Blog – Aristocrat Motors Topeka Aristocrat Motors Topeka Thu, 15 Sep 2022 15:45:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Where can military personnel find a discount in Topeka, KS? Tue, 10 May 2022 15:58:34 +0000

New vehicle military incentive and bonus at Aristocrat Motors Topeka

Are you or your family military personnel? If so, you could be eligible for a discount when you come in to purchase a new vehicle here at Aristocrat Motors Topeka in Topeka, KS. Keep reading below for more details.

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The BMW Military Incentive in Topeka, KS

If you’re looking for a BMW, you will be happy to know that you can save as much as $2,000 when you show valid military identification. Eligible individuals include active-duty military personnel and DoD civilian ID cardholders and contractors. If you have a question about whether you are eligible and how much you can save, please see a member of our team for more details.

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The Volkswagen Military Bonus in Topeka, KS

For those of you interested in a Volkswagen vehicle, the Volkswagen Military Bonus is a $500 bonus for eligible personnel. This includes active-duty military personnel and their immediate family members. Active-duty personnel includes those serving in the army, navy, air force, marines, national guard, coast guard, and active reserves.

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Who else can get a special incentive on a vehicle?

Volkswagen also offers a bonus for veterans, first responders, and recent college graduates. Each of these offers is also in the amount of $500. If you think you might be eligible for one of these special offers, check out our Volkswagen Incentives page to learn more.

How to receive a military discount at our dealership in Topeka
We want to give back to our active-duty military personnel, so we try to make the process as easy as possible. In fact, it’s the same process that anyone takes to buy a car here at Aristocrat Motors Topeka, with one additional step. Here’s what you need to do.

  1. Check out our online inventory and find a vehicle. Step one is knowing what you want to buy. You can visit us in person if you like, but there’s always the option to shop online.
  2. Apply for credit approval and schedule a test drive. You can do both of these from home as well. Once you’ve been approved and know which vehicle you want, it’s time to pay us a visit.
  3. Bring proof of service to our dealership. Be sure to bring a military ID or another form of eligible identification when you purchase your next BMW or VW.

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Car gifts and accessories for moms on Mother’s Day 2022 Wed, 20 Apr 2022 16:00:38 +0000

What car accessories can I buy for my mom this Mother’s Day?

If you have a Volkswagen or BMW, we can help you find great car accessories. Even if you don’t have one of these car brands, a lot of the car accessories we mention below are universal, meaning you can use them in a different car. Furthermore, you can find equivalent items from other car brands. Whatever the case, we hope you find the perfect gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. We’d certainly love to see you bring your mom’s car in for an oil change here in Topeka, KS.

Volkswagen vehicle accessories that make great gifts

Here we have a few ideas for Volkswagen accessories you can give to a mother you know. These are items that Volkswagen makes for its models, but we’re sure that you can find one for your car. You can check out Volkswagen accessories at

  • A baby mirror: Do you know a new mother? If you know a mom with a rear-facing car seat, the baby mirror from Volkswagen would make a great gift. It lets moms see how their kids are doing from the front seat.
  • Universal tablet holder: For moms with older children, this gift will be a blessing. The universal tablet holder straps onto the back of the front seat, allowing kids in the rear seat to watch videos and stay entertained on a long drive.
  • Custom sunshields: If your mom complains about the summer heat, get her a custom sunshade for her vehicle. These block UV rays and keep the interior of the car cooler.

BMW vehicle accessories to give as a gift this Mother’s Day

BMW really has it all when it comes to car accessories. They make it easy to shop for a gift, for any driver. Here are some of our ideas for BMW accessories to buy this Mother’s Day. You can find accessories at

  • BMW Natural Air holders and refill sticks: BMW offers various car scent items, such as their Natural Air Starter Kit and Natural Air Refill Sticks. They also have BMW Ambient Air accessories. Any of these can make a great gift.
  • BMW folding table: This one is also an option for moms with small kids. It provides a fold-out table behind the front seats, which makes a great place for kids to eat on longer journeys.
  • BMW backrest bag: Yet another accessory that hangs off the rear of the front seats. This one provides extra storage for items that every mom needs, like snacks or wet wipes.

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How to lower your carbon footprint for Earth Day 2022 in Topeka, KS Tue, 12 Apr 2022 16:02:13 +0000

Ways to reduce your impact on the planet for Earth Day 2022

How can you lower your carbon footprint for Earth Day 2022 in Topeka, KS? Keep reading below for some of our ideas on how you can reduce your impact and help save the planet. You can find hybrid and electric used vehicles here at Aristocrat Motors Topeka in Topeka, KS.

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Shop locally for produce and other items instead of ordering online

One major source of your carbon footprint is likely the transportation that it takes your food to get here. Think of everything you eat, and how some of it has to travel from states away to reach your table. That’s why you can easily cut down on your carbon footprint by shopping at farmer’s markets for produce and cutting back or ceasing your online shopping habits. Two farmer’s markets in Topeka to check out are the Downtown Topeka Farmer’s Market and Breadbasket Farmer’s Market.

Use recycled and reused items instead of creating demand for new items

If you love to shop, the best way to cut down on your carbon footprint is to shop for reused and recycled items, preferably ones that are already in our community. Not only do you cut back on the carbon emissions created in transporting those goods to Topeka, but by buying reused items, you cut back on manufacturing emissions as well. Check out Topeka Habitat for Humanity Restore to find furniture you can repurpose.

Drive hybrid or electric vehicles instead of gasoline vehicles

For those of you who drive a lot, your biggest carbon footprint could be coming from your car, as much as that pains us. However, most automakers are transitioning to electric and hybrid vehicles, which have fewer emissions than gasoline-powered vehicles. Check out our used hybrid and electric vehicle inventory to kill two birds with one stone: switch to an alternative fuel source and reuse a vehicle from our community.

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How to buy a BMW or Volkswagen online in Topeka, KS Tue, 15 Mar 2022 16:03:31 +0000

Guide to choosing and purchasing a vehicle online in Topeka, KS

How can you buy a BMW or Volkswagen online in Topeka, KS? Here at Aristocrat Motors Topeka, we offer the tools you need to easily buy a luxury vehicle from home. Keep reading below to learn about the steps you can take to start purchasing your next car online today.

How to use express checkout at Aristocrat Motors Topeka

Buying a car online gets easier every year. You can buy your next Volkswagen or BMW vehicle from the privacy of your own home. Better yet, you can still get personalized help without leaving your house. Here are the steps to follow.

  1. Select the option for Express Car Buying on our website homepage.
  2. Find the BMW or VW model that you want in our inventory and select it.
  3. Fill in the pop-up form asking for your name and contact information.
  4. Review your offer and finalize your deal online.
  5. Get expert help with a personal concierge online if you need it.
  6. Schedule your purchase for in-store pickup or home delivery.

What are the benefits of buying a car online instead of in-person?

For those of you who are hesitant to buy anything online, we totally understand. You can always visit our facility and buy a vehicle the traditional way. However, if you’re not sure which option is best for you, consider these benefits to shopping online for a vehicle.

  • There is less pressure when you purchase a car online. We always aim for a hassle-free, stress-free process, but sometimes it can be intimidating to shop for a vehicle. At home, you can take everything slowly.
  • It can save you time and effort. You save all of the time that it takes you to drive here and back. Home delivery is an option as well, so you don’t have to drive here even once if you don’t want to.
  • It can be easier to conduct research as you go. In person, you can ask our staff anything you want, but if you’re more comfortable using an online search engine, then try shopping from home.

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2022 St. Patrick’s Day Events and Parades in Topeka KS Wed, 09 Mar 2022 17:04:37 +0000

How can I celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2022 in and around Topeka, KS?

Are you looking for some St. Patrick’s Day 2022 events and activities in our area? Below, you can read about parades and other events happening this month around Topeka, KS. Aristocrat Motors Topeka is located on South Kansas Avenue in Topeka, KS.

Where will there be a St. Patrick’s Day parade near Topeka, KS?

Parades are a great way to have fun with the family. Kids love them, and you’ll enjoy watching the festivities as well. Thankfully, there are plenty of St. Patrick’s Day parades planned for 2022. Check out one of these near Topeka, KS.

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What is happening for St. Patrick’s Day this year in Topeka, KS?

If a parade isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate. We have a few community events below for you to check out, but you could always stay in and create your own celebration too. Green food and green beverages are classic ways to celebrate.

How to custom order a BMW

Learn more about where to custom order BMW and Volkswagen vehicles in Topeka, KS with this overview of the pre-order process created by Aristocrat Motors Topeka. Contact the dealership team today to apply for credit approval and get the process started to get behind the wheel of your dream car!

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Learn How To Pre-Order a BMW or Volkswagen at Aristocrat Motors Topeka Thu, 17 Feb 2022 17:06:45 +0000

Where To Custom Order BMW and Volkswagen Vehicles Topeka KS

Are you in love with the 2022 Volkswagen Taos? Are you interested in the performance and luxury of the 2022 BMW X3? What do you do if your dream car is not in stock at Aristocrat Motors Topeka? We are here to help. Learn more about where to custom order BMW and Volkswagen vehicles in Topeka, KS with this quick overview.

How To Custom Order a BMW or Volkswagen at Aristocrat Motors Topeka

Supply chain issues have made it difficult to find your dream car at a dream price in inventory and we are here to help at Aristocrat Motors Topeka. We can help you get behind the wheel of a brand-new BMW or Volkswagen that meets all of your specifications when you custom order the car of your dreams at our dealership.

Do you love the look and feel of the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas? What do you do if we do not have the right year, make, model or trim level in stock at the moment? It is as easy as 1-2-3 to pre-order brand-new BMW and Volkswagen vehicles at Aristocrat Motors Topeka. When you have your dream car picked out, contact the Aristocrat Motors Topeka team and we will schedule an appointment to guide you through all of the vehicle options, features and packages that are available. We will help you custom order a BMW or Volkswagen that is the perfect year, make, model, trim level, engine, drivetrain, exterior color and interior color you want with all of your favorite features.

READ MORE: BMW and Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles in Topeka KS

Learn more about where to custom order BMW and Volkswagen vehicles in Topeka, KS with this overview of the pre-order process created by Aristocrat Motors Topeka. Contact the dealership team today to apply for credit approval and get the process started to get behind the wheel of your dream car!

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Romantic Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day 2022 in the Topeka Area Thu, 10 Feb 2022 17:07:51 +0000

Things To Do for Valentine’s Day 2022 in Topeka KS

Plan ahead for a romantic Valentine’s Day date night this year with a list of our favorite things to do for Valentine’s Day 2022 in Topeka, KS created by Aristocrat Motors Topeka. Wine tastings, daddy-daughter dances and couples 5K race highlight the Valentine’s Day events in the Topeka area this year and promise plenty of fun and romance for you and your loved ones. Add to your Valentine’s Day experience this year and get behind the wheel of a brand-new 2022 BMW X3 at Aristocrat Motors Topeka.

Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting with Chocolates

WHEN: Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13

WHERE: Crooked Post Winery – 7397 KS-92 Hwy Ozawkie, KS 66070

What could be more romantic than wine and chocolate? Hop in your 2022 Volkswagen Atlas and enjoy a day of romance and fun at Crooked Post Winery for a Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting with Chocolates. Taste incredible wines from the local vineyard that pair perfectly with delicious chocolates and spend the day with the ones you love. A great selection of Valentine’s Day gifts is available for purchase at the winery that will add to this one-of-a-kind experience.

Sweetheart 5K

Close Up of Red Valentine’s Day Roses
WHEN: Saturday, February 12 at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Grandview Street in Overland Park, KS

Do you and your partner love a good run? Sign up today for the Sweetheart 5K as a single runner or a couple and enjoy a fun day with someone you love. Runners will have a few race options – a 5K run/walk that is open to individuals and couples, a 10k race and a Lil Sweethearts Kids Run with a race t-shirt and a finisher’s medal when you cross the finish line. Awards will be given for the top runners in each category and for the top five couples.

Dancing with the Stars Daddy Daughter Date

WHEN: Saturday, February 19 at 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Brownstone Topeka – 4020 NW 25th St. Topeka, KS 66618

Dads – treat your daughters to an incredible Valentine’s Day experience this year at the annual Dancing with the Stars Daddy Daughter Date at The Brownstone Topeka. Dress your best, walk the red carpet, dance the night away, gaze at the stars and take fun photos with that special little girl in your life at this special event. Refreshments and beverages will be available at this family-friendly event.

READ MORE: Learn About Vehicle Warranty and Protection Options at Aristocrat Motors Topeka

Are you looking for things to do for Valentine’s Day 2022 in Topeka, KS? Make plans for a romantic night out this year with this list of fun and romantic date ideas by Aristocrat Motors Topeka. Contact the dealership team today to schedule a test drive in your dream car!

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Our Topeka team did a phenomenal job collecting coats of area kids in need.

Each year between the end of October and Christmas we collect coats at our BMW|VW of Topeka showroom. Our incredible customers showed up in a big way with their donations. We also donated a coat for every car sold during the donation drive.

Our General Manager, Kris Nielsen can be seen here along with the staff from Boys & Girls Club of Topeka during our donation delivery.


Local Topeka news crews stopped by to cover the story for a holiday feel good story on their evening news. Kris Nielsen, General Manager and Shelby Ross, our internet sales consultant were integral in the fulfillment of this donation drive.

This is one of our favorite programs every year as it’s a meaningful way to support our local Topeka community. We are very proud to be part of Topeka and this is a great way for us to show that.


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We want what you have. Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:38:03 +0000

Do you have a second or third vehicle that doesn’t get used much? Do you have a two-vehicle household but with new working-from-home conditions you don’t really need two vehicles and could use the extra money instead?

Used vehicles are bringing anywhere from 10-20% more than they were a year ago. We’ve had customers that we’ve offered more than they paid for the vehicle originally to buy it from them so we could meet the demands of our customers looking and needing to purchase.

This is an opportunity for you as a car/truck/SUV owner. If you are able to sell your car, now is the absolute BEST time to do it.

Worried the process is daunting and cumbersome? Don’t be. We make it easy. We offer the KBB Instant Cash Offer Tool on our website that makes it as easy as entering your VIN number and answering a few simple questions. We’d love to help you get the most for your vehicle so feel free to contact us or stop in and we’ll appraise your vehicles on-the-spot.

Our own general sales manager, Kris Nielsen will tell you, “the lack of new car inventory has pushed used car prices higher than ever and trade in values are at an all time high unseen in recent memory. A lot of people are realizing they don’t need a 2nd or 3rd car in their garage and that now is a great time to sell their car and capitalize on market values.”

Kris knows how important it is to make the process painless and easy. “Getting a purchase offer on your car from BMW|VW of Topeka is as easy as answering a few short questions, snapping a few photos with your phone, and waiting for one of our appraisal experts to give you a quick shout back.”

Kris will be the first to tell you how much he prefers to see customers in person so stopping by for an on-site appraisal is always an option. We hope you’ll take this incredible opportunity to take advantage of the current challenges in the auto industry. Reach out to us today.

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THE OLD COLLEGE TRY, WITH A BONUS. Thu, 12 Aug 2021 16:39:20 +0000

The Volkswagen College Graduate Program* offers a $500 Contract Bonus** for qualified college graduates who lease or purchase a new, unused Volkswagen vehicle through Volkswagen Credit.

How to qualify:
• You graduated within the last 24 months or will graduate in the next six
months from a U.S. or Canadian college or university
• You are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• You have a full-time (permanent) job or written commitment from your future employer

*College Graduate Program is subject to credit approval and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who graduated from an accredited U.S. or Canadian college/university no more than 24 months prior to credit application or will graduate within the next six months. Applicant must be employed in a full-time permanent position or have a written commitment from a future employer. References, proof of income, copy of degree or official transcript, and contact information for college/university required. Credit history is not required, but existing credit must be in good standing and have no previous derogatory credit marks. Program runs from January 5th, 2021 – January 3rd, 2022. Offer not valid in Puerto Rico. See your local Volkswagen dealer for details or, for general product information, call 1-800-Drive-VW.
**Volkswagen of America, Inc. will pay a $500 Contract Bonus when customers are eligible for the College Graduate Program lease or purchase a new, unused Volkswagen vehicle through participating dealers and finance the lease or purchase through Volkswagen Credit from January 5th, 2021 – January 3rd, 2022. Excludes Certified Pre-Owned vehicles and ID.4. May not be combined with VW TDI programs (79L and 81R). Subject to credit approval by Volkswagen Credit. Bonus must be applied toward customer lease or purchase and is not redeemable for cash. Offer not valid in Puerto Rico. See your local Volkswagen dealer for details or, for general product information, call 1-800-DriveVW.

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