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How do extreme temperatures affect car batteries?

Many people forget that their car battery can suffer from premature wear when it's exposed to the elements. High and low temperatures can have a direct impact on the battery and affect your car's ability to run and remain reliable. As a car owner, it's important to realize that low temperatures can immediately kill your car battery without any warning.

High temperatures have the same effect and can prevent the engine from turning on each time. It may take a few tries before your vehicle finally starts, which can make you delayed.

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What are Automotive Gaskets Used For?

You may have overheard the term "gasket" being used at one of your service appointments here at Volvo Cars Keene in East Swanzey, NH, but what exactly are these parts and how are they used? Gaskets are specially formed cushions that fit in between two automotive components securely. 

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What Causes Transmissions to Go Faulty

Transmissions are very important parts of cars and trucks. In most cases, they'll almost always last forever. However, transmissions can break down just like every other part of your vehicle. At Volvo Cars Keene, we can offer assistance on automotive issues, including faulty transmissions. Often, good maintenance and preventative care can make all the difference. It's also important to recognize things that can cause a transmission to go bad. Here are some possible causes for a transmission to become faulty. 

  • Transmission filter becomes clogged. The purpose of the transmission 
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Become a More Informed Driver by Learning About Transfer Cases and Their Maintenance Needs

Transfer cases are rather unique as far as car components go. Power is the area that the transfer case handles. It is the "middleman" part that processes engine power in order for that power to be sent later to the car's axles. Once the axles receive their necessary engine power from the transfer case, the vehicle can then begin to move along East Swanzey streets efficiently.

Unfortunately, there a numerous four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles owners who are unaware of the transfer cases purpose as well as its service requirements. 

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The Gaskets in Your Car are Very Important

There are some things in your car that you just do not have any idea what their function is. Gaskets might be one of those parts. In reality, there are probably hundreds of these in use around your car today, so you should know that they are important and what to do if they need to be replaced.

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The Look & Sound of Bad Windshield Wiper Blades

Windshield wiper blades are prime candidates for replacement on an intermittent basis, at least once or twice annually. Many factors affect wiper blade integrity and function, and the symptoms of degrading wiper blades are fairly straightforward. Here's the skinny from our Volvo Cars Keene service department techs.

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Know Your Tire Size

To stay safe on the roads, you'll have to have the right size tires. You've probably noticed many markings on your tires' sidewalls, but what does everything mean?

Most tires you'll see start with a P, which stands for passenger car tire. 

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The Importance of Regular Tire Rotation

Ensuring that your tires are in top condition is vital to your safety and for overall comfortable motoring. Regularly having your tires rotated is vital to enhancing the overall usefulness and safety of your tires. You should have your tires as recommended in your owner's manual or every 5,000 miles.

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