Category Archives: Safety

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Front and Side View

Video: Lane Change System (Side Assist) in your Volkswagen

Watch How the Lane Change System Works in New Volkswagen Models!  

To assist you on the roads with an extra pair of eyes, Volkswagen has added numerous driver assistance features in their vehicles. With the Lane Change System (Side Assist), the driver will be alerted when vehicles are approaching from the rear and side that may be out of view of the driver. This feature would trigger warning signals that will flash brightly to warn you against changing of lanes when a vehicle is approaching on your blind side. Watch this video to learn how the lane change system works in new Volkswagen vehicles presented to you by our team at Elgin Volkswagen in Elgin, Illinois. 

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Illustration of the travel assist feature in a Volkswagen

Video: Learn How to Use Travel Assist/Emergency Assist (2023+ models)

Watch this video that shows how to use the Travel Assist/Emergency Assist feature in your Volkswagen

As part of the advanced driver assistance features suite called IQ.DRIVE, introduced in the latest Volkswagen models, drivers can now discover more confidence while on the road. Irrespective of your destination, this safety suite will help you enjoy your journey without much stress. A couple of features that are included in this IQ.DRIVE safety suite are Travel Assist and Emergency Assist. While the Travel Assist helps you maintain a distance from the vehicles ahead, and the Emergency Assist feature can detect driver inactivity and, if necessary, keep the vehicle in its lane and bring it to a stop. Watch this video that shows how to use the Travel Assist/Emergency Assist feature on the latest Volkswagen models, presented to you here by Elgin Volkswagen in Elgin, Illinois. 

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Curvy road at night

3 Best Ways to Stay Safe While Driving at Night

How to Stay Safe While Driving at Night 

Most people find driving at night more difficult and stressful than during the day. Poor visibility, fatigue, and impaired judgment can make nighttime driving dangerous. In this blog by Elgin Volkswagen in Elgin, IL, we will explore the best ways to stay safe while driving at night. From keeping your car in good condition to being aware of your surroundings, read on for some helpful advice. 

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View of tires stacked together

When to change my tires?

Is it time to change my tires?

Worn-out tires are a hazard while on the road as it reduces the braking effect of your car and can cause an accident while on the road. Find out if it is time to change your tires by checking the tread depth of your Volkswagen. Join us at Elgin Volkswagen in Elgin, IL, to learn how to check the tread depth of your car. Continue reading for more information.

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A white 2022 VW Passat driving on the highway.

How Safe is the 2022 Volkswagen Passat?

2022 Volkswagen Passat Safety Features

The 2022 Volkswagen Passat is a sedan like no other. It outperforms many of its competitors and continues to be a fan favorite in Elgin, IL. The sedan fares well in terms of performance and technology. But, what about safety? How does the sedan keep you and your loved ones safe on the road? Read today’s blog by our team at Elgin Volkswagen sharing details about the 2022 Volkswagen Passat safety features to understand what the sedan offers.

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

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

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?

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Is outdoor recreation safe in Illinois during the coronavirus pandemic?

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?

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Pedestrian Monitoring

What is pedestrian monitoring

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. Read the rest of this entry >>