Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

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

Monday, December 26th, 2022
Illustration of the travel assist feature in a Volkswagen

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. 


3 Best Ways to Stay Safe While Driving at Night

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
Curvy road 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. 


When to change my tires?

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022
View of tires stacked together

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.


How Safe is the 2022 Volkswagen Passat?

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021
A white 2022 VW Passat driving on the highway.

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.


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…)

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