Volkswagen Atlas Named MotorWeek’s Best Large Utility

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas may be new to the scene, but it’s already getting awards. VW recently announced that the 2018 Atlas has been named MotorWeek’s Best Large Utility in the magazine’s 2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards. The awards ceremony was held during the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, which is considered the largest consumer-driven auto show in North America. “Even though Volkswagen is a bit late to the large crossover party, they more than made up for lost time with the Atlas,” said John Davis, MotorWeek creator and host. He went on to compliment the vehicle, saying that “the Atlas is roomier than just about everything else it competes against,” and mentioning its extreme comfort, quiet ride, and laundry list of technology features that are sure to impress.   To choose the winners in each category of the annual Drivers’ Choice Awards, the automotive magazine’s … Continued

Tips on How to Drive in the Rain

Driving in the spring means that, occasionally, you’ll have to drive in the rain. Wet roads can lead to a number of potential hazards, which is why we here at Gossett VW Porsche want to provide you with some tips on how to drive in the rain safely. Keep an eye out for hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when your vehicle gets more traction on the water covering the road than the road itself, which causes your vehicle to begin sliding. If this occurs, remember to slowly take your foot off the gas pedal and steer in a straight line to help regain control of your car.   Keep cruise control off. Cruise control is a fantastic feature to have when the roads are dry, but it can actually make you at more risk for hydroplaning. Keep cruise control off on wet roads, because when it’s … Continued

Volkswagen’s Future Lineup Will Include AI Technology

Over the past decade or so, in-car technology has taken big steps forward and it shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, in a recent announcement, we learned that Volkswagen’s future lineup will include artificial intelligent technology. To make this possible, VW is teaming up with NVIDIA, a tech leader in artificial intelligence engineering. “Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the car,” Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess said. “Autonomous driving, zero tailpipe emission mobility and digital networking are virtually impossible without advances in AI and deep learning. Combining the imagination of Volkswagen with NVIDIA, the leader in AI technology, enables us to take a big step into the future.” In the not-too-distant future, VW says we will see vehicles that have AI assistants built in that will help with voice commands and gesture and facial recognition. These vehicles will be both safer and more enjoyable … Continued

How to Have Fun in Memphis this Winter

Just because the holidays are over, that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything fun to do. In fact, you can have tons of fun in Memphis this winter with of these events below. International Blues Challenge. Kick your winter blues by listening to some blues. The 32nd International Blues Challenge will take place January 16-20 at clubs up and down Beale Street. These solo and group acts compete for cash prizes and more. Fences. Watch the dramatic on-stage performance of this Tony Award-winning play. It runs at Theatre Memphis through February 4th. Basketball. Spend an evening at the FedEx Forum and catch a basketball game. Polar Bear Plunge. If the idea of jumping into freezing cold water excites you, sign up for the Polar Bear Plunge. It will take place February 3rd at Mud Island River Park. After everyone takes the plunge, there will be … Continued

Do Your Vehicle a Favor by Making these Car Care New Year’s Resolutions

A new year is a perfect opportunity to refocus on what matters most in life. This year, give these car care New Year’s resolutions from Gossett VW Porsche a try and enjoy a healthy, happy vehicle!   Stay on top of your oil Make the resolution to habitually change your oil this year. Before January even starts, plan out exactly when you’ll change your vehicle’s oil and challenge yourself to stick to the plan. This is an extremely easy and cheap way to greatly extend your car’s life and protect its resale value.   Don’t ignore the lights If you’ve been driving around for a while with one or more warning lights illuminated on your dashboard, now’s the perfect time to actually address the problem. Whether it’s the check engine light or your tire pressure indicator, start the New Year fresh by taking care … Continued

Time-Saving Christmas Hacks for Busy People

If getting things in order before Christmas day arrives is stressing you out, you’re in luck. Use these easy Christmas hacks from Gossett VW Porsche and make preparing for the holidays a breeze this year!   Freeze whipped cream for a perfect hot chocolate topper What’s better than a warm cup of hot chocolate on Christmas morning? This year, take things to the next level with some homemade hot chocolate toppers. All you need is some cookie cutters and room in the freezer.   Reuse Thanksgiving decorations Why put your Thanksgiving decorations away when you could use them again for Christmas? If you still have autumn gourds leftover, use some white paint to quickly turn them into festive winter snowmen. Of course, you might want to find something else if they’re starting to rot!   Pin the nose on the reindeer Looking for an … Continued

Local Holiday Events in Memphis

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means Memphis, Tennessee, is preparing for the holiday season by offering plenty of fun things to do. Check out these local holiday events in the city for a day of fun with the family.   Starry Nights at Shelby Farm Park Want to see a dazzling light display? Hailed as the largest light show in the Mid-South, Starry Nights features more than just Christmas lights, with hot chocolate and s’mores, a petting zoo, and more.   Sun Trust Zoo Lights Head to the Memphis Zoo to experience this beautiful event alongside the animals, a ride on the LED ferris wheel, a live reindeer event, and even artificial snow in the Courtyard. Christmas At Graceland Graceland goes all out for Christmas, which was the King’s favorite holiday. Stop by for the Holiday Concert Weekend to experience … Continued

What to Know When Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

Many people go to their relatives’ homes for the holidays. But if you’re in charge of hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, you might find that you have a little more on your plate than usual. Here’s some advice from Gossett VW Porsche on how to survive the big day.   Prepare in Advance Some dishes will have to wait until the last minute, but if you can make a few dishes in advance, do it in order to save yourself some stress. Meal-prep what you can’t cook so that it’s as simple as possible on the day off, meaning you’ll have more time to catch up.   Stick with The Tried-And-True Thanksgiving is about tradition, so you don’t have to go wild with some experimental meals in order to wow your guests. Stick with what you know people like: turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, candied … Continued

How to Wax Your Car

Learning how to wax your car the right way is an easy way to keep your car looking great and prolong the life of its paint. Supplies Electric orbital buffer Buffing pads Buffing compound Car wax Microfiber cloths Buffing                                                If your car has any weathered surfaces or scratches, it is a good idea to buff your car before waxing. This removes a fine layer of paint and waxing right afterwards restores the paint’s original shine. However, this should only be done about once a year. Start buffing by spreading the buffing compound onto the car using a buffing pad without running on the buffer. Work one quarter-panel at a time and avoid chrome, rubber, and glass surfaces. Once the compound is spread, turn on the buffer and work in circular motions, holding the pad flat. Repeat the process across the entire car. Waxing Using … Continued

Take a Peek at the All-New VW Atlas

For the 2018 model year, Volkswagen is introducing a new SUV model called the Atlas. The all-new VW Atlas is large and in charge in an All-American way, as families will love its roomy interior, comfortable ride, strong engine, and great interior features. At least at first, all Atlas models will be powered by a 3.6-liter V6 rated at 276 horsepower, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive will come standard, but 4Motion® all-wheel-drive will be available on all trims. Later in the model year, VW will add an available turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The Atlas has a host of available advanced safety features, including forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. These features come standard on the SE (with the Tech package), SEL, and SEL Premium models. With these features and more, it earned a 2017 Top Safety Pick rating from the … Continued