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Explore Burlingame with the New Volvo XC90 R-Design

Adaptive Cruise Control allows the driver to maintain a safe distance between them and a slower vehicle. Enjoy smooth driving from a standstill to 120 mph. To enjoy Adaptive Cruise Control simply select your desired speed and distance from the car in front of you and let the car do the rest.

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Understanding Auto Finance

There are a lot of terms that get tossed around when you're getting financing for a car. Having a good understanding of different words can help you make informed decisions when getting a loan on a car.

Everyone has a credit score that can influence the type of loan they're able to get. While there's no actual number that defines good credit, anything over 700 will qualify you for many loans. 

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The Importance of Maintaining Suspension

Whether you drive in the city on roads full of potholes or take your truck on rough dirt roads, maintaining the suspension is important in keeping the ride comfortable and the steering accurate. Hitting curbs and other obstacles can damage suspension components and increase the rate of wear on many different parts of your vehicle.

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Read Here to Tell If Your Vehicle's Ignition Needs Service

If you are having problems starting your vehicle, your ignition may need to be serviced. It can be difficult to tell which component is malfunctioning, which is why we have explained a few signs that can help you determine if it's the ignition.

If you observe a grinding noise when you try to start your engine, the starter drive gear could have excessive wear.

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The Truth About Motor Oil

Motor oil plays a critical role in keeping your car's engine healthy. It lubricates metal parts so that they can move without scratching each other or creating a lot of friction. You may have heard that you have to change the oil before a long trip. This is not necessarily true unless it has been 5,000 miles or more since your last oil change.

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Choosing Car Wax from Volvo Cars of Burlingame

Regardless of the type of car you drive in Burlingame, putting a fresh coat of wax on it can improve its appearance and protect it from the elements. Applying wax three times per year can keep a hydrophobic surface on your vehicle that will make it easy to wash and keep it looking great between cleanings.

Wax should be applied after a cleaning, but don't make the mistake of polishing right afterwards. 

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The Design and Performance of the Volvo XC40 Momentum

The Volvo XC40 in the Momentum trim is a compact-sized SUV. It is especially designed to give you a safe driving experience in city driving. The Momentum trim is intended to give the Volvo XC40 a contemporary Scandinavian exterior appearance.

While the Volvo XC40 Momentum certainly provides an exquisite exterior design, the performance and interior design are also well worth noting. The Volvo XC40 has a turbocharged Drive-E engine that is a low emission engine that provides superior fuel economy. 

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Possible Causes of Vehicle Overheating

Overheating is a common problem in vehicles that can cause serious damage to a vehicle engine. There are several reasons that your vehicle may begin to overheat. Some are more common than others.

A very common cause of car overheating is due to lack of coolant or coolant that is in the vehicle but is not mixed properly. 

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Tips for Safely Avoiding a Tire Blowout in Your Car

The best way to reduce the chances of a tire blowing out on your vehicle is to start paying closer attention to the warning signs. Here are signs the car tire may be closer to failing than you think.

Look closely at the treads on the tire more often. By looking at the tires once a week, you could spot things like bulges, cracks, or obstructions in the tire, all which could lead to a tire failure.

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Signs Car Belts and Hoses are Close to Failing

One of the ways you can avoid your vehicle overheating and breaking down on the side of the road is to carefully pay attention to the condition of the belts and hoses around the engine. Here are some warning signs these parts might be close to failing.

The hoses carry coolant to many parts of the engine, so if they burst or leak, those parts could fail. 

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