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Belts Keep Cars Running Smoothly

An automotive engine block cannot properly function without belts and other components that provide mechanical leverage and transfer of power. Serpentine belts link the crankshafts with other smaller parts inside a powertrain. Timing belts are engineered to manage the rotations and other dynamic motion of camshafts of a valvetrain. Additionally, a passenger car has belts that dictate the behavior of the alternator and various pumps that circulate essential fluids under the hood.

Over time, all belts lose tension and other mechanical parameters that are critical for smooth 
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What Your Car's Suspension Does

A vehicle's suspension system is what helps it to absorb shock while driving on uneven terrain in Charlottesville. It can also help to keep the car in proper alignment. If the car is not properly aligned, it could result in tire and other types of damage.

This is because parts on the right or left side will have to work harder to keep the moving moving in the right direction. You may also notice that the vehicle is not as comfortable to ride in. If the car vibrates excessively, there may be a problem with the shocks, struts or…

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A Guide to the Volvo XC40 Safety Features

One of the safest compact crossover options for 2019 is the Volvo XC40. It is packed with safety features that help you stay alive and safe in an accident and keep one from happening altogether.

You will avoid impacts unexpectedly with the stability control feature and the anti-lock brake system, which both come as standard safety features in the new Volvo XC40. If you do find yourself in an auto accident, you will be better protected with the perfect placement of front, side, overhead and knee airbags in the XC40.  

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Check Out the Volvo S60's Exceptional Exterior Features

There's no need to complicate the new vehicle shopping process. Start with the exterior of the models that we have on our lot here at Volvo Cars of Charlottesville. Once you've seen something that you are interested in, then you can take a closer look at the interior features that are provided. Sedans are starting to become more popular again. Because of this, the Volvo S60 is hitting the market with vigor. At a solid 3,907 pounds, this is a safe and sturdy vehicle for daily driving. 

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Volvo V90 Interior Features

The Volvo V90 is regarded at the top of the list of luxury wagons on the road today. There are a variety of different reasons why the Volvo V90 is regarded as among the best, including the car's interior features.

Among the Volvo V90 interior features is the high-quality audio system on all models. 

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See Well, Drive Well with the 2019 Volvo S90

There are plenty of factors that affect our sight when we are driving. We have a lot more to worry about than our blindsides. This is one of the reasons that the 2019 Volvo S90 has been loaded with features to help with the vision on the road.

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Have Fun with the S60’s Tech Features

The Volvo S60 is packed with amazing features to offer convenience and entertainment. At Volvo Cars of Charlottesville, we’ll show you all that the luxury compact sedan has to enjoy. You’ll quickly see how this can be the best vehicle for your daily commute.

Convenience is thanks to the hands-free solutions offered by connecting your smartphone. You can use voice commands to play music playlists, get directions, or reply to texts. It’s all safer because you can keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the steering wheel. 

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Volvo's XC40 Offers Style and Function from its Exterior Features

The Volvo XC40 is a popular, subcompact crossover SUV with four doors and a rear lift-gate for the cargo area. It's also a luxury vehicle with a posh and comfortable interior. The XC40 also offers some great exterior features that provide both function and an impeccable style and appearance.

On the outside of the XC40, you get integrated, aluminum roof-rails. This SUV already provides a ton of cargo space. The roof-rails give you even more options for getting your cargo and gear to your destination.  

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Volvo XC90: Driving With a Clearer View

Volvo XC90 is stylish, which is expected in a luxury SUV, but this popular vehicle has more to offer. That includes its audio and technology features. Helping keep an eye on everything around you is the 360 degree Surround View Camera. You'll worry less about impaired visibility in tight spots because this camera projects a high-resolution image onto the center display. Another neat aspect is the 180 degree side camera angle that lets you see what's headed around the corner in front and behind you. 

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