Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

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…)

Driving safely around motorcyclists

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Driving safely around motorcycles text overlaid on image of two people riding on a motorcycle

How to drive safely next to a motorcycle  

Spring is underway, and that means that there will soon be plenty of motorcycle riders out on the roads. When you’re driving, any deviation from what is expected can be difficult to handle and could even lead to an accident. As the weather gets nicer, more and more two-wheeled vehicles will be on the road. This spring, take some time and learn how to drive safely around motorcyclists.   (more…)

2018 Volkswagen Passat technology updates

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
2018 Volkswagen Passat Side Profile turning a corner

What new features are available on the 2018 Volkswagen Passat?  

When a new iteration of a vehicle is released, it can be exciting to take a look at all of the new features that are available. Even when there aren’t substantial updates, even a little bit can be exciting. As such, there is plenty to be excited about with the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, which has a wide array of standard and available technology features. Drivers who are going to be checking out all of the features will be surprised by the technology that is available on the 2018 Volkswagen Passat. (more…)

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan named Top Safety Pick

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan driving through rain

Insurance Insitute for Highway Safety designates 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan a Top Safety Pick 

When you’re out on the road, safety is probably the furthest thing from your mind. Despite the fact that you’re in one of the most dangerous positions when you’re in the driver’s seat, it is likely that you’re thinking about what you want for dinner or busy singing along with the radio, rather than giving your undivided attention to the road. That is why many new vehicles have available or standard advanced safety features, and why the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety puts out ratings every year. (more…)

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan safety features

Friday, September 29th, 2017
hardener orange 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

How can the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan keep you safe in a collision? 

Nobody likes to think of what would happen if you got in a car accident, but it’s something that happens to a lot of people. If something happens while you are driving, it is nice to know that your vehicle is able to help keep you safe. That’s why new vehicles, like the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, have a wide array of standard and available safety features that can help in the event of an accident. (more…)

5 Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe While Traveling

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Safety Tips for Driving With a Dog

As a dealership that sells predominantly passenger vehicles, we deal with an abundance of families among our prospective buyers at Elgin VW. Obviously, with so many families coming through our doors, our clientele also frequently counts dog-owners among their numbers. So, if you own a dog, how can you keep your dog from hurting itself? Here are a few tips to keep your dog safe in your car while traveling. (more…)

Stay safe when driving in darkness

Thursday, May 12th, 2016
trail of lights on a nighttime highway

How to drive safely at night

The sun sets every day, turning light blue skies into a much darker shade, almost black. The world changes a bit at night, and that is especially true for nighttime roads. Gone is our helpful star to shine its light along the way. Quite simply, it is harder to see in the dark, and certain driving habits we have during the day may not be appropriate at night. Keep reading for a few suggestions of how to drive safely at night. (more…)

Four Volkswagen models among the 2016 Top Safety Picks

Sunday, December 20th, 2015
2016 Volkswagen Jetta safety features

2016 Volkswagen Jetta safety features

Volkswagen has been given praise for the safety of its automobiles. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced its 2016 list of Top Safety Picks, and four Volkswagen models made the cut. The 2016 Golf, Golf GTI, Jetta, and Passat all earned the rating of Top Safety Pick+, which is the highest rating a vehicle can receive from the institute, a notch above the Top Safety Pick honor. Vehicles are graded on a scale of good, acceptable, marginal, and poor. To earn the Top Safety Pick+, vehicles must receive “good” grades in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint crash tests. Furthermore, to earn the coveted “plus,” vehicles must receive a rating of “advanced” or “superior” for front crash prevention systems. Read on for how such aspects as the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta safety features helped the cars earn this honor. (more…)

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