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Scheduling an Alignment Service

Having a wheel alignment service performed on your vehicle is certainly not an optional maintenance task that you can choose to skip. It is essential for maintaining the steering and handling capacity of your vehicle as intended. It affects how well you are able to control the steering and direction of your vehicle.

An important aspect of a wheel alignment is inspecting and correcting the angles of the tires in terms of how they connect to the ground. The angles from the top and side of each tire must be calculated to ensure that they are not tilted too far…

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How to Schedule Your Oil Changes When You Don't Do Much Driving

The ideal schedule for oil changes isn't set in stone. Normal, IL drivers should always start by referring to their owners' manuals when determining this schedule. They should then consider their driving habits, the local environment, and other factors that impact this decision. At Volvo Cars Normal, we're committed to sharing information that makes good auto maintenance easy.

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Changing a Flat Tire

Have you ever been stranded with a flat tired with no access to the equipment needed? If so, we’re here to guide and tell you what all you need. Flat tires normally come at an unexpected time, which is why you should always be prepared, in case of the event.

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Washing Your Car Can Save You Money

Washing your vehicle may be something that you view as a chore, but perhaps there are other ways to think about it. Instead of viewing it as something that you have to shell out money to take care of, what if you thought of it as something that saves you money in the long run? That is exactly what getting a car wash is all about.

A car wash helps take care of some of the dirt and grime that can accumulate on your vehicle over time. It can also eliminate salt or other materials that may be picked up…

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Proper Alignment for a Car

When the car or truck that you're driving around starts to shake at higher speeds, there might be a problem with the alignment of the wheels. Volvo Cars Normal understands the damage that poorly aligned wheels can cause and recommends regular inspections to ensure straight and properly aligned wheels.

The camber, caster, and toe angles are all used to measure the position of a tire compared to the frame of the car. Each angle should fall within the manufacturer's specifications for the car or truck. Properly aligned wheels will provide a smooth and straight ride at any speed…
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Auto Service Guide on Suspension Systems


Originally developed by an automotive engineer in the late 1940s, the MacPherson struts have been widely standardized in the front suspension systems of most passenger vehicles in North America. These classic components are compatible with an independent configuration that enables optimum freedom of movement of the chassis.

The rear suspension system of a modern car is available with a few common arrangements, such as double wishbone and multi-link. Independent operation is also highly desirable for such mechanical designs that respond to the loading in the trunk and rear seats. 

 

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Are You Ready for Back to School?

Back to school brings new opportunities to learn, have fun, and meet new people. Whether you're in college or have kids in elementary school, it's a busy time of year. Your vehicle needs to adjust to constant traffic and more demanding driving conditions. Volvo Cars Normal can alleviate some of your stress with advice to help things go smoothly.

Getting an oil change, tune-up, and having your tires checked are essentials for each new driving season. Considering new tires for winter driving is also helpful to avoid unnecessary repairs down the road. Our service center has...
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