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    Getting Your Volvo Ready for Summer Driving

    Last updated 16 hours ago

    Even with gasoline prices at an all-time high, Americans can’t resist the lure of sunny skies and the open road during the summer months. However, warm weather can take its toll on your vehicle, especially if you’ve neglected routine maintenance over the years. Fortunately, there are some easy ways you can get your Volvo back in shape and ready for all of your summer road trips. Here’s how:

    Change the Oil and Filter
    If you can’t remember the last time your Volvo had an oil change, stop by your Volvo dealership before you head out on any long road trips this summer. Old, dirty oil can rob your vehicle’s performance and fuel economy. If left long enough, old oil can even cause your engine to seize up, which can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars to repair.

    Check the Antifreeze
    While most combustion engines are efficient at around 200 degrees, temperatures much hotter than this can cause the engine to actually melt and fuse together. Luckily, a chemical coolant called antifreeze keeps your car at its optimal running temperature. Make sure your coolant levels are adequate to prevent your car from overheating this summer.

    Look Beneath the Hood
    Even if you aren’t mechanically inclined, it doesn’t take an engineering degree to recognize broken belts and hoses. Get in the habit of looking beneath your hood to check for any visual signs of damage or excessive wear. If you notice anything peculiar, bring your vehicle to the Volvo dealership and let a professional technician have a look at it.

    For help getting your Volvo ready for summer driving, bring it to Volvo of Sarasota. Our parts and service department can keep your Volvo in tip-top shape. From routine maintenance to major repairs, you can trust Volvo of Sarasota with all of your vehicle service needs. To schedule a service appointment at our Volvo dealership, call us at (941) 225-2349 or contact us online.

    Introducing the High-Performance Volvo V60 Polestar

    Last updated 7 days ago

    The Volvo V60 is already one of the most capable luxury family wagons in the world, but that didn’t stop the speed freaks and adrenaline junkies at Polestar from taking the V60 to the next level. As an official partner of Volvo Cars, Polestar has been optimizing Volvo cars for the racing circuits since 1996, and now they are putting that technology inside high-performance passenger vehicles for the automotive enthusiast with discerning taste. Just have a look at what Volvo’s performance tuning department did with the special-edition, high-performance Volvo V60 Polestar.

    Sport-Tuned Engine and Twin-Scroll Turbo
    For starters, Polestar tuned Volvo’s turbocharged 3.0-liter T6 engine with revised ECU mapping. The V60 Polestar also includes a 2.5-inch stainless steel exhaust and a new Borg Warner twin-scroll turbo, all of which accounts for 345 horsepower and an incredible 369 ft-lb of torque.

    Lighter Curb Weight and Recalibrated AWD System
    To help improve the V60’s acceleration and handling, Polestar shaved as much weight as possible, bringing the V60 Polestar in at a surprising 3,790 lbs. Combined with a recalibrated Haldex all-wheel drive system, the new Volvo V60 Polestar luxury wagon achieves a 0-60 time of just 4.9 seconds. 

    High-End Four Corner Suspension
    The high-performance Polestar wagon features high-end Öhlins dampers at all four corners that are paired with springs that are 80 percent stiffer than those included on Volvo’s R-Design package. This capable suspension setup is complimented by big, vented brake rotors with Brembo-sourced six-pot front calipers and a set of Michelin Pilots SS tires.

    The V60 Polestar will only see a limited production run of around 120 units in the United States. If you are interested in owning your very own V60 Polestar, contact Volvo of Sarasota. We also have a wide selection of new and used Volvo models to choose from, including the original V60 wagon. If you have any questions, call our Volvo dealership today at (941) 225-2349.

    What is the Volvo Concept Estate?

    Last updated 14 days ago

    After unveiling two applauded concept cars in the Concept Coupe and Concept XC, Volvo proudly presents the final car in a series that celebrates Swedish creativity and design: the Volvo Concept Estate. The Concept Estate’s silhouette is a powerful display of bold proportions, full of grace and confidence. Inside, the Concept Estate is a look at how Volvo’s upcoming models will both look and function, with exclusive materials and authentic Scandinavian craftsmanship used throughout the interior.

    Watch this video from Volvo Cars USA to get a glimpse at the striking Volvo Concept Estate. To stay up-to-date with the latest news and information regarding Volvo’s newest vehicles, contact Volvo of Sarasota. You can also visit our showroom to see all of our new and pre-owned Volvo models. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a test drive, call us at (941) 225-2349.

     

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    Top Reasons to Drive a Volvo

    Last updated 21 days ago

    There’s a lot to love about Volvo cars. For starters, Volvo makes some of the safest and most dependable cars on the planet. Volvo engineers also prove that performance and fuel-economy are not mutually exclusive. Volvo cars regularly feature some of the most groundbreaking innovations in technology, safety, and sustainable manufacturing. Oh, and doesn’t hurt that Volvo makes some of the sexiest luxury cars in the world.

    To see if a new Volvo is right for you, come to Volvo of Sarasota. We are proud to be the leading Volvo dealership in Sarasota, and we have the inventory of new and pre-owned Volvo cars to prove it. Visit our website to see our current inventory of new and used Volvo models, or call our dealership at (941) 225-2349 to set up a test drive today.

    Exploring the Stunning Performance Features of the Volvo V60 Polestar

    Last updated 28 days ago

    If you are seeking a sleek and seductive vehicle that offers uncompromising performance and convenience, look no further than the brand new Volvo V60 Polestar. This unique vehicle combines the legendary performance of the Polestar motorsport brand with the luxury and comfort of a Volvo wagon. With its spacious interior and sport tuned engine, the Volvo V60 Polestar is poised to completely revolutionize your driving experience. Let’s take a look at some of the terrific features of the Volvo V60 Polestar.

    T6 Engine
    If you have a passion for driving, than you will be sure to love the incredible powertrain of the Volvo V60 Polestar. Under the hood, the Volvo V60 Polestar is equipped with a state-of-the-art T60 engine. This powerful engine generates an incredible 350 horsepower and 369 lb-feet of torque. When you are hitting the highway, this engine can zoom from 0 to 60 in a mere 4.7 seconds.

    All-Weather Performance
    Volvo has engineered the V60 Polestar to provide incredible driving dynamics under the toughest driving and weather conditions. From behind the wheel of the V60 Polestar, you will enjoy the exceptional capabilities of the Volvo all wheel drive system. With its custom shocks and suspension system, the V60 Polestar will provide you with a comfortable and smooth drive feel, throughout the seasons.

    Limited Edition Styling
    The V60 Polestar announces its terrific capabilities with limited edition design cues. With its beautiful Rebel Blue paint and 20-inch bespoke rims, the V60 Polestar is sure to draw the attention of other drivers on the road.

    To learn more about the incredible performance features of the Volvo V60 Polestar, be sure to contact Volvo of Sarasota. The friendly sales team at our Sarasota Volvo dealership will be thrilled to answer all of your questions about the newest additions to the Volvo lineup of cars. If you would like to schedule a test drive of a new Volvo in the St. Petersburg area, call us at (941) 924-1211.

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