How will you spend Labor Day weekend?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Happy Labor Day painted wood sign

What to do for Labor Day 2018 Longview TX

As we write this, it’s a blistering 92 degrees outside. The idea that summer is soon coming to a close is far from our minds, but that doesn’t mean Labor Day weekend doesn’t represent this for many. Campsites and hotels are already booked up for those who plan to spend the 2018 holiday enjoying the outdoors. If you didn’t plan that far ahead, you might be wondering what to do in the Longview TX area. Here are the event highlights. Read the rest of this entry »

My VW Bluetooth isn’t connecting to my smartphone, now what?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 9:15 PM
Find telephone button for reconnecting Bluetooth in VW

How to reconnect Bluetooth if it disconnects in Volkswagen

It can be confusing when you go into your car and try to play something from your phone, only for the sound to come from that same device’s speakers. Wait a minute, isn’t it supposed to connect automatically? Sometimes interference can cause connections to fail, but that doesn’t mean all is lost. Here is how to reconnect to the Bluetooth in your Volkswagen if it happens to disconnect. Rest assured, it’s easier than it was to pair to your Bluetooth for the first time. That wasn’t so hard, was it? Read the rest of this entry »

Are certified pre-owned vehicles worth it?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 9:00 PM
WorldAuto Certified banner with list of benefits

Certified pre-owned vs used Volkswagen

The phrase “certified pre-owned” probably sounds a bit like a marketing gimmick for those who aren’t familiar with the automotive industry. What’s the difference between certified pre-owned vs used? Technically speaking, a certified pre-owned vehicle is a used vehicle, but a used vehicle isn’t a certified one. The key differences are in the inspection, model year/miles requirements and the associated warranty. So is it worth it to pay more for a certified vehicle? Read the rest of this entry »

Bluetooth with audio streaming brings your favorite tunes to Volkswagen

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 9:04 PM
Volkswagen infotainment screen with Bluetooth icon

How to pair a smartphone or tablet to VW Bluetooth

These days the hype tends to lean toward Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, but what about pairing your phone to Bluetooth? The benefits of Apple CarPlay may be that your infotainment screen takes on an interface that you already find familiar, but it also means keeping your phone plugged in. Plus, there are times when you want to connect a tablet rather than your smartphone, right? If you’re wondering how to pair a device to the Bluetooth in your VW, we have answers for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Top pictures of MKI Volkswagen Golf GTI models on Instagram

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Golf GTI on Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 7:45 PM
2015 MKVII GTI vs MKI GTI

It’s true that the 2018 Golf GTI is much more potent than the MKI, but there’s no denying the nostalgia we feel for this car. It was known as the first hot hatch and though it looked just like the Golf aside from a few choice details, it packed a surprising punch. For those who want to reminisce, you’ll love our picks for the top pictures of the MKI Volkswagen Golf GTI models on Instagram. Read the rest of this entry »

Even the cup holders in the 2019 VW Jetta are redesigned

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Jetta on Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 9:00 PM
Front cup holders in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2019 Volkswagen Jetta cup holders

You might not think much about cupholders now, but there was a time when these convenient little compartments didn’t exist. You might be surprised to learn that the first cupholders weren’t introduced until the 1980s, and even then it wasn’t a standard feature. Do you recall the case in which McDonald’s was sued for having coffee that was too hot? The car in which the passenger was sitting didn’t have cupholders. When you think of it that way, you might consider this to be a matter of safety. Volkswagen takes its cup holders seriously, as can be seen in the redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. Read the rest of this entry »

How much roomier is the long wheelbase 2018 VW Tiguan?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Tiguan on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 6:59 PM
Side profile of the 2018 VW Tiguan with woman using Easy Open feature

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Cargo and Passenger Space

This year has been a big one for Volkswagen. When we say big, we mean the automaker has scaled things up with the 2018 Tiguan receiving an extended wheelbase, along with the introduction of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. Things are literally bigger here at the Gorman McCracken Volkswagen dealership. If you’ve been considering the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, you’re now faced with a choice between this new, longer option or the outgoing 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited. The latter of which is the Tiguan we’ve known and loved previous to this update. So what is the cargo and passenger space like in the new model and how does it compare to the Tiguan Limited? Read the rest of this entry »

VW is slowly democratizing adaptive cruise control

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 5:49 PM
Volkswagen ACC buttons on multi-function steering wheel

Does the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta have cruise control?

Have you ever thought a car’s price is too good to be true, only to find yourself correct when it lacks what many of us consider requirements these days? One such this is cruise control. If you’re comparing the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta to the likes of the Chevy Cruze, for example, you might be wondering if the Jetta has cruise control in the base trim. After all, the Cruze does not. We’re happy to tell you that cruise control is a standard even in the base trim level. You’ll find that all VW models have cruise control except for the outgoing Tiguan Limited, with adaptive cruise control becoming more and more popular. Read the rest of this entry »

How safe is the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Atlas on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 8:15 PM
Kurkuma Yellow Metallic 2018 VW Atlas Color

2018 Volkswagen Atlas IIHS Safety Rating

There are many considerations when choosing the ideal model for your family. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas easy gained attention for its comfortable third row and attractive array of standard and available features, but what about its safety ratings? These days automakers are held to a higher standard, and we think that’s a great thing. Recently, the 2018 VW Atlas was rated by the IIHS for crash tests. So how did it do? Read the rest of this entry »

What is your favorite paint color for the Passat?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Passat on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 8:58 PM
Bright blue 2018 Volkswagen Passat

2018 Volkswagen Passat Color Options

The Volkswagen lineup is a unique one because it’s not often thought of as offering just one thing. Rather, there are those who love the heritage of the Beetle, the sportiness of the GTI, or the European quality of models like the 2018 Volkswagen Passat. Styling for the model has been significantly changed over the years, but it still has the prestige of a high-quality feel for a non-luxury segment. The question isn’t what you’ll love about the Passat, but which color will catch your eye? Read the rest of this entry »