The Volkswagen Touareg safety features offer drivers access to impressively advanced engineering, as well as the latest technology guaranteed take some of the stress out of the daily drive.
The Touareg is built to protect cabin occupants from the world outside its doors with solid design elements that include:
High-Strength Steel: A high-strength steel reinforced safety cage provides a rigid support structure, while specially alloyed steel in select exterior body panels help the vehicle to maintain its shape in the event of an impact.
Crumple Zones: Strategically placed front and rear crumple zones absorb the force of impact to prevent harm to those inside.
Advanced Airbags: More than just cushions of air, the next-generation airbags system protects passengers at all seating positions.
Crash Optimization: A crash-optimized front end and crash-optimized pedal controls allow certain parts of the vehicle to deform in an accident, reducing the danger of serious injury to the driver.
4MOTION AWD: Drivers can choose to add the convenience of 4MOTION all-wheel-drive for better traction on slippery surfaces.
The Volkswagen Touareg also offers Evanston commuters a host of standard and available safety systems designed to help avoid collisions. These include:
Electronic Stability Control
Electronic Differential Lock
Engine Braking Assist
Hill Descent Assist
Rollover Sensor System
Automatic Locking Retractors
Tire Pressure Monitoring
Automatic Post Collision Braking
Autonomous Emergency Braking
Lane Change Assist
Lane Departure Warning
Adaptive Cruise Control
Park Distance Control
Every Volkswagen is also equipped with the security of Intelligent Crash Response. In the event of a collision where the airbags are deployed, the ICRS system will cut the power to the fuel pump, unlock the doors, and activate the vehicle’s hazard lights, making it easier for emergency personnel to locate the vehicle.
Explore the Volkswagen Touareg Safety Features at Jennings VW
Contact us today or visit our showroom in Glenview, Illinois to learn more about the Volkswagen Touareg and take it for a test drive. We’ll also walk you through your financing options, so you can purchase a Touareg at a price you can afford.
Chicago winters can be brutal, and driving through rain, ice, and snow is not only hard on you, it can be murder on your Volkswagen too. But by performing a few Volkswagen winter car maintenance tasks now, or having a professional do it for you, you can stay safe and save money this season.
Get Your Car Ready for Winter with 6 Simple Tasks
Getting ready for winter driving doesn’t need to be a lot of work, but there are a few essential tasks that deserve your attention before the cold weather sets in:
- Inspect Your Brakes. Driving on icy roads is difficult enough even when your brakes work properly. Brakes that are worn or leaking can’t do their job and need immediate attention.
- Replace Your Wipers. A good pair of windshield wipers is an inexpensive way to ensure you have good visibility even when the weather’s bad.
- Check Your Tires. Inspect your tires and look for cracks or leaks that could compromise them during heavy winter driving. You should also inspect your tread depth to be sure there’s enough rubber between you and the road. Simply insert a penny upside down in your vehicle’s tread and, if you can see the top of Abe’s head, it’s time for new tires.
- Top Off Fluids. Check the antifreeze in your cooling system, add winter-ready windshield washer fluid with de-icer, replace the engine oil with thicker oil if needed, and make sure your brake and transmission fluid are topped off.
- Have Your Battery Checked. Extreme Midwest winters can be hard on your vehicle’s battery. Have your local service center check the battery charge, fluid levels, and overall health, so that it can do its job on even the coldest nights.
- Adjust the Headlights. Vehicle vibration and flying debris can cause your headlights to move over the course of the year. Check their alignment to make sure they’re pointed straight ahead and polish the lens for maximum brightness.
Jennings Volkswagen Can Prep Your Car for Winter
If you don’t have the time check these vital areas, let us take care of your Volkswagen winter car maintenance for you. Schedule an appointment with the service professionals at Jennings Volkswagen at 844-742-1086 or stop by our service center at its 201 Waukegan Rd. in Glenview Illinois.
It’s time to share the holiday spirit with your family and friends, and that’s easy to do our list of the top 5 Christmas events near Glenview.
- Holiday in the Park and Parade: November 25th marks the city parade down Glenview Road and leading to Jackman Park for activities like hayrides, caroling, and hot chocolate.
- Winnetka Holiday Tree Lighting: At 5:30 p.m. on December 1st, witness the illumination of the wondrous tree lighting across from Winnetka City Hall with a live visit from Santa and a story from the Grinch!
- Breakfast with Santa at Chevy Chase Country Club: A buffet breakfast kicks off the morning while kids wait to sit in Santa’s lap and wish for their holiday gifts.
- Downtown Evanston Tree Lighting: Head over to Evanston to see the annual tree light up at Church Street Plaza on December 9th, complete with carolers and holiday activities.
- A Christmas Carol 2017: Scrooge is back at the Winnetka Community House on December 2nd and 3rd to showcase the one of the season’s most anticipated plays.
(Photo Credit: Michael Lee Photography)
Jennings VW Helps You Celebrate the Holidays
Enjoy the gift of reliable transportation with a new car or pre-owned vehicle from Jennings VW. We know this time of year can be stressful enough, so we’re here to help you get to these holiday events and enjoy a fun, worry-free day with your loved ones. To get started, contact us online or visit our showroom.
The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most recognizable cars in automotive history, and it’s certainly a familiar sight on Chicago roads. Explore the journey of this iconic small car from its beginnings to its current status as an American icon, and see why the Beetle is a favorite of among drivers from Glenview to Evanston.
Although production of the Volkswagen Beetle began in 1938, it was sidelined for a time during World War II as the factories turned their attention to munitions and providing vehicles for the war effort.
In the late 1940s, the Volkswagen Beetle made its way to American shores, and slowly but surely, it gained popularity among drivers in the U.S.
Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle began to pick up in the 1950s as the Beetle worked its way into American hearts. This is in part because the manufacturers hired a new advertising agency people started to pay attention.
In the 1960s, the Volkswagen Beetle received improvements in design and greater horsepower output, and then this car really began to take off. Interest was further increased in the late 1960s with the release of the classic movie Herbie the Love Bug, about an autonomous VW Beetle who was a star at the racetrack and a pretty good matchmaker. With that film, the Beetle became an icon, and America’s love affair was solidified.
An End to an Era
Throughout the 60s and into the 1970s, Volkswagen continued to improve the Beetle. With the introduction of the Super Beetle in 1971, drivers had access to 60 hp, almost double the original, as well as a larger trunk, more modern electronics, and MacPherson struts that improved ride and stability.
The vintage Beetle design would not remain a top seller forever. As new competitors entered the market, the popularity of the original Beetle began to wane.
In 1998, the world once again saw a demand for this small car, and so the updated Beetle was introduced with innovations that would lead to the affordable, stylish designs drivers still love today.
Explore the VW Beetle at Jennings Volkswagen
It’s little wonder Chicago and Evanston drivers still clamor to get behind the wheel of one of these instantly recognizable compact cars. Experience it yourself when test drive the VW Beetle at Jennings Volkswagen. Contact us or stop by our showroom to choose your favorite trim and learn about the financing options available
At Jennings Volkswagen, we’ve got a wide inventory of vehicles with distinct names in our Glenview showroom, but what do they mean? Volkswagen, itself, means “the people’s car” in German, and speaks to the popularity of this brand. The current model names also have interesting, unique meanings:
- Beetle: Originally dubbed the Volkswagen Type 1, this iconic car received its current name from its unique shape resembling the bug.
- CC: This acronym stands for “Comfort Coupe”.
- Eos: The Greek goddess for dawn is the namesake for this convertible that offers unbeatable views of the sky.
- Golf: Many VW names come from natural occurrences, and the Golf is named for the Gulf Stream.
- Jetta: Hinting at its sporty performance, this name translates to “jet stream”.
- Tiguan: The family-friendly SUV takes its name from a combination of the words “tiger” and “leguan”, which means “iguana” in German.
- Touareg: Encouraging new destinations, this SUV was named after the nomadic Tuareg people of the Saharan desert, who were a tribe of nomads.
Find a New Volkswagen Vehicle to Take Home Today
At Jennings VW, we have a great selection of new and used Volkswagen models for drivers from Chicago to Evanston and throughout the Chicagoland area. Contact us to schedule a visit to our showroom, so you can test drive these Volkswagen models and learn about how to finance your vehicle.
The kids are returning to school around Evanston and life is getting hectic again. Before things too chaotic, make sure you’re fully prepared for the morning car pool by visiting your Chicago-area service center to make sure your vehicle is in solid working order. Check out our guide to some of the most important back-to-school vehicle maintenance tips, and make your way to Jennings Volkswagen in Glenview for service today!
1. Seatbelt Check
The drive to school can sometimes be hectic, but there’s no reasons it shouldn’t be safe. Make sure everyone is secure this school year by making sure every seatbelt works properly. And when you step in the car, check beside and behind you to make sure everyone is actually using theirs.
2. Heater and Defroster Maintenance
You’re in the Midwest, so you know that Chicago winters are no joke. Make sure your vehicle is ready for the changing weather by checking your heater and defroster.
3. Tire Check
If your tires are underinflated or excessively worn, you could be putting yourself and your entire school carpool at risk. Make sure your tires are in good condition, and get them replaced if needed.
4. Basic Maintenance
Have you had your oil changed recently? Do your tires need to be rotated? Is it time to get a filter replaced? Get all of your basic maintenance taken care of before the chaos of the school year takes over, and check out our current service specials for some great deals on basic maintenance.
5. Battery Check
The last thing you want to do is get everyone into the car before school only to realize the car won’t start. Dramatically decrease the chances of that happening by making sure your car battery is in good working order. If it’s old or on it’s last legs, but sure to get the battery replaced.
Get Your Vehicle Serviced This Fall at Jennings VW
The team of automotive specialists at Jennings VW has the skills, expertise, and high-end equipment to make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape this school year. Make your way to our Chicagoland VW dealership today at 201 Waukegan Road in Glenview, IL, or contact us with questions at (844) 742-1086.
Whether you’re the owner of one of the new Volkswagen models or one of the pre-owned VWs from Jennings Volkswagen, it’s important to understand what fuel type you should use for your vehicle. While all of the diesel models in the lineup obviously require diesel fuel, Volkswagens powered by traditional gasoline engines may require different grades of fuel based on the amount of octane in the gasoline. Get a brief explanation of what octane is, and check out what kind of fuel type you should use for your VW when filling up the tank around Chicago and Evanston.
How is Fuel Type Decided?
Fuel grades are rated based on the amount of octane in the system, with premium fuel rated at 91 to 93 and regular octane rated at 87. Octane is measured based on a vehicle’s ability to resist pre-ignition, or the premature ignition of the mixture of air and fuel in the engine. We know it sounds complicated, but you can leave the more involved details to the experts.
OK, So What Do I Use for My Volkswagen?
For many years, most Volkswagen engines were designed to use premium grade gasoline. For engines that recommend premium fuel usage, it’s important to do so in order to maintain optimal functionality. In general, most pre-2016 model year Volkswagens with traditional gasoline engines should use premium octane gasoline. Most of the Volkswagens that are model year 2016 and later with gas engines can use regular octane gasoline. This can lead to a lot of savings for newer Volkswagen owners without sacrificing the premium engineering that has led to so many VW loyalists over the years.
Get Your Next VW Vehicle at Jennings Volkswagen
There are plenty of regular-octane, high-quality, and fuel-efficient Volkswagen models available right now at Jennings Volkswagen, located in the Chicago suburbs at 201 Waukegan Road in Glenview, IL. Count on us for key advantages like our full-service service center. Our dealership’s doors are open Monday through Saturday, and you can contact us for more information about your VW’s gas recommendations at (844) 742-1085.
Fall is here! That means football, pumpkins, Halloween, and most importantly, apples. It’s time to dust off those apple recipes and bake something delicious. Of course, fresh picked apples are the best, so we’ve compiled a list of apple picking places near Glenview. Some are strictly apple picking and some have all the fixin’s. Pile the family into your new or used Volkswagen from Jennings VW and visit one of these fine establishments.
Apple Picking and So Much More
Harvest Times Orchard – Twin Lakes, WI
Harvest Times Orchard has a huge selection of pick-your-own apples with more than 13 varieties! In addition to apples, they also have a tart cherry and pumpkin orchard. Once you’ve picked your peck of produce, head on over to one of our many other attractions like the Brat Shack, The Cider Barn, or The Donut Shop. Also, the Red Barn has already picked apples and produce and is home to our Craft Corner, apple sorting room, Sweet Shoppe, and our Country Smoke House.
- Hours of Operation: Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Phone: 262-877-4831
Prairie Sky Orchard – Union, IL
Prairie Sky Orchard is a family-run business located on 5 beautiful acres in Union, IL. It originally started as a pumpkin patch but quickly grew to add apples, Asian pears, pumpkins, and squash. They’ve recently added a Koffee Kiosk where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of freshly baked apple pie. Prairie Sky also sells apple cider, apple cider donuts, frozen pies and more.
- Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
- Phone: 815-923-4834
County Line Orchard – Hobart, IN
County Line Orchard offers a whole range of activities for all ages. The have more than 30 varieties of apples to pick as well as pumpkins and sunflowers. Did you work up an appetite picking? County Line has a kitchen and grill with lots of grub. Got a sweet tooth? Make sure you visit the bakery or the sweet shop. You must try the donut parfait! County Line has plenty to do for the kids. They have a corn maze, the Moo Choo Train, kid’s animal farm, and bee yurts. County Line also has a gift shop where you’re sure to find that special something.
- Hours of Operation: UPick is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
- Phone: 219-947-4477
Apple Holler – Sturtevant, WI
The Apple Holler is perfect for a day trip of apple picking, train riding, and farm animal petting. They have 70 acres of orchard offering different varieties of apples, peaches, pumpkins. The Apple Holler used to be a working dairy farm until the 1990s when it was converted to an orchard. There’s also a restaurant with “good mood” food and plenty of activities for the kids.
- Hours of Operation: M – F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Weekends 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Phone: 262-884-7100
Start Your Fall Adventure with a Vehicle from Jennings Volkswagen
While you’re close to Glenview, make sure to visit Jennings VW. We don’t have apples but we have plenty of Beetles! We also have Jetta sedans, Tiguan SUVs, and a bevy of other new and used vehicles. Come see us at 201 Waukegan Rd., Glenview, IL 60025 and bring the family. If you’re too full on apples, contact anytime online.