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What Are The Best Tires To Survive the Connecticut Summer Heat?

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Your tires are a very important part of your car. A fun summer trip can be easily ruined if you have a blown tire that makes you have to stop and change it by the road. That's why you should get the right tires for the season. While many brands claim to be "all-season" tires, some aren't able to withstand high temperatures as well as others. We have provided you with ways to be prepared for the CT summer heat with new tires from Gengras Volvo Cars East Hartford.
 
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Understanding Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

In purely scientific terms, viscosity is a measure of a liquid’s resistance to flow. A motor oil’s viscosity ratings supply important information about how easily the product will move around inside an engine as it protects against friction and wear between the various moving parts.

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Stay on Top Of the Fluids in Your Car

There's nothing like seeing fluid leaking underneath your car and not knowing what's dripping or leaving a puddle. The first thing that you need to do is determine where the leak is coming from as some fluids are from the front of your car while others might be seen toward the center of your vehicle. 

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How Often Do I Need My Volvo's Brakes Checked?

1100 × 687When you get the brakes on your Volvo vehicle checked regularly, our technicians will be able to check for any other problems before they happen. At Gengras, recommend scheduling a brake inspection at our East Harfors service department when you bring your vehicle in for routine maintenance every six months, depending on your driving habits....
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What You Should Know About Gaskets

Gaskets are pieces that mechanics use to enhance automobile functional abilities. Gaskets are great for enhancing pressure within vehicles, preventing unwanted substances from entering certain compartments, and other reasons.

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Several Steps for Winter Car Care

Clearing unnecessary and unwanted items out of a car's trunk could improve fuel economy. Doing so also allows a driver to add space for winter-specific items, such as blankets and ice scrapers. Winter car care does require taking extra steps. Performing more consistent tire air pressure checks seems helpful since air pressure might drop in cold weather.

Maybe the vehicle would benefit from installing winter tires. The added traction could better deal with snowy and icy roads. Winter windshield wiper blades could be best suited to snow season weather, too.

 

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Stay Connected With Your Smartphone And Volvo

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In today's world, you need to stay connected, and with being able to integrate your smartphone with pretty much everything it has become a necessity. Volvo has made it easier and safer to integrate your smartphone with your vehicle so you can use all your favorite apps through the touchscreen available on your Volvo. Volvo is making it easier than ever to listen to your favorite tunes, get step-by-step directions, voice text and call family and friends. Read More.

 

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Get Your Volvo Ready For The Cold Connecticut Winter

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Winter weather conditions can present a real hazard for your vehicle. Preparing your Volvo now for the coming months can save you money and hassle later. It could even help to prevent an accident, keeping you and your passengers safe. Here at Gengras Volvo of East Hartford, your local volvo dealer near me, we recommend taking the following steps to prepare your vehicle for the cold weather.

 
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The Easiest Way to Correct a Skid While Driving on Icy Roads

If you feel your car start to slide on an icy road, the most important thing to remember is to stay calm. Instead of pressing on the brake, lightly tap it in an effort to regain control of the car.

Furthermore, it is important to steer in the direction that the car is going even if it might mean temporarily facing the wrong direction on the highway. 

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What those tire size numbers mean

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Tires are among the most important components of your automobile. Having the right tires and keeping them in the best shape will boost your fuel efficiency and keep you safe. An important thing that Gengras Volvo wants all drivers to know is how to read and understand the tire size information on the side of your tires.

The tire size "number" actually starts with a letter, such as "P." This tells you what type of tire it is, with "P" denoting it's a passenger car tire. The next three numbers are the tires width in millimeters, and the two…

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