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Portable Pets: How To Travel With Your Furry Friends

For many people, their beloved pet is truly their best friend in the world. As such, it makes perfect sense that they would want to bring them just about everywhere with them. Of course, when travelling with your pets you will need to ensure that they are safe and secure at all times.

When traveling in a car with your pets, there are some basic safety precautions that you should follow. Even though your pet might enjoy poking their head out the window to sniff its surroundings, you should not allow them to do so. 

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What Should You do if You're Involved in an Accident?

No one wants to think about the possibility that they could be involved in a collision; however, for many drivers, an accident occurs at some point. If you are involved in an accident, there are several things you need to know.

First off, don't panic. Take a few deep breaths to help yourself remain calm. Then assess the situation. Is anyone hurt? How many vehicles were involved? It's important to call for help when you're involved in an accident. Use your cell phone to call for emergency assistance.  

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Overview of the Volvo XC60 Inscription Trim

There are many entries in the luxury SUV class, but the Volvo XC60 Inscription consistently ranks among the most popular for its superior engineering, impressive safety ratings and sleek good looks.

Chrome touches enhance the exterior of the Inscription, from the iconic grill to the side windows and the rear dual tailpipes. LED headlamps brighten the drive from dusk to dawn while the inside features soothing ambient lighting. Inspired by the clean, architectural lines of driftwood, the interior design echoes smooth, sweeping shapes and an uncomplicated simplicity. 

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What’s New in the 2019 Volvo S60?

Drivers can expect a new take on sophisticated driving with the newly redesigned 2019 Volvo S60. Complete with new safety tech. and amenities, the Volvo S60 puts a fresh take on the premium Volvo functionality you know.

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Get Behind the Wheel of the New Volvo XC90 Momentum Trim

This is why you need to get behind the wheel of the new Volvo XC90 Momentum Trim.

The new Volvo XC90 Momentum Trim comes with the Adaptive Cruise Control system for helping to make driving at high speeds safer for you are easier too. Set the speed, the radar begins monitoring the road and will power down the braking system if needed to keep a buffer when slow cars are ahead. 

 

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Get Behind the Wheel of the New Volvo XC90 Momentum Trim

This is why you need to get behind the wheel of the new Volvo XC90 Momentum Trim.

The new Volvo XC90 Momentum Trim comes with the Adaptive Cruise Control system for helping to make driving at high speeds safer for you are easier too. Set the speed, the radar begins monitoring the road and will power down the braking system if needed to keep a buffer when slow cars are ahead. 

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Read Our Tips to Reduce Glare When You are Driving

Driving just after sunrise and just before sunset can be a hazardous time for motorists because of the glare caused by the sun. Not only does this pose a risk for automobile accidents, it also makes it dangerous for pedestrians, such as cyclists and children on their way to the school bus. Read our tips about how you can reduce glare when you are driving during these times.

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What is an Infotainment System?

In-car entertainment systems have been around since the early 2000s, but they've risen to prominence lately because of the new touch-screens, app interfaces, and vehicle diagnostics, as well as driver safety features. It's making it easier for drivers to get where they are going without getting into accidents as well.

This is thanks to the new camera systems that integrate with the infotainment system. 

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Road Trip Games for the Family to Enjoy

Summer is the perfect time for long road trips with the family to far away places. But how can you pass all that time in the car? That is why we here at Dyer & Dyer Volvo Cars want to provide you with a few fun games the whole family can play while out on the road.

First, try out the license plate game. This is great for cross country road trips as you are sure to see a variety. Simply have the kids mark down all of the state license plates they see on the road! 

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The Safe Way to Change a Flat Tire on Your Vehicle

Always check you have a working jack, spare tire, and a tire iron in the trunk. Slightly loosen the lugs on the tire before jacking up the vehicle. Make sure you have something behind the front tires to avoid the vehicle rolling. Jack the car high enough and then loosen the lugs and remove them from the tire.

Pull the tire off the studs, then set it aside somewhere out of the way. Place the spare tire on the studs and only hand-tighten the lugs so the tire is on straight. 

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