Volvo Cars Sioux Falls's Guide to Less Distracted Driving

While driving your daily commute or traveling through Sioux Falls, there are plenty of things that could distract you behind the wheel. Whether you have kids in the car or try to multitask as you drive, here are some of the best ways to stay safe and focused on the road:

  • Stay off of your phone. Utilize connectivity features like Bluetooth and voice-activation technology to keep your hands at ten and two and your eyes on the road ahead.
  • Minimize how many passengers you have in the vehicle at any time.
  • Don't try to squeeze in your lunchbreak while…
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Time for Winter Car Care

Winter could change the look of Sioux Falls by coating the roads with snow. When the weather makes such a chilly switch from fall weather, drivers should take advantage of winter car care specials. Such care involves catching up with routine steps, such as brake inspections and belt or hose checks.

Other winter-oriented care steps may become even more important. Old radiator coolant won't help much in winter, so why not get any past-due fluid flushed? Making a change to snow tires could assist traction on the road. Why not go with a set of four this winter?

 

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Is There an Issue with the Brake Pedal?

Why replace a car’s brake pedal? Simply put, problems with the brake pedal could undermine a vehicle’s safe performance. Troubles with the pedal may not remain with that part. Other components of the brake system may suffer from wear and tear or other damage. So, when a brake pedal acts “strange,” consider it wise to get the car serviced.

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How to React When Sliding on Icy Roads

If you are sliding on icy roads, it is important to remain calm and not slam on the brakes. Instead, you will want to steer in the direction that the vehicle is heading in until regaining control of the car.

Applying the brakes or steering against the skid increases the risk of going into a complete spin and running your vehicle completely off of the road.

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What to Include in Your Winter Survival Kit

While you can’t predict when you may become stranded in your vehicle, now is a good time to prepare for such a scenario. Ideally, you will pack a bag that has blankets, gloves, and other warm clothes inside of it. It's also a good idea to make sure that you have a shovel, floor mats, and a bag of kitty litter available

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Learn about Differentials

Every motor vehicle on the road in Sioux Falls, SD includes a differential, and some have more than one. Today at Volvo Cars Sioux Falls, we want to help you understand this important component.

To maintain traction, a vehicle's outer wheels must travel faster than its inner wheels when negotiating a turn.

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How Often to Have Your Brake Fluid Changed

Rather than relying on an electrical impulse, your vehicle relies on changing pressures in your brake fluid to bring your vehicle to a stop. This means that your brake fluid is one of the most important fluids that your vehicle carries. Over time, your brake fluid can become contaminated, leading to a loss of braking ability. 

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Get Some Automotive Knowledge About Gaskets

There are so many parts on a car that it can be difficult to remember one from the other. But if you want to continue to increase your automotive knowledge so that you better understand the mechanic when you have to take your car in to get fixed, you might as well keep learning. 

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What Makes the Volvo V90 Cross Country Perfect for Explorers

If you’re an adventurer, you know that there’s no predicting the weather. Snow, sleet, rain, wind, hail: you’ve experienced it all and been caught off guard more than once. So when you visit us at Volvo Cars Sioux Falls, we know you’re going to need a car that can withstand even the toughest weather conditions when you’re exploring outside of Sioux Falls, SD.

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