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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »