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If you need a new crossover SUV with AWD, you’ll want to stop by our showroom today

Which 2020 or 2021 Volkswagen crossover SUVs have all-wheel-drive near Middletown, NY? 

In the retail automotive world, this part of the year is a bit of a transition period. The current model year is at its peak and the next one hasn’t really started to build steam yet. That’s what makes a question like, ‘Which 2020 or 2021 Volkswagen crossover SUVs have all-wheel-drive near Middletown, NY,’ such an interesting and important one. There are a lot of ways in which VW vehicles stand out from the pack. As it applies to our conversation today, we’ll be looking at what the 2020 VW Tiguan, 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport and the 2021 VW Atlas. Each of these incredible crossover SUVs are in the running to be among the best platforms available in this very competitive segment of the global automotive industry. Let’s take a look at a few things you’ll need to know before you visit the Compass VW showroom.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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VW Sensor-Controlled Luggage Compartment Instructions

How to use the Volkswagen Hands-Free Easy Open Trunk

Opening your trunk with your hands full has never been a fun experience. Thankfully, the Volkswagen Sensor-Controlled Luggage Compartment allows owners to open the hatch or trunk of their vehicles by just using their foot. To learn how to use the Volkswagen Hands-Free Easy Open Trunk, follow these steps. Read the rest of this entry >>

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How to connect a smartphone to a Volkswagen

Volkswagen Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Instructions

Our smartphones and devices have become more and more important parts of our lives. Volkswagen recognizes this and offers multiple connectivity options that allow drivers and passengers to conveniently and safely access their device apps and features. If you are looking to learn how to connect a smartphone to a Volkswagen, follow these Volkswagen Apple CarPlay and Android Auto instructions. Read the rest of this entry >>

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan information display

Volkswagen Dashboard Warning Lights

Volkswagen Dashboard Warning Lights 

We know that drivers want to know about their warning lights, especially when the light turns on inside their vehicle. Don’t worry, we have you covered. These lights are just ways of warning you in order to help solve your vehicle’s problems. We want to help you understand what these lights mean and what you should do when one of these turns on. Let’s take a look at the Volkswagen dashboard warning lights to show you their meaning.  Read the rest of this entry >>

What to Do During Summer Storms While Driving Your Volkswagen

Road Tripping This Summer? Find Out What to Do When You Encounter Severe Weather!

What to Do During Summer Storms While Driving Your Volkswagen

When we make plans for our summer road trips, we mostly think of where we want to go and when we want to get there. But there is something that we usually do not think of until we encounter it: severe weather. We have seen some crazy storm systems over the years here in New York, but it seems like they are a whole different animal when you are driving cross-country out on the Great Plains or the other states that make up Tornado Alley. Here are some tips to help you know what to do when you encounter dangerous storm systems while you are road tripping. 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 >>

2017 VW Golf GTI and Golf R Driving Mode Selection

How does Volkswagen driving mode selection work?

2017 VW Golf GTI and Golf R Driving Mode Selection

They say real automotive enthusiasts prefer a manual transmission, but with dual-clutch automatic options hitting the market and proving themselves to outperform the ol’ stick shift, how is a performance-minded shopper to choose? Well, you’ll be happy to know that most VW models have a few driving modes to help you customize the driving experience. Those of you out there considering the 2017 VW Golf GTI or Golf R will also note the Driving Mode Selection feature, which steps things up even further. Let’s explore the various VW driving modes. Read the rest of this entry >>

What is VW Keyless Access with Push-Button Start?

What are the benefits of push-button start in your VW?

What is VW Keyless Access with Push-Button Start?

Some of us older drivers always get a bit misty-eyed when we think about the simpler days, and that includes long discussions of the virtues of older cars. They were easier to fix, after all, and why can’t it be as intuitive to use a touchscreen as it was to simply turn a knob or push a button? Of course, we tend to gloss over the fact that seats weren’t as supportive, everything vibrated and both A/C and cruise control were considered luxuries. Today’s luxuries include more complex features, like the VW keyless access with push-button start system. What is it, and what are its benefits? Read the rest of this entry >>