February 17th, 2016
Choosing a family-friendly sedan can be the perfect solution when you’re after a vehicle that will keep the whole crew comfortable while also delivering on the pep you love so much under the hood. When you’re shopping for a family vehicle, though, safety is typically even more important than space or performance.
Fortunately, the 2016 Passat at our Maryland Volkswagen dealer delivers on all three in buckets. You can rest easy knowing that you and your crew are in good hands thanks to the 2016 Passat’s Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
For 2016, the IIHS has tightened its standard for the Top Safety Pick+ designation, making this announcement all the more impressive for VW fans. To earn this title, vehicles must now earn the top rating of “Good” in all five crashworthiness tests, as well as a rating of “Advanced” or “Superior” in front crash prevention system performance. The 2016 Passat earned its designation with flying colors.
At our showroom, we’re thrilled to see the innovative safety features that the 2016 Volkswagen Passat brings to Maryland drivers. Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc., was similarly pleased. As he says, “The award demonstrates [our] longstanding commitment to vehicle safety and the development of innovative technologies.”
McNabb continued, “Features such as Active Blind Spot Monitor and perpendicular Park Assist are unique to the segment and not typically seen outside of the luxury market.” Other available features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, Rear Traffic Alert, and Lane Departure Warning add to this enhanced sense of awareness behind the wheel.
When you’re eager to put safety for your family first without passing up on style and performance, the 2016 Passat becomes an easy choice. To see for yourself with a test drive, be sure to contact Pohanka Volkswagen online or to call our staff at (301) 808-7100 today!
June 30th, 2015
If you’re like many drivers at this time of year, you’ve been spending your time fantasizing about the road trip you’ll be taking this season. Chances are, though, that your car isn’t looking dingy or dirty in your daydreams; it’s looking as fresh and bright as ever.
At our Maryland Volkswagen dealer, we love the look and feel of a freshly cleaned car just as much as you do. To help you get that brand new feeling back, we’ve got some tips to keep in mind while you get ready for your next adventure.
Washing your car is the natural first step when it’s time to freshen things up. Start with a car-friendly detergent and a soft sponge or microfiber cloth, paying extra attention to the nooks and crannies of your vehicle to rinse away dirt and debris.
If you’re due for service before your trip, too, don’t forget that you can knock out two birds with one stone at our Volkswagen service center in Maryland; we offer a complimentary exterior wash with every service visit!
Nothing is worse for passengers on a trip than having to share space with the driver’s collection of gas station receipts and year-old water bottles. Put your trash and recycling cans to use, and then dive in with a good vacuuming. Don’t forget to wipe down interior glass while you’re at it!
It’s also a good idea to have your cabin air filter checked, if your vehicle is equipped with one. This can reduce odors, dust, and allergens entering your vehicle, making for a smooth ride all around. Our team is happy to help with this replacement, and we’re open seven days a week; no need for an appointment, just bring it in!
If you want a truly refreshed experience when you slide into your car, then a full detailing is the way to go. We offer a comprehensive range of interior and exterior detailing services at Pohanka Volkswagen, making it easy for you to find the package that’s perfect for your desires. Considering we offer specials on detailing packages and detailing protects your car’s residual value, this route is a win-win!
To learn more about our maintenance, car wash, and detailing services, be sure to contact us online or to call our team at (301) 808-7100 today. We’ll send you off in style!
March 31st, 2015
For many first time shoppers, a trip to the dealership can be an overwhelming experience. With so many options to choose from and the prospect of finally owning a first car, the excitement can be enough to make it difficult for younger drivers to make a decision.
At our Maryland Volkswagen dealer, our team’s top priority is always to work hard in order to help our customers find the perfect vehicle. Of course, this stands just as true for younger shopper and those who are looking to buy a pre-owned vehicle.
There are many factors to consider when shopping for a vehicle, and your priorities are sure to change depending on your personality and the situation at hand. One thing that many young motorists share during the shopping process, though, is a focus on price. At Pohanka Volkswagen, we’re here to help drivers make the right choice.
Like many other things in life, the key to shopping for an affordable vehicle is to strike a perfect balance. Shopping for an inexpensive new car isn’t always your best bet, as many new economy cars may leave you without safety features or extra that you deserve.
Instead, many experts agree that shopping for a late model used car – think between two and five years old – is often the best choice, particularly for younger drivers or shoppers on a budget. Our inventory of one-owner used cars in Maryland is just the ticket for Volkswagen fans!
In addition to being closely inspected by Pohanka Volkswagen’s expert team, you’ll find that many of these late model vehicles still carry warranty coverage from the manufacturer to set your mind at ease. Combined with the dependability of a newer vehicle and the modern features you crave, this peace of mind is just what young drivers need to be confident on the road.
Whether you’re a first time shopper or just looking to find the perfect vehicle to suit your current budget, our team can help you find what you’re after. For more information, be sure to contact Pohanka Volkswagen online or to call our team directly at (301) 808-7100 today!