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Get Inside the New Volvo S60 Dynamic Today

Every trip starts with having the right kind of vehicle so that you can make it to your destination. With the right features at your disposal, the S60 Dynamic is ready for wherever you want to go.

This popular compact luxury sedan gets an impressive 31 MPG on the highway in an AWD package for best in class efficiency. What this means is spending less time at gas stations, and more time getting to your destination. The engine is designed to provide you with the right amount of power and acceleration for a variety of road conditions. 

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Exciting and Sleek, the Volvo XC40 Momentum Has Arrived

It is no simple task to place at the top of the class on your debut, but that is exactly what the Volvo XC40 has done. This luxury line of compact SUVs is rated number one by many, and the reasons why are clear: the total package that the Volvo XC40 provides is composed of top-notch features.

The Volvo XC40 Momentum base trim is attractively designed with varied color choices in metallic and solid colors and chrome trim, and many of the colors come with a white roof, white spokes on the wheels and white door mirror caps. 

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Helpful Tips to Avoiding a Tire Blowout at High Speeds

Taking a closer look at your tire treads because they will give clear indications if they may be failing. Here are a couple tire issues you should pay closer attention to each week.

When your car tires hit the curb or run into potholes, it can negatively affect the car's front end alignment. The tires start to wear in areas they shouldn't, increasing the chances for a blowout. If you feel the steering is harder to maintain, schedule a front end alignment at the service center before the tires are damaged. 

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The Importance of Roadside Emergency Kits

Despite thinking we’re always prepared when we go on a trip, the truth is that we’re seldom as prepared as we need to be if we have a roadside emergency. Stop at our Volvo service center in Alpharetta, GA to speak with our great staff and get some tips on roadside emergency kits.

Roadside emergency kits have supplies to get you through an emergency. Regardless of the season, you’ll want things like jumper cables, flashlight and batteries, water, and automotive fluids. If it’s summer, you may want a cooler with supplies. 

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Your Time is More Valuable Than the 3,000-Mile Oil Change Myth

It's already difficult finding the time to fit in an oil change, and that's probably something that you only do a few times each year. With work, school, and other commitments, your calendar probably already looks full. Here at North Point Volvo Cars, we can relate, and that's why we are delighted to share that the 3,000-mile oil change myth has been dispelled for good.

With older cars, more frequent oil changes were necessary. However, most modern cars can go much longer in between oil changes. 

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New Volvo XC60 Boasts Style and Versatility

Make a grand entrance at any Alpharetta destination when you arrive in a new Volvo XC60 from North Point Volvo Cars. This premium Volvo crossover vehicle comes fitted with a range of luxury style, performance and technology features to enhance any commute. 

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Get the Most From Regular Tire Rotations

Your tires are some of the most important pieces of equipment on your vehicle. As such, you want them to be in good working condition at all times. But since they work as hard as they do, you are going to notice that they do suffer from some pretty extreme wear and tear. Tires are not the cheapest thing to have to replace, so it only makes sense that you would want to get as much out of them as you can.

Fortunately there are things that you can do to help with this. 

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Use the Right Wiper Blades for the Job

Winter wiper blades are just what you need if you are going to be driving in the winter. Not only will they last the cold winter months but they will also perform better than your summer ones since they have been designed to deal with the harsh winter conditions. However, once spring hits - and it's becoming more obvious here in Alpharetta each day - you'll want to switch back to basic or all-season wiper blades.

Come see us here at North Point Volvo Cars so that we can swap out your winter wiper blades for regular ones. You will…

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Belts and Hoses Play Critical Roles in Your Performance

Your vehicle maintenance routine should definitely revolve around the big items, such as engine oil changes and transmission services. But in between those, you will want to look at and maintain the smaller items that can lead to bigger problems if left unattended. Your belts and hoses are a prime example of this.

Doing a check on your belts and hoses is fairly quick and simple. Do a visual inspection of them under proper light. Give a little squeeze and press on them looking for cracks and signs of wear. 

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Maintaining Your Cooling System Provides Engine Benefits

The extreme temperatures that your vehicle's engine experiences requires a dedicated cooling system. That is where your radiator comes in: It cycles liquid coolant through the system to keep your engine at a normal operating temperature. Without it, your engine would overheat and cause some possibly permanent damage that could even render it useless.

Over time, the cooling system will get dirty and will then require maintenance of its own. When that time comes, you will need to drain all of the old coolant out and dispose of it. 

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