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Inspecting The Tires Before A Blowout

The tires on your car need to be properly inflated and in the best condition possible so that you're safe while driving. One of the things that could happen is a blowout. This can be frightening and can cause damage to the vehicle. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid a blowout.

Bring your vehicle to Capital Volvo Cars of Albany so that we can examine all of the tires to ensure that they have the proper air pressure and to see if there are any pieces of debris in the tires that might cause a blowout...

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Tire Replacement


The tires that are on your vehicle need to be replaced periodically in order to maintain your vehicle and to ensure your safety. There are some ways that you can tell that your tires need to be replaced rather than just waiting for a flat tire or a blowout to occur.
  • It is recommended that tires be replaced every six years or so. It might be less if you drive frequently or it can be longer if you don't drive your vehicle very often.
  • The tire tread is an important indication of your tire health. We can help you…
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Can Warm Weather Conditions Set Off Tire-Pressure Alarms?

The tires on your vehicle must stand up to tough road and weather conditions without failing. In order to do so, your tires need to be properly inflated with air. If your tires are inflated to suggested levels, they are better able to provide support and traction for your vehicle. In contrast, underinflated tires provide inadequate support, are subject to uneven wear, and may fail at high speeds.

Tire pressure sensors are special devices that inform you if air-pressures within your tires are at proper levels. Both overly high and low readings may indicate tire damage.

In addition to tire…

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Review: 2018 Volvo V60

600 × 335The station wagon is an all-American family ride, but add some luxury appeal to it and you’ve got a new classic that’s a dream for drivers with kids and commuters alike.

The 2018 Volvo V60 isn’t your parents’ wagon. With intuitive technology, lux seating, and precision mechanics, it’s more than they even thought possible. Read on to see what each trim offers, then visit us in Albany to see how Volvo has revolutionized the wagon:
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What Are Gaskets And What Are They Made Out Of?


Knowledgeable car owners usually get more out of their car. That's why we here at Capital Volvo Cars of Albany want to give you the basics on a lesser known part of the car: the gaskets.

Gaskets form an airtight seal that keeps fluids in the engine and other things out, so your car keeps running properly. Some gaskets are made of rubber because they are more flexible than ones made out of metal. Others are made out of copper because it can withstand very high heats, and if gaskets are subject to high heat for too long, then…
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Rotate Your Tires for Maximum Performance


One of the quickest and easiest car maintenance services we provide at our service department here at Capital Volvo Cars of Albany is tire rotation. This simple service should not go ignored because it can really prolong the life of your tires.

To get a good grip on the road as you drive, the surface of your tires is covered with tread. Eventually, this tread wears down, and the tires that carry the most weight will experience this wearing faster. For the best possible vehicle performance, you want to rotate the tires to different corners of your vehicle on a…
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Routine Transmission Maintenance


Owning a vehicle means that you need to maintain it in a way so that it continues to get you from one location to another without breaking down. A transmission flush or regular transmission maintenance is one service that you don't want to ignore. At times, not servicing the transmission can lead to money spent that you might not have.

One of the primary benefits of routine transmission service is that it will save you money in the long run because it can sometimes prevent replacing the part in the car. You need to examine the fluid regularly, getting…
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