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Going Green for Earth Day 2018

Adjusting your car and personal driving habits increase fuel economy and reduce the negative impact our vehicles have on the environment. By recycling and reusing materials, the automotive industry has been able to make a green footprint on the environment for many years. In honor of Earth Day and Keep America Beautiful month, we can continue to do our part to sustain the many resources Mother Earth provides us.


To do your part in decreasing your own environmental impact, take a look at these steps to owning a greener car.


  1. Drive smart. Your personal driving habits have a lot to…

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Friday the 13th Car Scares

When it comes to your vehicle, are there any myths or superstitions you’ve continued to believe over time? We want to set the record straight on a few tall tales that pertain to the functionality of your vehicle. If you take care of your vehicle it will take care of you, so make sure you know the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to your vehicle!


Temporary Spare Tires

Contrary to popular belief, temporary spare tires, otherwise known as “donuts,” are not made for extended driving. They look and act like regular tires, but they are constructed…

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Tow Recreational Gear the Right Way

Towing all your favorite toys can be the start of an exciting day. There is more to towing then just loading your things on a trailer and taking off. Your vehicle and towing equipment should all be in good condition. Stop by our car repair and maintenance facility so we can inspect your vehicle and ensure it’s ready to go.

When towing anything, it’s important that all equipment is working correctly, including turn signals, tail lights, brake lights and electrical wiring. Make sure your load stays within the weight capabilities of your vehicle and trailer. 

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Best Practices for Traveling With Your Dog

Traveling with your best furiend is always fun and alleviates the worry of wondering what’s happening with your pup while you’re not at home. However, cars aren’t designed with canines in mind, so you need to be prepared when taking them on the road with you by planning ahead and taking advantage of these travel tips.


  1. Exercise. An exercised pup means a tired pup and a tired pup always travels better. This will allow for a peaceful car ride when you depart on your journey and will make it easier to get them to travel in a…

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The Hill Country Experience

You probably aren’t aware that the first week in April is deemed National Read a Road Map week. Although Volvo’s Sensus navigation provides the best guidance an automaker can offer, there’s no better way to celebrate this week than by going back to the basics than with a traditional road map and exploring what a new place has to offer! There are many South Texas cities full of culture and can’t-miss experiences, so grab a friend and motor over to one of these neighboring towns and check out what’s happening in the surrounding Hill Country…

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Volvo Collabs with Lynk & Co.

Beginning next year, Volvo will start a new collaboration effort with Lynk & Co. at its plant in Ghent, Belgium. The two brands share the same CMA modular platform for compact cars and this is just the latest announcement of many collaborative efforts between the two, following Volvo’s acquisition of a 30 percent stake in Lynk & Co. last year.


Lynk & Co. is another brand under the ownership of the Chinese auto giant Zhejiang Geely Holding, which owns Volvo as well. “We see a big potential for this new brand entering the European market and we are happy to give Lynk…

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2018 XC60 Receives World Car of the Year Honor at NYIAS

For the first time ever, Volvo was awarded the prestigious honor of taking home the World Car of the Year award at the New York International Auto Show. The 2018 XC60 SUV was also awarded the North American Utility of the Year Award a few months ago.

Photo Source: Forbes


At the auto show, the XC60 faced stiff competition from other finalists such as the Mazda CX-5 and the Range Rover Velar. Vehicles were selected and voted on by an international jury panel comprised of 82 top-level automotive journalists from 24 countries.


The jurors commented that the XC60 delivered an…

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Is Your Tire Pressure Icon Illuminated?

Monitoring the tire pressure on your vehicle can be a big step toward making your tires last longer and decreasing the chance of having a flat tire while you’re on the road. If you have any questions about tire pressure or how to monitor it, stop by our auto service shop and speak with our qualified techs.

When your tire pressure light becomes illuminated, it could mean that your tire pressure is incorrect, the tire is bad, or it could mean nothing. 

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Volvo March Madness

March Madness, one of the most anticipated seasons for sports fanatics is currently underway. If you’re lucky enough to have a decent bracket still in play, then kudos. But regardless, basketball fans from every region look forward to the spring when teams from across the nation face off to see who will win the coveted title of NCAA Tournament champion.


With the Final Four games coming to town next week, this concept got us thinking: who would come out on top if Volvo’s latest 2018 models were forced to face off? We’ve picked four of our favorite…

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