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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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