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Get Your Spring Tune-Up and Services at Weston Volvo Cars

As you enjoy spring, remember that it’s a great point to get the services your car needs to stay ready for the road trips and commutes that are in the works as well. In addition to a good spring cleaning, car services can get your vehicle ready for what’s ahead. The diverse list of services for vehicles can be long, but there are some basic services to consider that can be great to get your vehicle in shape for your spring traveling.

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Learn What an Alternator Does

Some drivers have no idea what an alternator does. It's not necessary to know every detail, but you should have a basic understanding of this vital car part.

Alternators generate energy to recharge your battery and keep it at its optimal starting power while you're driving. Working with the battery, the alternator creates energy to operate your car's electrical components. Things like headlights and windshield wipers. Alternators work like generators and used to be called that. Basically, when a vehicle's gas engine spins wheels under the hood, this cranks a wheel located on the...

 

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Which Dash Cam is Right for You?

Regardless of the type of driving you do, having a dash cam installed in the front of your car can provide video evidence of accidents, incidents, or just unusual phenomenon that you might encounter while driving. Weston Volvo wants you to have the right model for your specific needs.

Having a dash cam recording your driving can back up your side of the story if you've been involved in an accident. It can also catch the license plate of another car if it backs into yours in a parking lot. But aside from capturing negative incidents, cameras can also…

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Summer Service Specials | Weston Volvo Service Center

It's the middle of summer here in Davie, FL, and that means heat, humidity, yes, rain! It also means that you may be taking road trips to your favorite destinations – whether that includes theme parks and other local Florida attractions, or cooler, more northern destinations. Either way, summer is a great time to service your Volvo to ensure that it's in its best condition!

 

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Simple and Safe Tips on How to Replace a Flat Tire

Changing a flat tire is a pretty straightforward operation of you know what you are doing. Here is a simple guide that will have you on your way in minutes.
  1. Place the vehicle in park, turn off the engine, and secure the emergency brake.
  2. Loosen all the lugs on the flat tire one turn, then jack the car in the air high enough so the tire is no longer touching the road surface.
  3. Remove the lug nuts, take the flat tire off the vehicle, then replace with the spare tire.
  4. Hand tighten all the lug nuts while the tire is…
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Symptoms of Exhaust Troubles

The exhaust system plays an integral part in your vehicle's overall safety. It redirects harmful gases away from the cabin and into the atmosphere. Making sure that your exhaust is in good condition is crucial. Here are some tell-tale signs that you need to get your exhaust looked at by a professional.

One the most noticeable signs of damage is a loud hissing or popping noise while you drive. This may indicate that pressure is unable to escape appropriately. These noises are often joined by leaking fluid. You may notice discoloration around the tailpipe or leaks underneath the body…

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Make Weston Volvo Your Next Stop for Exceptional Spring Auto Service

We here at Weston Volvo couldn't be more excited that the spring is finally here; the birds are chirping and happy, the skies are sunny, the weather is warm, and now is the perfect time to get some auto maintenance and repair for the new season! Whether you've driven up to the colder northern states or not, the winter can be tough on vehicles. So, for your safety and your vehicle's health alike, we'd love nothing more than to provide the service you deserve at a price you can afford.

 

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What are Gaskets: Auto Engine Guide


The head gasket in your car provides a seal between the engine block and combustion chamber. It allows the pistons to move between the metal while conducting compressed air. When that air becomes overheated or if there is a leak, it could mean that you have a blown gasket. A blown gasket occurs when holes or cracks start to form on your gasket. Some cars are more prone to blown head gaskets.

If you notice that your car is overheating frequently or there is white smoke from the tailpipe, then you could already have a blown gasket. Allowing a gasket…
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How to Pack Your Roadside Emergency Kit


These are some of the items you should pack in your roadside emergency kit.
  1. Flashlights are crucial to making repairs or flagging help at night. Be sure you pack plenty of batteries for the flashlight in your kit.
  2. An empty gas can will come in handy if you run out of fuel.
  3. Jumper cables allow other motorists to assist jumping your dead battery for you.
  4. Keep a small first aid kit in the kit to take care of any small injuries.
  5. Extra fluids like a gallon of coolant and quarts of motor oil could really be useful if the car…
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Don't Overlook Your Windshield Wipers

Often overlooked, windshield wipers play a vital part in driver safety. Wiper blades become worn over time; the rubber degrades and the plastic warps. Poorly functioning windshield wipers cause streaking and negatively affect visibility. Damaged wipers have also been known to scratch windshields.

Windshield wipers should be replaced every six months, but there are a few steps you can take to extend their life. Clean your wipers with a damp towel once a week. Removing the grime that builds up on wiper blades allows them to function more effectively. 

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