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Importance of Knowing Warning Signals on Your Car’s Dashboard

When you are an experienced driver or have used your car for a while, you will note that the warning lights on your vehicle’s dashboard that universally communicate the need for attention with regards to maintenance. It is, therefore, necessary that you have in mind the solutions needed for different signals. At Volvo of San Antonio, we are concerned about the proper functioning of your car. Listed below are some of the solutions we recommend for common problems:

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Get the Best Service by Coming to Our Showroom

A dealership is the better option when it comes to repairs. They offer not only great service and trained professionals to work on your car, but you will always get the very best parts. They also have many parts on hand so you will not have to wait for them to be ordered in. As a result, our showroom at Volvo of San Antonio is able to be more stocked than a typical third-part mechanic.

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Does Your Volvo Need New Tires Before Winter?


It's almost November, and that means drivers in much of the U.S. are scrambling to swap their summer tires out for winter tires. Here in San Antonio, however, we don't get much snow. In fact, it rarely falls below freezing.

Does that mean you can ignore your tires?

Though you may be able to use the same set of summer or all-season tires year-round, that doesn't mean they don't need to be checked and replaced. Because you use only one set of tires for all 12 months of the year, and the pavement can reach…
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How to Restore Headlight Visibility

One of the most important safety precautions auto owners can take is making sure their headlights are working to the best of their ability. Most people assume this solely means to check the bulbs frequently and make sure they aren’t burned out, however, your headlights’ effectiveness is also triggered by how foggy the lenses are. Check out the steps below to make sure you know how to clean your headlight lenses properly, guaranteeing they are functioning optimally.


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Most auto supply stores carry products that are specifically designed for cleaning foggy headlight lenses. “Foggy” means that the lens has been…

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Get More Life Out of Your Tires

When you check your tires, there are a few important things you should be looking for.

First off, the obvious one of making sure the tires are properly inflated. If you're not sure how much air to put in them, then you can check the inside of the driver's door. There should be a decal there stating the correct psi, or you may find it in the glove box.

Another thing you should pay attention to is the tread. If the tread is worn more on the inside of the tire or more on the outside, then you…
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Vehicle Maintenance Schedule

Keeping a proper maintenance schedule for your vehicle is vital to its long-term performance. Most of the problems we face, such as tire failure and even major engine breakdown, can be at the very least identified and in many cases wholly avoided with an early diagnosis.
Getting your tires checked and rotated in a timely fashion can help you to avoid the unexpected occurrences associated with failing tires. While receiving an oil change is one of the most common maintenance procedures, it is also one of the most vital.
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Conventional or synthetic, it is not about expense

To extend or even to get a reasonable life of the engine of your car, the car’s oil must be changed on a regular basis. This has always been true of cars, but previously, synthetic oil was not mandated in any car type. Nowadays, sometimes synthetic oil is mandated instead of conventional oil. Car oil is about lubrication, and synthetic oil in many cases is a better lubricant than conventional oil, but it is not always necessary.
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Why Routine Maintenance is Important for Your Fuel Efficiency

We hear a lot about routine maintenance, but is it that important? The short answer: yes! To make sure your Volvo is in it for the long haul, you've got to take care of it. But did you know that routine maintenance also helps your fuel efficiency throughout San Antonio?

For example, when dirt and debris build up in your engine it creates friction, which means that your engine runs less efficiently. But when you get routine oil and filter changes, it cleans out your engine. And a clean engine is a fuel efficient engine!

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