Should I Put Regular or Premium Gas in My Volkswagen?

August 19th, 2019 by
man pumping gasoline fuel in car at gas station

Volkswagen vehicles, like many European models, have a reputation for being expensive to maintain. Luckily, this isn’t entirely true, and here at Jennings Volkswagen we want to set the record straight. We often get questions about vehicle maintenance for VW models and one of the most common questions has to do with the recommended fuel….

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Bad Spark Plug Symptoms

February 13th, 2019 by
Mechaning Working on a Spark Plug

A spark plug may seem like just a simple component of your vehicle, but these tiny parts play a crucial role in beginning the combustion process inside of your engine. If your vehicle did not contain spark plugs, it would not be possible to ignite the fuel in the combustion chamber. Typically, spark plugs function…

What Type of Gas is Recommended for Volkswagen Vehicles?

December 5th, 2018 by
VW Tiguan Allspace

Whether you’re the owner of one of the new Volkswagen models or one of the pre-owned VW models 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, the gasoline-powered vehicles in their lineup have different requirements. So,…

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Spring Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

December 3rd, 2018 by

After a long winter in Evanston, IL, spring is the perfect time for car maintenance. Be sure to check the following areas: Tire Pressure Paint Condition Power Steering Fluid Level Belts and Hoses Brake Pad Condition Car Tune-Up Checklist for Spring De-icer and cold temperatures can cause problems for all vehicles. When spring arrives, consider…

What Vehicle Maintenance Should I Do Before Going on a Road Trip?

December 3rd, 2018 by
2018 VW Tiguan Driving

Vehicles like the Volkswagen bus helped to define the road trip as we know it today! VW continues to power adventures around the country, and preparing for your trip is easy when you drive one of their dependable vehicles. The following maintenance steps can help prevent breakdowns while keeping the whole family happy on your…


November 5th, 2018 by
2018 Volkswagen Atlas review

Chicago drivers know that all-wheel drive is a must-have feature when shopping for a new vehicle, so what does Volkswagen have to offer? There are five different VW AWD cars to choose, ranging from the spacious Volkswagen Tiguan to the sporty Volkswagen Golf R. Whether you want a family-friendly SUV for your Glenview travels or…

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What To Do If Your VW Check Engine Light Is On

August 3rd, 2018 by
Check Engine Light

Knowing when to get car maintenance is the surest way to keep your Volkswagen running well for many years to come, and when you drive with the team at Jennings Volkswagen, we’ll teach you exactly what to do if your check engine light is flashing. Find out what your VW check engine light issue means,…

How to Change Your Volkswagen Windshield Wipers

December 9th, 2017 by

After your tires and brakes, your windshield wipers might be some of the most important safety equipment on your Volkswagen. If you’ve experienced any of the following issues, it’s time to get new ones: – Streaking – Cracked blades – Unusual noise when in operation – Bent blade arms – Failure to clear water New…

What Type of Gas is Recommended for Volkswagen Vehicles?

September 28th, 2017 by

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…

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What is Keyless Access with Push-Button Start?

January 12th, 2016 by

The technology in new vehicles has advanced so much in such a short amount of time and we’re constantly amazed at the type of features and equipment we see. Volkswagen models are especially impressive, with the 2016 model lineup bringing us great technology like state-of-the-art smartphone connectivity and cutting-edge driver assistance systems. We’re going to…

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