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Warning Signals and Necessary Solutions for Your Car’s Success

As a driver, you might at one point notice little signs on your car’s dashboard that light up when you turn on the ignition. They represent several specific warnings and alerts, and that is why our service staff at Riley Volvo Cars Stamford has come up with important solutions to help you out when you see specific warning signals.

What do you do when you see your car’s engine temperature warning light blinking? Don’t be alarmed. This only means that your engine’s normal pressure might have gone off track. Calmly pull over and turn off your…

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Discover What Sets Our Dealership Apart from an Independent Mechanic

With so many different vehicle repair shops around, it may be difficult to decide which is the best option for you. However, if you are looking to get the best service for your make and model of vehicle, then you should choose our service experts at Riley Volvo Cars Stamford over some corner mechanic - and here's why:

  • Specialized training - The mechanics that work at dealership service centers are trained by the factory that produces your vehicle. This means that you won't find anyone else that knows your vehicle more than they do.
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2018 Volvo V90 is stylish to the smallest details

It's the smallest details sometimes that sets a vehicle apart. How much time does the manufacturer spend making sure there are comforts and luxury you don't expect and may be hard to see? Those are questions the 2018 Volvo V90 answers.

When you purchase a new car you may not notice the key until its put in your hand to drive home. If you don't check out the key for the Volvo V90 you are missing one of the really nice features of the car. The remote key fob is wrapped in the same material as the…

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Volvo XC60 named 2018 SUV of Texas

Just like in Texas, Connecticut drivers need to be ready for anything. We need a vehicle that can stand up to the elements, is tough enough for a weekend getaway and provides the comfort we need in the city. That's why we were happy to learn that the 2017 Volvo XC60 was named SUV of Texas at the Texas Truck Rodeo, one of the top three award categories.

 

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Deciding Whether to Buy or Lease

The basic decision of whether or not to buy or lease a car is very dependent on your individual needs and preferences. Some factors that should be part of your decision process between deciding if you should buy or lease a vehicle should include:
 
- Your budget for car loan or lease payment
- Your preferences for driving new cars (versus owning a car for a longer period)
- Your desire to hold a car as an investment
- The manner in which you drive and treat cars
- Any current promotions or incentives for buying or leasing a car

Individuals who are seeking out…
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Healthy Tires Mean a Healthy Wallet

According to the Department of Energy, we waste over three million gallons of gas yearly due to poor tire maintenance. Tires that are underinflated or unbalanced force the car to work harder and burn more gas which translates into higher fuel costs.

The good news is this is preventable with correct tire care. If you look at your owners manual, it will state how often your vehicle should have its tires rotated. We provide this service at our location.

During the rotation, the professionals at our shop will check for irregular air pressure and balance which are the main culprits…
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Improve Fuel Mileage

Perhaps, you've noticed that your vehicle is starting to get less mileage over the last few months. Well, one of the issues might be lack of regular maintenance on the car. Certainly, every car driven on the road requires regular maintenance or the car will face a number of issues. For example, less fuel efficiency. This might lead to you filling up the car's gas tank several times a month.
Regular vehicle maintenance will provide a way for you to discover hidden problems. For example, you might discover that your car has a faulty oxygen sensor that leads…
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A tale of two quarts: Synthetic Oil vs Conventional Oil

As you pull into the garage, the technician asks a simple question, "Would you prefer conventional motor oil, or synthetic?" He points to a chart and you weigh your options. But how do you know for sure what your vehicle needs? Motor oil works by lubricating all the points of your engine that move, as the components inside rub against one another, oil works to reduce friction and is capable of withstanding tremendous heat.
Synthetic oil is a chemically crafted blend designed for higher performance vehicles and vehicles with high mileage.
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