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6 Signs Your Cooling System is Failing

6 Signs Your Cooling System is Failing

Your vehicle’s cooling system is a critical component. When it doesn’t work, this can lead to engine damage. Engines run extremely hot, that’s a fact. As they burn up fuel to make your car go, they need a cooling system to keep them in check. Most vehicles use a traditional fluid-cooled system requiring a combination of water and radiator coolant, AKA antifreeze, within the radiator. This circulates through the engine via the water pump – all to prevent the engine from overheating. If the engine overheats, it can lead to some serious damage. There are many things that can lead to an engine overheating, such as when a coolant passage in the engine block or head leaks or clogs, says…
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9 Signs You Need Volvo Transmission Repair

9 Signs You Need Volvo Transmission Repair

Ideally, your Volvo’s transmission would last the entire life span of your vehicle. That isn’t always the case, though. Unfortunately, sometimes you need transmission repair before you’re ready to retire the car. It’s important to address transmission issues quickly before they worsen or get more expensive. A well-oiled transmission will give you many years of service. And as a proud Volvo owner, you know how important it is to get a long lifespan out of your vehicle. Taking care of your transmission is a big part of vehicle maintenance. Not sure what’s wrong with your Volvo? Well, we’re here to help. Here are nine top signs that you are in need of Volvo transmission repair. 1.    Leaking Fluid Transmission fluid…
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10 Common Volvo Repair Issues

10 Common Volvo Repair Issues

As the proud owner of a Volvo, you know better than anyone just how versatile, safe and fun these cars are to drive. But just like with any other make or model of vehicle, the Volvo does run into its common repair issues. Having a trusted mechanic on your side who is well-versed in virtually all Volvo problems can give you great peace of mind. Here’s a look at 10 of the most common Volvo repair issues. 1.    Volvo S60: Power Steering Leaks Easy power steering is one of the most comfortable advancements of the modern vehicle. However, with the Volvo S60, it’s been known to develop problems with the power steering system, whereby the hose that carries the hydraulic…
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Getting to Know Your Vehicle’s Filters: Air, Oil, Transmission, Fuel, Cabin

Getting to Know Your Vehicle’s Filters: Air, Oil, Transmission, Fuel, Cabin

If you want your vehicle to run smoothly, you need to ensure it’s in good working order – and a big part of that is staying on top of regular filter changes and checkups. The mechanics of your car depend heavily on filters to prevent contamination from affecting performance. Each filter, from oil to transmission, has its own unique role in keeping you and your car running smoothly. The two biggest benefits of regular filter changes include increased fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. There are four types of car filters: Oil Fuel Transmission Air Let’s go over each one in more detail. Oil Filters Engine oil is responsible for lubricating the moving components inside your engine. Its job is to…
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Is My Car Out of Alignment?

Is My Car Out of Alignment?

If your vehicle has been shifting to either side when driving, or your steering wheel has been vibrating, your car could be out of alignment. It’s important to get this issue looked at sooner rather than later because it represents a big safety issue. Wheel alignment is an often overlooked yet critical adjustment that ensures your vehicle can track straight and true as you drive along. Poor alignment may cause premature tire wear, unsafe operation, suspension failure, excessive steering wheel play, and driver fatigue, says Kelley Blue Book. So, how can you tell for sure if your car is out of alignment? There’s really no dashboard warning light that pops up like you have for low tire pressure or low…
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