Know Your Oil and What Everything Stands For

Motor oil is a fun topic to learn about. The most fun that comes with learning is dispelling the myths. Among the many myths about the motor oil is what the "W" stands for on the package.

While a lot of people think that the "W" stands for "weight", it actually stands for "winter", as in winter viscosity. The viscosity of the oil changes as the temperature changes. 

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How to Tell if Your Ignition Needs Service

If you are having problems starting your car, it could be many things, such as a faulty ignition. At Volvo Cars Tampa in Tampa, FL, we want you to keep your car in the best possible condition. If you notice any of the following signs, it could mean that your ignition needs service.

When the ignition isn't engaging with the engine flywheel, you may notice a whining noise when you try to crank your car.

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Changing a Flat Tire

As one of the most common causes of vehicle breakdown, a flat tire is a minor problem that can sometimes cause major aggravation. It's also one of the easiest do-it-yourself car fixes.

If possible, move your vehicle to a safe and level location. Make sure your parking brake is engaged, and place rocks behind the wheels for added security. Your spare tire and jack should be located in the trunk of your car and may come with an instruction manual. Loosen the lug nuts with a wrench slightly before lifting your car with the jack. 

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Is Your Exhaust Leaking? Signs You Can't Ignore

If you've been dealing with a leaky exhaust, you might not even know it! Many adults have problems related to their vehicle, but aren't sure what the signs and symptoms are. This can be dangerous. Make sure you understand the signs and symptoms of an exhaust leak so you're able to address these problems head-on. 

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Why You Need a Roadside Emergency Kit

Emergencies do not wait for a good time to hit. When disaster strikes it is incredibly important that you be prepared. Any emergency can be made 10 times worse when you are in your vehicle- far from home, often in areas, you do not recognize, in this situation it is imperative that you get all the help you need. A good roadside emergency kit will help with that.

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Why Buy a Crossover?

If you are in the market for a new ride and aren't even sure where to begin, let us here at Volvo Cars Tampa help you. We have so many different vehicle types on our lot, we understand how overwhelming this process can be. Let our experienced and knowledgeable staff of employees figure out what will work best for your lifestyle and your budget.

If you are interested in a vehicle that provides efficiency... 

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Identifying Issues that Help with Avoiding a Tire Blowout

If you can spot issues with the tires on your vehicle today, you are going to be in a better position to avoid a tire blowout tomorrow.

If you have recently struck a curb or obstruction in the road with your car, you may have thrown the tire out of alignment. If this is the case, the tire may become damaged the longer they drive in this condition which could lead to a blowout.

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Transmission Strategies for General Routines

If you're going to drive your car to different areas in Tampa, you'll need to perform inspections in order to pinpoint general automotive issues before they develop into major mechanical problems. Because the transmission is a key component that impacts speed, horsepower, and torque, your inspection routine must include steps that focus on areas around the transmission hardware and engine components.

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