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Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

Hoping to take a leaf-peeping road trip this fall? We've got you covered! From the best time of year to the best places in New England, we have everything you need for a successful and memorable autumn adventure. Scroll down below for our favorite tips on planning your perfect leaf-peeping experience.

When to Go: October is considered New England's most popular month for leaf-peeping, thanks to the mild weather and of course, gloriously colorful foliage. But did you know that our best colors reach their peak in early October? That's right, mid-October is also a great time…

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Brake System Health, Maintenance All Important


Spring is the season to seek care toward your vehicle. Weathering over the winter most likely inflicted wear and tear. And anything noticeable or not may exponentially become worse if not mitigated in a timely fashion. With brake systems comprising calipers and rotors, telltale signs of issues might be obvious while others not as.

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What Are Gaskets?

Gaskets come in many different shapes and sizes. They are manufactured specifically and precisely for various parts on different vehicles. Precision is very necessary when these gaskets are made because they should not allow for any leakage of gas or pressure from the car's internal system to the outside.

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How to Charge a Car Battery

The battery under the hood of your automobile is responsible for a number of vehicle functions. Most importantly, it aids in the process of starting your vehicle. When your battery is dead, you may find yourself stranded at home. Luckily, Volvo Cars of Vestavia Hills has some tips for how you can charge your battery at home.

Purchase a battery charger that comes a few different functions for optimal use. You can usually choose between a fast or slow charge, depending on what you need to accomplish.

 

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Think About Safety When Driving in the Winter

Even people looking forward to the winter might not feel thrilled about driving in the snow. Following a few steps related to safer winter driving may help drivers avoid potential problems. Obeying traffic laws and keeping a vehicle serviced are helpful steps. So is not driving during blizzards or similar disaster scenarios. Those who do drive may benefit from being careful.

Driving slowly might reduce the potential for an accident. Driving too fast on ice or slippery road conditions could lead to skidding and losing control of a vehicle. Drifting on snow may sometimes 

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Regular Maintenance Keeps Your Engine from Overheating

It is frustrating when your engine starts overheating while you are out driving around Vestavia Hills on a beautiful day. Overheating can cause permanent damage to your engine if you continue to drive your vehicle. You should have your vehicle towed to the service department at Volvo Cars of Vestavia Hills right away. 

 

There are several reasons why a vehicle’s engine can overheat. One reason has to do with the coolant. There could be too little coolant, no coolant, or a leak in the cooling system. Maintaining proper coolant levels is easy. Just refer to the vehicle owner’s…

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Gaskets Are a Vital Part of Your Car

Did you know that the average vehicle can have more than 100 gaskets? These parts are often overlooked by drivers in Vestavia Hills, but they are critical to your car's performance. Here is some useful information from Volvo Cars of Vestavia Hills about gaskets.

Gaskets on an automobile are used to create a tight seal which keeps lubricants in and foreign matter out. They can be found on every major component of your car, and they range in size from miniscule to moderately large. Gaskets are placed between moving and stationary components.

 

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