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Easy Way to Jump-Start Any Vehicle with Cables

You may find your car, or another motorist's car, will not start after leaving the store or an event. You can get the non-operative car running again with a quick jump-start. Bring the car that is running as close to the nose of the other vehicle so the two batteries are as close as possible, allowing the jumper cables to reach easily. Turn the car engine off and be sure the car lights are not on.

Open the hoods and grab your jumper cables. The jumper cables have two red and black clamps. Place the red clamp on the…

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Why is My Engine Overheating?

An engine overheating is always one of those issues that you don’t think will happen to you. However, despite how advanced your engine is, it is capable of overheating. Understanding why it’s happening will let you get the necessary repair.

The most common reason for your engine not cooling is because there's a problem with the radiator. This may be something as simple as a leak in the hose or something more complex. Other problems could be due to the water pump, the head gasket, or even the temperature housing.  

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Make Sure Your Vehicle is Ready to Tow This Spring

Whether you are towing for work or for pleasure, it is important to always take extra care to ensure that you do it safely. An accident while towing can be a very negative experience, and whether it is due to negligence or equipment failure, it is never something that you will want to have to deal with. That is why it important to make sure that your vehicle and trailer are in good enough shape to tow by getting proper car repair and maintenance, and that you know what you are doing.

For starters, you will want to make sure…

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Safety on the Roadway: How to Reduce Your Chance of Hydroplaning

Few things can compare to being in an out-of-control vehicle, which can be very scary. The car is almost floating on the road surface like a leaf on a windy day. This can most certainly cause an accident or damage to the vehicle or much worse. Learn and understand the causes of hydroplaning and simple strategies to prevent this from happening to you and your loved ones. Hydroplaning is when the tires lose traction on the road surface.

Hydroplaning can be caused by environmental conditions such as rain, ice or fluids from vehicles. 

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Stop Hydroplaning in its Tracks

Hydroplaning occurs when a vehicle's tires come into contact with more water than they can disperse and the car begins to slide or skid across the wet surface. This can be a scary experience, but understanding what to do when your vehicle begins to hydroplane can help the driver feel more in control.

Hydroplaning most commonly occurs when the rainfall has just begun, so it is important to reduce speed, especially in heavy rain combined with windy conditions. 

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Why Does the Four-Wheel Drive Keep Popping out of Gear?

The transfer case on your four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle is located behind the transmission. Depending on how your system’s configured, it uses either a chain or set of gears to change your vehicle from two-wheel to four-wheel drive. This occurs through the driveshafts for the front and rear axles. The objective is to slow the rotational speed so that the wheels turn at the same time, creating greater force.

When you notice a situation, such as the 4WD lever popping out of gear, it could be the result of the transfer case losing oil. The seals can wear out with…

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Preventive Maintenance Helps to Avoid Engine Overheating

When you have an effective cooling system for your engine, the chances of it overheating are lower. However, even with a good cooling system, there are preventive measures that you need to take as a car owner.

The engine’s cooling system relies on the antifreeze in your radiator. If this level becomes too low, or completely drained, your car will overheat. This can cause other engine parts to fail such as a blown head gasket, which is expensive and time-consuming to repair. It’s important to have your antifreeze level checked periodically.

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Is the Differential Necessary to Drive?

You would immediately notice the need for a differential the first time you turned a corner in your car without one. Each wheel’s rotation is designed to travel at different speeds. To accommodate the difference in ratio, the differential allows for each speed through a series of gear movements.

When you turn a corner, the wheels that are closest to the turn, called the inside wheels, only have a short distance to travel to complete the arc of the turn. The outside wheels, on the opposite side of the car, need to travel a much greater distance and speed…

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Rotating Your Tires Regularly Will Help You Get the Most Out of Them

Your tires are designed to be the only piece of equipment on your vehicle that makes contact with the road while driving. Because of this, you will find that they suffer from some of the worst wear and tear.

In order to combat that wear and tear, you will want to make sure to do everything that you can to maximize their lifespan. That begins with doing your regular rotations. You should be rotating and balancing your tires about every 3,000-5,000 miles. Doing this will help your tires to wear more evenly which will help them to last…

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Four Reasons to Use a Good Windshield Wiper Fluid


Accumulating dirt and grime is an inevitability when driving a car. This goes doubly so for your windshield, which is one of the dirtiest parts of your vehicle. Here are four reasons from our service team at Volvo Cars Savannah that you should use a good windshield wiper fluid in your vehicle.
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1. By using a proper windshield wiper fluid, you can increase your safety when driving a car.

2. Using a good windshield wiper fluid can increase the lifespan of your windshield wiper cleaning system.

3. In the winter time, it's important to use a windshield wiper fluid…
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