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Four tips to keep your Volkswagen beach-ready all summer

June 28, 2022
3 minute read

June 28, 2022
3 minute read

Summer’s here and there are few greater pleasures than taking a trip to the beach to help beat the heat. And taking just a little time to gameplan on how to make a VW ID.4, Atlas or Tiguan beach-ready can help maximize fun in the sun while protecting your car from sand, sun and other road trip elements. Here are four ways to prepare the car ahead of the next beach trip:

1. Ensure your car’s maintenance is up to date

Regularly scheduled maintenance is important to help keep your VW operating in optimal condition. Before hitting the road, check to ensure the following elements have been recently addressed:

  • Tire pressure
  • Fluid refills
  • Brake inspection  
  • Battery inspection  
  • A/C and Heater inspection 
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 EV towing a trailer and motorcycle
Vehicle load, other accessories, and options may reduce towing capacity.  Towing reduces fuel efficiency and range. See vehicle Owner’s Manual for details.
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 EV


2. Protect & equip the exterior 

Getting beach gear into and onto your car can be a feat, especially when planning to surf, paddle board or kayak. Thankfully, VW SUV models have options: Base carrier barsOpens an external link provide secure rooftop foundations for transporting gear and support any number of add-ons. For example, a kayak holderOpens an external link can be installed for the Atlas or a cargo box