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Get Your Vehicle Ready to Tow This Season

Don’t let unwanted surprises sideline your towing experience. By taking some extra precautions before your trip, you will ensure that you and your cargo arrive safely at your destination without the need for premature car repair and maintenance. The first thing is to establish that your vehicle is capable of carrying extra weight. Look at the manufacturer’s specifications for maximum tow and tongue allowance. Once you’ve established the compatibility of your vehicle, the trailer hitch, and the trailer, you can move on to other safety aspects.

 

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Possible Explanations for Your Tire Pressure Light Turning On

There's nothing more terrifying to a car owner than a light coming on when you aren't sure what it means. For many drivers, the sight of the tire pressure light turning on can be terrifying. Fortunately, there are several factors that can contribute to this light turning on. Most of them have a simple fix.

Some air naturally comes out of your tires each time you drive. This is a normal part of the driving process. If your tire pressure light comes on, you may simply need to add more air to your tires. 

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Easy Ways to Avoid a Tire Blowout

When tires are under inflated, the tube that holds air doesn't effectively handle impacts that occur while the wheels roll over hazards. Because an under inflated tire has less air than a properly inflated wheel, the lack of air typically leads to a blowout on the road. Besides under inflation, there are other problems that can cause a blowout, and most of these issues are easy to detect since they happen on the main tire housing. The most common exterior problems are abrasions, cuts, and bulges. In order to avoid these issues and a possible blowout, you must follow…

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Is it Hard to Recover When Your Vehicle Hydroplanes?

Hydroplaning is one of the more frightening experiences that a driver can have on the road. This situation occurs when a certain set of specific conditions are met. These include wet, flooded roads, relatively high vehicle-speeds, and worn-tires.

During wet conditions, vehicles that have worn out tires and are traveling too quickly for the existing road-conditions may begin to glide on a thin layer of water. This separates the tires from the road surfaces, resulting in a loss of control. 

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Is Brake Fluid Important?

Brake fluid is the substance that applies the pressure that slows down your vehicle whenever you press the brake pedal. It usually sits inside your vehicle's brake lines, and it flows to the brake rotors when the pedal is depressed. The pressure from this fluid causes the rotors to squeeze down on brake pads, which in turn make contact with the wheels and slows them to a stop.

Over time, brake fluid becomes compromised by moisture that it absorbs from the air and begins to lose its effectiveness. 

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Take Care of Your Vehicle with an Engine Cooling & Radiator Service

Your engine works hard to keep your vehicle running. If it overheats, it could result in a significant amount of damage. The good news is that you have a radiator and cooling system that gets rid of the high temperatures. Coolant circles around the engine and the radiator. Plus, the system gets rid of all of that hot air, so it's not trapped in and around the engine.

At Volvo Cars of Evansville, our service center offers an engine cooling and radiator service to keep your system in good condition. We will inspect the system for any damage. We…

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Recognizing Signs of Worn Suspension

Bounce houses may be fine for birthday parties, but you don't want to feel like you are riding in one when you drive your car around Evansville, IN. A bouncing sensation when you encounter a bump in the road is just one sign that your vehicle's suspension needs attention at our Volvo Cars of Evansville service department.

Another sign that your suspension is worn is noticing that your vehicle takes a nose dive when you apply the brakes. The third symptom of a worn suspension is swaying or leaning when taking turns. Fluid leaking out of the shock…

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Winter Wiper Blades: Cold Weather Safety

Although most drivers don't have too much trouble with their windshield wiper blades during the warmer months, they sometimes notice streaks on the glass during the winter. This causes decreased visibility and increases your risk of having a wreck. Taking care of this problem as soon as you are aware of it is crucial to staying safe behind the wheel.

Would you like to know about a fast and inexpensive solution that will restore your visibility in no time? 

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Winter Vehicle Traction Choices

High-quality vehicle traction is a must-have regardless of the specific season of the year. If you want to feel 100 percent confident and secure driving in the winter, however, A+ vehicle traction is particularly critical. Let the Volvo Cars of Evansville team help you decide which traction-adding compound best fits your unique driveway needs.

People can explore a broad range of traction paths for their cars. Some people believe in the power of cat litter for traction. There are others who prefer basic sand. There are even people who back the conveniences of sodium chloride rock salt. 

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