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Your Guide to Avoiding a Tire Blowout

The following advice contains a few things you could be doing each week to help reduce the chance the tires on your vehicle experience a blowout. Take a few minutes from your day to see if the tire tread is experiencing issues on your vehicle. What you will be looking for are things like cracks or bulges on the tread, or sections of the tread coming free from the tire. In the event you see something stuck in the tire, never remove it on your own.

The front-end alignment of the vehicle will be disrupted if the car has slammed…

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Roadside Emergency Kits

It's been said that you should always hope for the best and prepare for the worst, and that definitely applies to driving. While it's important to make sure that your vehicle is in good working condition, you should also always have a good roadside emergency kit on hand just in case you find yourself stranded.

This kit should at the very least include jumper cables, a flashlight, a tool kit, a first aid kit containing things such as bandages and instant ice packs, tools for patching up a damaged tire, and fluids such as motor oil or antifreeze…

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Why is it Important to Use Windshield Wiper Fluid?

Your visibility is essential as you navigate the Houston area. You may think that it's okay to fill your washer reservoir with plain water when you're in a pinch, but that's not the case. Why do our Volvo service professionals encourage you to only use dedicated washer fluid?

Washer fluid breaks up bugs and debris better than plain water. You may notice less streaking with windshield wiper fluid, compared with water. Additional reasons to only use washer fluid include:

  • Water freezes at a higher temperature than washer fluid, and can damage your lines and pump 
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Elevate Your Commute in the Volvo XC60

You deserve a luxury crossover that can keep up with your Houston expeditions.Travel in style in the new Volvo XC60 from Momentum Volvo Cars. The Volvo crossover comes equipped with an unrivaled range of technology and design features to elevate your experience. 

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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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