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Take Advantage of these Strategies to Enhance Fuel Economy

Improving your vehicle’s fuel efficiency isn’t difficult if you simply take a few preventive measures. One of the easiest things that you can do to keep your vehicle running at peak efficiency is to carry out regularly scheduled maintenance tasks like changing air filters, replacing oil, topping off coolant and updating worn belts and hoses on an as-needed basis.

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Preventing Tire Blowouts

Tires eventually wear out and require replacement. Driving over obstacles diminishes the life of the tire. Overinflating or underinflating tires also decrease tire lifespan. Any of the factors may result in a potentially hazardous blowout while driving down the road.

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How to Drive in the Rain

It can be dangerous for you to drive in the rain. Not only is it a lot harder for you to see when it rains, but there is also a risk that you can hydroplane. Additionally, steering and braking will be a lot harder if you drive in the rain. There are several things that you will need to do in order to stay safe.

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Tire Rotations: Don't Neglect Them

Imagine the importance of getting regular tire rotations. It is difficult to overstate this in any way. There are a lot of things that you could do to keep your vehicle safe, and one of them is certainly to keep the tires rotated.

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What Fluids Can Leak From My Vehicle?

As your vehicle gets older, it becomes prone to leaks that can come from various components. Whenever you see fluid underneath your vehicle, you should take notice because you may have a serious situation on your hands. Other leaks are slow and take time to develop. Here are the most common ones.

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How To Deal With A Tire Blowout

Tire blowouts can occur at any time. The best way to predict these events is by carefully inspecting the condition of your tires. This is something that Kalamazoo drivers should do every few weeks and just ahead of any major excursions. At Maple Hill Volvo Cars, we're committed to helping motorists stay as safe as possible with blowout prevention and mitigation strategies.

Try Not To Panic If Your Tire Blows Out

The most important thing to remember during a blowout is not to panic. Rather than jamming on your brakes, bring your speed down gradually by easing off your…
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When It's Time to Align Your Vehicle's Wheels

How do you know when it's time for a wheel alignment? Our team at Maple Hill Volvo Cars gets this question all of the time. For starters, check your owner's manual. Your vehicle manufacturer has specifications to help schedule wheel alignments at the most opportune times. There are also some signs that indicate when it's time to get a wheel alignment.

A Vehicle That Veers Unintentionally

Misaligned wheels can cause your vehicle to drift unintentionally. If your car goes left or right even when your steering wheel is positioned for a straight trajectory, it's time for…
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