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VW News & Reviews from Valley VW in Staunton

What Are the Differences Between Different Vehicle Safety Ratings?

If you're reading this, it's likely that you've already come across the different types of vehicle safety ratings that we'll be talking about in this article. As the two most notable ratings out there, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) both have different rating systems that are important to understand.

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Get Your Car's Facts Straight with the Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned Program

The Volkswagen certified pre-owned program may be the best way for you to buy a used vehicle. It comes with myriads of useful and intuitive options for you to enjoy while browsing our selection. With it, your experience will be more easy-going and informed. Let's discuss some of the ways this program can enhance your driving experience.

The program comes with a model-specific warranty. 

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Neat Little Accents That Take the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen to the Next Level in Appearance

If you are looking for a vehicle with style, then the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is the type of vehicle that has the appealing designs that will bring you the amazement that you are looking for. One of the reasons that we have chosen this vehicle for our Valley Volkswagen inventory is that we have noticed the nice little details that complete the stylish nature of the vehicle's design.

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Oversteer vs. Understeer

The way a vehicle responds depends on the action of the steering wheel combined with the amount of acceleration while making the turn. It is also necessary to consider whether the vehicle has front- or rear-wheel drive.

Understeering commonly occurs in front-wheel-drive vehicles. A driver may turn the wheels to quickly or too far and the vehicle cannot send enough power to the wheels to respond. 

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Strapping Items to The Roof

When you're traveling, and you put luggage on top of your vehicle, there are a few tips for using the roof rack. Make sure that the items that you're putting on the top of your car are secured with ropes or cords. Try to wiggle the items around after they are in place to ensure that they don't move around while you're driving.

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Check Out the Volkswagen Atlas and Its Technology Features at Valley Volkswagen

Are you the kind of person who longs to have all of the latest technology, both at home and when you are on the go? If you are, you will be excited about some of the technology features that are included with the popular family SUV that is the Volkswagen Atlas. This mid-size SUV is set up with special features to make your driving easier and more enjoyable.

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The Importance of Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

If you are not having your wiper blades replaced on a regular basis, you could be making it more difficult to navigate the roads in inclement weather.

Those rubber elements of the wiper blades will begin to break down due to oxidation, making them hard and brittle. This can also occur when the sun is constantly beating down on them. Brittle blades cannot hug the curves of the windshield and clear your field of vision.

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Vehicle Battery Maintenance Safety Procedures

Because a vehicle battery holds energy, the terminals can generate sparks if proper maintenance procedures are implemented during a testing routine. If you want to avoid a shock when testing a battery, you'll need to follow a few steps while using proper maintenance equipment.

You should wear gloves while handling an old battery because chemicals could seep out of the housing.

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The 2018 Volkswagen Golf Smartphone Integration

These days, everything offers smartphone integration, including cars. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf is a popular compact car that's available with a high-tech service that provides you with real-time information about your car on your mobile device.

Called the VW Car-Net service, this feature works with a smartphone application. 

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