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How to Restore Your Volvo's Finish After Mischief Night

In Princeton, it's not uncommon to find your car covered in eggs or shaving cream on Halloween morning. October 30th is known as Mischief Night, or Devil's Night, and for many it's a The Purge-like holiday for pranks and outright vandalism.

Many of the teens and college students roving the streets on Mischief Night think eggs and shaving cream are harmless, but if the mess isn't cleaned off quickly, it can become bonded to your car's paint, and even start to eat away the clear coat.

Cleaning Eggs Off Your Volvo

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Keeping Princeton-Area Trick-or-Treaters Safe

Volvo owners care deeply about safety—it's one of the main reasons drivers choose Volvo over other brands. With an impressive crash-test record and an advanced suite of crash-prevention technology built in, Volvo cars are designed to protect their occupants.

But what about people outside the vehicle?

Though most new Volvo vehicles feature pedestrian detection technology, it's still up to the driver to make good decisions. Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights of the year in terms of pedestrian traffic fatalities because so many people—many of them children—are out after dark..

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Five Warning Signs Your Car Tires Need to be Replaced

Car safety is synonymous with tire safety. Bad tires may lead to road hazards that are easily avoided if you check for these five warning signs.

Look for general damage such as excessive cracks, nicks, and swelling which can signify low pressure.If the tread appears uneven bring your vehicle to us for a check-up.

On average, your tires deflate by one pound per square inch each month. However, if the pressure doesn’t remain regular, it may need to be checked for abnormalities.

Extreme heat or cold can shorten the lifespan of your tires. So if you live in…
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Volvo XC60 to Show Off New Face in Geneva

Ever since the Volvo V90 and S90 were released—officially rounding out the first series of new models from our preferred automaker—we were left wondering what vehicles would be updated next. Although concept cars released last year suggested the Swedes were going to start with their smallest offerings and work their way up, it seems that the 2018 XC60 is next to be unveiled.

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The Next Step for Your New Vehicle

Now that you’ve purchased your new vehicle you may be wondering what you should do to keep it in the same condition for a very long time. The most important action you can take is in making sure your vehicle maintenance is completed according to the owner’s manual.
The purpose of having your vehicle maintenance completed when it is required is to meet the expectations of the manufacturer’s specifications. Your vehicle was built in such a way that there are certain requirements which need to be done for it to perform well.
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Are Synthetic & Conventional Oils Different Colors?

Automobile liquids are color-coded to a large extent, allowing mechanics to differentiate between spills. For example transmission fluid is red and windshield wiper fluid is blue. But, what about synthetic and conventional oils? Are they different colors?
New conventional oil is a light caramel color. It has some natural organics, which give it this hue. On the other hand, the pure synthetic oil base is clear. Thus, while a motor oil manufacturer can create any color combinations, adding dyes, pure synthetics are more likely to be clear.
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More Ways to Get Your Volvo Winter Ready

Like it or not, winter is here in Princeton. In our last post, we shared some ways to help you get your vehicle winter ready. Here are some more maintenance tips to help your Volvo excel this winter.

  • Visibility becomes challenging when ice and snow build up on your windshield. Install heavier winter wiper blades that are strong enough to clear off the mess.
  • Your tires play a major role in helping you get through the winter. Bald or out of season tires simply won't do it, and can lead to dangerous driving situations. Get a new set of…
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Is Your Volvo Winter Ready?

Winter has settled upon Princeton, and we want to help you make sure your vehicle can outlast the cold and snow. Here are a few maintenance tips to make sure you Volvo is winter ready.

  • Extreme temperatures can finish off a weak battery. Have your battery tested to make sure it's strong enough to last the rest of the winter.
  • Regularly check your antifreeze level. When your reservoir gets low, top it off with a 50/50 mixture of water and antifreeze.
  • A healthy engine is essential to successfully navigating the winter, because the cold can make problems worse…
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Volvo Partners with Uber for Self-Driving Pilot Launch

Volvo Cars issued a press release today announcing that it is partnering with the ride-sharing technology company, Uber, for the expansion of a self-driving pilot in San Francisco, CA. The pilot will feature specially converted self-driving Volvo XC90 premium SUVs. Uber purchased several of the vehicles from Volvo and then installed its own self-driving hardware and software packages.

This announcement marks the next step in the Volvo-Uber alliance which started when the two companies signed an agreement in August 2016...
 

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Volvo S90 Named 2017 Car of the Year Finalist

Yesterday, Volvo Cars North America announced via a press release that the all-new Volvo S90 luxury sedan has earned a spot as a finalist for the 2017 North American Car of the Year award.

The Swedish automaker is now on the verge of winning a second consecutive North American ‘of the Year’ award, should the S90 take home the top prize. Last year, the highly lauded XC90 SUV added the 2016 North American...

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