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Know When to Check Your Brakes

Knowing that our cars will come to a complete stop at a moments notice is something that for the most part, we as drivers take for granted. But it is important to remember that our brakes are a part of a machine that wears down over time and requires regular maintenance. So if you didn't already know, here are some general rules of thumb for when to have your brakes inspected by a professional.
Approximately once every year or 12,000 miles, you should have someone take a look at your brakes and determine whether any need replacing.
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Keep Rolling, and Roll Further than Before.

Tires are an amalgam of different materials that are bonded, rotated, weaved, and molded together. Metal plies come together at 90 degree angles to form a strong yet compliant radial tire, while rubber is melded, carved and finished to produce a resilient, firm hold on (or off) pavement. The modern tire is complex, highly durable, and safe for many applications.
Tires are not simply doughnuts of rubber, and many modern vehicles have tires designed for specific models. Our service center can assist you in finding the tire that is right for your vehicle.
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Maintain your car through regular checkups!

Cars are like people. When they start to develop a problem, it's always best to catch it early, before it has a chance to spiral into something much worse. And like people, cars have places to go get their regular checkups, the dealership. The truth is that getting your car regularly checked for problems is the single best way to keep it in top shape and to maintain its value.

 

The best way to maintain your car's value and keep it in top condition is to schedule regular checkups with the dealership. Set one up today.

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What Are Differences between Conventional, Semi-Synthetics and Full Synthetic Oils?

In the auto industry, there is still a disagreement on how to properly name the "synthetic" oils. You don't really hear the term "semi-conventional," but you do hear "semi-synthetic." Now, what is this "full synthetic" oil?

The best way of describing the difference between these terms, might be to compare it to the word "Coke." In the South, Coke means all soda pop. In the auto industry, the "synthetic" term refers to all "synthetic" oils. But, in reality, it might be more accurate to divide the motor oils into "semi-synthetic" and "fully synthetic."

 

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Is Your Volvo Ready for Winter?

Like it or not, winter is here in Peoria. While we prepare ourselves with new hats, gloves, and jackets, it's also important for you to make sure your Volvo is ready. We want to offer a few maintenance tips to winterize your vehicle.

  • Oil change: The extreme cold can cause problems with your engine if it's not healthy. Be sure to stick with your routine oil and filter change schedule to keep your engine clean.
  • Wiper blades: Ice and snow on your windshield obstructs visibility, so install heavier winter blades to clear the way. Be sure to keep…
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