Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Your catalytic converter is worth a lot, are you properly protecting it?

Monday, June 21st, 2021
A catalytic converter attached to a vehicle's exhaust pipe.

Why do people steal catalytic converters?

Thieves breaking into vehicles has been a problem since vehicles and thieves have overlapped. Most Team Gunther Volkswagen customers in Daphne are very conscious about bringing their electronics in the house with them, because of the potential for data loss. However, there are still a lot of valuable parts and components to modern automobiles that people are willing to take. Catalytic converters are among the most common car parts stolen – especially in the last year or so. So, why do people steal catalytic converters? Obviously, money is the main reason. Also, let’s not forget that catalytic converters are vulnerable and easy targets. Let’s take a closer look at some things you should know.  (more…)

Volkswagen to keep name despite social media shocker

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
The Volkswagen name and logo will be staying in place for the near future.

Is Volkswagen really going to change its name ‘Voltswagen?’

It is pretty common for companies to change their logos as the years roll on to keep them fresh and modern. However, it is pretty rare for a major corporation to make a wholesale change to the name that has been with customers for generations. So, is Volkswagen really going to change its name to ‘Voltswagen?’ In short? No, the name is changing. The global automaker made a big splash on social media with a playful announcement that a name change was coming to reflect the manufacturer’s commitment to electric vehicles. Charitably, one could say the online reaction was mixed. Volkswagen released statements confirming the change then quickly backtracking to say that it was all an early April Fool’s Day joke. For every Team Gunther VW staffer that liked the potential change, there were more that were skeptical it would really happen. VW will continue to mean Volkswagen for the foreseeable future. However, you’ll want to keep checking back with the Team Gunther VW Blog for any updates as they become available.  (more…)

We finally get to meet the Volkswagen ID.4!

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
A right front quarter photo of the Volkswagen ID.4.

Release Date Info and official Performance Specs for the Volkswagen ID.4

Today is finally the day that Volkswagen has officially unveiled its first all-electric crossover SUV that is destined to arrive at American dealerships in 2021. We have been getting a look at this vehicle covered in camouflage to hide its body lines as well as a few tight photos of the innovative vehicle’s interior. However, now we can finally share some release date info and official performance for the Volkswagen ID.4. Team Gunther Volkswagen customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 VW ID.4 today through the automaker’s websiteAdditionally, customers will be able to choose between two equipment packages called, 1std Edition and Pro. Let’s take a closer look at what we can expect to see when the new Volkswagen ID.4 arrives at the Team Gunther VW showroom.  (more…)

VW continues to build excitement about ID.4 release

Thursday, September 10th, 2020
A photo of the driver's cockpit in the Volkswagen ID.4.

What will the inside of the Volkswagen ID.4 look like?

We are getting closer to the official reveal presentation of the Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover SUV. Our manufacturing partner has been teasing us and releasing information about it in drip and drabs for more than a year. And, as of a few days ago, we were able to take a look at some additional information that will shed just a little more light on what we’ll be able to expect from this innovative new vehicle platform. So, what will the inside of the Volkswagen ID.4 look like? The automaker has released a few new photos (which we’ve shared below) as well as some other important insights. Since the VW ID.4 is likely to attract a lot of attention when it is revealed to the world, our team was eager to get ahead of the curve.  (more…)

Volkswagen to introduce new Microbus in 2022

Friday, August 28th, 2020
A left profile photo of the Volkswagen ID BUZZ concept vehicle.

When can I buy the electric Volkswagen Microbus?

If you’ve been reading the Team Gunther Volkswagen Blog for a while, you know that the automaker has pledged to introduce several electric vehicles over the next several model years. The goal is to have an entirely electrified fleet by 2025. The centerpiece of that electric roster is the ID BUZZ concept vehicle, which is a modern reimagining of the iconic VW Type 2. So, if you’re wondering, ‘When can I buy the electric Volkswagen Microbus,’ your time is coming. Our manufacturing partner has promised that it will be available for the 2022 model year. A recent article (linked below) provides a little additional insight into what we can expect to see. But the short version is that it will be able to travel about 300 miles and offer a very flexible interior. If you want to know when it gets delivered to Team Gunther VW, make an appointment with us today.  (more…)

Volkswagen offers a look at its future EV charging network

Friday, July 24th, 2020
An illustration of a future Volkswagen EV that could be coming to the United States.

Volkswagen EV Charging Infrastructure

If you’ve been following along with the Team Gunther Volkswagen Blog for a while, you’ll know that our manufacturing partner has a lofty goal. VW wants to introduce several electric vehicles over the next few years, with the end-goal in mind of having its entire fleet of consumer vehicles be hybrids. Certainly, that is very ambitious but simply designing new vehicles and building them aren’t the only challenges. Our manufacturing partner has produced these videos detailing the Volkswagen EV charging infrastructure, which will help expand the places where these new vehicles can reload their batteries. We are very excited for the prospect of these vehicles coming to our showroom. While this is all very interesting, we understand some of you can’t wait for electric vehicles to arrive. You can see what Team Gunther VW has available today when you schedule an appointment with a product expert.  (more…)

Volkswagen teases tech upgrades for Tiguan crossover SUV

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
A left profile photo of the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Is the Volkswagen Tiguan getting redesigned soon?

When we received the sad news that the Volkswagen Beetle was going to cancel for the final time, many people around the Team Gunther VW showroom wondered which vehicle would pick up the mantle. According to the automaker, the VW Tiguan has become the most popular platform that the manufacturer currently produces. Even though it has to compete inside one of the most densely packed segments in the industry, the Tiguan continues to rank among the strongest options available to buyers. So, is the Volkswagen Tiguan getting redesigned soon? Yes, it is. VW recently released some interesting information on the subject at the end of June 2020. By and large, most of the vehicle’s updates are centered around its convenience features. Let’s take a look at what we can expect to see.  (more…)

Team Gunther VW expands service menu to help sanitize vehicles

Thursday, May 14th, 2020
A stock photo of a person cleaning a car's steering wheel.

Is there a vehicle sanitization service near Daphne, AL?

Everyone at Team Gunther Volkswagen is working very hard to keep our showroom and service department open to serve our customers. However, the coronavirus has changed the way we go about our daily lives. One of the things we’ve been doing more often is wiping down just about every surface that we come near. However, a vehicle’s interior requires some different care. If you have been wondering, ‘Is there a vehicle sanitation service near Daphne, AL,’ we can answer, yes. The Team Gunther VW Service Department will be offering this service to anyone who needs it. This is certainly not something that we normally offer to our customers, so we thought it would be helpful to explain how this will work. Let’s take a look at this new way our team is taking care of you.  (more…)

Make sure your car gets enough use during quarantine to avoid problems

Monday, April 27th, 2020
A stock photo of a sedan parked in a driveway.

What happens to my car when I drive it less?

As it stands right now, the best way to fight the spread of COVID-19 is to keep our distance from other people. For most people that means their vehicles will be leaving the driveway fewer times in a week than normal. If you’ve been staying at home more than usual, you might also be wondering, ‘What happens to my car when I drive it less?’ Volkswagen has built its sedans, hatchbacks and crossover SUVs to be driven. A vehicle that sits still for too long can develop a few issues that can negatively affect its overall reliability. The Team Gunther VW Blog reached out to some experts in the service department to get an idea of what can happen. Let’s take a look at what they had to say.  (more…)

VW Credit offers expanded protections amid economic crisis conditions

Friday, April 17th, 2020
A photo of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport parked by some mountains.

How do Volkswagen payment assistance programs work?

Over the last several weeks, all of us have had to receive a crash course in how to sterilize just about everything we own. Businesses have had to make sweeping changes how they serve customers, including Team Gunther Volkswagen. The efforts to help people during these turbulent times has reached the financial arm of our manufacturing partner. So, how do Volkswagen payment assistance programs work? Volkswagen Credit kicked off its Community-Driven Promise campaign on April 3 that gave highly qualified customers the option of deferring. Let’s take a closer look at how the automaker is expanding on that available assistance.  (more…)