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Is it necessary to keep salt or even kitty litter during the winter in the car?

Winter is approaching, and most drivers have alternative ideas on how to tackle the resounding period. Many of the drivers and car owners are organizing the emergency tool kit and are faced with the many thoughts of what to include while stocking the kit. There tend to exist various materials to add without necessarily forgetting the important stuff.

For instance, blankets form part of the needed materials as well as snacks to keep one warm and prevention of hunger. However, of importance to note is that kitty litter is of great importance in comparison to the salt.

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Removing Vehicle Decals Is Easy

Taking a badge off of a car may make it look better. However, it is important to be sure that it is taken off properly. Furthermore, be sure to clean and wax the paint after the badge is removed. This ensures that excess adhesive doesn't stick to the vehicle.

To remove a badge, simply heat up the adhesive to soften it. The badge can now be taken off by scraping the adhesive with a credit card or prying it off with a wedge tool. Your vehicle should immediately be parked indoors until the impacted area is clean and dry…

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Tips For Cleaning Your Tires

When you wash and wax your vehicle, take a moment to assess your tires. Chances are, they are in need of some attention as well. This doesn't take much time as long as you have the right products on hand. We here at Kempthorn Volvo Cars can help you pick some items out that will get your vehicle's tires looking brand new and shiny in no time.

When you have the right products on hand, all you need to do is spray the product on, let it sit and then rinse it off. When you dry your tires…

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Summer Tires Versus All-Season Tires

What are summer tires? Summer tires are performance tires, named thus because they are made to offer better traction in both wet and dry weather during warm temperatures. All-season tires are meant to be driven in both hot and cold conditions.

Summer tires are made from materials that contain additives that are sticky, in order to provide optimum grip in wet conditions. This material will retain its rigidity in the heat, allowing the tires to keep their shape when driving on hot pavements. 

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Why Should You Use Windshield Wiper Fluid?

As you travel throughout the Canton, Ohio region, you are sure to encounter some debris on your windshield. Whether you find your visibility affected by bugs, pollen, dirt, or other debris, your windshield wiper fluid serves an important purpose. Many drivers pour tap water inside the washer reservoir, but you may not know that is a big mistake that can cause your vehicle unnecessary damage. Why is windshield wiper fluid so irreplaceable?

In cold temperatures, water can freeze in your reservoir and can cause your wiper system to fail. 

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What You Should Know About Motor Oil

People in Canton, Ohio and beyond tend to rehash the same old myths and rumors when it comes to car care, from one generation to the next. One of the biggest myths out there is that you absolutely have to change your oil every 3,000 miles. It turns out that how you use your car and how you treat your car plays a very big part in when you should be changing your oil.

There are also a lot of myths that synthetic oil is harmful to your car. The fact of the matter is that if you have…

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How to Jump-Start Another Car

Keeping a set of jumper cables in your car’s emergency kit could prevent you or another from being stranded indefinitely. There’s some basic understanding involved in using them, and perhaps a little practice, but the operation is straightforward.

You first need to recognize the positive and negative cables. From there, you need to be aware that once you’ve connected them to a battery, there’s a potential electrical charge. Use caution, so the unconnected ends don’t touch another metal surface. 

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Consider Headlight Maintenance to Improve Visibility

Shopping for a new vehicle can take some time, especially if you are not sure of what you are looking for o you have a firm budget in mind. There is a lot to consider when doing your shopping. You may consider the types of engines available in your favorite cars so that you get a better understanding of how much power a vehicle has. There are also various safety features to consider, and interior room and cargo space may be a priority for you. 

Headlights come in a variety of sizes, brightness levels, and bulb types. 

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Getting the Right Oil for your Vehicle

Engine oil is critical to the operation of your vehicle. The oil that you choose for your Volvo car lubricates the internal parts that move at high rates, from the very first turn of the ignition. Oil viscosity ratings offer important information for the consumer and driver. The viscosity numbers tell how fast the oil flows in hot and cold conditions, which can make a big difference in your overall performance.

When shopping for motor oil, the numbers you will notice on each bottle represent the SAE rating, which is typically 10, 20, 30, or 40. 

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Dashboard Lights are Giving You Important Information

The dashboard warning light might be giving you valuable information. Many times vehicle owners ignore the dashboard warning light, leading to major issues. The factory installed these dashboard warning lights so you could get your vehicle to a team like ours at Kempthorn Volvo Cars.

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