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Topping Off - not a good idea.

Topping Off - not a good idea.

Audi RS3 in front of storm by Mike Mkiv, used under CC BY 2.0 Many car owners top off the tank after the gas pump automatically shuts off. We all want that extra ¼ gallon to extend the range of the car, but topping off is not a good idea. Living and working in Berkeley, we try to take good care of the environment. Topping off is definitely not an environmentally friendly practice. Here are the reasons why we recommend against topping off: There is a possibility tha ... read more

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Keep your tank at least ¼ full – be good to your fuel pump

Keep your tank at least ¼ full – be good to your fuel pump

Volvo V60 R-Design by Pål-Kristian Hamre, used under CC BY-SA 2.0 Nobody likes to run out of fuel, so we usually get to the gas station before the tank runs dry. But what the manufacturers don’t bother to tell us, is that running on empty is not good for the fuel pump. Whether you drive a Volvo, Audi, Lexus or a popular Volkswagen, they all have fuel pumps. And a fuel pump, like most mechanical devices, needs to be cooled. Cooling of a fuel pump is accomplished by f ... read more

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V60 diesel plug-in hybrid

V60 diesel plug-in hybrid

Latest spot featuring the 2014 Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid. (Source: AutoBlog and Volvo Car News)

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2013 Prius – 4 New Versions

2013 Prius – 4 New Versions

Latest spot featuring the four new Prius 2013 edition – A Prius for Everyone. (Source: Toyota USA)

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Latest spot featuring the Volvo S60 T5 All-Wheel Drive

Latest spot featuring the Volvo S60 T5 All-Wheel Drive. (Source: Volvo Car USA)

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Volvo S60 small overlap Crash: Good Ratings

2012 Volvo S60 40 mph small overlap front test. Overall evaluation: Good (Source: Insurance Institute for Safety Highway)

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End of Summer Drawing!

End of Summer Drawing!

End of Summer Drawing! Bring your vehicle in for service or repair during the month of September and enjoy one of the following promotions: Entry in a drawing for: FREE Oil and Filter Services for 1 year FREE Car Wash or Tire Rotation $25.00 Off Your Repair Order Bill Hurry in - this offer ends September 28th 2012! *This offer must be presented at time of vehicle drop-off for service/repairs. Drawing winner will be chosen at random. Excludes tire purchases and computer software downloads. Maximum of 4 oil and filter services during the 12 month period. Synthetic oil is NOT included but can be supplied for additional fee if desired. Only applies to Volvo, Toyota, Honda and Lexus automobiles. Diesels are excluded. Drawing will take place on October 1, 2012. Sincerely, Colin Deans Service Manager

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Latest spot featuring the 2014 Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid. Latest spot featuring the four new Prius 2013 edition – A Prius for Everyone. Latest spot featuring the Volvo S60 T5 All-Wheel Drive. 2012 Volvo S60 40 mph small overlap front test

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