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Radiator Service Helps Car Engine Keep Its Cool

Your car's radiator is the compartment that holds water and antifreeze to help the engine keep cool and your car performing well, summer or winter. If this cooling system malfunctions, hot temperatures can blow the gaskets, warp the aluminum heads and cause the engine to sustain costly repairs. The team at our service department at Volvo Cars of Shreveport can perform an occasional radiator flush to help keep your vehicle's engine cooling system in tip-top shape.

It's a good idea to schedule a radiator flush if the antifreeze loses its acidity and its ability to protect engine…

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Guide on How to Test Your Car's Battery Safely


When your car battery is not performing optimally, you can easily test it right at home.
  1. Be sure the car lights and the ignition are off before working near the battery.
  2. Place your safety goggles on, clean the two battery terminals with a wire brush.
  3. Place the positive clamp of the voltmeter, usually in red, to the positive end of the car battery. Take the black clamp, the negative end, attach to the negative side of the battery.
  4. The reading should be at or higher than 12.4 on the voltmeter. If the reading is 12.2 or less, the…
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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs to be Repaired

If you have ever been driving through Shreveport and you suddenly realize that your brake pedal is feeling a little funny, it could mean that there are problems with your car that are going to become rather bad, rather quickly.

When you press down on the brake pedal, you should feel a good deal of resistance. This doesn't mean that you won't be able to push the brake pedal down (that could mean even worse problems) but there should be a firm resistance. If the pedal seems to be going down too easily, or you feel as though…

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What is a Differential?

Each vehicle has its own type of differential. In a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle, it’s located in the back between the two rear wheels. In a RWD configuration, the rear wheels are the power station that moves the vehicle forward. The wheels, however, are designed to rotate independently of one another.

When you turn a corner, you need the differential to keep the wheels in sync, so they don’t skid or slip. The inside wheels, they are the closest to the corner, only need to make a small arc to complete the turn. As such, they don’t require…

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Keep Your Tire PSI At The Appropriate Level To Get The Most Life Out Of Them


Your tires sure do take a beating out there. Between the heat and the contact with the asphalt at high speeds, they take a lot of abuse. That is why they experience some of the worst wear and tear out of all of the systems on your vehicle. And since they are not cheap to replace, you will certainly want to get as much life out of them as you possibly can.

One thing that you can do to extend your tire's lifespan is to regularly check the air pressure in each tire and make sure that it is…
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XC40 Walk Around by Volvo

Introducing the first compact package SUV, the XC40. With a 2.0L 4 Cylinder equipped with 248 horsepower, this XC40 is here to define the compact SUV market. Starting price is 35K. Check out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the new Volvo XC40!

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How You Can Help: Juan Zuniga, El Compadre Manager

As many of you in the Shreveport/Bossier community may have heard, Juan Zuniga, Manager of El Compadre Mexican Restaurant, was shot Saturday night around 11:30 pm. In an attempt to confront two men who were robbing his mother and trying to steal her purse, Juan was shot twice in the chest. This brave and kindhearted young man is now fighting for his life. It is amazing to see how our community has come together to support Juan and the Zuniga family. When the news spread of this tragic and mindless incident, the SBC immediately came together, not only…

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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country Makes its Mark on MotorTrend Reviewers

If you’re on the market for a vehicle capable of traversing off-road trails in the style of Robert Frost’s “Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening,” the all-new 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country offers just the ticket. Developed in a country that’s 80-percent woods and lakes, it’s right at home off the beaten path, while offering a luxurious, modern interior.

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