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Tips and Tricks to Buying a Used Vehicle

If you're searching for your new used car, truck, or SUV, then you probably wouldn't mind a few tips and tricks to getting the best vehicle for your budget. At [Dealership], we want you to have all of the tools that you need to make the best car-buying decisions possible, so we're going to give you a couple of the most important things that you should do.

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Touch Up Paint Will Keep Your Vehicle Beautiful

It is important that you keep your car beautiful at all times. Not only does keeping your car beautiful add value to your car, but it will also keep your emotions happy, too. One of the main ways to keep your car beautiful is to use touch up paint.

Touch up paint is used whenever you have any type of scratches or rustiness on your vehicle.

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Front-Wheel vs. Rear-Wheel Drive: What’s the Difference?

There are several choices you’ll make when buying a new car. You’ll also want to consider if you want a front-wheel drive or a rear-wheel drive system. If you’re not sure which of those two-wheel drive systems is best, you’re not alone. The good news is that there isn’t one catch-all answer; it depends on the conditions you’ll be driving in.

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Tips on Testing Your Car's Battery

Your car’s battery needs to be in good condition and fully charged to get the maximum use of your car. Often, we don’t realize our car’s battery is bad until it goes dead, and we’re stranded someplace. Stop at Paul’s Volvo and let us inspect your battery and show you tips on testing the battery.

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Get to Know the 2019 Volvo XC40 Momentum

The Volvo XC40 Momentum is a popular compact luxury SUV. This car is a great choice whether you're hauling people or cargo. It's both pragmatic and elegant. The exterior is designed to be aerodynamic and efficient. It looks great, with chrome details and high-gloss finished paint. The standard seats are engineered to be ergonomic. They're upholstered in leather.

The Momentum is also powerful. It generates up to 248HP and 258 lb-ft of torque.

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The Volvo S60 Dynamic Trim Overview

What makes the Volvo S60 Dynamic a popular compact luxury sedan? Take a look at these trim options to see why drivers are raving about this year's vehicle.

One of the unique trim designs in the Volvo S60 Dynamic are the Active Dual Xenon headlights. These headlights can be seen for quite a distance, helping to turn heads but also making your ride safer too. In inclement weather, these headlights will light the way while making it easier for oncoming traffic to spot you and avoid a collision.

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This is How You Pack Roadside Emergency Kits

Your roadside emergency kit should at the least contain the following items.

  • Blankets and some bottled water will keep you and the passengers warm and hydrated in case you are stuck in the vehicle waiting for help to arrive in the colder weather or overnight.
  • Keep a first-aid kit in your vehicle just in case anyone is injured and you need to take action until help arrives.
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Why Does My Tire Pressure Light Keep Coming On?

Checking tire pressure is something we often forget to do unless we get a flat tire or actually notice a flat tire. With the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) located on most newer vehicles, we tend to check it even less. What happens if the light keeps coming on? Stop at Paul’s Volvo and let us check over your vehicle and give you the answers you need.

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Save Gas By Servicing an Exhaust System

When a car uses gas, all of the fuel circulates through engine components and pipes. If a vehicle doesn't have a highly efficient exhaust system, certain engine functions will impact how gasoline is used on the road.

The easiest way to maintain proper gas mileage is by seeking exhaust system maintenance or repairs whenever your car burns more gas than it should. 

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Are You Ready to Change a Flat Tire in Hawthorne?

Flat tires are a hassle, but it helps if you know how to change one and have the tools to do it. If you are new to changing a tire, it's a good idea to practice at home when it's not an urgent situation. If it happens on the road, these tips will help.

Get off the road and set the parking or emergency brake, then block the tires on the unaffected side with chocks or blocks. 

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