How to Protect Yourself and Your Property Following an Accident

Getting into an accident will always be terrifying, but there are some steps that you can take to protect yourself and your vehicle following a collision. Here is a look at a few simple tips that you can use to quickly move past one of these situations with the compensation that you deserve.

The best way to build a solid case after an auto accident is to collect as much information as possible. Once you have collected that information and are sure everyone is safe, you must then contact your insurance provider. 


Drivers and Bicycles Must Share the Road

The increase of bicyclists in towns and cities across the country has changed the driving experience. Many areas have installed bike lanes and trails. Automobile operators must use extra care when driving in the increased levels of bicycle traffic. Parked vehicles must also consider passing bikes; drivers and occupants should check before opening doors on the street traffic side.

Drivers must stay alert, avoid distractions, and pay particular attention when operating near bicycles. Automobiles must look for bikes when making turns including right turns on red signals. 


The 2018 Volkswagen Golf Infotainment Center

A high-quality infotainment system is a must-have in any modern vehicle. Luckily, the 2018 Volkswagen has a robust system filled with great features. This popular compact car is fully capable of keeping you entertained and connected.

The Golf is available with a large 8-inch touch screen. It's covered in glass to make it more responsive and tactile. The system uses high-resolution graphics and reacts to your touch like a tablet. 


2018 Volkswagen Beetle Safety Features

The VW Beetle is one of the most popular compact cars on the market today. That is why our experienced team here at Hatfield Volkswagen is so excited about the brand new 2018 model with incredible safety features.

The Beetle features a braking system which is able to automatically stop the vehicle in the case of a collision. This is ideal because most crashes are a result of loss of control and thus drivers are not able to brake for themselves. 


Learn More About an Infotainment System

When you are shopping for a vehicle, it is helpful to know what technology features that it offers. One technology feature that many vehicles come with is an infotainment system. To gain an understanding of an infotainment system, read our summary below.

Different automobile manufacturers market infotainment systems under specific names. These systems give you the ability to make hands-free calls and texts by using voice command...


How Do They Run Front-Impact Safety Tests?

The testing of vehicles to determine their safety standards is a recent improvement in vehicle safety. For many years, consumers were forced to accept the reputation of vehicles and the word of salespersons that the vehicle is safe. Today, two principal organizations conduct safety tests on new vehicles—the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).


The New Design of the Volkswagen Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a popular SUV. This vehicle is designed for the busy family that is on the go. The Tiguan has always possessed the reputation for an outstanding design. However, the engineers at Volkswagen have completely redesigned the Tiguan, making it even better.

The Tiguan is now longer and wider than before. The added length allows for more cargo area. The added width coupled with the length allows there to be more legroom within the cabin. The Tiguan now has LED headlights and taillights. 


What do Vehicle Powertrain and Bumper-to-bumper Warranties Cover?

Many new and used vehicles come with warranties, the two most common being a powertrain warranty and a bumper-to-bumper warranty. When looking at potential vehicles to purchase, it's good to know something about the warranties if the given vehicle being looked at is provided with one.

A powertrain warranty covers components of the vehicle's system of propulsion which includes the engine, transmission, and other related areas, such as constant velocity joints, differential, and driveshaft. Essentially, components that provide power to the wheels. 


The Volkswagen Passat: Built to be Safe

The Volkswagen Passat is one of the more popular models from Volkswagen. This mid-sized sedan has plenty of room, and it is luxurious enough to impress your friends and colleagues. The Passat is designed for safety, having received a five-star ranking from the NHTSA.

One feature that helps to make the Passat a safe vehicle is electronic brake-pressure distribution. If you have to put on the brakes fast and hard, this system helps apply the brakes with sufficient stopping power. 


Volkswagen Jetta: Technology For Function and Safety

The Volkswagen Jetta has geared some of its technology towards driver comfort and passenger safety. The effects are combined to create a functionally and fun ride.

Volkswagen integrated a Digital Cockpit on a more than 10-inch high-resolution screen. The display is completely customizable, and the preferences can be stored for up to four people. Some features that you can display are miles per gallon, travel time, elevation, and speed. 


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