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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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What Does Horsepower Really Mean?


If you have ever been in the market for a new vehicle then you have probably heard the term "horsepower" being used to tell you how much power the vehicle's engine is capable of producing but do you know what that term actually means or where it came from? Many of us have either forgotten or never acquired the knowledge of where this word came from.

Horsepower was derived by determining that a single horse could pull a cart loaded with 330 pounds coal at a speed of one hundred feet in one minute. This translation came about during…
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Car Trouble Guide: What Do Alternators Do?


Every car needs an electrical current to run. Alternators provide that electrical current to the engine and other parts of your vehicle's system. When an alternator starts to malfunction, you may notice some sputtering, weak electrical signals, or your engine may shut off. Typically, the engine light will come on before the alternator is completely failing, but that's not always the case.

Replacing an alternator is not an easy task as it is attached to the engine. It is one of the more expensive procedures for mechanics, but with newer cars, you typically never have to...
 
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Special Volvo V90 Cross Country wagons built to help the environment

The Volvo Ocean Race happens once every three years and measures the ocean health to more accurately predict weather forecasts. Yacht's race each other equipped with sensors to measure carbon dioxide levels, algae populations and the impact of public waste on aquatic life.

To help fund the environmental effort, Volvo Cars will build 3,000 special V90 Cross Country luxury wagons and donate a portion of the proceeds. For each of the 2018 V90 Cross Country Ocean Race Edition's sold, Volvo will donate $117 to the Ocean Race Science Program with a total planned donation of $350,000…

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Volvo Cars smallest SUV continues the tradition

Following the XC90 and XC60, the Volvo XC40 is the third SUV to come along. It's the smallest SUV created by Volvo but should not be overlooked.

"The XC40 is our first entry in the small SUV segment, broadening the appeal of the Volvo brand and moving it in a new direction," said Håkan Samuelsson, president, and chief executive. "It represents a fresh, creative and distinctive new member of the Volvo line-up."

 

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2018 Volvo XC60 Tested By Autoblog in Gothenburg

 

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Before the new XC90, S90, and V90 were made available in dealerships, they were exhaustively tested to make sure their abilities matched their spec sheets, and that they’d hold up in the long run. The all-new 2018 Volvo XC60 is also getting this treatment, and the reviewers from Autoblog were invited to their Gothenburg proving grounds to see how it faired.

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