A Brief History of Volkswagen
The word “Volkswagen” means “The People’s Car” in German. Volkswagen was founded in 1937 by the German Labor Front in Berlin. After World War II, Volkswagen became an important element of West German regeneration. Volkswagens were first sold in America in 1949, but only two units were sold that year. Volkswagen of America was formed in April 1955 to standardize sales and service in the United States. Production of the popular Type 1 Volkswagen Beetle increased dramatically over the years, the total reaching one million in 1955. In the 1960’s, Volkswagen became popular in America, as the beach and dune buggie Volkswagen Beetle surged in popularity. The Beetle was also largely popularized after its appearance in The Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover. In 1972, Volkswagen held the world production record for the most-produced, single make of car in history. After the Beetle, the Volkswagen Golf became the next popular car by Volkswagen. The Volkswagen GTI was voted the Car of the Year in 1985 by Motor Trend, and the third-generation Golf was the European Car of the Year in 1990.
Today, Volkswagen has expanded its inventory, selling sedans, compact cars, wagons, SUVs, convertibles and more. Volkswagens are known as a premium-quality, affordable car that is reliable and fun to drive. Some of Volkswagen’s current models include:
- Volkswagen Touran
A compact MPV that comes in five or seven seat versions. Although the focus of this car is family, it still comes with exciting and modern features.
- Volkswagen Passat
The Volkswagen Passat is a family car designed and produced by Volkswagen, a German automaker. It was first released in 1973 and is still available today. It has eight design variations and has three layout classifications – front-wheel drive, front-engine, or four-wheel-drive.
- Volkswagen Jetta
Known as a sophisticated compact car, the Volkswagen Jetta is known for its smooth ride and its easy-to-use infotainment system.
- Volkswagen Tiguan
This compact crossover vehicle offers a comfortable and stylish ride, perfect for those individuals on the go. Today’s Volkswagen Tiguans come equipped with a digital cockpit that includes a pedestrian monitoring system and a driver assistance system.
- Volkswagen Touareg
A luxury crossover SUV. The Volkswagen Touareg comes equipped with several innovative safety features. The Automatic Post-Collision Braking System assures drivers that the vehicle goes at a full stop, reducing the chance of additional mishaps. The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system gives drives the peace of mind that they have complete control, even during long drives.
Your Trusted Shop for Volkswagen Repair
When the time comes to bring your Volkswagen in for repairs, you can bring your car to Auto Tech Service Center in Conyers. We take a dignified and sensitive approach to auto repair, treating each and every customer with respect. We are very transparent about the services we think your vehicle needs and will never recommend any service that isn’t absolutely necessary. If you are in Conyers or surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to bring your Volkswagen to Auto Tech Service Center today! Here are some guiding principles we like to follow:
- We provide a system for fair settlement of customer complaints, should they occur.
- We maintain the highest standards of the automotive service profession.
- We perform high-quality diagnostic and repair services at a fair price, using quality NAPA parts.
- We cover Parts and Labor on Qualifying Repairs and Services for 24 Months/24,000 Miles.
To make an appointment with Auto Tech Service Center in Conyers, you can give us a call at 770-922-1480 or do so online.