Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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How to use the Blind Spot Monitor in my Volkswagen?

Video explaining the Blind Spot Monitor in Volkswagen

Volkswagen has always given number one priority to safety while manufacturing its vehicles. The latest models of Volkswagen are also equipped with yet another advanced safety feature to give more confidence in your driving experience. The Blind Spot Monitor feature in the new Volkswagen models scans behind the area of your vehicle and also creates alerts when any obstacle/vehicle/pedestrian enters these zones. This is a very handy feature while you back up your car. Are you curious to know how to use the Blind Spot monitor in your Volkswagen? We have an official Youtube video by Volkwagen USA, presented to you by Neftin Westlake Volkswagen in Thousand Oaks, CA.

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What Equipment Should You Have in Your Vehicle?

List of items to keep in your car

Maybe you’ve just recently bought a new vehicle, or maybe you’re just looking to reorganize. Regardless, many drivers eventually start to wonder what types of useful gear they should keep in their vehicles. With vehicle interiors being so spacious and cargo-friendly, it only makes sense to make the most out of all that storage space. We’ve put together a list of items to keep in your car to get you started. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Car insurance terms you should know

Everyone has car insurance (we hope so, anyway). You’re supposed to have car insurance, and you can be fined for not having it or even not having proof of it if you get pulled over. If you don’t work in the insurance industry, there can be many confusing terms. Let’s go over some common car insurance terms and phrases that you need to know. Keep in mind that you have probably heard these all before, but maybe you haven’t taken the time to understand what they mean.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Ways you can prevent auto theft

One of the biggest nightmares of car owners is getting their vehicle stolen. You put literally tens of thousands of dollars into your car, so you want to be sure that it’s safe no matter what. There will always be criminals who are looking to break into your car or even steal it for themselves. While the odds of that happening are relatively low, there are still some easy things you can do to prevent your car from being stolen. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Road trip car games

Packing the family up for a long drive across the state or across the country is always an interesting experience. They say the journey is sometimes better than the destination, and in many cases that is true. In many more cases, the journey can be super boring, especially for young ones. If you’ve ever driven through the plains of Nevada, New Mexico, Nebraska, or wherever, you know that the road can get quite long and bare. Wouldn’t it be cool to have some games to play to pass the time?  Read the rest of this entry >>

Benefits of owning an SUV

Benefits of owning an SUV

Sports utility vehicles have become more popular than ever imagined. They are as durable as anything on the road, they look good, and they can go just about anywhere. They generally aren’t great on gas mileage, but SUVs make up for that with large seating capacities, high safety ratings, and long lifespans. Read on to see three reasons why owning an SUV might be right for you.  Read the rest of this entry >>

How far can you drive your Volkswagen when the low fuel light turns on

How far can you drive your Volkswagen when the low fuel light turns on?

Most drivers in the market for a high-quality, fuel efficient vehicle are likely to turn to the Volkswagen model line; its selection of sedans, hatchbacks and crossovers has found widespread acclaim from industry vets because of the tech advancement and economic performance of each. However, even the best vehicles need to be filled up, and if you’re wondering: “How far can you drive your Volkswagen when the low fuel light turns on?” We’ve got your answer today here at Neftin VW!   Read the rest of this entry >>