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How to Change a Flat Tire

Changing a flat tire may be easy for those who have done it before. But what if you’ve never changed a tire? It’s best that you pay attention to these steps so you’ll know the basics when the time comes.

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Improve the Fuel Efficiency of Your Hybrid

Hybrid and electric vehicles are excellent choices when it comes to fuel mileage. However, if you do not do the regularly scheduled maintenance, your individual gas mileage might drop. Here are a few reasons why.

Hybrids and electrics are precision pieces of machinery. They are at their peak when the oil is clean, and fluids are at the proper levels. They are not meant to operate at their best with clogged fuel filters, dirty air filters, and old worn-out spark plugs. A drop in gas mileage might be your first clue that something is wrong. Your owner’s manual is…

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What is an Alternator Exactly?

We here at Volvo Cars West Springfield love nothing more than to share our auto knowledge with interested drivers. We get questions about alternators all of the time. What is an alternator? An alternator is a generator. When your car's in motion, the alternator transforms energy from motion into electricity that your car can use.

Components That Rely on the Alternator

Every electrical component in your car relies on energy from the alternator. The alternator even recharges your car battery. Here's where it gets tricky.

 

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When is Your 2013 Volvo Model Due for Maintenance?

There's nothing more exciting than driving home a new Volvo model from Fathers & Sons Volvo for the first time. From the moment you pull into your driveway, you'll want to get the most out of it as possible. That's precisely why we staff our on-site Volvo service department at 989 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, MA.

The first question most people ask in regards to maintaining their vehicle with us is when it…

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