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The Easiest Way to Jump Start One Car with Another Vehicle

Sometimes, auto situations arise when we least expect it. This often appears as a dead battery, and you may need to have your vehicle jump-started or help another motorist. To safely jump-start the vehicle, be sure you have jumper cables, protective eye-wear, a good pair of work gloves, and a wire brush. Open the hoods of both cars after you bring both vehicles nose-to-nose. Turn off the engine and car lights too and put on the gloves and glasses.

If the battery in either car has any corrosion on the terminals, use your wire brush to clean the area. 

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The Causes of an Engine Overheating

Your vehicle has certain systems in place to prevent your engine from overheating. If one of these systems fail, your engine can overheat, leaving you without a functioning vehicle. It’s important to find out what’s causing your engine to overheat. It may be as a result of your radiator, water pump, head gasket, or even a hose. Some repairs are easier to take care of than others. Before you can do anything, however, you need to diagnose the problem.

If your engine overheats, the heat can’t dissipate. This can cause stress on your engine, making it harder…

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Do You Have a Dog? You Might Like This Feature!

Driving around with your dog can be difficult. You want to make sure they are safe, which can be difficult in the back seat. Furthermore, they can get dirt and hair on your seats. With this special feature, though, you can keep your dog safe and comfortable during your trips!

This feature is a dog gate! You can put your dog in it when you travel.

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Tire Pressure: What Does the Light Mean?

Your tire pressure light has come on. Now what? Do you need to panic? Do you need to replace your tires or make a beeline to the auto service shop nearest you?

First off, don't panic or worry. Your tire pressure indicator is designed to let you know that the tire pressure has changed. It doesn't necessarily indicate that there is a serious problem with your tires. Your tire pressure naturally decreases over time, which means it's important to regularly top off the pressure in your tires. 

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How to Use a Tow Guide

One of the wonders of the information age is the availability of information on the Internet. Though you need to take the entirety of the information with some suspicion due to opinion pieces that do not take all facts into account, there are sections where you can find accurate and dependable information. Most of these sections involve "how to" or "regulatory" information.

You find towing guides at nearly every reputable RV or towing site on the Internet. To use, simply insert the information about your vehicle or the vehicle you want to use on a trip. 

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Do You Know How to Avoid Hydroplaning?

Hydroplaning happens when too much water is in front of your tires. The water gets between your tires and the road, reducing traction. This process could cause you to lose braking and steering of your car.

When you see water on the road, slow down. Driving slowly helps you to maintain control. Check your tire tread. If you can see Lincoln's head when you stick a penny in the tread, it is time to purchase new, high-quality tires. 

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Avoid a Tire Blowout

Every driver's worst nightmare is to be stuck in the middle of nowhere with a tire blowout. However, it does not have to be this way. By following these handy tips, you can help avoid a tire blowout.

The most obvious way to avoid blowing out your tires is to get them rotated, aligned, and replaced regularly. Sometimes, it is less costly in the long term to stop problems before they start. 

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When Your Brakes Begin to Make Noise

If you are driving down the road and your brakes suddenly start to make a grinding noise, you need help with your brakes right away. The grinding noise is the sound of your brake pads completely worn down to the brackets rubbing your rotors. The noise is loud, and your car will be difficult to drive.

Letting your brake pads wear down can damage your rotors beyond repair. How low can you go? https://t.co/VATAIyiA1e pic.twitter.com/eRA7Fa1yit

— Cars.com (@carsdotcom) May 4, 2016

Your brake pads…

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Stop the Bumpy Ride with Suspension Services

When you are driving down the road, the ride should be relatively smooth. If you notice a change in how your vehicle feels while driving it, the suspension may have a problem. The suspension system is comprised of shocks, struts and ball joints that can all get damaged from regular use. If you feel like your car is bouncing or giving you an uncomfortable ride, bring it into Carolina Volvo to be checked out.

Changes in how your vehicle drives can be caused by a number of problems. Routine maintenance will help keep your car running well, giving you a…

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Focus on a Radiator Service Today

Did you know that your engine can overheat if your radiator and cooling system aren't functioning properly? Coolant flows around the engine head to keep the temperature in check. If you don't have any coolant or there's a problem with one of the components, it could spell big trouble for your engine.

At Carolina Volvo, we make it easy for you to get the help that you need. Our engine cooling and radiator service includes a complete flush and fill with coolant. It's what keeps your components protected against rust and corrosion. We'll also inspect…

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