It’s easier than ever to drive off in a new car during VW Sign then Drive

By blogsadmin | Posted in Sales & Incentives on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 5:07 PM
2017 Sign then Drive Event banner

2017 Volkswagen Sign then Drive Event North Charleston SC

Even though we try to tell ourselves the holidays are distant as long as Thanksgiving hasn’t even happened yet. The reason? We don’t want to think of the work and expense that goes into the season. Even Thanksgiving involves not just a day of cooking, but a grocery list that’s a foot long. All of this means pinching pennies until the new year, for many of us, so it’s not the ideal time to make a big purchase. That’s why around this time every year, we host the Volkswagen Sign then Drive event here at Stokes VW of North Charleston SC. For the 2017 year, this event has already started and runs through November 30. Read the rest of this entry »

Could VW develop a race car that actually competes?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Stories of Interest, Volkswagen News on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 5:44 PM
Volkswagen track-ready all-electric race car outline in shadows

Volkswagen track-ready all-electric race car

It’s not that we aren’t impressed when an automaker creates a fantastic concept car that promises to be fast and electric, but many times it’s never actually made. Or if it is made, it doesn’t prove its merit. Not in a real way. What’s a real way? A vehicle that competes in a race. Volkswagen has now hinted at development of a track-ready all-electric race car. If electric cars are known for one thing, it’s typically not speed. Can VW do it? Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits of having App-Connect in your VW

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Volkswagen Tech on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 8:44 PM
Text over VW dashboard asking which apps work with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Which apps work on Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?

When it comes to infotainment, nothing is quite as sought after these days as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Simply put, these interfaces allow your touchscreen system to operate much like the smartphone you’re already accustomed to. The benefits are obvious, as each automaker’s individual system can have a learning curve. Your smartphone? You’ve been learning it for years. Naturally, we don’t want you to be watching YouTube videos or updating your Facebook while on the road, so both smartphone systems are stripped down to only allow apps that make sense use while driving. So which apps do work on Android Auto and Apple CarPlay? Read the rest of this entry »

What does the VW new car warranty cover?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Service, Volkswagen News on Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 6:03 PM
Volkswagen 6 years-72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty

Volkswagen 6 years/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty

They say the customer is always right, but we’ve all had times when customer service has failed us. The worst is when a product fails just past the warranty coverage date. You can’t fault the company, but you have the lingering feeling that your purchase should have lasted longer. Volkswagen has decided that what it means to truly put the people first is to provide coverage that is far more reasonable for how long you expect to drive your new car. Starting in 2018, there’s a new People First Warranty – a bumper-to-bumper warranty that lasts for 6 years/72,000 miles, whichever comes first. Read the rest of this entry »

Get your costumes ready because it’s trick-or-treating season

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community Events on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 10:14 PM
2017 Trick-or-Treat times North Charleston SC

2017 Trick-or-Treat times North Charleston SC

If we all start brushing our teeth now, can we prep them for what’s to come? We know that’s not how dental health works for either ourselves or our children (but is it really so bad when it’s just your baby teeth?), but we can all dream. Isn’t that the point of the holiday, to dream? Your children get the opportunity to be a superhero and save the world, take a trip back to the old west as a cowboy or even turn into a ghoulish creature. Imaginations run wild, and it’s hard to keep your kids from doing the same thing when they realize ringing doorbells inevitably leads to a bag full of treats. So when should you head out with the little ones? Here are the 2017 trick-or-treat times for the North Charleston SC area. Read the rest of this entry »

What are the engine options in the 2017 Volkswagen sedans?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen CC, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 9:04 PM
2017 Volkswagen Jetta performance of all vw sedans

2017 Volkswagen Jetta, Passat, and CC performance specs 

Since you don’t often see a sedan pulling a trailer, some people don’t really pay attention to the performance of the new mid-sized vehicle they’re thinking of buying. However, when you’re looking for a high-performance vehicle, like any of the 2017 Volkswagen sedans, it can be helpful to know exactly what the specifications are for the vehicle you’re looking at.   Read the rest of this entry »

What technology features are available on the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan?

By blogsadmin | Posted in New Vehicles, Volkswagen Tiguan on Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 8:00 PM
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan technology and safety features

At this point, technology is a ubiquitous part of our society. You can do everything from your smartphone. With these technologies so ingrained in our culture, it’s no wonder that people like to be able to stay connected even when they’re driving. Of course, this can be dangerous and distracting. That’s why vehicles like the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has features that can help you stay connected and safe while you’re driving.   Read the rest of this entry »

Take a trip to a museum near North Charleston, SC

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community Events on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 9:03 PM

Museums Near North Charleston, SC 

Now that summer is over and school is back in session, it is time to learn something new. If you’re no longer a fresh-faced student, the best way to find new experiences and perspectives is to visit a museum. If you’re looking for something fun to do over a weekend, check out some of these museums near North Charleston, SC.   Read the rest of this entry »

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Fuel Economy

By blogsadmin | Posted in New Vehicles, Volkswagen Atlas on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 8:24 PM
2018 Volkswagen Atlas in profile drivers side

How fuel efficient is the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas? 

Buying a new SUV is great for carting people or cargo around, but in some cases, it can be disastrous for your wallet when you stop at the gas pump. Unless you have super cool friends (or particularly precocious children) who always pay you back for gas, you’re the one throwing away money just because you have a vehicle that can fit seven people. If you’re driving the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, you won’t have to spend as much time worrying about all the gas you’re going through.  Read the rest of this entry »

The importance of checking your oil

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 5:20 PM
how often should you check your oil? oil being poured into a funnel

How often should you check your oil?

All aspects of vehicular maintenance are important. If something isn’t right with your vehicle, it could be potentially disastrous for you and your wallet. Most times, an expensive fix comes down to not performing regular maintenance of your vehicle. An easy way to keep repairs at bay and save money is by regularly checking your engine oil.   Read the rest of this entry »