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Never Miss a Volvo Oil Change Again!

To a lot of drivers, getting an oil change can feel like more of an arbitrary chore than an important part of car upkeep. If you're being proactive and getting your oil changed regularly, then you'll likely never see exactly what happens if you don't. Slacking on oil changes can be an expensive, eye-opening experience for first-time drivers, and there's a whole roster of nasty surprises (and expenses) you can save by staying on top of it.


Thankfully, there are only a few basic things you need to learn in order to keep your Volvo's…

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The Volvo XC60 Recharge ACTUALLY Saves You Money!

These Electric Volvo Savings Add Up FAST
It can be hard for drivers to think of a new Volvo hybrid as being cost-effective when they first see the price tag. While cars like the 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge offer an amazing value for drivers, they're still high-tech SUVs-and that comes with a high-tech SUV's price tag. Making the switch to e-mobility with a hybrid XC60 is a choice that comes with some amazing savings, both in the short- and long-term.
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Volvo SUVs Best Features


So Much to Love!


Volvo makes some pretty special vehicles, and that includes their SUV models. But what is it about SUVs exactly that makes them stand out against the rest? There are plenty of reasons we could get into, but today, we're going to talk about five of them. Let's take a look at some of our favorite Volvo SUV features!


Collision Avoidance

No one wants a car they don't feel safe in. Volvo has an awesome array of safety technology, so you don't have to worry! The collision avoidance technology works to help you…

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How the XC90 Outshines the Q7

Volvo's Performance, Efficiency, Safety, and Tech Are a Class Above


Both the Volvo XC90 and the Audi Q7 are both good options for luxury SUVs. But which one comes out on top? At Smythe Volvo, we are confident the XC90 is the superior model. Let's get into why!


Performance and Engine Options

The Q7 offers 2 choices for the engine, while the XC90 offers 4 powertrain options. All of the Volvo engines are 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engines. We are going to highlight a few of these options: 

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2022 C40 & XC40: Two Exceptional Cars, One Electrifying Brand

To put it mildly, 2022 has been a good year for Volvo. Exciting changes happened across multiple aspects of Volvo's lineup, especially where e-mobility is concerned. Two vehicles, in particular-the C40 and the XC40-have been generating incredible buzz over the past year. Both vehicles offer an SUV experience that's equal parts cutting-edge and refined. That said, they come with unique strengths that make them best suited to different types of drivers.


Let's Get the Big One Out of the Way: Fuel

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The Benefits of Hybrid Plug-In Cars

Plug-in electric hybrid vehicles (or PHEVs) offer drivers the best of both worlds: the power and precision of a combustion engine with the efficiency and sustainability of an electric motor. These vehicles combine a battery-powered electric motor and an auxiliary fuel source-such as gasoline or diesel. 

If you want to see what this technology looks like in action, look no further than Volvo's all-star lineup of PHEV cars. Drivers can choose from a variety of cutting-edge classics, such as the Volvo XC90, XC60, and S90, along with the S60, V60, and XC90 Recharge.

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What To Ask Your Volvo Dealership When Shopping for a Used Car

What You Need to Know


So, you're looking for a used Volvo-but don't know where to start? We think Smythe Volvo is one great place to go!


Shopping for used cars is a great, cost-effective way to handle the car-buying process. There are things you'll want to know, however, and we are here to help you. Here at Smythe Volvo, we have a selection of pre-owned (and new) Volvos to choose from, and we are happy to assist you with selecting the right vehicle for you. Read on to learn more about what types of questions you…

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Volvo = Reliability

Volvo Is More Than a Status Symbol


At Smythe Volvo, we know how important it is to have a reliable vehicle. In fact, reliability is one of the top things we are known for! But how does the Volvo brand stack up to competitors? We thought we would take a look at how Volvo compares to another luxury brand, BMW, when it comes to reliability. Let's get into it!


Volvo and Reliability

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The 2023 XC90 is Sophisticated

The XC90 is a stunning three-row model made by Volvo. It's done well here in New Jersey thanks to its interior space, capability and sleek style, just to name a few things. The 2023 model year will be available soon, and we'll be sure to offer it to our customers at Volvo Cars New Jersey as soon as we can.

An Incredible Design

What's really great about the XC90 is how versatile it is. As mentioned, it can come with three rows of seats. It can provide room for up to seven passengers with a bench seat…

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Is It Time For New Tires on Your Volvo?

Whether you've experienced some concerning traction issues while driving lately or you're just curious about when to change your tires, drivers can look to the Smythe Volvo service team with confidence. There are a few helpful techniques that drivers can use to determine whether your tire tread is less than ideal and might require replacing (a new set of tires). The Lincoln Penny test is a tried and true test that can help drivers determine whether it might be time to get a new set of tires.
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