What is Volkswagen Car-Net®?

Volkswagen Car-Net® is the overarching name given to several groups of infotainment and security features, available on all new Volkswagen models near Chicago. Whether you want to integrate your smartphone, take advantage of local navigation tips, or control your vehicle’s safety features from afar, you’ll need VW Car-Net® to make the most of your daily drives.

Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect

Whether you drive an SUV like the new Volkswagen Tiguan, or a hatchback like the new Volkswagen Golf, your model almost certainly comes standard with VW Car-Net® App-Connect, a smartphone integration system. Yes, that means Android Auto®, Apple CarPlay™, and the OS-neutral MirrorLink are included right from the start, all across the 2019 Volkswagen lineup. 

You’ll also enjoy the following services through a familiar smartphone-based interface:

  • Text Messaging
  • Music Streaming
  • Navigation Directions
  • Hands-Free Phone Calls

Volkswagen Car-Net® Guide and Inform

Volkswagen Car-Net® Guide and Inform is the next step up in the Volkswagen app arsenal, and if you decide to upgrade your infotainment system with this package, you’ll receive each of the following:

  • A factory-installed navigation system with 2D and 3D views
  • Hundreds of commercial-free radio stations with SiriusXM® Radio
  • Information on the surrounding area, with local fuel prices, traffic updates, weather monitoring, sports scores, movie listings, and even ski reports!
  • 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM® Traffic, SiriusXM Travel Link®, and SiriusXM® Radio

Volkswagen Car-Net® Security and Service

If a given Volkswagen vehicle offers VW Car-Net® Security and Service features, they’ll often be found in one of the upper-level trims. Although most drivers will be paying extra to access them, we think they’re worth every penny. After all, who doesn’t want to be able to master their vehicle’s features, using nothing but their smartphone, even when they’re away from the wheel? 

With one look at what’s on offer, you won’t need much convincing:

  • Lock or unlock your doors from a distance
  • Instantly find your last parking locations
  • Send an automatic crash notification or make an emergency call
  • Honk your horn from a distance (in case someone needs to find your vehicle)
  • Contact emergency services or VW Roadside Assistance
  • Access an instant diagnostic report on the current health of your vehicle
  • Set a boundary alert for teen drivers
  • Send directions to your in-car navigation system from your smartphone

Start a New Adventure with Volkswagen Of Oak Lawn!

Ready to experience Car-Net in a Volkswagen of your very own? Don’t wait to take a look at our new model inventory and schedule your test drive at Volkswagen Of Oak Lawn! We’re just a short drive from Orland Park and Countryside, and any of our team members would be happy to show you these advanced connectivity features in action.

Still doing research? Why not check out another unique VW feature, like 4MOTION® AWD? Not sure what to look for? Check out the other interior features in the Volkswagen Jetta or the Volkswagen Atlas.

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