Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Where can I shop for a new car online in Elgin, IL?

Friday, November 20th, 2020
Man and woman shop for VW online. Man holds paper that reads, "To Do: Buy a Volkswagen"

Though there are many, many challenges being presented to us in these unique times, one of the positive side-effects of the coronavirus pandemic is how people are experimenting with new ways of Being. One of these experiments involves doing more shopping online, even for items customers previously tended to prefer to buy in-person, such as a new vehicle.

Thanks to such experimentation, many individuals are finding that, to their surprise, shopping for a new vehicle online can be an easy, straightforward experience that is preferable in many ways to the traditional trip to the dealership lot. Where can one shop for a new car online in the Elgin area?


Is outdoor recreation safe in Illinois during the coronavirus pandemic?

Thursday, July 16th, 2020
A question mark floating over a forest path is fitted with a mask

Outdoor Recreation in Illinois during COVID-19: Safety and FAQs

Summer is in full swing, and it would certainly be a shame to miss the whole thing cooped up indoors. But missing things is a concept we’re getting quite used to in 2020, as our typical way of life remains heavily disrupted thanks to COVID-19. Though the disruption is certainly a bummer, irresponsible actions leading to contraction and spread of the virus would be far worse.

With this in mind, is it okay to exercise and enjoy oneself outdoors during the current pandemic?


Is engine oil poisonous?

Saturday, March 7th, 2020
Transcluscent amber oil pours from a container.

It’s pretty clear that engine oil is not a good thing to drink for refreshment. But how bad is it? Is motor oil poisonous?


What safety features does the 2019 Tiguan have?

Thursday, September 5th, 2019
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan red back view at night

Safety features of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

When you buy a vehicle, you want to make sure that it’s a safe ride. Not just for you, but also for your friends and family. What about the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan? It has the safety you need, and we are going to show you as we walk through many of the safety features of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. (more…)

What is pedestrian monitoring

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
2019 Volkswagen Arteon yellow back view near people

How does Volkswagen pedestrian monitoring work?

Volkswagen is a technology-forward company, and now many of their cars come with a relatively new technology called pedestrian monitoring. How does Volkswagen pedestrian monitoring work? We have answers for you! Learn about this new innovative safety technology and how it can save lives. (more…)

What Should I Keep in My Car for Emergencies?

Friday, July 26th, 2019
Man leaning on broke down car calling for help on his phone with an open field in the background

Nobody wants to be stranded after something happens. It’s best to prepare for the worst and have a car emergency kit ready to go. So, what should you keep in your emergency kit for your car? (more…)

What features are offered in the Volkswagen active technology?

Monday, April 15th, 2019
2019 vw passat parked outside

Volkswagen Active Safety Features 

Cars, trucks and SUVs have different uses for everyone, but almost everyone needs one. They are used for the modern digital nomad on a journey, the construction worker towing their gear, or the college student driving to campus. Safety, however, is always number one priority when looking for a new vehicle no matter who is driving or where they are going. Keep reading to learn more about the available suite of safety technology offered in new Volkswagen models. 


Which 2019 Volkswagen Models Come With All-Wheel Drive?

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
A white VW Golf Alltrack sits parked in the middle of a desert, with mountains piercing the clouds in the far distance.

With unsafe conditions accounting for a sizeable percentage of road-incidents, anything that will improve the safety of ourselves and our families on the road is of paramount importance. Though many may associate all-wheel drive with rugged adventure (and it certainly does have a place in that), it’s actually a feature we can all find a use for. (more…)

Why should I switch my tires to snow tires for winter?

Monday, December 17th, 2018
Car tires on winter road covered with snow.

The Benefits of Using Winter Tires in the Snow 

Here in Illinois, we’re no strangers to winter driving. With cold weather and snow in an abundance here in Elgin, many drivers are wondering if now’s the time to make the switch over to their car’s winter tires. Here at Elgin Volkswagen, we’ll walk you through the benefits that come along with using winter tires for your vehicle.  (more…)

Learn more about the impressive safety features in the 2019 VW Arteon

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
profile view of 2019 vw arteon

2019 Volkswagen Arteon Safety Features

New for the 2019 model year, the Volkswagen Arteon is a spacious, high-class sedan that offers drivers all of the features and technologies they’re looking for. One of the biggest highlights of the 2019 VW Arteon is its full suite of advanced safety features and driver assistance technologies. Learn more about these impressive features and how they work here! (more…)

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