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How to Maintain Your Volvo

How to Maintain Your Volvo The following article is aimed at helping Volvo owners keep their vehicles well-maintained for a long time. Volvos are without a doubt well-built Swedish machines, but like all other vehicles they need to be maintained properly in order to last as long as you want them to.

Let us start off by saying why you should get regular oil changes. Changing the oil and filters ensures that your car runs smoothly and at its best. Furthermore, it can be a good way of making sure that no turbo issues occur, which as some of you know are not cheap to repair.

Rotating tires every, let us say, 5000 miles, is a way of keeping the wear even and maintaining the mileage. As long as we are on the subject of tires, we should add that it is a good idea to keep track of their air pressure and keep the wheels in proper alignment.

Last but not least, check your coolant as regularly as you can. It is of the highest importance to do that because it could be dangerous for your radiator…
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3 Things to Have in Mind When Owning an Audi

3 Things to Have in Mind When Owning an Audi If you have owned more than one type of car you should know that every brand has a specific problematic area or areas. The following list is aimed at helping Audi owners know what to keep an eye out for. 
First things first, this specifically is targeted at owners that have a turbo engine model. When having your car serviced and, more specifically, having the oil changed, make sure that it is a synthetic one. Also, do it more often than not, you can check your manual if you are uncertain about the time periods.
Next, due to the fact that many Audi models have an issue with insufficient power getting to all of the electrical parts, make sure to have an expert take a look at your vehicle if you notice any concerning signs. The signs that you would want to keep an eye out for are things like flickering headlights or the trunk not closing and opening as it should, along with other such issues.
Last but not least, make sure that there is no cool…

4 Ways to Keep Your Vehicle Maintained During the Spring

4 Ways to Keep Your Vehicle Maintained During the Spring
After the harsh winter weather your vehicle requires some care on your part, of course it is best to have an expert look at your vehicle. The following list contains some of the matters that you should have addressed at an auto shop.

1. Rotate tires and check air pressure
It is well-known that tires can wear out and one way to prevent having to change them too soon is to have them rotated by a specialist. And of course as long as you are having them rotated make sure to have the air pressure checked. All of this will prolong the life of the tires you are currently using, which will, in turn, save you money for new ones preliminary.

2. Check alignment and suspension
If you notice your car pulling to one side or the steering wheel vibrates while driving make sure to take your vehicle to an auto shop because you probably need to have the car's alignment or suspension checked. But do not wait for such concerning signs, it is be…

How to detail your car interior

How to detail your car interior
We all have that one friend or relative who treats their vehicle like a dumpster with an engine. Thankfully the majority of drivers aren’t like this. Most vehicle owners make the effort to keep their vehicle looking good inside and outside. A common way of doing this is taking your vehicle for a detail service, however, these services can cost anywhere from $200-$500. Not everyone can afford such a high-cost service, luckily you can achieve a similar result to a professional service at home for a fraction of the price.

In this edition of our how-to series, we will explain how to detail the interior of your vehicle at home.

What you will need:


A vacuum cleaner;Microfiber cloths;All purpose cleaner;Glass cleaner;An old toothbrush;Trash bags.


Remove clutter and trash. Before you can start cleaning, you will first need to remove all of the clutter and trash which has accumulated in your vehicle. For bonus points, separate everything into recyclables and non-…

What to keep in your trunk this winter

What to keep in your trunk this winter We have previously covered what you should keep in your vehicle’s trunk, see What to keep in your truck, but when winter comes around there are a few extra items that should have a permanent home in your vehicle.
On top of what you already store in your trunk, add the following items during the winter months:
Extra blankets. You can never have too many blankets, just like the speed of light this is a universal constant;Extra Kitty Litter. As mentioned in the previous article [insert hyperlink], kitty litter is a welcome addition to any vehicle as it can greatly increase traction on slippery surfaces;Candles and a lighter or matches. Keeping one, or more, candles in your car during winter not only provides a light source it will also help to keep you and your passengers warm;Antifreeze. This can help you remove stubborn ice from windows and mirrors, but you should also mix some in with the windshield washer fluid;Ice scraper. The reason you should…

What to keep in your trunk

What to keep in your trunk
A major part of the human condition is living with the uncertainty of events. However, with a little bit or preparation we, as drivers, can boldly face most of the unexpected situations life throws at us.

Part of that preparation is making sure that your vehicle is well maintained, but vehicle breakdowns can strike any of us at any time. With this in mind, it is wise to take certain precautions such as keeping your trunk stocked with items that can make a world of difference should the worst happen and you find yourself stranded at the side of the road.

We have put together a list of the 15 essential things to keep in your trunk.


Jumper cables. Dead vehicle batteries are almost an unavoidable fact of driving life, a lot of us will experience this at some point. It could be caused by an aging battery or forgetting to switch off your headlights but however, your battery dies you will be glad to have jumper cables in your trunk. Even if you never need them, you…

How to wash and wax your car properly

How to wash and wax your car properly
Have you ever just been driving along, minding your own business when all of a sudden your eyes are assaulted by the sight of a scratched up car with dull paintwork and no shine? The answer is probably yes, we have all seen that guy.

Well if you don’t want to be that guy, good news! We decided to put this easy to follow guide together to help you keep your vehicle looking its best.

What you will need:

A car wash product;A good number of microfiber cloths (about a dozen or so should be more than enough);A bucket;A hose (if you have one);Car wax;A cool, shady area.


Before we begin, make sure that your vehicle is parked in a cool, shady area. This will help to prevent water stains;Using a hose, or buckets, soak the entire exterior of your vehicle to loosen the dirt covering it;Fill a bucket with water and add in the recommended amount of car wash product, check the label for exact measurements. Always try to use a specialized car wash product as dish …