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Follow Your Lead in the Volvo S60 Dynamic

What features do you look for when selecting a new sedan? We here at Gunther Volvo Cars Delray Beach understand how important it is to find the right features for your car and can assist you with our extensive vehicle knowledge.

Take the S60 Dynamic, for example. This popular compact luxury sedan is designed to handle whatever the road throws at you. It has advanced traction control features that send torque to where your Dynamic needs it so that you have increased control around corners. 

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Understanding Differentials and Why They Must be Serviced

The differential is generally one of the least understood components of a vehicle, however, this gearbox is a key cog in the effective operation of any car. Located between the drive wheels, differentials work in tandem with the transmission to distribute power to the axle from the car's engine. It is the lubricating fluid inside of the differential that preserves the life of the gearbox and keeps everything running smoothly, while also enabling control while making turns. 
 

 

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Pick the Right Tires for the Weather and the Seasons

Purchasing new tires requires making decisions. Factors besides price must be taken into consideration. That’s why tire manufacturers produce summer tires and all-season options. Based on your driving patterns, one may be better than the other.

The summer may bring to mind images of the hot sun, but the summer months can also bring a great deal of rain. Rain makes roads slippery. The heat also impacts the road making it hard for tires to grip. Summer tires are made to deliver enhanced traction to those who prefer such an attribute. 

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How Important is the Alternator in Your Vehicle?

While many drivers are under the impression that the car battery does most of the powering of electrical components in the car, it is in fact the alternator that is doing all the hard work. The car battery will send power to the starter motor, which allows the vehicle to start. From there, the alternator takes over powering things like the power doors and windows, stereo, a navigation system, and the lights.

The car alternator is, in fact, a generator, and it gets its power from a wheel on the crank that spins quickly as the car is running. 

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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

If you’re trying to decide on the best motor oil for your car, it may benefit you to remember a few basic points. The first is that viscosity simply refers to the oil’s thickness. The second thing is to consider is the type of driving you’ll be doing and during which season. From there, just remember that cold weather requires thin fluid, or low viscosity, and hot weather needs a thick, or high viscosity, fluid.

A bottle of multi-grade motor oil informs you of that viscosity in both cold and hot conditions. A 10W40 oil, for instance…

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Possible Reasons Why Your Tire Pressure Light is Indicated

If you can spot the signs that a car tire might be ready to fail, you could certainly reduce the risk of having to deal with issues on the highway. If the tire pressure light is on, investigate the situation a little further than assuming it's a drop in temperature.

The side wall of the tire is the weakest part, and if you see trouble here, it should be addressed as quickly as possible. Things to look out for on the side walls include any cracks or budges in the rubber. 

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Gaskets - Small But Mighty Fixtures

When we think of gaskets, we think of relatively unimportant accessories, yet these small accessories are very important to our vehicles. It's important they're taken car of regularly. Our certified technicians at Gunther Volvo Cars of Delray Beach know the importance of gasket maintenance and can inspect and/or replace them if necessary.

Your vehicle has all sorts of different fluids running through it and it's important that they don't end up where they don't belong. 

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2018 Volvo XC90: Driven to Inspire

You’ve got exceptional taste. How do we know? You stopped by the Gunther Volvo Cars Delray Beach blog to learn more about the 2018 Volvo XC90! The premium Volvo SUV features an impressive range of interior and exterior enhancements, paint colors, technology systems, and more to turn heads on your Boynton Beach excursions. What can you look forward to behind the wheel of the XC90? Let’s explore!

It all starts with performance.

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Does Your Car Need a New Battery?

If you are having some issues with your vehicle's battery, then bring your vehicle to our Volvo service destination at Gunther Volvo Cars Delray Beach. We can take a look at it today. We know that your life is very busy, which is why we will do our best to look at your vehicle in a timely manner.

Most battery issues are very simple in nature and we can usually fix problems right on the spot. 

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How to Read the Size of Your Tires

Looking at the list of numbers and letters on your tire's sidewall can be confusing. The important thing to know is each number and letter in the sequence have a specific meaning. The following breakdown is generally what each of those letters and numbers means:

  • The first letter is the vehicle type for that tire. For example, "P" for passenger vehicle.
  • The number following is the width of the tire, in millimeters, from one sidewall to another.
  • After the slash mark is the tire's aspect, or height, ratio. 
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