Pack Emergency Items in Your Car

Why would you need flares in your car? The answer comes, for many, when their vehicle breaks down on a dark highway at night. Prepared drivers could have these and other critical safety-related items in the car.

Other things become valuable in the dark, such as a flashlight.

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Volvo XC60 Audio & Technology

Volvo's vehicles are more than performance and safety. They are also meant for comfort and connectivity. These are important factors when the driver and its occupants spend more time in the SUV than they do at their residence. It's the reason why the Volvo XC60 has the audio and technology needed.

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A Look at Your Engine's Timing Belt

You need to be aware of the basic elements of your engine and how they operate. You also need to understand the manner in which certain elements of your engine need to be monitored and maintained. The timing belt in your engine is one such element of your engine you need to generally understand.

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The Volvo XC40 Will Leave Your Mouth Hanging Open

The technology on board the Volvo XC40 alone is enough to make this vehicle a consideration for your family. We are talking about a touchscreen that allows you to see what the weather is doing, what incoming calls you have, and so much more. The graphics are top of the line, and you can rely on the sound to be very clear as well.

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Understanding Brake Pads

At Volvo Cars of Monterey we like you to be informed about your vehicle's function so that you can keep it maintained properly. Do you know how disc brakes work? Let us break it down for you to help you better understand.

Disc Brake Function

Most modern cars have four spinning discs on each wheel along with calipers that squeeze together two metallic brake pads on each side of the spinning discs. Every time the driver presses on the brakes the pads are squeezed into the discs with great force causing the vehicle to stop. 

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Safely Assist a Driver Who Needs a Jump Start

Understanding how to safely jump start a car is an essential driving skill. You never know when a fellow Seaside driver will ask for a jump. Follow these tips from Volvo Cars of Monterey.

Determine your positive jumper cable. Its clamps will feature red, yellow or striped covers. Clamp your positive cable to the drained battery's positive terminal. Connect this cable's other end to your good battery's positive terminal. You must clamp your negative cable to your battery's negative terminal next.

Never attach the last negative clamp to the weakened battery's negative terminal. 

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Safety Features of the Volvo S60: BLIS and Cross Traffic Alert & a Collapsible Steering Column

We have the popular Volvo S60, a luxury compact sedan, here on our lot at Volvo Cars of Monterey and it has several amazing safety features that will give you extra confidence and make you and your passengers feel safer. Today, we'll be discussing a couple of those safety features to help you get to know this vehicle better.

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) & Cross Traffic Alert

When a vehicle enters your blind spot, an alert is activated so that along with your mirrors, you can safely change lanes with no worries. Cross Traffic Alert works with sensors that…

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The 2020 Volvo XC40 R-Design Is A World Class SUV

When looking at the SUV sector of the auto industry, there are many great contenders that falls under the compact, mid-size and full-size categories. The 2020 Volvo XC40 is a road warrior thanks to its fine attributes in handling and agility. Let's see what this amazing SUV has to offer overall.

The new Volvo XC40 comes in an Inscription trim, Momentum trim and R-Design. The R-Design is the more rugged version of the bunch because it's built to handle the toughest of driving situations. The vehicle's turbocharged engine can produce as much as 248 horsepower with the…

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Volvo XC90 Interior Features

In addition to getting you to your destination safely, one of the finest features offered by the XC90 is all of its entertainment features. The XC90 has unforgettable entertainment features to everyone can find a use for. If you’re in the market shopping for an exceptional vehicle, then you’ll find solace in the XC90.

The Volvo XC90 is available in several trim levels. This year’s vehicle is offered in Momentum, Inscription, T6, T5, and R-design. Each Volvo XC90 model has its own theme. The R-Design XC90 model is the sportiest of them all.

 

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Use Your Roof Rack to Perfection

Are you the type of person who likes things perfect? Or maybe you just like to be able to store things on the top of your car to create space on the inside. Whichever the case, we want you to be educated on the function of your vehicle here at Volvo Cars of Monterey.

Roof Rack Installation Tips

When looking to do a fresh new roof rack install, there are a few things you should know; most of them you will find in the instruction manual provided by the manufacturer, which you should read closely to make sure you are…
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