Illinois auto group helps prepare Chevy Volt drivers for winter weather

Bill Jacobs Joliet offers tips to extend electric driving range during winter months

JOLIET, Ill., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Winter weather in Illinois presents a set of challenges to every driver. Snow-covered terrain, deflating tires, and icy windshields only begin the list of obstacles Illinois drivers face during the frigid winter months. New Chevy Volt owners looking to maximize their electric driving range, however, face unfamiliar hurdles that easily can be overcome with a few simple practices.


One if the most reputable Chevy dealers near ChicagoBill Jacobs Joliet — is setting out to help Volt owners maximize their electric driving range and get the most out of Chevy's extended range EV year round.

The first thing Chevy Volt owners should do during winter is warm their vehicles while charging. By remotely starting the vehicle from one of several sources, the cabin has time to warm up and defrost while using power from the grid rather than energy that can that can be used to maximize electric driving range.

Once the Volt is warm, it is more economical to take advantage of the available heated seats rather than running the heat at its capacity. With a simple climate adjustment from Comfort to Eco, drivers and passengers can utilize the direct warmth from the seats to stay comfortable, as the Volt's heated seats use less energy than the traditional climate system.

While Bill Jacobs Joliet offers other Chevy Volt cold weather driving tips and tax rebate information, the Chicago-area auto group also helps local businesses understand and take advantage of the GM Business Choice Incentive Program, which offers cash back for additional equipment and various incentives for work-related vehicles. Find out more about the benefits of this robust plan here.

For more information about the Chevy Volt or any of the vehicles in the 2014 Chevy lineup, visit or call the dealership directly at 815-741-6975.

Media Contact: Max Jacobs, Bill Jacobs Automotive Group, 815-741-6975,

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