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Effortless Style and Performance in the Volvo XC60

You have high expectations. That’s why the Velde Volvo Cars of Peoria sales team is pleased to introduce you to your next favorite crossover vehicle, the new Volvo XC60. You will travel throughout the region in style inside this sophisticated Volvo crossover.

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How Can You Tell if Your Exhaust is Leaking?

All car owners know what there exhaust is and where it is found on the car, but few know what it exactly does and how to know if it is leaking. That is why we here at Velde Volvo Cars of Peoria want to ensure that you are aware of some warning signs that your exhaust may be leaking.

The first is that your steering wheel is shaking. This may be the result of a rusty exhaust pipe which can then shake and ultimately cause your steering column to shake. 

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Reasons Why Your Tire Pressure Icon is Lit

There are times when you might be driving through Peoria and you suddenly notice that your tire pressure light has become illuminated. The obvious reason this might happen is that there is indeed a problem with the pressure in one of your tires. If you haven't ruled this out, you should get a tire pressure gauge and check those tires out.

Once that has been ruled out, the next most obvious issue is that the sensor has a problem that you are not going to be able to fix yourself. While you can just reset the sensor, if it…

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Automotive Guide: FWD or RWD Drivetrains

The drivetrain helps move your car down the road. Front-wheel drive places all the power on the front-wheels and pulls the car down the road, while rear-wheel drive pushes the car down the road. There are also two other types of drivetrains including all-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD).

With FWD vehicles, you have more stability while driving in incremental weather and dealing with snow. While winter tires can turn a RWD vehicle into a more stable driving experience, you typically would purchase a FWD and AWD if you live in northern areas with a lot of snow. 

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Are Your Tires Worn Out?

Investing in tires capable of lasting tens of thousands of miles would be wise. Assuming the tires can last forever, however, would be unwise. Eventually, the rubber wears down and the tires become unsafe. Knowing what signs to look for allows you to determine whether the tires have reached the point they need to be replaced.

Dry rot reflects one of the most obvious signs a tire has passed the point of no return. With dry rot, cracks appear on the rubber of the tire. Essentially, the tire has started to break apart. Age and extreme weather conditions may cause…

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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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