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Where to have your vehicle serviced in Middletown, NY

Our team here at Compass VW knows you work hard for your money, so we want to do anything we can to help keep some of those pretty pennies in your pocket. Vehicle services can be expensive, epecially when you aren’t planning on your vehicle needing some maintenance. That’s why we constantly update our vehicle service coupons! If you are in or near Middletown NY and are looking for a place to have your vehicle serviced, allow us to introduce ourselves! Keep reading to learn all about why Compass VW should be your go-to maintenance shop!  Read the rest of this entry >>

Three Common Summertime Car Problems in Hot Weather

What are the Most Common Car Problems in Hot Weather?

Three Common Summertime Car Problems in Hot Weather

We usually think that most temperature-related car problems happen during the frigid months of winter. However, that is not true! A heatwave when we feel like we are seven inches from the midday sun can be incredibly tough on your Volkswagen. Here are three common car problems that can occur during the summer months and what you can do to help prevent them. Read the rest of this entry >>

Springtime Maintenance Checklist for 2017 Volkswagen Models

Check Off These Volkswagen Vehicle Maintenance Tasks in Time for Spring!

Springtime Maintenance Checklist for 2017 Volkswagen Models

We are hoping that we will finally start seeing the spring season now that Winter Storm Stella has passed. In addition to the green grass and blooming flowers, we look forward to cruising around in our Volkswagen with the windows down. But before we can start doing that, we need to give our Volkswagen some TLC so that it can look and perform perfectly throughout the season! Check these items off our springtime maintenance to-do list! Read the rest of this entry >>

When Should I Change My VW’s Windshield Wipers?

Enjoy Crystal-Clear Visibility in Your VW When You Change the Wipers

When Should I Change My VW’s Windshield Wipers?

We have been experiencing a mix of precipitation in the last few weeks, and if the Farmer’s Almanac is correct, we have a long way to go before we get to enjoy that sunny summer weather. No matter if you encounter light rain or heavy snow, you need high-quality wipers so you can experience ultimate visibility. Like all other components on your Volkswagen, the windshield wipers are of the highest quality. However, you do need to switch them out on occasion. Read the rest of this entry >>

How to get into your VW when keyless remote battery dies

Your Volkswagen key battery died, now what?

How to get into your VW when keyless remote battery dies

Keyless access seems like a great feature. Whether you have the push-button start feature which simply unlocks the vehicle as you approach, or you use they key fob exclusively to unlock the door, you’re likely unaccustomed to opening the door with an actual key by now. When your keyless remote battery dies, that’s when you’ll notice there’s no obvious keyhole to get into your vehicle. Now what? As you’ll learn, it’s simple to get into your vehicle even when your Volkswagen key fails. Read the rest of this entry >>

2016-2017 Volkswagen New Car Warranty Coverage

What does the VW New Car Warranty cover?

2016-2017 Volkswagen New Car Warranty Coverage

In any industry, you’ll find a certain number of products have defects. That happens, and we’re lucky in the U.S. to have Lemon Laws to cover the random dud, but you also want coverage against lesser evils. Volkswagen isn’t going to leave you high and dry when something goes wrong with the new car you just bought and brought home. The 2016-2017 New Car Warranty coverage includes everything from your powertrain to roadside assistance. And we’re not going to lie, it’s better than most of the competition. Read the rest of this entry >>

Master Technician Andreas Humpert at Compass Volkswagen

Compass VW Technician honored with Master Technician Title

Master Technician Andreas Humpert at Compass Volkswagen

Who doesn’t like to brag that their technicians are well-versed on all the minutiae of an individual brand?Humpert Compass Volkswagen Ring Close Up When you bring your vehicle to Compass Volkswagen, you come certain that the service performed will be up to the OEM standard. This means not only using the approved parts and fluids, but our service employees know exactly what is wrong when it comes time to diagnose an issue. Which is why we are proud to have Master Technician Andreas Humpert at Compass Volkswagen. We’re honored to have all our employees working together every day, but Andreas just received this status in recognition of his expertise and hard work. Read the rest of this entry >>

What kind of coolant does VW use

What does engine coolant do in your VW car?

What kind of coolant does VW use?

During long winters we spend endless nights shivering under piles of blankets just wishing for the summer heat, but this year we have gotten more than we bargained for with consecutive 90+ degree days. While we’re trying to hang in there, your car is likely suffering just as much. Engines get perfectly hot all on their own, thank you very much, and they don’t need this extra hot weather making things worse. If your car is starting to run a little funny, or worse, actually overheating and failing to start, you may be wondering whether you should get a coolant flush and what kind of coolant VW uses. We’ve got some tips to help keep your vehicle going during this hot, hot summer. Read the rest of this entry >>

Why is VW car wheel alignment important

What are the benefits of getting your wheels aligned?

Why is VW car wheel alignment important?

There are things we love about the summer season, and there are things we hate. Love? Warm temperatures, concerts and days on the beach. Hate? Road construction. The winter season ended a long time ago here in Middletown, NY, and yet tell that to our DOT. The extremes between hot and cold weather here are damaging to our roads, which means that we end up needing frequent and time-consuming road repairs. If you’ve been debating stopping by the Compass Volkswagen dealership you may be wondering, why is car wheel alignment important in your Volkswagen? With pothole season upon is, this time of year it’s definitely something you should consider getting done, and soon. Read the rest of this entry >>