What’s new on the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon?

By Product Expert | Posted in New VW Models, Volkswagen News, VW Arteon on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 8:52 AM
2019 Arteon exterior profile

From its elegant exterior design to its luxurious cabin, the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is an eye-catching sedan. The all-new model first started to arrive in the Donaldsons Volkswagen showroom this spring. At the heart of the new sedan is a 268-hp, 2.0-liter TSI® engine paired with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, which gives the Arteon its signature athletic handling and performance. The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon also receives a variety of new technologies and features. Here’s a closer look at what’s new on the 2019 Arteon. Read the rest of this entry »

What are must-have Volkswagen Tiguan accessories?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Parts & Accessories, Service, Tips and Tricks, VW Tiguan on Sunday, September 15th, 2019 at 8:43 AM
2019 VW Tiguan downtown parked

Perhaps one of the most exciting parts of getting a new vehicle is customizing it. Whether that’s as simple as adding floor mats or as extensive as adding custom exterior detailing, it’s all up to you. And if your new vehicle happens to be the Tiguan then you have a lot to look forward to because this SUV is available with a wide variety of accessories. With so many options, you might be wondering what the must-have accessories are. Here are some of our most popular 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan accessories. Read the rest of this entry »

Things to do in fall near Patchogue, NY 2019

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, For Fun, Interesting Stuff on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 9:25 PM
A boy lifting a pile of leaves

Fall in Long Island is a special time. The air is cooler, crisper and the leaves start changing to vibrant shades of yellow, orange and red. Best of all, autumn brings a variety of fun events. From fall festivals and carnivals to marathons and 5Ks, Long Island has it all. If you’re looking for something fun to do this fall 2019 near Patchogue or Sayville, NY then our list is for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Long Island fall day trips near Sayville, NY

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, For Fun on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 8:35 AM
A woman walking through a corn maze

Fun fall activities for families near Sayville, NY 2019

Autumn in Long Island. There’s nothing quite like it. The temperatures are cool and crisp, the leaves turn vibrant colors and families start to put out the Jack-o-lanterns. Best of all, Long Island has a variety of fun things to do when the weather turns cool. From pumpkin picking to fall festivals, the Sayville, NY area has it all. That said, here are some fun fall day trip ideas for families near Sayville, Long Island.


Pick pumpkins at F&W Schmitt’s Family FarmColorful pumpkins in a pile

Here you can find a wide selection of pumpkins of all sizes, a corn maze, hayrides, farm animals and pony rides and much more. Find the perfect pumpkin and then enjoy some time with friends and family on a hayride or with a journey through the corn maze.


Pick-your-own apples at Lewin Farms Apple Picking

Enjoy fresh apples right off the tree here at Lewin Farms. This 4th generation family farm sells many different types of apples in addition to pumpkins/gourds, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and much more.


Visit the Oyster Bay Oyster Festival

While this festival is a bit of a hike (about 1 hour) from Sayville, it’s well worth the trip. The event is free and most activities are free as well. Here you can find live entertainment, delicious food, ships, pirate shows, midway rides, fresh oysters, an oyster shucking contest and much more. Despite rumors, the festival is still happening and runs October 19-20, 2019.


Attend the Long Island Fall Festival

The annual festival has something for everyone, including international food courts, three entertainment stages, a world-class carnival, a hilltop brewery and much more. The fun takes place at Heckscher Park in Huntington and runs from October 11-14, 2019.


Go on a hike through Connetquot River State Park Preserve

Enjoy a relaxing walk through the beautiful state park preserve. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a day with the family on a nice fall day. The state park preserve has over 3,000 acres of land and is a great place for fishing, bird watching, horseback riding and much more.


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What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy the beautiful fall weather with friends and family? Let us know in the comments below. From all of us at Donaldsons Volkswagen, thank you for reading!

Volkswagen announces new tech, features for 2020 models

By Product Expert | Posted in New VW Models, Volkswagen News, VW Arteon, VW Atlas, VW e-Golf, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI, VW Jetta, VW Passat, VW Tiguan on Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 8:08 AM
2020 VW Passat parked downtown

What are the 2020 Volkswagen lineup updates?

The 2020 model-year is right around the corner and Volkswagen has a variety of exciting updates for its lineup of sedans, wagons and SUVs. Among the lineup updates is the addition of standard in-car Wi-Fi capability, front assist, blind spot monitoring and rear traffic alert on most vehicles. Volkswagen has also made wireless charging available on select models. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect to see on the new 2020 Volkswagen lineup. Read the rest of this entry »

When can I buy the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Future, New VW Models on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at 5:40 PM
A Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept vehicle cruises up a highway in a snowy environment.

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport Arrival Date

If you’re like us, you’re foaming at the mouth waiting anxiously for the new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Okay, maybe you’re not quite as desperate for this new midsize VW SUV as we are, but you’re at least wondering: when will the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport arrive? Read the rest of this entry »

When will the 2020 Volkswagen Tarek hit dealerships?

By Product Expert | Posted in New VW Models, VW Tarek on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 8:19 PM
Volkswagen Tharu crossover

2020 Volkswagen Tarek Crossover release date

As the American market continues in its infatuation for crossover models, automakers are changing course to cash in on the craze. Volkswagen stays on the offense, churning out more crossover models for consumers to choose from. On the horizon for the upcoming model year, the 2020 Volkswagen Tarek gives VW enthusiasts yet another exciting addition to look forward to. Read on for more information on the 2020 Volkswagen Tarek Crossover release date and other details. Read the rest of this entry »

Does the 2019 VW Atlas have parking assist?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Features, Technology, VW Atlas on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 5:19 PM
Silver 2019 Volkswagen Atlas cruises around a highway curve by the shoreline.

Park Assist Feature on the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Automakers are coming out with new driver-assistance features at a near-alarming rate. Well, it would be alarming if the features weren’t so darn helpful.

One of the latest of these features is Park Assist, which eliminates one of the continuously torturous daily driving tasks. Does the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas have a parking assist feature? Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen Ends Production on 2020 Golf R

By Product Expert | Posted in Future, Interesting Stuff, Volkswagen News, VW Golf R on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at 5:59 PM
Rear driver angle of a blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf R driving on a road

Volkswagen has announced early this month that the 2020 Volkswagen Golf R will be leaving production. That means that the 2019 VW Golf R will be the last model available. Keep reading to learn more about the discontinuation of the Golf R and what’s to come. Read the rest of this entry »

Is conventional oil the same as synthetic?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Performance, Service on Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 2:07 PM
A mechanic pouring engine oil into a car

This important question has started plenty of debates and discussions since synthetic oil first started being used in vehicles in 1966. That question is, “is conventional oil better than synthetic or are the two relatively the same?” Most importantly, have any industry-standard studies been done that prove that one performs better than the other? Read the rest of this entry »