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Why Tire Pressure Matters

Tire pressure is one those aspects of vehicle maintenance that’s often overlooked. When your car’s running fine, it’s easy to take the working parts for granted. The truth is that the tires can be the difference between your safely arriving at your destination or not.

When the tires are underinflated, it creates a situation where they must work harder than they should to contact and rotate on the road’s surface. This not only creates a need for more fuel consumption, but it also generates excess heat on the tire’s rubber. The extra wear affects the…

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Tires - Know When It's Time for Replacement

We never like having to buy new tires, but sometimes it can’t be avoided. Tires will only provide you with good service as long as they're properly inflated and maintained. Visit us at Smothers European Volvo and have our techs look over your tires or show you our full selection of tires designed for your vehicle.

Although keeping the tires properly inflated will make them last longer, you may still need to replace your tires if the following is true.

• You have poor traction.
• Your tires are wearing unevenly.
• The tire or tires lose pressure.
• Tires have bulges…

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Connect With Safety in the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country

Ever since the latest generation of flagship Volvo models have debuted, all sorts of new buzzwords have been adopted by automotive journalists to describe them. “Tech-forward” and “semi-autonomous” have been used—which make us roll our eyes, quite frankly—but that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the kind of experience the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country offers.

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See Everything that Volvo Accomplished in 2016!

2016 was quite the year for Volvo. Not only did they unveil the S90 and V90, as well as give us some insight into how the new design language will translate to other models, they also made fantastic inroads with autonomous tech. While there may be too much to fit into one blog post, we’ll do our very best.

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Power Your Adventures in the 2017 Volvo XC90

The new 2017 Volvo XC90 serves as the Volvo brand’s best-selling vehicle in the United States, and for very good reason: The new XC90 model range delivers luxury performance and style at an attractive price! Ranging from the basic T5 Momentum model to the T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain, you can now enjoy a luxurious drive throughout the Santa Rosa, California region in a new Volvo XC90.

 

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Cars.com Lists Finest Features of 2017 Volvo XC60

Though we here at Smothers European Volvo are admittedly a bit biased, we're nonetheless wholly convinced that our Swedish automaker's compact crossover -- the 2017 Volvo XC60 -- ranks among some of the very best in the biz.

Yet, what -- specifically -- makes it so?

Get the inside scoop from Cars.com personality Joe Wiesenfelder in the clip below. He's here to deliver the need-to-know details about the latest XC60:

There is absolutely no denying the brilliance of the XC60's optional engine upgrade, a super- and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

Available exclusively with the top- ...

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Volvo Has a Midsize Masterpiece in the 2016 S60

On the hunt for a midsize luxury sedan for you and yours? Well, if so, we here at Smothers European Volvo would be quick to point you in the direction of ours, the 2016 Volvo S60.

Wondering what it is about this particular four-door that makes it such a delight?

Then, pair up with Autotrader pundit Jabari Jones in the clip below. His evaluation of the S60 is as follows:

A turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine is served up standard with the T6 Drive-E and T5 Inscription trims. Coupling with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the entry-level engine produces 240…

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Keep Your Vehicle Running Like New with Seasonal Maintenance

We all know that with vehicle ownership comes routine maintenance such as oil changes, air filter replacements, and the like. But, did you know that seasonal services are also recommended to keep your vehicle running well despite changes in season and driving conditions? Rainy days are more plentiful in the fall, so now is a great time to check the tread on your tires.  
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The V60 Cross Country Offers Luxury and Capability

Volvo describes the new V60 Cross Country as bringing together "a luxurious driving experience with go-anywhere capability.' Features like 266 lb. ft. of torque will make tackling any road easy, while the 7.9" ground clearance and sturdy construction offer great control and improved handling over rougher driving conditions.  
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