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Rotate Your Tires for Even Wear and Extended Life

One of the tasks our experienced technicians regularly perform when you bring your vehicle into the service department at Volvo Cars Charlotte is tire rotation per your vehicle's recommended service intervals. Moving tires on a regular basis from front to rear axles and vice versa provides benefits that extend the life of your car or truck while also keeping maintenance costs down.

Rotating your tire allows more even wear, resulting in longer lasting tread depth and traction. It also helps maintain the warranty for your tires as some manufacturers may refuse to honor the warranty...

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How Your Differential Transfers Power from Your Engine

Have you ever wondered how your car knows that the outer wheels need to turn faster than the inner wheels when you're making a turn in your vehicle? There's a very important gearbox that is responsible for this, and if for some reason it isn't working, your wheels won't move at all. You, maybe, have heard of it. It's called the differential.

Your differential is responsible for transferring the power from your engine to the wheels that need to turn. If the gears inside the differential are not properly lubricated and become worn, that can…

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A Cool Engine is All You Need to Prevent Overheating

The engine in your car relies on a cooling system in order to keep it from overheating. A car's engine can reach temperatures of 2000 degrees, or even higher. Because of the high temperatures, car overheating is one of the most service-related repairs needed.

Often times, engine overheating occurs because of a decreased amount of coolant in the cars’ radiator. Coolant is also referred to as antifreeze, and it is necessary in order to keep the cooling system operating at its highest capability. Typically, the first sign of antifreeze decrease is when you see it dripping from beneath your…

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What is a Transfer Case?

Many drivers aren't familiar with what a transfer case is. If you have an all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicle, however, that phrase is something that should become part of your automotive vocabulary as the transfer case is a gearbox that distributes power to the axels on your car or truck as needed. The transfer case contains lubricating fluid that helps those parts move smoothly.

Similar to other areas of your vehicle, the fluid in the transfer case will become contaminated over time, necessitating replacement. Removing broken down fluid keeps the gears operating properly...

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Be Prepared for Winter

If you are lucky enough to drive in the cold winter months, you are probably already aware that no matter how careful you are and how cautiously you tend to drive, sometimes you get stuck. There is not always someone around to help and you need to have the tools to get yourself out of a bad situation on your own.

Besides having an emergency kit in your vehicle, you should also have a bag or two of sand, salt, or cat litter in your vehicle so that you can pour some under and around your tires. If you can…

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Winter Wiper Blades for Better Visibility

While snow and ice may be beautiful to look at, they can cause some annoying problems for Charlotte, NC motorists. One such problem many people notice is that their car’s windshield wiper blades begin to leave streaks on the glass, even though the same blades worked just fine during the summer. Your visibility will be impaired by these streaks, so it is important to handle this situation immediately in order to stay safe.

The best way to do this is to switch out your vehicle's old wiper blades for winter wiper blades, which are built to handle tough…

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What is Your Car Trying to Tell You?

Every vehicle has an array of warning lights on their dash. They will come on from time to time when it is time to get your oil changed, when your tire pressure is low, or when you are having issues with your engine. If any of your warning lights ever come on be sure to get your car checked out by us here at Volvo of Charlotte right away. You don't ever want to ignore those warning lights. If you do, then you may be facing some expensive repairs because you let a problem worsen.

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Explore the Reasons to Secure Service at Volvo of Charlotte

If you are a motorist you hire the services of a maintenance professional to perform a drain and change some of the parts subject to regular wear at least once a year on average. Remember, it is important to know how to identify bargains. However, whatever the case may be, price advantages must be put into perspective.

Previously, only maintenance operations performed at a dealership allowed you to maintain your manufacturer's warranty. However, now that is the case only if this sanction is expressly stipulated in the warranty contract, and if the car was bought before a certain date…

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