Volkswagen of Gainesville

July 1, 2017
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How to Protect Your Jetta from Gainesville’s Summer Heat

While you’re busy keeping yourself cool this summer, don’t forget about your beloved Jetta! Humans can take advantage of shorts, t-shirts, and air conditioning, but your Jetta is always in its birthday suit and can’t apply its own sunscreen. You’ve got to help it out! Here are some ideas to help protect your car from the blistering Gainesville heat and Florida humidity.

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Staying Cool on the Road

If you’re in the Lake City or Ocala areas, it’s a good idea to visit our VW of Gainesville dealers and maintenance team to prepare your car for summer. To help prevent your car from overheating while you’re driving, we can check under the hood to ensure all connections are secure and that there are no cracks in your radiator hoses. Heat can wreak havoc on a car battery, so we can test it and clean it, as well. We’ll also take a look at your radiator fan and perform a coolant flush if necessary.

Keep an eye on your temperature gauge while on the road; if it gets too hot, pull over, open the hood, and let the engine cool down. Usually, this is enough to get you back on the road, but you should schedule a visit with one of our VW mechanics to make sure something more serious isn’t contributing to the overheating.

Summer is also a fine time to double-check that your air conditioner is running flawlessly! If the cool air just isn’t cutting it like it used to, swing by for an inspection and complete AC recharge. Often times some refrigerant and a new AC hose are all it takes to keep your Jetta cool. Continue Reading →

June 1, 2017
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Fun Fourth of July Events Around Gainesville in 2017

Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday this year, and many people get a four-day weekend (yay). This mini-vacation is viewed as a period of celebration—after all, our military victory over the British was kinda important—but there’s more to it than just fireworks. This Independence Day, head out to some of these amazing Central Florida events to enjoy our country’s birthday (and fireworks).

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Cedar Key Fireworks

Florida State’s Highway 24 cuts out at the lovely coastal town of Cedar Keys, where calm Gulf waters offer a reflective surface for the 4th of July fireworks display. Cedar Keys hosts one waterfront campground, which allows for the best views of the evening’s fireworks, and the public beach and boardwalk aren’t too shabby, either. If you are in the mood for that Gulf Coast ambiance and hospitality, Cedar Keys is a great place to be this Independence Day. Continue Reading →

May 1, 2017
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The 2017 Volkswagen Passat: Elegance on Wheels

The long-awaited 2017 Volkswagen Passat has finally arrived, and boy is it something special. It has an elegantly shaped exterior that is reminiscent of the traditional European look with a luxurious interior to match. This eighth incarnation of the classic Passat features a very spacious interior with a telescoping steering wheel and back seats that will happily accommodate even the tallest adults. The center instrument panel seamlessly integrates an LCD touchscreen with auxiliary audio and USB ports. The roomy interior along with the 15.9 ft³ of trunk space makes this an excellent business sedan as well as a safe family vehicle.

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And that’s not all you’ll find with the 2017 Passat, which is available for sale and lease today at VW of Gainesville. Like most Volkswagens, every new Passat features stylish alloy wheels, and most available trims come stock with LED headlights and remote ignition. But it’s what’s under the hood that really makes the new VW Passat truly magical. Continue Reading →

April 4, 2017
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Five Reasons You’ll Love the New VW Atlas SUV

Have you heard the buzz about the VW Atlas SUV? For the first time, Volkswagen is building an SUV that’s sized for the active American family. It’s built in the U.S., for the U.S., and it’s specifically tailored for the U.S. market. Here are just a few other reasons why we think you’ll love the 2018 Atlas.

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#1: Lots of Space

The Atlas is the biggest Volkswagen currently offered in the United States at 198.3 inches long, 77.9 inches wide, and 69.6 inches high.  You’ll find the Atlas holds all the gear an active family needs, from strollers to sports equipment.

In addition to lots of cargo, the Atlas also hauls lots of people. It’s a true seven-seater with a real third row that’s comfortable for adults. The Atlas offers a sliding middle row to help increase legroom. Plus, the second row flips forward (rather than folding) for easy access to the third row. This allows you to leave an empty child safety seat in place while everyone else piles into the third row.

Overall, the Atlas offers an impressive 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the second- and third-row seats folded down. You also have the option of a 50/50-split third row and 60/40-split second row for even more flexibility. Continue Reading →

March 1, 2017
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Volkswagen’s College Grad Incentives Saves You Money in Gainesville FL

Graduating from college is a big deal, and you should be proud of your accomplishment. At VW of Gainesville, we salute you!

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We also recognize that once you graduate, getting the credit you deserve in life can be difficult. To help you out, we’ve created the Volkswagen’s College Grad Incentives program, designed with you in mind. If you are a recent college graduate or you anticipate graduating soon, then don’t miss the opportunity to get:

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February 1, 2017
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Self-Driving VW Microbus Wows Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen wowed audiences at the recently concluded 2017 Detroit Auto Show with its retro/futuristic Microbus that the German automaker used to showcase its cutting-edge suite of autonomous driver technologies.

Autonomous Bus Creates Buzz.

VW claims that the “I.D. BUZZ” concept is the world’s first electric multi-purpose vehicle with a fully autonomous driving mode. This futuristic microbus will have a total of 369 horsepower with a range of 270 miles. The zero-emission vehicle will reportedly accelerate from 0-60 mph in around 5 seconds, with a governed top speed of 99 mph.

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January 1, 2017
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Why You’ll Love With The Stunning New 2017 Jetta

Born on the Autobahn and designed for America, the new 2017 VW Jetta for sale near Gainesville at your hometown Gainesville VW new car dealer, VW of Gainesville, is a car that’s easy to fall in love with.

You’ll Love The Classic Styling

If you’re someone who’s looking for a compact four-door sedan that doesn’t buy into the latest “here today-gone tomorrow” fads, then you’ll appreciate the new 2017 Jetta’s timeless style. VW kept the clean-looking Jetta free of awkward lines, creases, chrome doodads and embellishments so many other automakers are sticking onto the cars these days.

That’s not to say that the 2017 Jetta doesn’t have a sporty personality. A tapered hood meets a tasteful front grille framed by large projector headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights. An updated lower fascia features available fog lights that add a dash of sport. The Jetta’s smooth flanks are accented by handsome available 17-inch sport alloy wheels. Indeed, the Jetta is sleek, sophisticated, and aerodynamic; without a hint of pretentiousness.

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December 1, 2016
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Learn About 2 Exciting New 2017 VW Models From VW of Gainesville

VW of Gainesville, your preferred Gainesville, FL, Volkswagen new car dealership, proudly introduces two exciting new 2017 VW models. Now available at our VW dealership near Ocala, FL, the luxurious new 2017 CC four-door sports coupe and go-anywhere 2017 Golf Alltrack Wagon are just two examples of VW’s European-inspired design and heritage of Teutonic engineering excellence.

As we go into the New Year, let’s take the wraps off of these two exceptional 2017 VWs for sale near Gainesville.

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2017 Volkswagen CC Sports Coupe

First up is the beautiful, sleek, and elegantly refined new 2017 CC Sports Coupe for sale near Ocala, Fl. The CC carries VW’s premium luxury banner proudly. The CC’s superb craftsmanship, quality materials, and VW’s exemplary attention to every detail put it in a class by itself.

Timeless Design

Looking every bit the challenger to the likes of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi, the exterior of the new 2017 CC is a testament to VW’s restrained, yet contemporary design philosophy. You won’t find hard lines, awkward angles, or excess bling on the CC. Instead, the CC oozes understated class and sportiness, from its signature grille and rounded coupe-like roofline to its smooth flanks and large LED taillights. I n other words, this is one car that will continue to look fresh and modern years from now.

The CC’s available Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) add a brilliant dash of modernity to the CC’s subtle front end. Ever the innovator, VW created a unique, available Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) that actually turns the headlight beams in the direction of travel to help improve nighttime visibility. Cleverly hidden within the taillight lenses are two “Cs,” which is certainly a nice touch. And you’ll appreciate the available power folding side mirror that fold themselves out of the way. That’s especially handy when pulling into a tight parking space.

The curvaceous and sleekly aerodynamic CC also shows off its sporty side with available five-spoke alloy wheels that give it a more muscular appearance. Continue Reading →

November 1, 2016
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10 Powerful Tips For Healthier Holiday Eating

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Much like binge-watching your favorite shows on Netflix or Hulu, binging out during the holidays is a traditional American ritual. It can be very hard to control yourself with the intoxicating aroma and sheer volume of fattening food circulating around the holidays. From office potlucks to granny’s homemade pumpkin pie, eating healthy during the holidays can seem like an almost impossible goal to achieve.

However, according to Karen Asp of RealSimple.com, there are some healthy eating strategies you can employ to help combat the overwhelming frenzy of festive holiday feasting.

  1. Bring Your Own Healthy Food.

Those office, social, or church potlucks can wreak havoc on healthy holiday eating. If asked to bring a dish, contribute something healthy, like a salad or veggie tray. That way you can enjoy it and cut down on the cupcakes.

  1. Focus On The Healthiest Foods First.

Load up on salads, broth-based soups, and other healthy items that will satisfy your hunger, so you don’t over eat. Continue Reading →

October 1, 2016
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How To Make 10 Terrific Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving. It’s a day we set aside to remind ourselves just how thankful we are for all the blessings we enjoy. It’s a time when friends and family gather around the dinner table to partake of a delicious Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings.

Ever since the legendary encounter between the Pilgrims and Native Americans, countless families have tried to fashion the perfect Thanksgiving feast. But let’s be honest. Serving a memorable Thanksgiving dinner isn’t easy. It involves a lot of preparation and planning.

Executing a successful Thanksgiving is all about the cooking. And the key to that is a great recipe. Fortunately, there are hundreds of recipes that give you step-by-step instructions on everything from cooking the moistest and most flavorful turkey to mouth-watering side dishes and delectable desserts.

Your Recipe For Thanksgiving Success

But why go through all the effort of researching some of the best recipes on the web when we’ve done the work for you? It’s all right here in our exclusive Volkswagen of Gainesville guide to cooking the best Thanksgiving meal ever. It’s a soup-to-nuts catalog of some of the most savory Thanksgiving recipes you’ll find. Bon Appetit!

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  1. Garlic & Herb Roasted Turkey

Turkey is the star of the show, and this simple recipe will put your culinary skills in the spotlight as you serve up a bird that’s both juicy and delicious. Get this recipe at http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a44466/garlic-and-herb-roasted-turkey/ Continue Reading →