Apples, Volkswagens and Car-Net

vw_carnet_headerTechnology gets better and better every year. With every advancement it makes life a little easier. Are you prone to forgetting where you parked? Do you have kids that you want to know exactly how fast they are driving? Do you like owning new tech? If so, we have the perfect combination for you! Volkswagen puts vehicle functionality on the newest apple product; the Apple Watch. Everything you need is only a click away on your wrist.


The VW Car-Net app already exists for iPhones and Androids. If your vehicle comes equipped with Car-Net, and you want to know how to install it, there are a couple of ways to do that! The easiest way is to enter your vehicle, simply press the “i” button located on the roof next to the tool symbol and the red “SOS” button.

_MG_9578When you press this button it calls Car-Net and you are connected with a Representative who walks you through the next steps. You are asked a series of questions and then set-up is complete! The first six months of your Car-Net experience is free and you can decide later to purchase.

What the App Does:
– You can check whether you’ve left your door, window or sunroof open
– Remotely unlock doors
– Can locate your vehicle if you forgot where you parked
– Have the ability to honk the horn or flash the lights
– Keeps track of your fuel, service needed and mileage

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Do other drivers operate your vehicle? There are a few more things this app can do that can put your mind at ease.
– You can set speed alerts for when a driver surpasses a certain MPH
– You can also set boundary alerts if you want to keep track of how far one drives
– You can receive vehicle health reports


Remember to register using the Car-Net customer portal as well! After the initial set-up you are sent two emails with further information (the one pictured above is not yet set up).

Click here to visit the official Volkswagen Car-Net Page

Local Grad Receives Special Volkswagen Gift!

makenna copyAfter all the tests, homework and years of school work, the time to wrap up the end of a chapter quickly approaches. The orders for caps and gowns have been placed, applications sent out and final grades submitted. High school and College seniors get ready to walk across the stage to receive the piece of paper they have worked so hard for. Graduation season is upon us and hopeful new grads begin writing the next chapter of their life.

Transition isn’t always easy but there are a few factors that can make the growing pains smoother. When the future isn’t always so predictable, having a reliable source of transportation is a handy and useful tool. Every graduation is a success and should be celebrated. We are so lucky to have customers who value such things and love hearing about their stories! One of our customers, Makenna, received a special high school graduation gift from her parents and couldn’t be more thrilled! Makenna tells us why she loves her vehicle and how it will help her navigate her future. Find out all about it here:

We know her Volkswagen Passat will take care of her when she attends the Florida State University. Volkswagen of Naples wishes her a bright future and the best of luck with everything!

All of us from Volkswagen of Naples congratulate every recent graduate, or soon-to-be graduate, and wish you the best with your endeavors. If you know someone or you yourself have a story like Makenna’s, please feel free to share them with us! We love hearing all about it! Leave a comment below, leave a comment for us on facebook or send us an email at

Have you graduated in the past 24 months or about to graduate in the next six months? If so, you could qualify for our College Graduate Program! Here are just some of the benefits:


Make it yours forever, you won’t pay for mileage or excess wear and use.

  • No first month’s payment.
  • No co-signer required.
  • No credit history required.


Leasing means you can drive a new VW model more often and make lower monthly payments.

  • No first month’s payment.
  • No security deposit.
  • No credit history required.

Driver’s Option

It’s like buying, but with an option to turn in your vehicle (at contract end) if you choose.

  • No first month’s payment.
  • No co-signer required.

No credit history required.

Take advantage of these incredible options for Volkswagen savings. So, which direction are you going to take? Volkswagen of Naples has the right car for you!

Click here for more information

Naples Mother’s Day Deals


Family should always be appreciated 365 days a year, no matter how much they drive you crazy! But on May 10th, Mother’s Day, show your mom how much she means to you by taking her out or spending some quality time with her. There are a lot of businesses in Naples offering free entries, discounted prices and great deals for mothers or grandmothers. Check some of the events going on here:


Botanical Gardens – “Treat Mom or Grandma to a stroll through the tropical landscapes of the Garden this Mother’s Day. FREE admission for mothers and grandmothers, regular admission for guests. The first 100 mothers or grandmothers to check in at the Visitor Center will receive a special gift! Cappelli’s will be serving complimentary light refreshments from 11:30am to 1:30pm.”

Naples Princess Cruise: “Treat your mom this Mother’s Day to a relaxing cruise and delicious dinner aboard the Naples Princess! Enjoy a double entree dinner on the water featuring carved beef tenderloin served with a bearnaise sauce, pecan encrusted tilapia, Caesar salad, fresh baked rolls vegetable medley, roasted rosemary baby reds and to top it off a mouth watering tuxedo bombe for dessert! Every mother will receive a complimentary rose!”

Special Cruise Events: “Pure Florida, Southwest Florida’s premier water attraction for family fun and thrills, is excited to announce new cruises and special offers coming in May. Each of the following events and specials are offered at the Pure Naples and Pure Fort Myers locations.”

Naples Zoo: “One free mom ticket with the purchase of a regular paid child or adult.” Valid through May 8th – May 10th.


There are a lot of restaurants and businesses that have great deals going on for mothers on Mother’s Day. Check out some of them here!

  • Ristorante Ciao, 835 Fourth Ave. S., Naples, will open at 4:30 p.m., and everyone 21 and over will receive a free glass of Prosecco to toast moms. Reservations: 239-263-3889
  • Stonewood Grill & Tavern, 7935 Airport-Pulling Road, North Naples, will open at 11 a.m. and will have happy hour specials all day. Reservations: 239-593-0001
  • The Capital Grille, Mercato, 9005 Mercato Drive, North Naples, will have a special three-course brunch menu starting at 10 a.m. for $49 for adults and $15 for children. The restaurant’s dinner menu also will be available. Reservations: 239-254-0640
  • The Wharf Tavern Restaurant & Lobster House, 909 10th St. S., Naples, will give mothers who dine at the restaurant on Mother’s Day a voucher for a free 1- to 1¼-pound steamed Maine lobster with fries and coleslaw to be redeemed during July or August. The restaurant will serve its dinner menu from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations: 239-331-4053

Click here for more restaurants!

Our Two Newest Additions to the VW of Naples Family


There’s something special about the vehicles that get picked to be in any dealership’s showroom. Our two newest additions to the Volkswagen of Naples family are no exceptions. In the short time they have been here, they’ve already drawn so much attention! A 1966 Type 3 Notchback and a 1959 Karmann Kabriolett are parked pretty in front of our welcome sign, greeting every customer as they walk in. You can drool but you can’t touch! We love keeping these guys in as great condition as possible.



Curious about the history of this iconic little bug? Check out it’s previous owner’s work by clicking here. And for a full album of photos click here.