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Volvo Pilots Slippery Road Alert in Scandinavia

Here in Hawthorne, NJ we are no strangers to winter storms. While we try not to be out on the roads in these conditions, it's certainly comforting to know that we have cars like new Volvo models to keep us and our loved ones safe. Now, Volvo is going the extra mile to keep us safe with Slippery Road Alert. Check out how it works on the roads in the video clip below!

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Find the Luxurious Safety You'd Looking for in the Volvo XC90


A lot of drivers are looking for cars that are comfortable and stylish, falling into the luxury category. Well in Volvo vehicles, you can get all the style and comfort you want, but they add something into the luxury mix: safety.

Here at Paul's Volvo, we know how important safety is, and that's why we think it should be a benchmark for luxury. And when you feel safe in your vehicle, you can…

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Volvo: A Top Choice for Pet Safety!

Need a quick break from the daily grind? We gotcha. Watch this quick video for a pick-me-up!

We at Paul's Volvo really love our pets, so we're happy to announce that October is National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month! While we ALWAYS appreciate the work that shelters across the country do, this month it's extra-important to go visit your local Hawthorne, NJ and ask about adopting, fostering, volunteering, or donating! Non-profit shelters rely on community…

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Volvo Works on Developing an Inflatable Baby Seat

Safety and the Volvo badge are almost synonymous, as the brand has worked hard over the years to ensure they are putting a car on the road that isn't just luxurious, but also safe. That's why we are excited to see this new feature that Volvo has been working on. It isn't integrated in the model, per say, but it still has safety and Volvo's flair for style in mind.

We like the idea of reimaging the child safety seat. This version is easy to transport, which is perfect if you regularly split driving between two…

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Practice Makes Perfect

Since spring --they claim -- is in the air, it's time to take a walk.

Off We Go
For starters, stroll around your car and inspect the tires. Be on the lookout for air bubbles in their sidewalls, especially if you've experienced a slight shimmy in your steering. These egg-sized blisters indicate irreparable damage, and the wheel itself may be dented as well. Blame winter's record-setting pothole problems, and replace that tire for…
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Free AdvICE

When you consider parking alongside the next big snow bank—or worse still, riding over it – recall the cautionary example of Edward John Smith. 

Q: Who is he?

Clue #1: The statue

Today Smith’s stone countenance gazes across a park in Litchfield, England; but on April 15, 1912, he watched his dream vanish.

  

Clue #2: What kind of lettuce is this?

 

Clue #3: “And as the smart ship grew,

In stature, grace, and hue…

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Attention!

Because so many drivers are distracted and rushed when the old year winds up to its frenzied, departing pitch, holiday driving can be very challenging. We advise you to be particularly mindful during this festive but dangerous season. And so we encourage you to turn off your cell phone and really pay attention to the road and to the other drivers around you. Give yourself the gift of a Silent Night.

Nose so Bright
And do keep in mind that tipsy holiday drivers may not be the only ones sporting a bright red nose. Watch out for a surprise appearance…
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Just say No

When hard, crusty snow accumulates on the roof of your car, your first impulse may be to chop away at it.  Don't!  Sunroofs can break.  We all know that New Jersey state laws require us to clear the roof of snow before driving the vehicle, but it's definitely  better to pause before you pound. 

So too, resist the temptation to clear snow from your windows by hitting the power window switch.  These small motors can burn out. Better to wait till the car has thawed a bit and then gently sweep the snow off your vehicle.  The same…
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Try a Little Tenderness


Let's face it: during this busy holiday season you can't hustle if these don't swing.

Try a little tenderness.
In winter your windshield wipers take a beating, but a little care can extend their performance.   After every storm, before you start your car, clear your wipers of snow and ice.  To do this, gently lift the…
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Slippery When Wet

The fall in N.J. looks gorgeous but it has its special risks- slippery leaves can be as treacherous as glare ice!Image

Patches of wet leaves, caused by frost, morning dew, or recent rain, need to be approached with caution. Slow down before you get to them in case you have to brake.

Adequate tread on your tires shortens your stopping distance. Prior to the change of seasons, check the condition of the treads to…

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