Summer heat here in Lewisville, Texas, can be a bit extreme in the summer. If your car is sitting in the sun, it can suffer a lot of damage. Here are a few ways to keep your car protected from the Texas summer.
Park in the shade
If you can, park your car in the shade all the time. If it will be parked in one spot for most of the day, try to find a spot where the shade will fall on your car at the end of the day so it will be cooler when you come back. You can always leave the windows open a crack to lower the temperature, too, if you’re in a secure place and it won’t rain.
Wash and wax your car
Over time, the sun and heat can damage the finish on your car. Frequent washing and waxing can help remove the dirt and protect it from the sun by giving it an extra protective coat.
Use a windshield cover
When you park your car, use a windshield cover to reflect some of rays. This will help keep your car cooler and protect the interior.
Use a leather conditioner
If the car has a leather interior, you need to apply a conditioner to keep the leather protected. The sun and heat can dry and crack the leather if it is not maintained properly.
If your car’s air conditioning needs fixed or engine is overheating this summer, bring your Volkswagen to the Lewisville Volkswagen service center. We can help your car stay cool this season.
One of the best ways to bond with your children is by including them in the things you love. If you are a father and you love taking care of your car, consider asking your kids to help you with some basic maintenance. Not only will this help teach them valuable skills, but it can be a great way to spend valuable time with them. Here are some easy maintenance things that are safe for kids to do.
Checking the oil
Reading the dipstick is an essential task in checking your car’s health, and your kids can help. Show them how to safely remove the dipstick when the car is cool and let them find the line, telling you if it’s too low.
Checking the air filter
Pulling out the air filter and seeing if it is dirty is an easy task for kids. Show them how to hold it up to the light. If you can see through it, the filter is okay, but if you can see dirt and dust, it is time to replace it.
Checking the tires
An air pressure gauge is an easy tool to use. Show your kids how to press it quickly against the valve stem to read the tire pressure.
Involving your children in basic car maintenance is an important learning exercise for one day owning their own car. And if you have a teen that’s ready for their first car, we have lots of affordable used cars in stock at Lewisville Volkswagen.
Spring is almost upon us, and that means it’s the perfect time of year to give your vehicle a good once-over. If you’re aching to get outside and spring clean your car, consider these tips from your friends at Lewisville Volkswagen.
Clean out clutter
The first step is to throw away trash and remove anything you’ve been leaving in your car that doesn’t belong there. This gives you a good place to start cleaning the interior.
Scrub and vacuum
Vacuuming the floor of your car can only do so much if you have dirt and debris in the nooks and crannies. Take out the floor mats and give everything a good scrub before breaking out the vacuum.
Use the right soap
Did you know dish soap can wear away your car’s shine? Avoid wear-and-tear by using a soap formulated specifically to wash cars.
Window cleaner last
Because of dirty water running down the sides of the car, windows have a tendency to get dirty again during the cleaning process. Save them for last, and clean both inside and out with a window cleaner.
Catch up on maintenance
It’s not enough to keep your car clean. You have to keep it running, too. Don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle into Lewisville Volkswagen’s service department. Our skilled technicians can do any routine maintenance and a full mechanical inspection.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI has been a sporty icon in its segment for over 44 years. In 2020, the all-new Golf GTI is getting an eighth-generation remake for the 2021 model year. Volkswagen’s goal when designing the 2021 Golf GTI was to integrate plenty of technology features to keep it on the cutting edge of convenience, entertainment, and connectivity.
The hatchback’s family is also debuting two new siblings for the classic Golf lineup: the hybrid GTE and the more fuel-efficient GTD. While the standard Golf GTI and the GTE hybrid both crank out a spirited 245 horsepower, the Golf GTD instead focuses on commuter-friendly fuel economy at 200 hp.
No matter which model you choose, the Volkswagen Golf delivers the latest in style and design. Interior features like Travel Assist are designed to make the Golf more versatile and convenient, and the 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit and 10-inch navigation system enhance the connectivity and interior luxury to an exciting new level.
Standard equipment on the all-new Golf GTI includes features like Lane Keep Assist and the autonomous braking system Front Assist, while drivers looking for more entertainment features will enjoy We Connect and the Press & Drive comfort start system.
In January 2020, Cars.com named the new Volkswagen Atlas the Family Car of the Year. Several factors determine the winner of this award, including passenger and cargo space, safety features, and crash test ratings.
The editor-in-chief of Cars.com, Jenni Newman, said of the
Atlas, “The three-row SUV has a cavernous interior that can easily handle
hauling kids and their car seats, and unlike many of its competitors, the Atlas
has a third row that’s roomy enough for taller teens or adults. It also sports
a sizable cargo area, meaning families don’t have to choose between carrying
people or their stuff.”
For families in the market for a new vehicle, the 2020
Volkswagen Atlas is an excellent contender. The Atlas provides comfortable
seating for as many as seven passengers, and has plenty of room for car seats
and cargo. Depending on your family’s needs, the Atlas is available in seven
unique trims levels. Regardless of the trim level you select, the Atlas offers
standard Wi-Fi® connectivity and a plentiful list of driver-assistance
If you want your loved ones to ride in the 2020 Family Car of the Year, bring them in for an Atlas test drive today at Lewisville Volkswagen.
Spring is in the air in Texas, which means tulips,
daffodils, and hyacinths are spreading fragrant, colorful cheer around the
Dallas-Fort Worth area. Here is a list of Lewisville Volkswagen’s top suggestions
to view spring blooms near Dallas-Fort Worth this spring.
Gardens at Heritage Park
The Botanical Garden in Grapevine, is a beautiful spot to soak in the glory of spring. With picturesque fountains and bridges, Grapevine Botanical Gardens makes an excellent backdrop for family photos. Guided tours and classes on pruning plants and birdwatching are fabulous ways to spend an afternoon with your family.
Rich Lubke Community
Families looking to spend some time in nature don’t have to venture far thanks to the Rich Lubke Community Organic Garden. This community garden provides fresh produce to those who utilize the meal services provided by the Salvation Army. Community members can adopt a plot in the garden and grow produce in order to help give back to those less fortunate.
Dallas Arboretum and
Located in nearby Dallas, this expansive botanical garden may just be the most beautiful garden of its kind in the world. For six weeks this spring, visit the garden to experience over 500,000 tulip blooms and over 100 varieties of unique spring bulbs in addition to events for children, food tastings, and live music.
If you’ve caught the gardening bug, visit Lewisville Volkswagen to find an SUV that can accommodate your landscaping needs.
Volkswagen recently expanded its SUV lineup when it introduced the Volkswagen Atlas three-row SUV to wide success. The Atlas family is now expanding with last October’s unveiling of the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport two-row variant of the three-row behemoth.
The new 2020 Atlas Cross Sport starts at just above $30,000
for the base S trim. In total, the Atlas Cross Sport is available across eight
trim levels: S, SE, SE with Technology, SE with Technology R-Line, SEL, SEL
R-Line, SEL Premium, and SEL Premium R-Line.
Under the hood of the new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport S
lurks a turbocharged inline-four engine that can crank out 235 horsepower. The
front-wheel-drive SUV rides on 18-inch alloy wheels and is both guided and
trailed by automatic LED lamps. Other key features include automatic windshield
wipers, a 6.5-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
integration, and safety features like blind-spot monitoring and automatic
Opting for a higher trim level can get you premium features
like heated front seats, a larger infotainment screen, dual-zone climate
control, a power hatch, remote start, adaptive cruise control, turning
headlights, a heated steering wheel, memory seat settings, a panoramic sunroof,
leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and an upgraded sound system.
Be sure to visit Lewisville VW for more information – and an up-close look – at the new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.
Welcome to the new Lewisville Volkswagen blog. We’re happy
you found us!
Lewisville Volkswagen is located in Lewisville, Texas, right outside of Dallas. We are open Monday-Saturday, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. for sales and from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. for service (closing early at 5 p.m. on Saturdays). We offer a massive inventory of new Volkswagen vehicles, as well as a wide range of used models from various automakers. If you are looking for a new or used vehicle in Dallas, Texas, or just need some routine maintenance, we recommend checking us out!
Here at Lewisville VW, we offer
A no-pressure sales environment where our sales
staff is committed to transparency and helpfulness.
One of the largest inventories in the area.
Great prices on tires.
Genuine OEM-certified parts for Volkswagen
Check in to our blog regularly to find out what is going on
in the Lewisville community; we’ll talk about great seasonal events and fun things
to do. We will also highlight updates about the Volkswagen brand and vehicles
that will be arriving to, or are already on, our showroom floor. On top of
that, we will be writing about vehicle maintenance, driving tips, and other DIY
topics related to car ownership.
On behalf of everyone at Lewisville Volkswagen, welcome to our
blog. We look forward to hearing from you and doing business soon.