Keeping Your Tires Functional Keeps You Safe on Dallas Roads

At Lewisville Volkswagen your safety is our number one concern. Spawned from exquisite German engineering,  you can be rest assured that every Volkswagen car you own and drive in Dallas will carry you safely.  However, often times, we find that beyond the external body and internal parts of your Volkswagen vehicle, there are other factors that come into play in auto safety. This blog post focuses on how to maximize the effectiveness of your Volkswagen’s tires and educates you on how to maintain those tires for safety beyond the Volkswagen engineering.

Tires are the single most important safety feature on your vehicle.  Without a quality, fully-functional tire, you and your most precious cargo are at risk.  Rest assured that with a few easy tips you can keep on top your tire safety, how to maintain your tires and find a quality replacement when the need arises.

Maintaining Your Tires

Checking Air Pressure in your TiresAir Pressure: Always check the tire inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.  This information is often found in the car owner’s manual as well as a label inside the vehicle doorjamb.  You want to check the pressure once a month and before long trips.

Rotation: Although this may seem like an unnecessary expense, rotating your tires will actually save you money in the long run.  Ensuring that all tires wear evenly extends the life of your tires.

Alignment: Tire alignment can become awry due to daily driving impacts such as potholes.  Aligning your tires ensures that the vehicle handles correctly and minimizes the wear impact to your tires.

Vibration: If your car is shaking while you are driving, there is a problem with your suspension system, steering column and/or tires.  It will also expedite the wear on your tires.  If your car is vibrating it will need to be seen by a safety technician such as those at Lewisville Volkswagen.

Replacing Your Tires

All tires have indication bars that let you know when your tread is too low and your tire needs to be replaced.  By taking your car to a quality dealership like Lewisville VW, your tire tread can be measured by certified safety technicians who can inspect your tires using a tire tread gauge.

If it is determined that your tires are in need of replacing, you can rest assured that we are also happy to supply you with quality tires that will provide you with piece of mind about your safety on the road, as well as perks such as a two-year road hazard warranty, and technicians who you are happy to consult with you anytime for all your safety needs.

Buying tires in Dallas should be an easy process. Let Lewisville Volkswagen be your guide. In fact right now you can buy 4 tires and get free road hazard. For more information on this current special click here.
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The New VW EOS 2012: A Whole Lot of Smooth for your Vroom

At Lewisville Volkswagen, we have a new co-worker. Everyone says that she is a go getter, a firecracker, and well, ready to work.

She’s beautiful, ambitious, and guaranteed to stop traffic.

Who is this, you ask?

It’s none other than the German-engineered new VW EOS 2012.  This newly redesigned gem has been turning heads since its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and was received with just as much excitement right here at the recent Dallas Auto Show.

And who can blame the legions of adoring fans from A-list celebrities like Heidi Klum to the car aficionados here in our own town?  The Eos is beautiful inside and out.

The exterior is the perfect blend of cutting-edge performance and refined style.  It boasts a five-part roof unit that swiftly converts the Eos from a classy coupe into a sleek convertible and is the only hardtop convertible with a built-in sunroof.

All New EOS 2012 VW - Lewisville VWAll that beauty is powered by the latest VW 2.0 liter 16-valve DOHC turbocharged and intercooled four-cylinder gasoline engine.  The automatic Direct-Shift Gearbox is standard, and uses an automatic dual-clutch system that instantly engages and disengages gears without the need for a clutch pedal.  Translation? This engine delivers a whole lot of smooth for your vroom.

2012 VW EOS Dallas Volkswagen Dealer Lewisville VWThe 2012 model has been redesigned in myriad thoughtful ways.  The xenon headlights now contain 14 integrated LEDs and are mounted atop a redesigned grille trimmed with luxurious chrome.  The refined exterior comes in a wide variety of colors and is decorated with new trim on the instrument panel.  Higher trim Eos lines contain genuine walnut wood panels, and all of the models come standard with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.  The doors, window buttons and light switches also feature chrome details .   And the Keyless Entry and Start System will give owners the freedom to climb in and start up their Eos without their key.  HD Radio reception, SIRIUS satellite radio and MP3/WMA playback will keep the driver cruising with their favorite tunes.

Of course, the Eos boats superb safety features such as roll bars and fog lamps, and is protected by a standard three year, 36,000 mile warranty.  Also included is 24-hour roadside assistance.

For more information about this little showstopper, visit Lewisville VW at:

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Volkswagen Concept Cars: Timeless VW

Lewisville Volkswagen knows that our customers love their VWs.  We also know they not only love to drive their VWs, but just as much as Volkswagen likes to dream up cool concept cars, our customers like reading about it! So, with that said, we decided it is time to share with all our fans, some of the concept cars that Volkswagen has out there today!

The new concept cars from Volkswagen, old ideas, we just made up.

Open the door, sit in the driver’s seat, close the door, and your ears go “pop.”  Just sitting in a Volkswagen can tell you what a lot of us already know: few cars can match the quality craftsmanship of a Volkswagen. Starting the motor is like winding a fine watch; you can hear that everything is perfectly synchronized. More than a machine, the VW engine is almost alive in its harmony—and that’s just the prelude.  Once you put it in gear and start moving you can feel the unbridled enthusiasm of a machine effortlessly performing exactly as designed, poised to take your driving experience to the next level and beyond.  Some call it magic, we call it Volkswagen.  The following are the VW concept cars.

Putting the magic to work in a whole new way.

Electric Bulli Concept - Lewisville VWIn 1950, Volkswagen introduced something innovative in concept and design to the automotive world.  The first van was simply called, T1 for Transporter 1.  To the Germans it was called “Bulli.” We, however, came to know it as the immortal “microbus,” an iconic symbol often associated with the 1960s counterculture movement. This legend of Haight-Ashbury and a free lifestyle lives on today in a new concept and design called, of course, “Bulli,” Volkswagen’s microbus concept car.  At first glance, this vehicle makes one think that this is something never seen before, something new, fresh and exciting.  All this is true, from the small horizontally placed LED headlights and “L”-shaped daytime running lights and turn signal clusters, to the four generous doors offering entry into a spacious and comfortable interior.  This is an all-electric drive vehicle offering over 180 miles between charges; charges that take less than an hour.  Upon further inspection, as the rounded rear corners and the stance of this machine born of magic come into view, there are reminders of its beginnings, almost like a child to its parent.  The Samba must be proud of this new release of freedom.

Can you feel the excitement and expectation?

Upon first viewing of the New Black Beetle commercial, one can feel that they have been bitten by this marvelous creature and infected with the desire to learn more.  If the new Black Beetle is half the car of the promise, half the car of its ancestry or half the car of the dream instilled, it will be a marvel indeed.  But don’t settle for half, for the designers and makers of Volkswagen don’t seem to know how to deliver half—they have always delivered more.  Keep the dream; it won’t be a dream for long!

Something else to dream about, but you don’t have to just dream.

VW Golf R Concept Car - Lewisville VWTalk to Dub enthusiasts and say the magic words, “Golf R,” and watch the smile spread across their faces.  The cry has been heard all the way in Wolfsburg:  “Open the gate and let the horses free!”  The folks at the home office agreed. The turbocharged inline 4-cylinder will push the four-wheel drive Golf R from standing still to sixty faster than any Golf before.  Equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, R badging, and body kit, this sporty gazelle offers unlimited driving excitement but you better hurry—The Golf R will be available on a limited basis and only for a limited time. Is this the stuff that dreams are made of?  No, this is the stuff Volkswagens are made0 of.

Is it a sleek coupe or a sexy convertible?  You decide.

2012-Volkswagen-Eos-Lewisville VWNewly designed for 2012, the Volkswagen Eos hardtop convertible will take you for a ride while the sun caresses you in its golden warmth.  But when it is cloudy, cold, or raining, this elite driving machine will protect you with all the amenities and comfort of a hardtop coupe.  Listen to its 2.0 liter, 16-valve, DOHC, turbocharged, intercooled, 4-cylinder power-plant revel in production of 200 horsepower.  You want to be here and it wants to be here, doing what comes natural, enjoying the ride.  And when the sun comes back looking for you, just 25 seconds stand between you and the retraction of the five-part roof.  Is this perfection?  Maybe, or maybe it is just magic.

Do you want to know where the magic is?  Just keep reading.

A visit to Lewisville Volkswagen will show you all you want to know.  Our inventory is here for you to see for yourself why once you drive a Volkswagen, you will measure every other car by the experience.  Your Dallas VW dealer isn’t just about selling you a car, either; we are here to ensure that your experience of owning a Volkswagen remains the infectious reality we know it to be.  Check out your Dallas Volkswagen dealership by clicking here.

Extend Your Piece of Mind with a Volkswagen Extended Vehicle Warranty

Never is Murphy’s Law of “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” more applicable than when it comes to warranties on expensive purchases.  That home stereo system, washer/dryer or car will function perfectly, until the day the warranty expires, and then all bets are off.

Lewisville Volkswagen Extended WarrantyLewisville Volkswagen understands how frustrating it can be to think that an expensive vehicle repair is covered under a manufacturer’s warranty only to discover that it has, in fact, recently expired.  Most repairs and maintenance covered under the manufacturer’s warranty are not required during the term of the warranty.

This is why Lewisville Volkswagen offers extended warranties, whether you are a person looking for a new car in Dallas or a used car in Dallas:

Silver Plan:

New car: This plan covers the major components in your vehicle and offers protection against many major mechanical breakdowns.

Used Car:  This is an extended warranty plan for used vehicles and includes major components covered under the Powertrain Plan, with Steering, Brakes, Air Conditioning, Front Suspension, and Electrical systems.

Gold Plan:

New Car: This plan includes the coverage provided under the Silver Plan, with the added protection of most major systems, and also the “high-tech” bells and whistles on your vehicle.

Used Car: This plan includes the VW extended warranty coverage provided under the Powertrain and Silver Plan, with the additional benefits like ABS component parts, 30 plus additional electrical components, oil pan, water pump pulley and much more.

Platinum Plan:

New car: This plan includes everything in the Silver and Gold Plans. Then it goes further, basically covering your entire vehicle.

Used car: This includes everything in the Powertrain, Silver, and Gold Plans with the added protection of the most major systems, and also the “high-tech” bells and whistles on your Volkswagen vehicle.

Lewisville Volkswagen Extended WarrantyAs you can see, all three plans offer amazing extended coverage well past the manufacturer’s warranty, with the Platinum plan providing the most comprehensive coverage of the three.  As evidenced by the following article, it is especially important for people who tend to hold onto their cars for longer than the manufacturer’s warranty (typically 3 years or 36,000 miles) to invest in an extended warranty.

These extended warranties not only give you piece of mind for years longer than the manufacturer’s warranty, but they also ensure a higher resale or trade-in value.

For more information about the extended warranty available with Lewisville VW, visit the Volkswagen Extended Warranty website.