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What Should be Packed in the Roadside Emergency Kits?

By packing the right items in your roadside emergency kit, you will lessen the chances of having to be stuck long in any dangerous situations.

  • One of the essentials for any roadside emergency kit is a flashlight. Even if you don't need to make repairs, the flashlight can be used to flag down or alert drivers your vehicle is disabled.
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A Few Warning Signs of Car Hoses and Belts Failure

The belts and hoses need to be in peak state or the car engine will often give clear warning signs they could be failing. Here are some of those warning signs to consider.

The hoses on your car's engine are crucial for moving coolant from the engine, water pump, to the radiator. Damaged hoses cause leaks and could result in overheating of the engine. 

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Easier Than You Think! – How to Change a Tire Yourself

One of the increasingly frequent questions we get about most models of vehicle here at Volvo Cars Edison is about how difficult it is to change their tires. With how expensive this service is at most auto shops in Edison, NJ, this isn’t at all surprising.

First, find a nice level place to park. Immediately engage your parking brake and shut the engine off. Before beginning, be sure to place emergency warning signals (flares or signs) ten feet behind the vehicle.

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Easy Steps to Jump Starting a Car

If you have a running car and a set of jumper cables, then you are well on your way to being able to quickly jump start another car. Lift up the hood of both vehicles to find where the batteries are located. Connect the two red jumper cables to the positive ends of the battery. The black jumper cables hook up to the negative ends.

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A 3-Step Process to Changing a Flat Tire

If you experience a flat tire wall driving around in Edison, NJ, you need to make sure you know how to change the tire on your own. You don’t want to waste hours on the side of the road, waiting for help to come.

You can take the DIY approach with three easy steps. The first step is to loosen the lug nuts. The second step is to raise your vehicle. 

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Is Your Transmission Having Trouble?

When your car is running rough, this can be a number of problems. If the gears are sticking, or your car experiences delayed engagement when put into gear, this may mean your transmission needs work. Sometimes a fluid leak is causing the issue, while other times it is a more extensive problem.

Don't drive your vehicle around when it changes gears roughly, hoping the problem will go away. 

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Getting Familiar with Tire Markings to Understand Purchasing Selection

Are you familiar with the markings on your tires? The tire sidewall markings have very specific meaning. The most significant is the UTQG marking. This sidewall marking is to provide you the assurance that the tire meets the Uniform Tire Quality Grade rating established by the Department of Transportation.

Additionally, you will see markings such as the letter “P” which means a passenger tire. 

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Volvo Cars is Adding 1,900 New Jobs at South Carolina Facility

Last month, Volvo Cars revealed the company's plans to build its next generation XC90 SUV at its new facility near Charleston, South Carolina, adding 1,900 new jobs at the plant in the process. This is the second vehicle to be manufactured at the Berkeley County plant, increasing the company's cumulative investment in its American manufacturing operations to more than $1.1 billion.

 

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Importance of the Check Engine Light

The check engine light acts as a warning for drivers. Whether flashing or consistently on, measures should be taken following your vehicles check engine light. The cause of your check engine light signal turning on can be the result of many different issues. Some problems are common fixes, while other causes may be more difficult and severe for your vehicle. The most common causes for the check engine light turning on is faulty spark plugs or spark plug wiring, faulty gas cap, air flow sensor replacement or catalytic converter replacement. These issues can easily be fixed once recognized.
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