What is a Roadside Emergency Kit?

Having a roadside emergency, whether it's a flat tire or a car accident, can be stressful enough as it is, but it can become much worse if you're not adequately prepared. You may wonder how someone can be prepared for a roadside emergency or an accident. The best way we can think of is by having a roadside emergency kit. We offer some roadside emergency kits at Capital Volvo Cars of Albany as well as various supplies to make up your own. Having a good roadside emergency kit can make a 

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Car Wax Uses and Benefits

There are a number of brands that manufacturer car wax, but not all of them are the same. If you're looking to wax your vehicle from Capital Volvo Cars of Albany, we encourage you to think about how much time you want to spend on the process of waxing your car. You should also take into consideration what you want the finish to look like.

There are high-gloss car wax products that you can purchase. They're typically labeled as car wax paste or finishing waxes. You get a very good layer of protection from these car waxes.

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Volvo V90 Cross Country Safety

The Volvo V90 Cross Country is one of the top luxury wagons on the market today. The automaker has included many great features that make it stand out against the competition. One area that really puts the V90 Cross Country over the top is with the safety features provided.

The Blind Spot Information System and Cross Traffic Alert features will notify you of vehicles approaching you on your blind spots or from behind the vehicle when backing out. The V90 Cross Country will alert you of this to give you more time to react and prevent a collision.

 

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The Luxurious & Sporty Volvo S60

When it comes to luxury sport sedans, the Volvo S60 is an ideal choice. This amazing vehicle has it all from striking good-looks to an exceptional powertrain that delivers. The S60 also sits low to the ground, and its wheel options are heavily styled. Let's dive into some of the car's interior components, so keep reading below.

The interior of the Volvo S60 starts off by seating up to five people in its classy cabin. Some of the finest of materials can be found here, and there's beautiful interior lighting to set the mood. 

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A Powerful Engine and Chic Interior Elevate the Volvo XC40 R-Design

The Volvo XC40 R-Design has a lot to offer even the most particular driver. It’s a compact performance SUV that’s popular for exceptional design and functionality.

Power Front Passenger Seat

The Power Front Passenger Seat in the Volvo XC40 R-Design has the capacity to move the seat in multiple directions, enabling the passenger to experience optimal comfort. This is one of many reasons why the interior of the XC40 R-Design is highly-regarded.

 

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Volvo S60: Performance Features Spotlight

It's easy to see why the Volvo S60 is such an admired luxury compact sedan. It has sophisticates styling, room for the family and advanced tech and safety features. It also performs like a champ on roads in Albany and on country roads as well. Our Capital Volvo Cars of Albany team selected the following two performance features to highlight.

AWD & Instant Traction

The Volvo S60 negotiates diverse road conditions easily, thanks to its All-Wheel Drive with Instant Traction. This technology selectively allocates power to certain wheels for increased grip and stability as needed. In addition
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Appropriate Oil Change Intervals for Low-Mileage Drivers

One mistake that low-mileage drivers often make is assuming their vehicles' oil change needs. These drivers mistakenly believe this service is unnecessary simply because they drive less often. This is untrue, and fresh oil is one of the most prominent factors when it comes to ensuring high fuel economy, vehicle longevity and a smoothly running engine.

In Albany, one of the most convenient places to schedule your next oil change is the hospitable service department inside of Capital Volvo Cars of Albany. 

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Your Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirrors Can Save Your Vision

Here at your friendly local dealership, we are known for helping drivers like you to maximize safety. An easy way to make this happen is to shield your eyes from the harmful effects of high beam headlights.

During night travel, headlights set to the highest levels can easily interfere with your vision. Special auto-dimming rear view mirrors can prevent this dangerous occurrence. These mirrors make use of components that include special gels, mirrors, processors, and sensors to work their magic. The sensors in the mirrors can detect the presence of high headlight beams.

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Quick Tips For Cleaning Your Car's Engine

Driving around in a clean, shiny car feels good. When performing basic auto maintenance, however, most Albany drivers never address the grime that's collecting under their vehicles' hoods. At Capital Volvo Cars of Albany, we want all local motorists to have a comprehensive understanding of good automotive care, including how to clean their cars' engines.

Pick The Right Day

Although your engine isn't directly exposed to the elements, a considerable amount of dirt, dust, and other debris can find its way under the hood. To get rid of it, start by picking the right day.

 

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The Time for Tire Replacements is Here

Tires can tear apart on the road without warning. It happens. What also happens the tires provide definitive signs that they require replacing. Wear and tear combined with age and other issues indicate the tires need to go. Dry rot and low treads, in particular, indicate a severe problem. So would the inability for the tires to maintain the appropriate pressure.

Perform a check of the tires periodically. Measure the tread depth to ensure it is safe. Look for bulges and blisters. When you see such apparent problems, take the car to get new tires. The old ones might blowout…

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