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Simple Restoration Tips for Hazy Headlights

Restoring your headlights doesn’t need to be a time-consuming or expensive process. With a few basic tools and a little bit of elbow grease, you will be able to remove scratches, dead bugs, and road grime from your aging headlights.

Most headlights can be restored with toothpaste or insect repellent. After taping off the paint, you should apply one of those products directly to the front of your headlights. 

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Myths About Motor Oil

Our team here at Volvo Cars of Perrysburg hear a lot of myths and rumors about motor oil. We want you to be an informed vehicle owner, and here are some common myths.

Once your vehicle oil is black, you should change it. Modern engine oils continue to clean, protect, and lubricate your engine. When the oil is darkened, it means that it’s been absorbing dirt and other particles to prevent them from depositing in your engine.

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Changing Your Flat Tire When You are Stranded

If you've never learned how to change a flat tire, now is a good time to start. It's not complicated to change a flat tire, but it can be daunting to someone who has never tried it before. If you're tire goes flat, you can figure out how to change it on your own.

At Volvo Cars of Perrysburg, we want you to be prepared for any emergency. You'll have to make sure that your spare tire is properly inflated. If your car is relatively new, your spare tire should include a lug wrench and jack…

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How to Use a Roof Rack

Using a car or SUV mounted roof rack has almost become a lost art. Whether for convenience or because of intimidation, roof racks rarely get used these days. However, once people get comfortable with the idea of using them, they are actually very useful. With the exception of purpose built racks and rack attachments for bikes, skis, or luggage boxes, roof racks are designed to be as versatile as possible. This can also cause anxiety in use, as most allow for a large amount of freedom in movement. 

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Crossover Mania - Why You Should Join the Fun

Riding high on exponential growth and record sales, the crossover vehicle has quickly become America's favorite. Not only does this type of vehicle boast a fresh look unique to the road, but it also provides a great amount of fuel efficiency compared to its minivan and SUV counterparts.

Because the competition is so fierce in this market segment, auto manufacturers have responded with incredibly competitive pricing and a myriad of extra features designed to entice buyers. 

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Latest Trend in Car Detailing: Clay Bars

The latest trend in auto detailing is the use of a clay bar to remove dirt and grime by removing contaminants in an easy and efficient manner. Detailing your vehicle with a clay bar a few times each year will guarantee that it will remain shiny and clean. The material clay works to trap particles and pull them away from the surface, leaving a smooth finish. 

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Signs Your Ignition Requires Service

Your vehicle’s ignition is an important component because, without it, your vehicle wouldn’t start and wouldn’t run. Although ignitions tend to last a long time, sometimes they need to be replaced. If you suspect your ignition needs maintenance or replacement, come to Volvo Cars of Perrysburg and let our service technicians check it out.

Cars are complex machines that consist of many parts. Sometimes you may think one part is bad when it’s really something entirely different. 

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Testing the Car Battery Safely with a Voltmeter


To safely test a car battery using a voltmeter, be sure you're wearing work gloves and a good pair of protective eye-wear.

To get an accurate reading, the car lights and the engine should both be off.

The voltmeter has a red and black cable, each goes to a specific terminal on the battery.

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Simple Ways to Tell Your Car's Exhaust is Leaking

Why is spotting leaks in your car's exhaust system important? That system is responsible for moving dangerous gases from your car engine out the back of the vehicle by way of the tailpipe. Here's how you tell if there might be a leak in the exhaust system.

Listen very closely near the exhaust manifold or tailpipe for any popping or hissing sounds. 

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