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How to Handle a Flat Tire

Flat tires can inconvenience you, but you can handle them and get back on track! Just follow our tips.

If your tire goes flat during a drive, carefully find a safe place to stop. Do not stop in traffic. Seek a breakdown lane or a parking lot. Turn on your flashers, shut off the engine and engage your emergency brake. Once you exit the car, find a heavy rock to block a tire opposite from the side you will need to raise. 

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Myths Regarding Motor Oil

Although there is no question that keeping motor oil in your vehicle is important, there are a lot of myths permeating such things. We here at Momentum Volvo Cars seek to educate you on some common myths about motor oil.

First of all, it's not necessarily true that you need to get your engine oil changed every 3,000 miles. Today, some vehicles will even allow for every 7,000 miles or more. Second, it's also not always true that if the engine oil color is black, that it needs to be changed. The main job of the…

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Ways to Combat Roadside Emergencies

Roadside emergencies can be frightening, but they don't have to be if you are properly prepared to deal with them. That is why we here at Momentum Volvo Cars are here to give you a few tips on how to deal with them.

First, be sure to pull well off the road so as to avoid any traffic. This is even more important as roads get larger and vehicles are travelling at higher speeds. Next, ensure you always have a few emergency flares in your vehicle at all times. 

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Tips to Avoid Hydroplaning

It can be lovely to stare at rainy landscapes from inside a building. Driving in awful rainy conditions, however, is a whole other story. That's why some of the most intelligent and sensible people refuse to drive any time the weather is anything other than ideal.

Hydroplaning is a significant concern for people who drive. Vehicle slipping isn't exactly the most appealing or comfortable thing. If you're a safety-oriented driver who wants to forget hydroplaning even exists, there are a range of convenient options on hand for you. 

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Car Won't Start? Maybe it's Your Alternator

Whenever a car won’t start, the first thing people think of is the battery, but this might not be the real culprit. The alternator recharges your battery while your car is running. It also operates components such as the windshield wipers, headlights, radio, and other small electrical systems. When your car won’t start, it could be the alternator not charging the battery properly.

An alternator may malfunction because the alternator itself has gone bad or because the belt that drives it is loose, or needs replaced. If the alternator belt is worn, the car may make a squealing…

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Drive of Your Life

 

Help Momentum Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo Save a Life +
GIVE THE GIFT OF BLOOD!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018
NOON-4PM
GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD MOBILE UNIT
VOLVO/JAGUAR PARKING LOT

We have partnered with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and will be hosting their mobile unit at our dealership.

Please click here to schedule your free appointment.

Any questions, please contact our Blood Drive coordinator Dawn Harvey - dawn.harvey@momentumporsche.com
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Make Sure To Use Oil With The Right Viscosity

Although all cars and trucks require motor oil, all motor oil isn't the same. Different vehicles and engines perform differently which requires oil with a specific viscosity rating to perform as manufacturers have designed them to. To ensure that your vehicle has the right oil, understanding oil viscosity ratings is helpful.

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Stay Ahead of Brake Pad Maintenance

When you press the brake pedal on your vehicle, you expect to stop the car as quickly as possible to avoid a collision or accident. Fully-functioning brake pads are essential to the safe operation of your car. Brake pads serve the important function of helping to stop wheel movement when you apply the brakes, in addition to cutting down on the resulting friction that occurs when the brake caliper squeezes the spinning rotor to stop the wheel motion.

 

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Why Obey Slow Down and Move Over Laws?

Over 200 roadside workers lose their lives every year. More than 150 police officers have died since 1997. Why? Because there are people that are not observing the Slow Down and Move Over laws of the U.S. These laws are in all 50 states and yet 71 percent of the people, based on recent studies, have not even heard of them.

We here at Momentum Volvo in Houston are helping to bring awareness to these laws. 

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What is Horsepower?

It is important to consider horsepower before making your vehicle purchase, but what does it mean? Chances are that you've heard about horsepower a million times and have probably even talked about it at some point. Just because the word has become a part of our everyday language doesn't mean that we know the meaning of it or where it got its start.

In the 18th century, horses were commonly used as laborers in several industries, including the coal mines. James Watt, an engineer who developed a new steam engine, was eager to prove that his newest engine…

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