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Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport details 

Friday, May 25th, 2018
red volkswagen atlas cross sport on bridge

A couple months ago, we saw the new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept SUV at the New York International Auto Show. The design was striking, and we have since learned more about the concept’s performance details. Exact production dates have not yet been announced, but it is expected to enter production sometime in 2019 in Chatanooga, TN. Keep reading to learn more.  (more…)

2019 Volkswagen Jetta trim levels 

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
white volkswagen jetta parked by water

We aren’t even halfway done with 2018, but already we are loving the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. The Jetta has undergone many changes over the years and the 2019 version may just be most advanced one yet. Five trims are available, so drivers with all budgets and needs should be satisfied with the selection. Read on to learn more about each trim level.  (more…)

2019 Volkswagen Jetta pricing

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
orange volkswagen jetta r line

As one of the most popular Volkswagen vehicles over the years, the Jetta has received numerous improvements year after year and the 2019 edition is bound to be the best one yet. Check out the starting prices of each trim level and other details below.  (more…)

How NOT to receive CA DMV renewal notices or parking citations after you return your Lease.

Monday, May 14th, 2018

There’s nothing more frustrating than receiving a parking ticket or DMV renewal notice months after you returned your leased vehicle. The CA DMV states you (the lessor) must complete a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability and submit it within 5 calendar days. This will release you of liability associated with your leased vehicle after the transfer date, including those pesky renewal notices which can look more like DMV collection attempts.

There are a few pieces of information you’ll want handy when completing this form online.

  • License Plate Number
  • VIN number
  • Mileage on the vehicle
  • New Owner (this would be the company you leased from such as VW Credit)
  • Date of transfer


Why doesn’t the dealer take care of this? The dealer isn’t able to complete transfers on your behalf as we are not a selling or buying entity in this transaction. 

What if I never completed the Transfer and Release of Liability when I turned in my lease, but just received a renewal notice? It’s a good idea to still go online and complete the form so that you can update the dmv.

I turned in my lease and completed the Transfer and Release of Liability form online but still received a renewal notice? Chances are it was issued before the DMV updated their records. Renewal notices are computer generated events generated more than 60 days prior to the expiration date. 

Memorial Day 2018 activities in Los Angeles CA

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
digital camo, dog tags, american flag

Memorial Day is the day that we collectively pay respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Every Memorial Day, take a moment to think about and give thanks to those who gave their lives for you to enjoy everything that you do. Memorial Day also gives us the opportunity to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. Our freedoms extend to all walks of life, so celebrate them the right way. Check out some of our favorite ways to celebrate Memorial Day.  (more…)