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Volvo Winter Maintenance Tips

Volvos are known for being durable in Irvine. However, you still need to make sure that your Volvo gets the maintenance that it needs in order to work properly during the winter. The following maintenance tips will help keep your Volvo functioning the way that it should when winter rolls into Newport Beach.

Check the Fluid Levels

The oil, windshield wiper fluid, coolant fluid and power steering fluid have to be at the proper level. Refill the fluids if necessary. It will be harder for you to do this when the temperature drops in Fullerton.

Check the Tire Pressure

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Find Convenient Volvo Maintenance and Repair at Volvo Cars Orange County in Santa Ana; Serving Irvine and Newport Beach

At Volvo Cars Orange County, we believe luxury is more than premium accommodations, advanced amenities, and executive style. It's about convenience in all areas of ownership, and that includes vehicle maintenance. While not the most glamorous aspect of the automotive experience, routine service and timely repairs are essential to getting the most out of your Volvo. So, we make it easy for drivers from Huntington Beach to Anaheim Hills to schedule Volvo service at a time that's convenient for them. Of course, finding time for a dealership visit isn't always easy, especially if you have...

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The Correct Way on How to Jump Start Another Car

In order to safely jump one car with another, be sure to have safety glasses, jumper cables, work gloves, and a wire brush.
  • Get the noses of both cars as close to one another as possible before opening the hoods and turning the motor off.
  • If needed, now is the time to clean the corrosion off the battery with a wire brush.
  • Place the red cables on the positive ends of the batteries, dead batter ten good battery.
  • Place the black cables first on the negative end of that good battery, then you'll be looking for a metal surface…
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Fixing Your Headlights Today

If your headlights need fixing, there are several things you can do to start fixing them today. The first thing you can do is purchase car cleaner spray from an auto store. You should purchase two or three different sprays because some of these sprays work better on different cars. It is also important that you use a damp rag to wash the headlights with and then a dry rag to wipe them off. This will ensure a good cleaning for your headlights.

 

 

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When Your Car Has an Exhaust Leak


?When your car has an exhaust leak, you are going to notice that you have problems in the way your car performs. An exhaust leak can make it difficult for your engine to get the air it needs to run properly. If your car doesn't seem as powerful as normal, it's time to bring your car to Volvo Cars Orange County for further inspection.

An exhaust leak can sometimes be heard. If you drive down the road and hear a loud noise, you could have hole in your muffler. Sometimes exhaust fumes can get into your vehicle, causing…
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Does Your Transmission Need Maintenance?


While you might think you are always keeping abreast of your automotive maintenance when you are making sure to rotate your tires and change your oil, if you are ignoring your transmission, then you are asking for trouble. The transmission is almost as important to your car as the engine. It's not an exaggeration to say that you wouldn't be able to get from a to b in Santa Ana if your transmission went out.

Issues like bad transmission fluid or no transmission fluid is going to be a real problem for your car. You don't want…
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Air Pressure Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced


When the tire pressure indicator keeps going off in your vehicle, don't ignore the warning signs and take action now. These are just a few of the things to consider when you ride on tires with the wrong pressure.

If the tire pressure is too high in the car tires, what will wind up happening is your vehicle starts to ride high on only the middle of the tire. Not only does wear increase along that one line, but you will have more trouble maintaining control with less tread on the ground.

Low air tire pressure can be more…
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Toothpaste is a Practical Cleaning Solution for Headlights

When headlights age, they develop a variety of problems, and the most dramatic issues can impact safety on the road. On a hot day, heat from the sun can slowly damage the housing on a headlight. If the temperatures are very intense, the heat will cook the plastic material, and this process makes the housing yellowish or cloudy. The big benefit is that there are ways to keep headlights in optimum condition. You can prevent heat damage by keeping your automobile in a spot that's away from harsh sunlight. However, if the rays somewhat fade the housing on your…

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Tire Blowouts Are Not Inevitable


Vehicle tires typically blow out because a weak spot in the tire finally gave in. That is why we here at Volvo Cars Orange County in Santa Ana are here to give you a way to avoid creating excessive weak spots in your tires.

Because people usually travel the same routes every day, whether it be to school or to work, their tires tend to wear in specific places as opposed to evenly throughout. To combat this, regular tire rotations are suggested. By rotating your tires on a regular basis....
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"Check Engine." What Does That Light Mean, Anyway?

If you are driving and you notice that an amber light suddenly comes on with the words, "Check Engine" beneath it, your first reaction may be to panic. Relax, but do not ignore the light. At your earliest safe convenience, pull over and check your gas cap. A loose gas cap can be the culprit, and often is.
If the light does not go off after driving a short distance, you need to visit an authorized service center to find out what the problem is. Usually, a service technician can plug a little tablet into a plug under your dashboard…
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