Downtown Volkswagen of Thunder Bay only loves a few things other than Volkswagens, and they are, in no particular order: our families, our dogs, a cold beer, and road trips. Lucky for us, we are well situated to explore the beautiful province of Ontario, from its uplands to its forests to its many rivers and lakes. With the temperatures rising, we’re gearing up to go explore our province. If you’re thinking about taking an Ontario road trip this summer, read on to find out the necessary things you’ll need to do and bring, to make it the best road trip ever.
Going on an Ontario road trip can be a daunting task; as the second largest province in the country, Ontario covers a lot of ground and it can be easy to lose your way. This is why we suggest, even if you’re the fly by the seat of your pants-type, you should create an itinerary beforehand. Should you get lost though, you can count on Volkswagen’s exceptional fuel economy to keep you on the road long enough to find the nearest gas station. If you’re so opposed to the idea of pre-planning the trip, pick up a new Volkswagen equipped with an 8-inch Discover Media touchscreen infotainment system. Not only will you be able to finally retire that Bon Jovi mixtape you made, but the music from your smartphone won’t interfere with your satellite navigation.
Maybe your Ontario road trip will take you to all the classic, tourist spots like Parliament Hill or Niagara Falls. Maybe your road trip will take you off the beaten path, to somewhere like Decew Falls or Tobermory. Either way, the Golf Alltrack or Golf SportWagen will help you navigate the long road ahead. And when equipped with Volkswagen’s 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive, which scans road conditions to intelligently transfer torque between axles, the shifting Ontario weather and road conditions will be no match for you on your road trip.
What’s a road trip without snacks? While there are a number of fantastic spots in Ontario to stop on your road trip, like Huntsville’s That Little Place By The Lights, or Singhampton’s Eigensinn Farm, you’ll need to make sure you are well prepared with the proper fuel to get you through the trip. Luckily, Volkswagen’s are designed with such great care that their efficiency stretches beyond gas mileage and into the interior of the vehicle. There is lots of smartly designed space for storing your phone, water bottles, bags, and whatever else you are taking with on your Ontario road trip.
Here at Downtown Volkswagen we like to be prepared for anything, so we are always sure to get our vehicles serviced before taking them on any long road trips. Luckily, our state-of-the-art, full service department knows Volkswagens better than anyone else. This means that you can bring your Volkswagen in before your Ontario road trip and have peace of mind that you’ll have nothing but smooth sailing, er, driving. We also suggest that you pack an emergency kit, just in case. Luckily for you, if you bought your vehicle at Downtown Volkswagen you own an exceptionally reliable vehicle with an excellent warranty.
We could list a hundred different places your Ontario road trip could take you — but your first stop should be Downtown Volkswagen. So come by and visit us anytime, we’ll put you in the right Volkswagen for the job (especially if that job is exploring our beautiful province).