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Quick Tips for Loading Cargo in Your SUV

If you need to transport a lot of items, your SUV becomes an enormous benefit to you. However, not all SUV’s are created equally. You can’t just load everything and expect your SUV to perform at maximum performance. You should still adhere to the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The GVWR is specified by your vehicle manufacturer based on numerous factors and extensive testing.

A few tips to remember when packing:

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Smoke and Noise Can Be Signs of a Bad Starter

Your vehicle's starter and ignition system are quite literally what gets your car up and running each time you go out for a drive. Over time these parts experience quite a bit of wear and tear and typically will need to be replaced at some point in the lifespan of the vehicle. While there is not a regular timeframe that you should check your starter on, there are some signs that you can look for that may indicate it is beginning to go bad.

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Myths About Motor Oil

There are many falsehoods surrounding motor oil. Knowing the facts saves vehicle owners time and money. Some may believe that black oil is a sign that the oil needs changing. However, the oils created today are designed to provide the appropriate lubricating service regardless of a color change. Another misconception involves synthetic oil. 

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How to Build an Inexpensive Roadside Emergency Kit

Creating your own small roadside emergency kit will help keep you from being stranded on the highway this year. Here are a few things you should consider adding to your kit.

  • A couple flashlights and spare batteries are helpful for flagging down help at night or making repairs when it is too dark for you to see.
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Tire Rotations Extend the Life of Your Tires

Tire rotations are great for your vehicle. That is why our experienced team at Wynn Volvo are so excited to teach you the basics. There are specific orders that your tires should be rotated in depending on the type of drivetrain that your car has. For example, a car that has rear wheel drive and a car that has all wheel drive should rotate their tires in a very different way.

To find out the exact order to rotate the tires of your vehicle, you can always reference your owners manual. 

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How to Handle Food Transport Over the Holidays

Sometimes when the holidays are near, we get stressed about how we are going to transport foods from home to a specific destination. Holidays should be fun and stress-free with no issues at all. However, sometimes the stress is inevitable. We at Wynn Volvo believe in informing our potential clients of some safe traveling food tips.

  • In case you want to transport cold foods, you can make use of your old newspapers. Once you have packed the food thoroughly, and packed it in a wooden box, make sure you surround the box with newspapers and some ice cubes. 
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You Can Prevent Tire Blowouts With Regular Maintenance

When we buy tires, we assume they're going to last at least as long as the warranty indicates, and sometimes they do. However, improper tire maintenance can not only affect the life of the tires but can also cause blowouts. Stop at Wynn Volvo Cars Norristown and have us check out your tires today.

When you have new tires installed on your car, it's important to have the tires balanced and the wheels aligned. Bumpy roads and defective automotive parts can cause wheels to be misaligned. 

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Winter Wiper Blades Provide Visibility and Road Safety

While you may love to look at snow and ice this winter, you probably won't like some of the difficulties that winter weather brings to the road. One of these difficulties is impaired visibility, which can be even worse if your car's windshield wiper blades are not doing their job properly. If you don't want to put yourself or your passengers at risk, then it is time to upgrade to a new set of winter wiper blades.

These are a special kind of windshield wiper blade that is designed for winter weather. 

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Winter maintenance is essential

It will not be long until Pennsylvania roads are covered with snow and ice, and when that happens, you want to make sure your vehicle is ready.

Being ready for winter starts with the fluids that keep them running. Antifreeze, oil and even windshield wiper fluid should be checked. Antifreeze should be at the right ratio to keep it from freezing. Consider changing to a winter grade oil and winter windshield wiper fluid as well. In general the colder it is the thinner you want your oil to be.

 

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Browse our Certified Pre-Owned Inventory for your Future Volvo!

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If you've been searching for a used Volvo model in the areas of Norristown, PA, you'll find a fantastic selection of Volvo cars and SUVs in the certified pre-owned inventory at the Wynn Volvo Cars Norristown dealership on West Main Street. There are plenty of benefits that are included with a certified Volvo purchase, and you can expect nothing short of quality excellence

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