How to set CarPlay up with your iPhone

With select cars and stereos, you can use CarPlay to get directions, make calls, send and receive messages and much more! But how do you set up CarPlay with your iPhone? Let’s take a look…

First of all, you need an iPhone 5 or later to use CarPlay. Make sure you are in an area that supports CarPlay (a full list can be found here) and that Siri is turned on. (To turn Siri on, go to Settings > Siri & Search)

There are a couple more steps you have to do to be able to set CarPlay up with your iphone…

  1. Plug your iPhone into the CarPlay USB port (the port may be labelled with a CarPlay icon or a smartphone icon) 
  2. Make sure your car is running 
  3. Ask Siri what you need – you can do this a few different ways (If your car has one, press and hold the Voice Control button on your steering wheel, then ask what you need. If you have a touch screen, touch and hold the Home button in CarPlay until Siri appears on your stereo display, then ask what you need

Volkswagen, SEAT and SKODA deliver an elegant connection between car and smartphone through SmartLink which supports Apple CarPlay technology. Check out the video below for a full explanation of how to use CarPlay through SmartLink. While a SKODA is used to demonstrate in this case, the setup is the same for Volkswagen and SEAT

Still struggling? Give us a call and a member of our team will be able to talk you through everything you need to do! Simply call (0191) 312 0016 

Latest Volkswagen Touareg Breaks Cover

The third generation Volkswagen Touareg is now on sale here at Pulman Volkswagen. The new Touareg SEL 3.0 V6 TDI 8-speed Tiptronic is priced from £51,595 and is the most advanced SUV that Volkswagen has ever produced with the very latest technology, design, comfort and driving experience.

Every model will offer the option of the going for the new Innovision Cockpit which comprises an information, communication and entertainment unit that can be fully personalised. Not only is this a first in the Touareg, it is a first for Volkswagen.

At this early stage, along with the SEL version, there are two other models in the Touareg range…the Touareg R-Line 3.0 V6 TDI SCR 8-spd Tiptronic 4MOTION which starts at £55,095.00, and the current top of the range Touareg R-Line Tech 3.0 V6 TDI SCR 8-spd auto Tiptronic 4MOTION from £58,195.00.

And here’s some really good news. Even though this is a brand new model from Volkswagen, Pulman can offer the new Touareg with a seriously tempting finance offer. For example, if you go for the Touareg R-Line through Volkswagen Financial Services Solutions Personal Contract Plan, you will receive a deposit contribution of £3,000 which results in a monthly payment of £499.00. And, if you who purchase your Touareg through a personal contract plan (PCP), you will be eligible for two services priced at £299 which represents cracking value.

The three Touareg models currently on offer at launch, are all powered by the same 282 bhp 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel unit, but later in the year there will be a lower powered 228 bhp version of the same engine which is aimed at business users and those owners who want improved economy. At the end of 2018 you can expect a powerful 336 bhp 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged petrol engine to be available for order. Early in 2019, don’t be surprised if a hybrid appears. Volkswagen is launching one in China so it’ll be surprising if it doesn’t arrive on UK shores with about 12 – 18 months. At that stage it’ll be the most powerful model in the Touareg range, churning out 361 bhp.

But, it is strongly rumoured that a thumping diesel V8 is in the pipeline. It will instantly move the Touareg to the top of the range. Every Touareg is equipped with permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive mated to an 8-speed automatic Tiptronic gearbox

The entry level 3.0 V6 TDI is likely to be the most popular in the UK. It combines terrific economy for this size of car with a return of 42.8 mpg, but you can expect a really lively performance of 0-62 mph in 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 146 mph. TGhese are impressive figures for a hugely capable, sizable 4×4.

Externally, Volkswagen has remained faithful to the Touareg styling. Yes it’s very different to the outgoing model, but it is still instantly recognisable as Volkswagen’s top of the range SUV.

There will are three trims for the launch models; SEL, R-Line and new R-Line Tech. Needless to say that every Touareg is fully loaded. Sat nav, realty smart alloy wheels, DAB radio, Bluetooth, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights and rear lights, and a 7-inch colour TFT display which will control just about everything, all come as standard.

Move up to R-Line and you get a panoramic sunroof and a reversing camera, while if you move up to the R-Tech trim, you will get the clever, and very handsome Innovision Cockpit which has a 15 inch display. It looks really cool. Works well too.

Despite the latest Volkswagen Touareg being bigger (wider, taller, longer) than the outgoing model, Volkswagen has actually made it lighter. This has contributed to the improved performance and economy figures when compared to its predecessor.

In other words, the third generation of Volkswagen’s Touareg instantly moves to the top of the 4×4 SUV tree. Hugely capable, fully equipped, lively yet economical….it is certain to be a huge success….AND…it’s available to order NOW at Pulman Volkswagen.

Pulman Commercial Vehicle Servicing

Did you know that at our Pulman SKODA site we service all Volkswagen commercial vehicles? We make sure we give you competitive prices and competitive manufacturer warranty on every service and on all genuine Volkswagen parts. 

Here at Pulman we want you to feel confident about the quality of service that you’ll receive – everytime you visit us. That’s why we devised the ‘Pulman Service Guarantee’ which is designed to thelp you manage the cost of motoring and make your life easier…

  • Volkswagen quality parts with 2 year warranty 
  • Volkswagen trained technicians with 12 month warranty on labour 
  • Volkswagen diagnostics to identify and fix any problems 

And that’s not all. We know how important it is to keep your business running even when your van is not. That’s why we offer…

  • Extended opening hours 
  • Courtesy Vans 
  • Collect and Deliveries – we can pick your van up from your home or work premises and drop if back off once finished 
  • Waiting appointments – we have a fantastic onsite cafe where drivers can enjoy complimentary refreshments and free wifi while they wait. 

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For instant answers to all your questions you can speak to a friendly member of our aftersales team on (0191) 383 7529