What should I include in a basic car care/repair tool kit?

By blogsadmin | Posted in For Fun, Service, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 4:03 PM
Person using a socket wrench on a car engine

This question isn’t just asked by new or first-time car owners, many long-time owners that are just getting into “do it yourself” (DIY) auto-repair might also ask it. Having the proper tools for the job is important in many fields, especially car repair and care. The work might be as simple as changing brake pads, but having the right tools makes a big difference in the level of labor involved.
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How to Check the Oil in a Volkswagen

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service, Tips and Tricks on Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 3:39 PM
Car servicing mechanic pouring oil to engine. Closeup of fresh oil being poured into a car.

Checking Oil in a Volkswagen

Regular maintenance is a big part of owning a vehicle. Without proper upkeep, your vehicle can run into serious issues over time. One of the most important regular maintenance you can perform is getting your oil changed. Having your oil refreshed on a regular basis is essential to maintaining engine health. If you’re not sure if your vehicle needs an oil change, or more oil added, you can check your oil to see if it’s time for a fill-up. Read the rest of this entry »

Make the Season Bright and Right with the Volkswagen Sign Then Drive Event!

By blogsadmin | Posted in For Fun, Sales/Specials on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 8:18 PM
Smiling woman who had a successful holiday shopping trip

Volkswagen Sign Then Drive Event 2017 “Holi-Dang” Commercial

While we always laugh at the mishaps that take place during the holiday season (like everything that occurred in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – from the overcooked turkey to Uncle Louis burning down the tree). However, when things go wrong for us during the season, it can make us want to cry. Even if your turkey does not turn out or a family member destroys your home this holiday season, at least one thing will go right when you purchase a Volkswagen from our dealership. We are participating in the Volkswagen Sign Then Drive Event 2017. This event allows you to score an amazing deal on your next Volkswagen! Check out the Volkswagen Sign Then Drive Event 2017 “Holi-Dang” commercial to learn more! Read the rest of this entry »

Trying to Score a Good Deal on a New VW Before the Holiday Rush? Shop During Our Sign Then Drive Event!

By blogsadmin | Posted in Sales/Specials on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 6:37 PM
Couple meeting with dealer during the Volkswagen Sign Then Drive Event

Volkswagen Sign Then Drive Event 2017 Near Sayville, NY

There is so much that we need to do before the holiday season! We have to shop for gifts for our loved ones – along with the ingredients for the big family dinner. Many of us also have to travel great distances to visit relatives. This means that we need a reliable vehicle to get us where we need to go – and Volkswagen is just the brand to do it! Volkswagen is renowned for being affordable, but we understand that money can get tight during the holiday season. That is why we are participating in the Volkswagen Sign Then Drive Event 2017! Read the rest of this entry »

What Song is Playing in the Volkswagen People First Warranty Commercial?

By blogsadmin | Posted in For Fun, Warranty on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Attendees at at 1960 music fest

Song Title from VW People First Warranty “Rain” Commercial

Volkswagen has always been known for its top-notch quality and engineering. Recently, the German automaker looked back on its roots as the “People’s Car” and was inspired to develop a new People First 6-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, which comes with most new 2018 VW models. To spread the word, Volkswagen created a new commercial that brings us back to the 1960s music fest era, and they chose the perfect background song! It is the Joe Crocker version of “With a Little Help from My Friends”. This version was released in 1968 – just one year after The Beatles made the song a hit. Joe Crocker was also one of the musicians who performed at Woodstock in 1969. Watch the commercial below! Read the rest of this entry »

Have You Heard About the New “People First” Warranty from Volkswagen?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Warranty on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 2:54 PM
Lady holding up the keys to a new Volkswagen with People First Warranty

People First Warranty for 2018 Volkswagen Models

For 80 years, the Volkswagen brand has been loved by drivers all over the world. Whether they drive a Beetle, Golf, Jetta, Atlas, or a vintage Bus, drivers have enjoyed a high-quality and long-lasting ride. Over the years, the models in the Volkswagen lineup have become even more dependable in order to get you where you want to go. In fact, Volkswagen is so confident about its vehicles that it is offering a special warranty on most of its 2018 vehicles. Read the rest of this entry »

Check Out This Video Featuring the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas!

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Atlas on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 2:46 PM
2018 Volkswagen Atlas on a rural road

2018 VW Atlas Features YouTube Video

Here at Donaldsons Volkswagen, the all-new Atlas has become a best-seller for families looking for versatility and comfort. In the few months that it has been available, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has become a jack-of-all trades. To get a good first look at this brand-new vehicle, check out the video below. Read the rest of this entry »

How Safe is the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Safety, VW Tiguan on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 2:41 PM
The safe and powerful compact 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan crossover

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan IIHS Safety Rating

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has been available for a couple of months now, and it is already a top seller here at Donaldsons Volkswagen. Our customers love how spacious and user-friendly the Tiguan is, and they feel very secure inside the solid cabin. Speaking of security, the 2018 Volkswagen was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)! Read the rest of this entry »

How Much Does the 2018 Volkswagen Passat Cost?

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Passat on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 9:26 PM
The VW Passat GT is one of the 2018 VW Passat Trim Options

2018 VW Passat Trim Options and MSRP

Here at Donaldsons Volkswagen, the Passat is a popular choice for Long Island drivers. As a midsize sedan, the Volkswagen Passat is perfect for both daily commuting and long-distance road trips. It offers an amazing amount of efficiency so that you can go farther with fewer fill-ups along the way. Unlike compact models, the Volkswagen Passat has a larger cabin, which makes it ideal for taller drivers or those with growing families. For 2018, the Volkswagen Passat continues to provide a high-quality and dependable ride while remaining affordable. Here is the list of prices for the 2018 Volkswagen Passat: Read the rest of this entry »

What Paint Colors Come With the 2018 Edition of the Volkswagen Beetle?

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Beetle on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 8:21 PM

What are the Paint Color Options for the 2018 VW Beetle?

2018 is a big year for Volkswagen. Besides the addition of the all-new 2018 VW Atlas and the fully-redesigned 2018 VW Tiguan to the brand’s lineup, the longtime favorite VW Beetle underwent a couple of changes – most notably a new engine and some color switches. We have already talked about the new engine’s specifications and fuel economy, so now we will talk about color. The hues chosen by Volkswagen predict a fun and optimistic 2018 with bright hues and shiny neutrals. Check them out! Read the rest of this entry »