Thursday, September 10, 2015
The current warm California weather is perfect for a road trip. Your giant cooler, snacks, tanning lotion, and all your summer gear have been fully loaded in the trunk and you’re all set to go. However, did you remember to check if your car is also ready for the trip? With all the buildup of excitement, auto maintenance may not exactly be top-of-mind, but if you ignore it, your road trip may get interrupted. If your car had, in past months, encountered extreme weather conditions, there may have been vulnerable parts that got pounded on more than the rest, like the radiator, air filters, the windshield and tires. So before hitting the road, have your vehicle serviced in an auto repair shop near Mission Viejo, CA.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
When it comes to driving off-road, Volvo is, hands-down, one of the best choices. In fact, Volvo cars were specifically designed to withstand the rough and rugged terrains. Named from the Latin word “volvere,” which means “to roll,” these cars are able to prepare their drivers for the most adrenaline-pumping drive imaginable. In a test drive posted by Motor Trend, a Volvo car was shown to be driving at 48 miles per hour before going off-road, hitting an embankment and flying airborne for a while. This is made possible by the run-off-road protection system that allows the car to make adjustments to ensure passenger safety. These include a spine protection system, the back rest of the seat, an automatic retracting seatbelt adjustment, automatic airbags, and a release pin that retracts the brake pedal.