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How to Replace a Flat Tire on a Driveway

Residential driveways are typically built on level or uneven terrain, so you must consider how a property is designed before implementing any tire maintenance procedures with a jack on a general landscape. If your property isn't sloped, you can replace a flat tire with a new wheel very easily. However, when a driveway is built on an inclined terrain, a parking brake must be used before lifting a vehicle with a jack.

Proper tire maintenance involves elbow grease because you'll need to twist the lug nuts firmly in order to implement loosening and tightening procedures...

 

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Warning Signs of Failing Car Belts and Hoses


Pay very close attention to the health of the belts and hoses in your car and you could avoid them failing and leaving your car overheating on the roads.

The radiator hoses have to allow engine coolant to move through parts like the block, radiator, and water pump. Pay very close attention because the hoses do give signs when close to failing. These signs can range from cracks or splitting of the rubber, or bulges and soft spots.

The belts on the engine power parts like the fan or water pump. The belts will be close to failure if they…
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The importance of brake pads

If you've ever needed to slam on your brakes to make a sudden stop, you know the importance of good brake pads. When you step on your brake pedal, it causes your calipers to squeeze your brake pedals against rotors on your wheel, slowing your car down. Over time, the friction on the brake pads causes wear, and eventually, they need replacement.

When you're driving around Annapolis, if you notice that your brakes feel less responsive than they used to be, it is probably time for a new set of brake pads. Brake pads are available in different…

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Is It Time to Replace Your Tires?

When you drive around 14,000 miles a year, your tires can be expected to last between two and three years. Even when you drive fewer miles, your tires have a shelf life of about six years. Tire tread wears down from driving, while rubber breaks down over time even if you don't drive your car.

If you think you need new tires, head to our service center at Volvo Cars Annapolis. We will measure the tread on your tires and check the pressure. If your tires are in poor shape, we will recommend getting new tires for your…

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The Essential Guide to Roadside Emergency Safety


Keeping safe in an emergency is key, and this guide will make certain you are in a better place if the unfortunate does happen.
  • If you have a blowout, try to get the car safely to the shoulder. Even if the tire is down, you can ride the rim a few feet to make certain everyone is safer.
  • Don't put down road flares around the car, they need to be several hundred feet up the road so drivers can react before seeing your car.
  • Call 911 and be patient. Stay locked in the car and tell anyone asking that…
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Protect the Value and Longevity of your Volvo by Keeping it Regularly Maintained

It's hard to overstate the importance of routine maintenance for your Volvo car or SUV. Not only does it extend its longevity, but it protects its value and helps ensure safe operation. If you need service or repair, or it's simply time for a checkup, contact our service center, today, to schedule an appointment. Our friendly and experienced technicians are dedicated to providing you courteous and thorough service, and getting you back on the road, quickly.

There's still time to take advantage of our coolant change special. From now until August 31, 
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Try a Polestar Tune-up on Your Current Volvo

You've seen the pictures and videos in our previous blog posts so you know what the Polestar difference can mean. But if you love your current Volvo, you don't want to part with it just to get a faster, stronger car. Never fret - there is a tune-up option just for you.

Exclusively here, at Annapolis Volvo, you can add the Polestar engine tuning to the Volvo you drive now. It isn't for…

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