4th of July Holiday Hours at Steet Ponte VW!

By carlym | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at 3:55 PM

We will be CLOSED on Friday, July 2nd and Saturday, July 4th for the long weekend! We will be OPEN for regular business hours on Thursday, July 2nd and Monday, July 6th. Enjoy your long weekend, everyone!!

COVID-19 Updates for Steet Ponte VW!

By cmathias | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 at 12:05 PM

You may have heard the great news, our showroom is now OPEN, no appointments necessary!! We are continuing to take the extra steps necessary to maintain a healthy and sanitary workplace while still meeting our customers’ needs.

We continue to monitor information from state health authorities, the CDC, and NYSADA for their guidance and recommendations on how we can help to prevent the spread of this virus.

OUR STEPS INCLUDE:

  • All employees have face masks. MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES BY ALL PARTIES ENTERING THE DEALERSHIP, INCLUDING OUR STAFF.
  • Thorough cleanings of all dealership facilities daily by a professional cleaning company.
  • Sanitizing gel and foam stations available on-site.
  • Providing our staff with specific instructions on hand washing and the importance of staying home if they are not feeling well.
  • Adhering to the recommended six feet of social distance from other staff and customers.
  • Plexiglass shield on all desks for staff and customers’ protection. 
  • You are able to pay over the phone with a credit card for your service bill, and virtual vehicle sales are of course still offered. 

Together, we can maintain a healthy environment and combat the spread of COVID-19. On behalf of our dealership, thank you for being a loyal customer.

Wear Your Mask at Steet Ponte VW!

By carlym | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 3:21 PM

PLEASE BE ADVISED: ANYONE WHO ENTERS OUR STORES MUST BE WEARING A MASK AT ANY TIME! Our employees all have masks, so it is IMPERATIVE that ANYONE who enters the store wear one as well to help stop the spread of COVID-19! We appreciate your cooperation.

Steet Ponte VW COVID-19 Precautions

By carlym | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, April 13th, 2020 at 9:36 AM

First and foremost, we want you to know that we value the health and safety of our customers and staff. As a business, Steet Ponte Volkswagen is taking the extra steps necessary to maintain a healthy and sanitary workplace while still meeting our customers’ needs.

We continue to monitor information from state health authorities and the CDC for their guidance and recommendations on how we can help to prevent the spread of this virus.

OUR STEPS INCLUDE:

  • Thorough cleanings of all dealership facilities daily
  • Sanitizing gel and foam stations available on-site
  • Providing our staff with specific instructions on hand washing and the importance of staying home if they are not feeling well
  • Adhering to the recommended six feet of social distance from other staff and customers
  • Sales & Finance are PARTIALLY open. Please read below for more information.
  • Service and Parts remain OPEN from 8am-5pm.
  • We will continue with vehicle pickup and delivery for our service customers.
  • We also offer our Early Bird Drop Box located outside of the Service Department.You can fill out paperwork outside and drop your keys off there without having to step foot inside the store.
  • You are also able to pay over the phone with a credit card.

SALES & FINANCE GUIDELINES:

  • Showrooms are still considered CLOSED.
  • NO test drives are allowed. We can and will gladly send you photos and videos of a vehicle you’re looking at. Insurance will all be handled over the phone.
  • Deliveries are the only thing that can be done in the store, which will completed in each conference room (or a designated office in the store) that will be cleaned before and after each delivery.
  • To keep you and your families, and our staff and their families safe, only ONE person is allowed inside for their delivery, and deliveries are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
  • Customers must enter through the Service entrance as that is the only legal department we are able to keep open, and they will be directed to the delivery area, where they will be 6 feet away from the delivering Manager.
  • Lysol wipes will be on hand in the delivery room. We encourage EVERYONE to WASH THEIR HANDS frequently!

Together, we can maintain a healthy environment and combat the spread of COVID-19.

On behalf of our dealership, thank you for being a loyal customer. Please don’t hesitate to reach out as we remain dedicated to serving you for all of your automotive needs through this challenging time.

Steet Ponte VW COVID-19 Stress Relievers!

By carlym | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, April 10th, 2020 at 4:35 PM

Hi everyone!


We know this is a strange and stressful time. We wanted to share a few things we’ve come across to hopefully help. 


The news throws a lot of stats and numbers out there. But what helps most is trying to control your thoughts since we can’t control the pandemic. And seriously limiting your media intake.  Instead of thinking “I’m stuck at home” or “I’m going to get sick” try these…

Helpful Stress Relief Tips from VeryWell!


Focus on things you can control: 

  • Stick to a daily routine
  • Call your loved ones or friends to catch up or FaceTime
  • Do something fun with your kids whether it’s watching a funny movie or coloring

Focus on things you can do to keep yourself safe and healthy: 

  • Keep the house clean 
  • Take vitamin C 
  • Wash your hands often
  • Get some exercise
  • And remember that there are still a lot of good people out there helping control this pandemic. 

A lot of local businesses are offering FREE online workouts too! All you have to do is follow them on Facebook and or Instagram:

  1. In Bloom Yoga goes live multiple times a day on Instagram and Facebook with yoga classes
  2. O.B. Training & Sports Performance goes live on Facebook daily with workouts you can do at home. 
  3. Retro Fitness of Yorkville also goes lives on Facebook with workouts, AND also does KIDS PE classes!! 

If you’re not on social media, you can do at home workouts, yoga or meditation on YouTube. Personally, getting ourselves moving is a huge stress reliever. 


I hope some of this can be of some help. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Meet our Staff: Todd Crandall!

By carlym | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at 9:24 AM

The first Tuesday of every month we introduce a different face of #SteetPonteVW to help you get to know us better! This month, we’re introducing Todd Crandall. Todd is the Finance and Used Car Manager at Steet Ponte VW who started working with us in early 2020! He comes to us with many years of experience in the Auto industry, and is enjoying his new role here at Steet Ponte VW. Todd lives locally in #HerkimerNY and in his spare time he enjoys playing softball, and watching the Dallas Cowboys! His favorite VW is the #VWTiguan, which he drives himself! #VDubClub #FamilyBusiness #LocallyOwned

1960 VW Beetle in Yorkville, NY

By carlym | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, February 14th, 2020 at 2:50 PM

You may have seen it in our showroom, but we recently received an ICONIC, beautiful, 1960 VW Beetle in on trade and we are loving having it in our presence here at Steet Ponte VW! Did you have, or currently have a VW Beetle? We’d love to see a photo of you with yours! 

A few fun facts about the VW Beetle from this year: 

-Pushbutton door handles were a big change for this model

-The 1960 VW Beetle cost $1,565, the convertible started out at $2,055!

-The Beetle alone had been responsible for VW’s success in the industry.

-The 1960 models received a front and anti roll bar along with hydraulic steering damper.

Well, what do you think? Do you love it as much as we do? Stop by sometime and check it out in person! Our favorite feature is that giant steering wheel. We’re open Monday-Saturday, so stop on down and get a picture with this beauty! 5046 Commercial Drive, Yorkville, NY 13495 (315) 736-8291 www.steetpontevolkswagen.net

Meet our Staff: Joe Steet Sr.!

By carlym | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at 9:47 AM

The first Tuesday of every month, we introduce a different face of #SteetPonteVW to help you get to know us better! This month, we’re introducing none other than Joe Steet Sr! Joe has been in the auto industry his entire life, starting out reconditioning cars at his father and uncle’s business, United Auto Sales of Utica! Joe lives in New Hartford with his wife, where they raised their two children, Carly & Joe Jr., who both work in the family business as well! In his spare time, he likes to spend time at his camp in Indian Lake with his family, ski in the winter, ride his motorcycle in the warm weather, and spend time with his grandson, Brian :) #VW  #LocallyOwned #FamilyBusiness 

The Last Mile…Bye Bye Beetle

By carlym | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 9:50 PM

We’re not crying, you’re crying! We watched the Last Mile Bye Bye Beetle commercial during New Year’s Eve programming and it made us so sad and nostalgic! We can’t believe this is the last year of the iconic VW Beetle! Do you own a Beetle? Share a picture of you with it and your favorite places you’ve been with yours!!

Val’s Values Used Car Specials at Steet Ponte VW!

By carlym | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, January 17th, 2020 at 6:57 PM

Our Internet Manager, Valerie Rinaldi has updated her used car specials for Steet Ponte VW! We have a great selection of Certified Preowned VW’s and many other preowned vehicles in stock. Come down for a test drive, and be sure to ask for Valerie and show this ad when you come down to 5046 Commercial Drive, Yorkville, NY 13495! Check out our specials here.

If you’re looking for a reliable preowned vehicle, look no further than Steet Ponte VW! We’re a local and family owned and operated business, and customer service is our number one priority. We provide no hassle, up front pricing on ALL vehicles, making the car buying process an enjoyable one! Valerie Rinaldi has been working with us for over two years as our Internet Manager, and hand picks our preowned specials to best suit her customers. We not only have preowned vehicles under $12k, but we have an array of other Manager’s Specials as well including many other preowned vehicles in stock.

We have a large array of vehicles in our bargain inventory under $12k as well! Check out our inventory and see how we can get you into a preowned vehicle that you can afford including the 2014 Kia Rio, 2015 VW Beetle Coupe, and 2016 VW Jetta Sedan! If it’s time to get a new preowned VW or preowned vehicle, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’re open Monday-Saturdays and will be glad to take anyone on a test drive.

See why it’s so easy to do business at Steet Ponte VW, your local and family owned and operated VW dealership in Yorkville, NY!

Bargain Inventory at Steet Ponte VW 2014 Kia Rio
Bargain Inventory at Steet Ponte VW 2015 VW Beetle Coupe
Bargain Inventory at Steet Ponte VW 2016 VW Jetta Sedan