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When Should You Change Your Volvo Tires?

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Whether you've experienced some concerning traction issues while driving lately or you're just curious about when to change your tires, drivers can look to the Gengras Volvo Cars East Hartford service team with confidence. There are a few helpful techniques that drivers can use to determine whether your tire tread is less than ideal and might require replacing (a new set of tires). The Lincoln Penny test is a tried and true test that can help drivers determine whether it might be time to get a new set of tires.

Lincoln Penny Test

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How Often Should You Get an Oil Change for Your Volvo?

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To a lot of drivers, getting an oil change can feel like more of an arbitrary chore than an important part of car upkeep. If you're being proactive and getting your oil changed regularly, then you'll likely never see exactly what happens if you don't. Slacking on oil changes can be an expensive, eye-opening experience for first-time drivers, and there's a whole roster of nasty surprises (and expenses) you can save by staying on top of it.

 

Thankfully, there are only a few basic things you need to learn in order to keep your Volvo's…

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A Comparison of Volvo's Different Engines

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There are four available Volvo engines and each one has something exciting to offer. The Volvo T5, T6, T8 Hybrid, and Polestar engines all have unique merits and we here at Gengras Volvo have taken the time to compare and contrast the differences so you can make the right choice for your driving needs and habits.
 
Volvo T5 Engine
The T5 engine is the standard engine option for most Volvo cars, crossovers, and SUVs. It's available with a front- or all-wheel drivetrain. The Volvo T5 engine is partnered with an 8-speed transmission that provides a silky-smooth transition and…
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Keep Your Volvo Tires Up-to-Date!

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Regardless of what car you own, it can be easy to avoid thinking about your tires until something goes wrong. Unfortunately, things going wrong can be downright dangerous-and expensive too! 

 

While tires can be easy to neglect, keeping them in good shape is key in maximizing your new Volvo's performance, comfort, and safety. It's suggested to replace tires after six years of normal driving, although plenty of factors can shorten their lifespan.

 
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Volvo Cars App Features

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Drivers who own full electric or PHEV Volvo cars will also see some awesome benefits related to charging their vehicle. The Volvo Cars App allows you to track both the charging status and electricity consumption of your vehicle. In addition to letting you check your new Volvo's charge percentage when you have it plugged in, you can also get insights into how your driving patterns utilize your car's battery power. 

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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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