Conaway Motors is ready to be your Volkswagen service & repair shop near Lake Stevens. Volkswagen, designed to be the German answer to Henry Ford’s affordable family car, first made its appearance in 1931. Volkswagenwerk means “The People’s Car Company.”
Volkswagen sales were slow in the United States even after the war was over, but in 1959 Doyle Dane Bernbach dubbed the car “the beetle” because of its rounded shape. In 1960, Germany sold 60 percent of the company shares to the public, disassociating it from the nationalist government. Sales began to quickly pick up. It didn’t hurt that in 1968, Disney brought out a feature film, Herbie the Love Bug, featuring a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle that had red, white and blue racing stripes and the number 53. Herbie is sentient and can drive himself – doing a far better job of it than the new “self-driving” cars. In addition to that, he is something of a matchmaker and gets the human hero and heroine together by the movie’s end. Volkswagen featured in other movie and literary references – Arlo Guthrie’s famous song about Alice, and in Convoy by C.W. McCall, where the diminutive vehicle is referred to as a “pregnant roller skate.” By 1972, fifteen million Volkswagen Beetles had been sold.
Whether you have an old-style Volkswagen Beetle, or one of the newer models put out by the Volkswagen company, or even a VW microbus, we welcome you and your vehicle to our shop. Call Conaway Motors at (425)905-2424 if you need a Volkswagen service & repair shop near Lake Stevens. European and Asian vehicles are our specialty, although we can work on other cars, as well. While we don’t expect any of them to drive themselves (Disney movies notwithstanding), we will be glad to help you keep your Volkswagen in good running order.