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Best VW cars for college students in Middletown NY

What are your best Volkswagen options as a new college graduate?

Best VW cars for college students in Middletown NY

One of the many reasons people opt for a college education is to get ahead in life. Nobody wants to work in a job that isn’t suited for them, or feel like there’s no real future or opportunity. Nothing quite says you’ve made it like sitting behind the wheel of a new vehicle, but even after you graduate you’re likely still considering the costs of financing, which features you really need, and how efficient your new vehicle is. With these factors in mind, these are the best VW cars for college students in Middletown NY. Read the rest of this entry >>

VW MIB II Infotainment system and App-Connect benefits

What is the Volkswagen MIB II infotainment system?

VW MIB II Infotainment system and App-Connect benefits

We’ve already gone over how you can connect your phone to your infotainment system, but one of the most interesting new features of the 2016 model year is the range of VW MIB II Infotainment system and App-Connect benefits. Since the average driver is still sitting behind the wheel of a car that is 11 years old, upgrading to a model that has infotainment at all may be a leap in the right direction. Even if you are used to the benefits of modern features (rather than enjoying the retro sound of a tape deck), this new system is updated with all the freshest advantages for in-car entertainment and convenience. Read the rest of this entry >>

Benefits of WorldAuto Certified Pre-Owned VW models

Is buying a certified pre-owned Volkswagen worth it?

Benefits of WorldAuto Certified Pre-Owned VW models

Just taking a look at our inventory here at Compass Volkswagen probably makes it clear that some of the best deals can be found when you’re checking out the used VW options. There are a variety of benefits to driving VW used cars, and the sticker price is probably the most obvious. Still, as with any good deal, we often find drivers in the Middletown, NY area are a bit hesitant to get behind the wheel of a pre-owned vehicle in fear of unknown vehicle history. To ease your mind, we’re laying out the benefits of WorldAuto Certified Pre-Owned VW models, and what exactly it means when you see the word “certified.” Read the rest of this entry >>

Best tires for New York weather for Volkswagen

What are your best VW tire options for driving in Middletown NY?

Best tires for New York weather for Volkswagen

If there’s one thing you’re guaranteed when buying a new vehicle, it’s that you’ll start off with fresh parts. This includes the tires, but just because they’re new, it doesn’t mean they are the best suited option for our weather here in Middletown, NY. If your tires are starting to see some wear and you’re thinking of getting an upgrade, you may be wondering what the best tires are for New York weather so you can get the best traction from your Volkswagen. Read the rest of this entry >>

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf range and charge time

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf offers electric mobility at Compass Volkswagen

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf range and charge time

It seems the age of electric vehicles is just starting out, but we can already see it will be hitting the market strong. There are a number of benefits to driving electric cars, with the most obvious reasons being fuel efficiency and zero emissions. If you’ve been eyeing up the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf we have here at Compass Motors, you’re probably wondering what its range and charge time are like. It actually happens to be one of the smarter options on the market right now for its price point, despite being a new player in the EV game. Read the rest of this entry >>

Connect your smartphone with VW App-Connect and Bluetooth

Make the drive more fun by connecting your phone to VW infotainment

Connect your smartphone with VW App-Connect and Bluetooth

Vehicle technology has come a long way, even looking over the past decade. Modern cars are not only more stylish, safer and easier to drive, but the entertainment systems make it easier to navigate and listen to music or podcasts to keep you entertained on long commutes or road trips. That is, if you know how to use the technology. Whether you have a 2016 model with the new VW App-Connect features, or you’re looking to get your phone paired with the audio system, it’s easy to learn how to connect your smartphone with App-Connect and Bluetooth. Read the rest of this entry >>

Advantages of VW scheduled maintenance plans

Are VW scheduled maintenance plans worth the money?

Advantages of VW scheduled maintenance plans

One of the biggest benefits of buying a new car is the feeling of security you get knowing it is starting off with a fresh slate. There’s no unknown history that you fear somehow didn’t make it into the CARFAX report, no worries about stress caused by a missed oil change or two and zero questions about highway versus city miles aside from what the fuel economy looks like. You’re the first owner and taking care of your new ride is entirely in your hands, but on the other hand you want to make sure you keep it running smoothly for as long as possible. Volkswagen offers a number of plans that can help you take care of your new vehicle, while also saving money in the long run.  With so many options available, there are certainly many advantages of VW scheduled maintenance plans. Read the rest of this entry >>

VW maintenance and lights to watch out for

Volkswagen oil change frequency and dashboard warning lights

There can be little doubt: the best way to extend the life of your Volkswagen is to keep it in immaculate shape. Regular maintenance helps make this a piece of cake, but sometimes parts wear down anyway. Today we’re talking about the most common car care procedure and what things to look out for as we dive into Volkswagen oil change frequency and dashboard warning lights. Read the rest of this entry >>

Volkswagen winter driving preparation and tips

Winter car care tips from Gordy

Volkswagen winter driving preparation and tips

While it’s ideal to prepare for winter ahead of the season, it’s not too late to get your car ready for some of the harshest weather days left in the season. The cold can wreak havoc on your vehicle, especially if you aren’t driving it often. Winter driving preparation for your Volkswagen involves basic maintenance, and these tips will help keep your vehicle running and you safe throughout the season. Read the rest of this entry >>

What’s different in the 2016 VW Passat?

2016 Volkswagen Passat comes to Compass VW

What’s different in the 2016 VW Passat?

The new model year has officially kicked off, and many Volkswagen models have received updated technology, plus available driver assistance features which make them safer than ever. Still, the most exciting thing about a new year are the vehicles that received significant changes. Many are asking us what’s different in the 2016 VW Passat following its facelift, which is the most obvious change to the naked eye. It also receives a variety of new features, plus other style options that we know Middletown, NY residents will be asking us about. Read the rest of this entry >>