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Anti-theft Strategies Can Help Keep Your Vehicle Safe From Being Stolen

No matter how many anti-theft devices the manufacturer of your vehicle has included in your new ride, there are still some additional steps that you can take to further protect your vehicle. Let's take a closer look:

  • A lot of people forget their keys in their vehicle. You're basically handing your vehicle over to a thief when you do this. Refrain from hiding a spare key under your seat or in your glove box. A thief knows to look for this. 
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Check Out the Volvo S60 Safety Features

Are you looking for a luxury compact sedan? At Volvo Marin, we try to keep our consumers up-to-date with the models that we have in our inventory. The Volvo S60 is a sought-after model with our consumers because it comes with safety features that are innovative and offer outstanding protection. Let's read about of a few of its safety features below.

The S60 comes with a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) and Cross Traffic Alert. The Blind Spot Monitoring System is activated when the vehicle reaches 6 mph.  

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Improve the Fuel Efficiency of Your Volvo: Part 2

Our last post shared some ways you can improve the fuel efficiency of your Volvo. Well, we here at Volvo Cars Marin are back with some more fuel efficient tips for Madera drivers:

  • When you follow a vehicle closely, you find yourself braking and reaccelerating more often with their speed changes. Every time you reaccelerate, your engine uses more fuel. Increase your following distance to give yourself more space to coast when they slow down, and then you won't need to reaccelerate as much.
  • Your engine is the least efficient when it's cold.
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Improve the Fuel Efficiency of Your Volvo: Part 1

As we go about our daily drives, fuel efficiency is definitely something we all keep in mind. Volvo Cars Marin would like to offer Madera drivers some tips to make their drives a little more fuel efficient. Try some of these with your Volvo:

  • Extra weight from luggage means extra power is needed from your engine. Try limiting yourself to only what you need for your trip.
  • Strapping luggage to the roof can cut down your highway efficiency by as much as 10 mpg. Buy an aerodynamic roof top cargo box to help.
  • The faster you go on the highway…
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Volvo Joins Climate Savers Program and Agrees to Dramatically Lower Carbon Emissions

Nobody appreciates the green lifestyle like we do in the San Francisco area. Ecology-minded drivers flock to our Corte Madera showroom to shop new Volvo hybrids for their combination of luxury and fuel efficiency.

Did you know Volvo is doing much more for the environment than simply adding hybrid powertrains to its lineup?

Volvo Group is the only automaker in the world to join the Climate Savers program run by...

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Have an Adventure in Style with the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

You love the elegance and sophistication of new Volvo vehicles. You crave that feeling of comfortable security, knowing that the latest in safety technology is protecting you even in the busiest San Francisco traffic.

You also have the heart of an explorer, and need a vehicle that can keep up.

The new Volvo V90 Cross Country is arriving at Volvo Cars Marin later this fall. With two decades of experience making all-weather Cross Country models, Volvo has created their most advanced one yet. To make the luxurious V90 worthy of the Cross Country name, it gets:

  • Driving modes, including Off-Road…
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Volvo Announces September 2016 Sales

Recently, Volvo announced an increase in sales for the month of September, showing that these Swedish masterpieces still have a place in American culture.

 

 

 

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Last month, the automaker sold a total of 5,615 vehicles, an increase of 1.6% from September 2015. Additionally, Volvo has seen a 26.2% year-over-year increase solidifying its place in the automotive arena.

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Volvo to Help Develop Autonomous Vehicles

Recently, Volvo announced a partnership with Autoliv, a leader in automotive safety systems, to focus on developing and producing autonomous driving software.

 

 

 

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Both companies plan to merge and set up headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, utilizing employees from both sides at its new office.

 

The joint-venture will develop advanced driver assistance systems that are scheduled for a 2019 release and autonomous drive systems available set to release in 2021.

 
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Volvo’s Approach to Child Safety in Vehicles

When it comes to buying a car, safety should be a no brainer. That’s why people around the world have turned to Volvo vehicles for years and years, because of their superior standards for safety, expert Swedish engineering, and special attention to detail. Today, we at Volvo Cars Marin wanted to bring a particular aspect of safety to the forefront: child safety seats. They’re very important but often go undiscussed.

 

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Volvo Surveys U.S. Drivers on Autonomous Cars, Gets Mixed Results

Autonomous driving—it’s just around the proverbial corner from us, and with that fact looming on the horizon, Volvo Cars conducted an enormous online survey to gauge opinions about the varying attitudes toward autonomous cars. You may or may not be surprised to learn that our home state of California was among the most ready for the arrival of autonomous driving, but some of the other states weren’t so keen.

 

 

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