A Few Clear Signs Your Vehicle's Exhaust is Leaking

A leaking exhaust in your vehicle is dangerous and can be a costly repair if left too long. Here are a few ways to tell if the exhaust in your vehicle is leaking.

Step behind your vehicle while it is running and listen for any hissing or popping noises. These could also be accompanied by an occasional high-pitch whistle from the tailpipe. Sounds out of the ordinary are trouble, and should be brought to the mechanic's attention. 

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Replacing a Flat Tire

Replacing a flat tire isn't hard, but it does take some muscle. Your first step is to have no fear and focus on finding the equipment you need in your car. Locate the jack, and read the directions on how to lift your car up.

The lug nuts on your tire will loosen if you turn the wrench counter-clockwise. Take the lug nuts off and remove the tire. Lug nuts may be very tight, and you'll have to use muscle to get the lug nuts off. If you have a hubcap, pry it off using the other end…

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The Contemporary Style of the Volvo XC40 Momentum

The XC40 is a luxury, compact SUV made by Volvo. This vehicle is available in several different trim packages. The Momentum trim is designed to present the XC40 in a contemporary way for the modern car owner. This vehicle couples the convenience of an SUV with a relaxing driving experience.

The Volvo XC40 Momentum is designed to have a different look from the ordinary SUV. In this regard, three different wheels are offered. The 18-inch wheels with five spokes are standard. Both 19 and 20-inch alloy wheels are also available. 

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The Volvo S60 Dynamic: Features That are Sure to Please

The Volvo S60 is a compact luxury vehicle that comes in a variety of different trim packages. The Dynamic trim features a sporty exterior coupled with a well-appointed interior with many technological features that make driving an enjoyable experience. The Volve S60 Dynamic is designed to be both economical and comfortable.

Just because you are driving a luxury vehicle, it doesn't mean that you can't get good gas mileage. The new S60 Dynamic makes 31 mpg in highway driving. The Volvo S60 Dynamic supplies efficient features in the interior of the vehicle. 

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Causes and Prevention of Engine Overheating

You don't want to be driving in Erie, PA and experience your car overheating. One of the most common reasons that a car overheats is that there isn't enough coolant in the vehicle. Sometimes, the coolant has not been mixed correctly, and this makes the coolant unable to provide maximum protection.

Bad hoses and broken fan belts are also possible reasons for your engine overheating. If your car's thermostat goes bad, it cannot regulate your vehicle's temperature properly. Always make sure that you have sufficient coolant in your vehicle. 

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Best Way to Jump-Start a Vehicle with Cables

Jump-starting a car with another is simple if you have a pair of jumper cables handy. Before you can do anything, bring the running car right to the nose of the vehicle that will be getting jumped. Turn off the engine and the lights of the car, then open the hoods of both vehicles. If the terminals on either battery have too much corrosion on them, use a wire brush to create a better point of contact.

The jumper cables have two clamps on each end, red and black go to each battery. The red goes to the plus side…

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Charging Your Phone Just Got Easier In This Volvo Vehicle!

Charging your phone can be difficult when you are on the road. Whether you are using it for directions, or you are listening to music on Spotify, it is important to ensure that your phone has a full battery when you are behind the wheel.

With this special feature in the New Volvo XC40, that is even easier to accomplish. With the wireless charging pad you can charge your compatible smartphone without worrying about wires, cords, or stress!

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Is Your Car's Exhaust Leaking?

The exhaust of your vehicle is highly important. That is why we here at Volvo Cars Erie want to be sure that you know how to spot a leak. The first, and probably most noticeable, way that you can tell if your exhaust is leaking is if you hear a hissing or popping noise coming from your tail pipe. This is usually caused by liquid that has accumulated here.

Second, if you should notice a sudden drop in the fuel efficiency of your vehicle, this can also mean that there is a leak in your exhaust. 

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Learn How to Tow Gear the Safe Way

You might have decided that this is the year you’re getting that boat you’ve coveted. Before you begin your journey to the waterway, it’s advisable to make sure the entire tow package is road worthy. First, determine what your vehicle manufacturer’s maximum weight specifications are. Establish that the added weight of the trailer, boat, and any additional cargo falls within those parameters. From there, move on to other safety concerns.

Thoroughly inspect the trailer to make sure that it’s road worthy and can carry the boat securely. Include the tires and lug nuts. 

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