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Are Summer Tires Right for You?

Do you live in an area that is hot most of the year? Summer tires, or performance tires, have been specifically designed for hot weather driving. Effective in either dry, or wet conditions, they provide traction, and allow for better precision driving. So, if you live somewhere where there isn't a winter, or if you want to experience better performance while taking corners and accelerating, summer tires may be just what you are looking for.

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The Vehicle Battery Powers Your Vehicle

A vehicle battery is necessary to start your vehicle's engine and to keep the vehicle running after start-up. If the battery is not charged fully or has other problems, then you could be in a situation where your vehicle will not start.

The battery has quite a job to do, as it provides power to the starter, fuel system, ignition system and many other electrical parts when you start the vehicle.

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Tips for Surviving a Roadside Emergency

Planning right now for a potential roadside emergency is smart and will keep you out of harm’s way.

  • Pack a small toolbox with a hammer, screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, and a roll of duct tape. The duct tape can be used make small repairs and patch holes in a radiator hose so you can drive to a service station instead of being disabled.
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When the Temperature of Your Engine is Too High

The temperature of your engine has a gauge on your dashboard. If the gauge shows that your engine is too hot, there is a problem with your engine. Don't drive your vehicle around if the engine is hot, as this can cause further issues with your car.

Bring your car to our service center at DeMontrond Volvo Cars to see what is going on with your car. 

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Where Do Leaks Develop in Your Car’s Exhaust System?

Every driver is familiar with the exhaust muffler corrosion issue that develops into a noise issue that leads to expensive traffic violations. However, most drivers are not aware of the makeup of their exhaust system and where leaks can develop.

Your exhaust system is not just a pipe that carries exhaust out the rear of the vehicle. The exhaust system is made up of a series of parts interconnected by flanges, gaskets, and seals. 

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What is Brake Fluid?

Your brakes are one of the most important safety features on your car, and it's brake fluid that makes them work. Brake, or hydraulic, fluid is found in your brake lines. It delivers the force applied by your foot on the pedal to rotors that stop your wheels.

This fluid is key to you having a safe driving experience. 

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Off to A Good Start

An important component of the car is the alternator. It acts as a generator for the vehicle. Once the battery transfers power to start the car, the alternator takes over and provides the power needed for operation.

The battery and the alternator are usually located on opposite sides of the vehicle under the hood. The alternator is often round in shape and sometimes has open spaces on one side. 

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Volvo Shows Off the 2018 XC40 Before Frankfurt Debut

The Frankfurt Motor Show is coming up on September 15th, and Volvo is marking the occasion by debuting the latest all-new model it’s been developing—the 2018 XC40. Unlike its larger utility siblings, however, this version rides on a different platform for its unique mission—providing the versatility and comfort a city-dwelling crossover owner desires.

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Beauty, Solidity, and Practicality—Immerse Yourself in the Steller 2017 Volvo XC90 Inscription

Family utility shoppers who crave safety and luxury often find the 2017 Volvo XC90 to be a fantastic choice. But with Scandinavian-inspired craftsmanship and materials providing a natural-feeling ambiance, you get more than just the basics. In fact, if you want excellent value and opulence in equal measure, the Inscription model makes a great pick.

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