like seeing an unidentified puddle of fluid collecting under their vehicle. When you notice this, your first thought should be, ‘What is leaking from my car,’ and your second thought should focus on figuring out what you’re dealing with. All told, there really aren’t many different things that it could be. The people who work on the Spitzer Volkswagen Blog spoke with the experts in the service department about what they need to know and what they should do next. If you have any questions about the best way to keep your vehicle running in peak condition, stop by the Spitzer Volkswagen Service Center today. Read the rest of this entry »

2018 Tiguan bucks trend and gets recommendation for new drivers

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Tiguan on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 9:36 PM
A front left quarter photo of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan.

What is the best SUV for teen drivers?

With school starting for many students, if it hasn’t already happened at your house, older kids are going to be busy with clubs, sport and other after-school activities. This is probably the thrust of most arguments why they should have their own vehicle. While this may not be the solution for everyone, a system of sharing the family vehicle with more drivers could be one solution. If you are thinking about getting a new vehicle that will be good for sharing with newly licensed students, you are also probably wondering what is the best SUV for teen drivers? Thankfully, the experts over at U.S. News & World Report have a few thoughts on the subject, and we couldn’t agree more. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s time we think about spare tires before we need one

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 at 12:39 PM
A stock photo of someone changing a tire in a garage.

Do Volkswagen cars still have spare tires?

If there was ever something that is taken for granted in the automotive world, it’s the spare tire. Hopefully, you haven’t had to use one, but the odds are you will encounter a flat tire and need to remember how to make the change. However, more and more automakers have chosen to forego including this ubiquitous piece of equipment. So, do Volkswagen cars still have spare tires? Yes, they do. VW engineers have found other ways to save weight and make its vehicles more fuel efficient, so most models are going to be equipped with the humble but still useful donut. Here are a few other things you should know about spare tires. If your regular tires need to be replaced, don’t wait until it’s too late. Make an appointment with the Spitzer VW Service Department today. Read the rest of this entry »

Thinking about where you’ll get financing for your next VW purchase?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 8:36 PM
A stock photo of people signing paperwork at a dealership.

Where should I get my car loan from?

Dreaming about a new car is easy, if not actively a fun thing to do. However, the harsh light of reality tends to throw cold water on those fantasies when people need to come up with a way to pay. If you’ve been thinking about where you should get your car loan from, Spitzer Volkswagen might have some information that could be helpful. Sure, you can go through your regular bank or credit union, but did you know that Volkswagen has a financial arm that can help? In fact, Volkswagen Credit was recently recognized for being one of the best sources of auto credit in the entire industry. This isn’t just puffery, the experts at J.D. Power and Associates did an extensive study on the matter. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 VW Arteon set to be delivered in coming weeks, stay tuned

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Arteon on Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 3:50 PM
A photo of the 2019 VW Arteon in the Peteren Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

When will the 2019 VW Arteon be for sale near Amherst, OH?

The Volkswagen Arteon has had one of the most meandering journeys to the Spitzer Volkswagen showroom. However, we are nearing the end of that quest with the all-new fastback sedan’s official on-sale date coming any day now. The automaker has said that the vehicle will be delivered to dealerships during the third quarter of this year – and we are firmly right in that part of the calendar. So, when will the 2019 VW Arteon be for sale near Amherst, OH? Our best guess is that the Arteon will arrive either shortly before or shortly after Labor Day. If you would like to be alerted when it’s finally here, call or email a Spitzer Volkswagen product expert today and leave your contact information with us. Read the rest of this entry »