Posts Tagged ‘Volvo’

Buying a car online?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Food for Thought!!

What You Need To Know About Buying a Car Online
Buying used cars over the Internet is convenient—and it’s also a great place for scam artists looking to get their hands on your money.
In recent years, along with the increase in online car purchases, there’s been a huge rise in online fraud. According to the 2012 Internet Crime Complaint Center annual report, online auto fraud accounted for over 17,000 complaints, adding up to $64 million in consumer losses.
The scam usually begins with a used car being advertised on a respectable website – with some urgent-sounding reason for an incredibly low asking price. Before you decide on buying the type of car you want, get a quote on car insurance for the vehicle to see what it’s going to cost you.
Online car-buying scams are getting more sophisticated; increasingly, they are using website designs that look very similar to the legitimate companies’ websites, sometimes even displaying the legitimate companies’ logos.
Scammers are even going so far as to include 800 numbers and live-chat with unsuspecting buyers to provide more detailed information on the fake buyer- protection programs they play up. So, what can you do to prevent from becoming a victim? First, watch out for these red flags.
• Advertise cars at too-good-to-be true prices. • Want to move transactions from the original website to another site. • Claim that the transaction is guaranteed by PayPal, Craigslist, eBay, or other online marketplace. These sites do not guarantee that people using their services are genuine. • Refuse to meet in person or allow potential buyers to inspect the car ahead of time. Avoid Sellers Who:
• Ask for funds to be wired ahead of time. (Scammers use wire transfers because it’s the same thing as sending cash in the mail. Once the money is gone, it’s lost for good.) • Demand immediate payment due to some phony reason, such as military deployment or a tragic family emergency. • Require that the money be sent to a specific escrow account. You should choose the escrow service. Avoid Sellers Who:
Call the seller to establish phone contact. If the seller ignores details agreed to via e-mail or is unable to answer questions about their location or the car’s whereabouts, it’s probably a scam. Actions to protect yourself:
• Get your own CARFAX report (Scammers pull real CARFAX reports of real cars to represent fake listings. • Check with the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Their free database includes flood damage and other information about a car’s history. • Verify that the online escrow company you are using is legitimate. Check their Web site for spelling or grammatical errors – they may have been copied from real sites. Actions to protect yourself:
• Visit the escrow’s Web site directly, not through a link sent to you by the seller. • Research the escrow company through the Better Business Bureau. Actions to protect yourself:
Remember, the crooks cast a wide net for potential victims, sending out millions of e-mails in hopes that someone bites. Do your own research before you do any business online and make sure you know how much your car insurance will cost before you buy your new car.
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Reposted from presentation — AMD

Crank Case Ventilation Problems

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

You might want to request to have your crank case ventilation system checked after the extreme cold, on Volvo, Audi, Saab, VW, Volkswagen, BMW if you see the following symptoms in your car.

* New Oil leaks
*Lower Fuel Mileage
*Smoking from tailpipe
*Check engine light

This WILL damage your vehicle if not addressed! If you experience ANY of these symptoms with your car, please check with your mechanic!

Happy Driving!!

Angie's List Review – A rating!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Work Completed Date: May 29, 2012
Last Modified Date: August 03, 2012
Hire Again: Yes
Approximate Cost: $150.00

Description Of Work:
Had a failed steering rack on my 1999 S70 Volvo replaced.  This was the third warranty replacement for a steering rack.  I paid extra to get a different grade of steering rack installed this time.

Member Comments:
Reasonably well. They have honored their warranties, despite having to install a total of four steering racks in this car. The first I paid for as a repair, the next three have all been under warranty and they’ve covered it all – except this last time, we agreed to put in a higher end rack and I paid a portion of the add cost. This might sound negative, but I recently found out just how much above and beyond they had gone to try to diagnose what is causing these parts to fail and to try to prevent it. The previous trip in, they inserted a filter in the steering fluid line to see if particles of metal were coming from the power steering pump and maybe the cause of the damage to the racks. I hadn’t even realized they had done this until I recently contacted them about another issue.

They have never once tried to push the blame on me for these defective racks and it is clear that they are doing everything they can to help me get this old Swede back in running shape.
I like their approach, their pricing (compared to a Volvo dealership, anyway!) and their commitment to doing things right.

Company Response:
Member,
We are very happy that this problem is solved and appreciate your patience with these defective racks.  I am glad you had the experience of really seeing the quality John provides and that he really does care about you and your car.  Thank you for the positive review.

HOT as Fire here in Fort Collins

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

WOW! The temperature here in Fort Collins is Mega HOT!

***Don’t forget to take care of your car by making sure your coolant has been serviced and changed at the recommended interval.
***Another item to take care of is to make sure your air conditioning system is correctly charged so your compressor and the engine’s cooling system does not have to work as hard.
These two things can make sure you and your car are cool and comfortable during this super dry and high heat time in Colorado.

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