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You Can Trust in the Volvo Certified Pre-Owned Program

When you're considering purchasing a Volvo, it only makes sense to take a look at the Volvo Certified Pre-Owned Program. To earn certification, each vehicle must pass a rigorous 130-point Volvo Certified Inspection, carry a clear CARFAX Vehicle History Report and have less than 80,000 miles on the odometer.

 

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What's New With Volvo's Redesigned Middle-Child, the 2018 Volvo XC60?

As the Volvo lineup shifts around the automaker's new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, the redesigned 2018 Volvo XC60 is being positioned as the "middle child" of the SUV stable. It reflects a business-casual attitude to contrast the formal elegance of the 90 Series, and the playful chic of the upcoming 40 Series.

What does the Volvo XC60 look like in this new SPA landscape?

To fill the shoes of the larger XC70, which is being…

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Our Favorite Things About San Antonio

Locals and visitors alike know how special the Alamo City is. Whether you’re a native San Antonian, or new to the area, there is something here for everyone to enjoy! With summer on our heels and more time to enjoy our surroundings, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite things about the city we are proud to call home.

 

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The scenery. The many historic districts and neighborhoods throughout San Antonio create quirky and vibrant atmospheres that are fun to stroll through. Not to mention our many hiking trails and parks!

 

The food. San Antonio is every foodies paradise…

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Volvo Aims to Keep Your Grad Safe in IIHS 2017 Top Safety Pick

School may be out for summer, but if you have (or are) a recent high school graduate, four more years of higher education may be on the horizon! Volvo Cars is a leader in safety technology because we want the best for our consumers, and that includes drivers who may be making a long trek to college in the coming months.

 

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We are excited and honored that FIVE of Volvo’s 2017 lineup made the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) list of Top Safety Picks for 2017. The IIHS conducts vehicle tests to determine crashworthiness, which is how…

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7 Bad Habits That Are Damaging Your Car

Buying a car is one of the biggest investments we will make in our lifetime. Some of us will even purchase more than one. So it’s best we know and understand that our own bad habits frequently become our car’s worst enemy. How many of these are you guilty of?

 

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Ignoring the parking brake. Even when you’re parked on a level surface, there is still a benefit to using your parking brake. Neglecting to use it puts the entire weight of your vehicle on a little piece of metal in the transmission called the parking pawl. It…

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Volvo Continues to Pioneer Autonomous Technology

Volvo Group, along with the help of Swedish waste management company Renova, is testing autonomous technology with refuse trucks. This has the potential to be used across all urban environments and the project is exploring how automation can contribute to enhanced traffic safety, improved working conditions and lower environment impact.

 

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“There is amazing potential to transform the swift pace of technical developments in automation into practical benefits for customers and, more broadly, society in general. Our self-driving refuse truck is leading the way in this field globally, and one of several exciting autonomous innovations we are working with right now…

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Volvo Shows Autoblog the Capabilities of the 2018 Volvo XC60

 

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The publication Autoblog claims to obsessively cover all things automotive, and when the opportunity came for them to experience the exhaustive test gauntlet the new 2018 Volvo XC60 was being put through, they were on hand to cover it. Obsessively. But from their takeaways, it seems that the Swede’s latest CUV holds up well under scrutiny, as Autoblog came away quite impressed.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Volvo

With Volvo celebrating its 90th anniversary earlier this month, we’ve been reflecting on the legacy and impact they’ve had on the automotive industry in their impressive lifetime. Join us on this throwback journey of ten Volvo facts that you may not know!


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  1. The name Volvo comes from a Latin phrase meaning “I roll.” The brand name was originally intended to be used for a new series of SKF ball bearings in 1911. The owners decided to repurpose the name and begin to manufacture cars.

  2. Volvo’s first model made one huge mistake--it drove in the wrong direction. When…

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The Refreshing Luxury of the 2017 Volvo S90 T6 Inscription Makes it a Stand-Out

 

 

When the 2017 Volvo S90 debuted, many gushed about how “refreshing” it was. Now, we can see why, and it’s more than the Scandinavian-infused design, and lavish interior fittings. Best seen in its T6 Inscription guise with AWD, the Volvo flagship imbues a sense of luxury not often seen among European sedans: an experience custom-made for the driver, without pretense.

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Go Green: Your Car and the Planet Will Thank You!


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Can we all agree that Earth is a great planet and deserves to be treated as such (if there are any disputers, we’d love to hear theories about what life is like on Mars….no? No takers?).


The use of vehicles has significantly contributed to the change in climate, pollution, and even disease. Therefore, no matter the type of car you drive, there are preventative maintenance measures all owners can take to make sure they are being environmentally friendly! By following a few of these steps, you can help protect the environment, which is something we can all pitch…

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