Brake Pads Keep You Safe

Brake pads are a pretty interesting component on any vehicle. In Cathedral City our technicians at Volvo Cars Palm Springs know just how vital it is to keep your car’s brake pads in good operating condition because they help determine whether or not you can stop or simply slow down when you depress the brake pedal.

Brake pads are installed on the calipers of a disc braking system. When you depress the brake pedal, it is the friction created by the brake pads rubbing against the wheel rotors that causes them to slow their rotation so that the car…

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Keeping Your Eyes on the Road: How to Avoid Distracted Driving

It's common knowledge that keeping your eyes on the road when driving is paramount to your safety and those of your passengers. Despite that, all too often many drivers allow themselves to become distracted. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to help ensure you pay attention to your driving.

When you get behind the wheel but before you turn the key, make any necessary adjustments to your seat and mirrors. Fasten your seatbelt. Adjust the heating or cooling. If you listen to the radio, choose your station beforehand. Do you need to make a call…

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How to Detect Brake Pedal Issues Before It Is Too Late

Despite being less talked about than brake pads, brake pedals are crucial to successful braking. If they are in need of repair and are used anyway, then the braking process could become rather dangerous. Volvo Cars Palm Springs’ service center is staffed with mechanics who are quite adept and brake system inspections. Here are some signs we want Cathedral City, CA vehicle owners to watch out for:

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A Peek Inside of the Volvo XC90 Inscription

Volvo is known for its luxury. This is definitely true of the three-row SUV known as the XC90. The ultimate model of the XC90 is called the Inscription, and it pulls out all of the stops. Here are some things that drivers in Cathedral City can look forward to if they choose this SUV.

In total, there are three powertrains available for the XC90. The Inscription model can only be had in the two more powerful ones, known as the T6 or the Recharge. The Recharge is a hybrid that has the ability to create a hearty 400-horsepower and 472…

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Check Out the Volvo V60 Inscription at Volvo Cars Palm Springs!

The Volvo V60 Inscription is a sporty wagon with advanced technology, design and safety features. If you are interested in seeing these features up close, visit Volvo Cars Palm Springs for a better look.

The Volvo V60 Inscription offers you Harman Kardon premium sound with a subwoofer and Bluetooth connection. There is also navigation, and if you have smartphone integration, there is Volvo on call, which are the top tech features for this wagon.

The exterior of the Volvo V60 Inscription offers widescreen washers, a power-operated trunk, and upgraded tailpipes for a stylish design. 

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Vehicle Basics: How Does a Differential Work?

If your differential fails, would you know it? Most drivers in Cathedral City don't think about how vehicle parts work other than the basics. When you plan to buy a vehicle from Volvo Cars Palm Springs, we want you to be educated on vehicle parts, such as the differential. Learn from Volvo Cars Palm Springs how the differential works.

The differential divides the torque among the shafts so that each tire can rotate at a different speed as needed based on engine speed

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Read Here to Learn About Your Vehicle's Transmission System

Our Volvo Cars Palm Springs team is standing by to help you keep your vehicle in optimal condition for smooth rides around Cathedral City. A transmission is a major part of your vehicle's powertrain. It works with the engine, and like the engine, it needs to be serviced regularly so that it stays in good condition. Failure to have your transmission changed can cause serious problems.

Your transmission works with the engine to make up the powertrain, and they are engineered as manual transmissions or automatic transmissions.

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How Do Gaskets Impact Your Car?

You will want to continue reading this if you have never stopped to consider how important gaskets are to your car, truck, or SUV. They might be small in stature, but they are incredibly strong and resilient. If one of them happens to go bad, you will want to get it replaced as soon as possible.

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