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Volvo is Adding 1,900 New Jobs at Facility in South Carolina

Recently, Volvo Cars announced that it is building its next-generation XC90 SUV at the company's new manufacturing facility in Charleston, South Carolina. By adding a second vehicle to the plant's production responsibility, Volvo will have hired nearly 4,000 new employees at the Berkeley County site. This investment brings Volvo Cars' total investment in its U.S. manufacturing operations to over $1.1 billion.

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MotorTrend Lauds the New 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

The year 2017 marks two milestones for Volvo--the introduction of the Cross Country name, and the anniversary of their all-wheel drive system. All told, that makes the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country quite special. Packing a fifth-generation AWD system, and the latest in technology and design, it won the hearts of the reviewers at MotorTrend.

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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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Driving the Volvo XC90, A Review



So, before sitting down to write this blog post, we took a look back at our recent postings. You might recall that our most recent article, which was published about a week ago, discusses the affinity that many Peoria drivers have for the Volvo XC90 SUV. And while there are several reasons for the popularity of the Volvo XC90 in this region of Illinois, our clients consistently have remarked at the impressive performance capabilities of the vehicle. 

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View our Volvo XC90 Inventory in Peoria



We at Velde Volvo are not one of those giant car lots with thousands of vehicles stacked one on top of the other as impersonal salespeople rush customers up and down the aisles while claiming whatever it takes to seal the deal. At Velde Volvo, our business is not about sealing the deal. Rather, we are a personal business, and that means we take the time to work with our customers so that we can help you choose the right model and trim level of the 

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