The Dyer & Dyer Volvo Cars BLOG

Are Getting Summer Tires a Better Idea Than All-Season Tires?

Our entire family at Dyer & Dyer Volvo Cars wanted to pass along some important information about the tires that should be on your car this season. Although the all-season tires serve a purpose most of the year, this is the time you'll want the summer tires on your vehicle.

Summer tires are going to help with handling, reduce the distance on the road when braking, and help the treads get a better grip on the road. The all-season tires have grooves to move snow and ice off the road, summer tires have less to get more rubber on the…

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Learn More About Jack Placement for Your Volvo Car

There was a time when the underside of vehicles used a solid steel beam for the full length of the vehicle. With the fuel economy requirements that vehicles fleets are subjected to today, manufacturers have lowered the amount of steel used in their frames. Though this strategy satisfies the need to lower the vehicle’s weight, it also compromises the strength of the undercarriage, limiting the locations where a jack can be used.

Manufacturers locate strategic places where you can use a jack without harming the body in their owner’s manuals. 

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Signs My Car Battery Needs to be Replaced

There are a number of basic signs that your car battery is past its prime and needs to be replaced. If your battery is dead with increasing frequency, the time likely has come to get it replaced. This could be due to another issues. In either case, seeking professional assistance from a certified Volvo service professional is probably wise.

If your car struggles to turn over, the time may have come to replace your battery. If you find yourself regularly having to refill battery cells with electrolytes, the battery may be at the end of its useful life. 

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What are Gaskets?

The fluids and gases flowing through your car must be secured for the vehicle to run. Gaskets contribute to that effort by keeping substances in their rightful place.

Oil cannot mix with water and vice versa so long as the rubber caps that are the gaskets are intact. These small gadgets are made to stand against various acids and other fluids that would ordinarily burn through rubber. High temperatures are also nothing that a good gasket cannot handle as the devices are designed to expand as the heat intensifies. 

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Jumpstarting Other Vehicles

Life is full of unpredictable and varied situations. You may find yourself needing to jumpstart a car one day. If you ever find yourself in that scenario, you don't want to be unprepared. You want to be informed and ready to go. If you're looking to jumpstart a vehicle with the assistance of cables, these steps can help.

Confirm that the two vehicles are off. Attach a single end of the red jumper cable straight to the dead battery's positive terminal. The red cable is the positive one. Attach the next one straight to the functional battery…

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Is it Time for an Alignment?

If you have ever been driving down the road and felt as though your car was pulling to one side or another, it might be more than a tire losing air. If you are seeing this symptom and also feeling as though the steering wheel is vibrating in your hands, then you should know that the problem probably has to do with your alignment.

If you do indeed have issues with your alignment, it's something that needs to be fixed pretty quickly. If you ignore the problem, you are going to have to pay more money later. Bad alignment…

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The Dyer & Dyer Volvo Experience

True Sign & Drive Luxury

 

Dyer & Dyer: Your Full-Service Volvo Dealership

As the only full-service Volvo dealership in the Atlanta area, Dyer & Dyer provides what you need every step of the way when you purchase a vehicle from us and during the time you own it. From the moment you step into our showroom, our committed and professional staff will work with you to…

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We loaded up our Volvo at Atlanta's only Certified Organic Farmer's Market!

A Volvo Filled with Organic Produce is a Happy Volvo

 

What are you doing Saturday morning?

We love spending Saturday mornings at Morningside Farmers’ Market browsing, sampling, and ultimately filling up the back of our Volvo with a nourishing haul of food for the week. Vising the market gives us an opportunity to connect with neighbors, keep our money in the local economy, and feel good about the values we are sharing with our families.
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Drive Ethically: Drive a Volvo

How Volvo's Commitment to ethics is keeping you and your family safe on the roads

 

Volvo drivers have always been grounded in strong values related to family, safety and the environment. Customers who purchase from us use their purchasing power to make a strong statement about their values and commitments. Those commitments were recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, which named Volvo Car Group to its 2017 list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies®.
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