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Thinking About an Emergency Kit for Your Car?

There are a few critical items that you can keep in your car that will allow you to stay safe. Whether you drive remote roads or in the city, staying prepared could reduce your level of stress if something does happen.

In addition to your basic flat tire kit, a can of Fix-a-Flat can let you repair small leaks without having to remove the entire wheel.

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Need a Ride for Your Spring Road Trip? Explore Our Lineup of Affordable Used Vehicles at Volvo Cars Princeton!

Now that we're in the months with the most beautiful weather, the idea of taking a road trip with your friends or family is a very appealing prospect, and we here at Volvo Cars Princeton would love to help you find the ride that best suits your needs! Of course, we know that not all drivers are interested in a brand-new vehicle, and that's why we'd love for you to dive in and explore our wide lineup of used vehicles; as high-quality and reliable as they are affordable, your preferred ride could be just around the corner…

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Get Your Volvo Model Ready for the New Season at Our Lawrenceville, NJ Service Center

We're well into spring at this point, folks, and we here at Volvo Cars Princeton know that your vehicle deserves some care for the warm months to keep performing well. If it's been a while since you last had your vehicle serviced for some routine maintenance, or if you have more in-depth repairs that are demanding your attention, the friendly technicians here at our service center would love to provide you the care your car deserves.

 

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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced Due to Low Air Pressure


If you get an alert from the tire pressure indicator in your vehicle of low air in any of the tires, it is time to get the issue addressed before something bad happens out on the road. Here are warning signs the car tires should be replaced.

When you are driving on tires that are low in air pressure, the car is now riding on more of the tread than when the air is at the recommended setting. The more tread touching the road, the faster that added friction will begin to wear away the tire tread quicker.

The excess…
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When Your Transmission Is Causing Problems


There are a number of problems with your vehicle that can indicate you are having an issue with your transmission. Grinding gears or fluid leaks, a smell of burnt rubber, or a slow to engage engine into the right gear all point to a problem with your transmission.

Your transmission fluid should be checked during routine oil changes. If there has been a leak, low fluid can cause your transmission to work poorly. If your transmission has gone 100,000 miles, it's time to have your transmission serviced. To keep your car running well, have it serviced whenever you…
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Don’t Forget about Your Wipers

As the winter manages to hang on for as long as possible, there are some important things we need to do to prepare for any more tough times ahead. Some of these things may include changing the wardrobe and equipping our indoor environment to handle the cold weather. For car owners, you will need to rig your car with the right accessories to push you through the winter season. One of the critical things that you need to change your vehicle is the wiper blades.

 

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How to Jump-Start Another Car in Just a Few Minutes

In order to jump-start a car quickly and easily, it is always a good idea to have safety goggles, gloves, and jumper cables in the trunk just in case. Move the two vehicles nose-to-nose, turn off the engine and shut the lights off on both cars. Open the hoods, make sure the batteries are close enough the cables can reach.

The red cable goes to positive on the good battery and then positive on the bad battery. The black cable goes to negative on the good battery and then any exposed metal you can find on the car with the…

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How You Can Avoid A Tire Blowout


Driving can be scary. You're on the road traveling at extremely high speeds with many cars around you while being responsible for all of the passengers in your car. That is why we here at Volvo Cars Princeton in Lawrenceville want to make sure you know a few tips on how to avoid a tire blowout.

Tire blowouts happen for a variety of reasons. One such reason is that your tires are not properly inflated. It should be noted that your tire pressure can fluctuate with changing temperatures. If your tires are over or under inflated, they can wear…
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DIY headlight Cleaning Methods

Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you when you begin to notice that your vehicle’s headlights aren’t as bright as they used to be. It’s a common occurrence that happens over time simply because they are subjected to road debris and weather. There are a couple of methods you can use to clean them yourself.

One tip is to use toothpaste on a warn damp cloth. You simply apply it to the headlights and scrub. It might take a couple of attempts to get all the grime off the lenses. Once cleaned, use a clean damp…

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