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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

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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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Different Types of Headlight Bulbs

Headlights generally contain at least three different bulbs, each serving its own purpose. There is usually the regular beam, the high beam, and the turn signal bulbs. Not only are there multiple bulbs serving their own purpose, the bulbs themselves can come in three completely different types. These are halogen, conventional, and LED. At Carolina Volvo, we can demonstrate and explain each type of bulb and the pros and cons of each.

Traditionally headlights have used what is known as halogen bulbs. Halogen bulbs are very bright and powerful while being relatively inexpensive.

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The Best Way to Add Traction To Your Driveway in the Winter

Here at Volvo Cars Hilton Head, many drivers in Bluffton have asked our service team for tips to help keep their driveway from becoming slippery in the winter time. As we all know, winter brings new hazardous conditions to roads and walk ways. Our service team came up with some tips on what to use to improve traction on in your drive way.

While many people will use kitty litter as a way to add traction in the winter time, you should always avoid using this method. Kitty litter provides little traction to your driveway, and can even cause you…
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Can Water Work as Windshield Wiper Fluid?


Your windshield wiper fluid is running low, and you need to replace it. You go into your garage only to find that your bottle of windshield wiper fluid is empty. So what can you do? Can you use water instead?

Water can be put inside instead of windshield wiper fluid, but our staff at Volvo Cars Hilton Head does not recommend it. First of all, water freezes during the winter while windshield wiper fluid doesn't. Water also doesn't contain any of the essential cleaning ingredients that wiper fluid does. This means that stains on your windshield will probably…
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Put Our Financing Experts to Work for You

Getting approved for financing your favorite car is easier than ever. Volvo Cars Hilton Head is happy to bring you new technology that allows you to apply right from the comfort of your own home. No longer do you have to sit around the dealership waiting for approval, or, traveling to banks to get a car loan. Simply get online, browse our huge selection, apply for financing and we'll get you a pre-approval right away. It's really that simple.

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What Our Supply of OEM Parts Can Do for You

Original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, parts are replacement parts that come straight from your vehicle manufacturer. Here at Volvo Cars Hilton Head, we always use the highest quality OEM parts for all of your automotive solutions. We don't play the guessing game when it comes to selecting a part for you. Our team of highly trained service technicians knows what your car needs.

OEM parts, unlike aftermarket parts, are all designed with your cars needs in mind. When you select a part from our Parts Center, you don't need to worry about its quality. All of our parts…

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