The Basics of Car Wax

If you're the proud owner of a new vehicle from SMITHTOWN VOLVO CARS, we have some tips that we'd like to offer you that will help keep your vehicle looking beautiful for years to come. Not to mention, you'll be adding a layer of protection to your vehicle that you don't get from just the paint job.

Car wax is a product that comes in a few different varieties. It's pretty easy to apply and take off again, but these products go a long way towards protecting your investment. There is a lot of dirt…

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How to Properly Change a Flat Tire

Flat tires are an inconvenience, but it can be helpful to know how to change one yourself. That way, you won't have to sit around waiting for roadside assistance to show up. Here are some helpful tips from SMITHTOWN VOLVO CARS.

Your vehicle should be pulled off to the side of the road where you're away from other vehicles.

Loosen the lug nuts on the flat tire to gain access to taking the wheel off. 

Raise the vehicle up on the jack so you can remove the lug nuts completely and remove the tire.

Replace your flat tire…

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Volvo V90 Cross Country

The Volvo V90 Cross Country is the off-road trim of the V90 luxury wagon. It's an interesting combination of features. Many offroad vehicles are larger than a wagon, like the classic Jeep style. The V90 Cross Country stands out from other offroaders due to the fact that it's based on a luxury car, rather than being designed to be a rugged, rough offroader from the beginning.

That really changes how it drives, because the comfortable seating and advanced interior tech are rare on other off-road vehicles.

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Explore the Volvo S60's Impressive Interior

The Volvo S60 has been lauded many times for its high-quality design, included features, and overall performance. It's regarded at our dealership as one of our favorite luxury sedan models, due to everything we just mentioned. There's no denying quality, and the quality of the S60 is especially obvious when you examine its interior features.

The Volvo S60's interior is everything you'd want out of a luxury vehicle. Four-zone automatic climate control makes the inside of the S60 exactly what you want it to feel like, 

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Here’s Why the Volvo XC40 R-Design Grabs Your Attention

The popular Volvo XC40 R-Design is the type of vehicle that grabs your attention. Why? Because it’s a compact performance SUV that’s incredibly styled.

R-Design Leather and Nubuck Upholstery

The R-Design Leather and Nubuck Upholstery in the Volvo XC40 R-Design is undeniably luxurious. The features exclusive to the R-Design heighten the overall aesthetic. The Nubuck upholstery is an added touch that elevates the quality of the interior.

Glossy Black Roof Rails

?While the purpose of roof rails is to provide a place to secure loads, the 

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Discover the Volvo XC60 R-Design Luxury SUV Today

The well-designed Volvo XC60 R-Design offers a highly sought-after blend of performance, versatility and luxury, and we here at SMITHTOWN VOLVO CARS are proud to be the local suppliers of this popular high-end SUV brand. You can check out all the interior and exterior features when you visit our showroom in Saint James, so drop in and take one for a test drive.

The XC60 R-Design launches automotive styling to the next level while sacrificing nothing when it comes to passenger safety and comfort. The seating boasts a combination of leather and fabric upholstery as well as 

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Changing Your Oil With Low Mileage

Some people use their vehicles very frequently. They'll rack up the miles in a very short amount of time. If you're someone that uses their automobile very infrequently, you may be wondering how often you should change your oil. You don't necessarily need to stick to the once every 6 months / 1000 miles rule. You can get by with just checking your oil frequently and making a service appointment when it's necessary.

The color of oil in your engine should be the original amber color that it was when you bought it. When you see the…

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A Used Car Buying Game Plan For Your Next Car Lot Visit

If you are looking for a used vehicle, but aren't sure where to start, use the following guidelines to help you make an informed decision before stepping foot on your next used car lot.

  1. Set a Budget- Know ahead of time how much you can afford, and never let a pushy sales associate convince you to pay extra.
  2. Know What You Want- Knowing what kind of vehicle you are looking for in advance can really shave down your time spent on the car lot. This includes any features or add-ons you are looking for, so be thorough in your…
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What Exactly is an Alternator?

The battery gets a lot of credit when it comes to powering the electronics in your car. In reality, the alternator does a lot of the work. While the battery stores enough electricity to start the vehicle initially, it is the alternator that generates electricity while it is running.

There are a few ways that drivers in Saint James can tell if their alternator is starting to have problems. The most obvious is a red indicator light on the dashboard. It often looks like a battery or simply says "alt." Even if that does not happen, 

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Your Car Battery Can Really Be Affected by Extreme Temperatures

The battery in your car or truck is one of those things that you likely take for granted. You do not even give it a second thought. After all, it does the job it is expected to time after time. However, there will come a day when your vehicle does not start and it will be because of the battery.

Extreme temperatures often cause a battery to wear down much more quickly than you would expect it. In the winter, extremely cold temperatures will cause your battery to use a lot of amps just to get the engine turned over…

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