How to Pass an Emissions Test and What to Do if You Fail

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As part of the state's commitment to safeguarding air quality, California requires that you pass an emissions test. Cars contribute significantly to air pollution, so they must be tested to verify that they fulfill the requirements established by air pollution guidelines. Taking your vehicle in for a smog check may be a stressful experience. If your car fails the inspection, it might result in pricey repairs, late DMV registration penalties, and the added stress of unforeseen costs.

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How to Protect Your Car from Smash & Grabs

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When thieves prey on innocent drivers, an incredible trip turns sour. One of the common ways they do that is through smashing and grabbing, which involves breaking through a barrier (car windows) while the vehicle pauses at a stoplight or is in slow traffic. These thieves then snatch whatever valuables you have, like jackets, handbags, laptops, and so on.

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Volvo EVs and Hybrids in Burlingame

With a range of Volvo electrified vehicles at our Burlingame dealership, you can find a more environmentally friendly way to get around San Francisco when you pay us a visit. Whether you want a luxury sedan, versatile wagon, or spacious SUV for your San Mateo travels, there is an electrified Volvo model for you at Volvo of Burlingame.

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In Transit Vs Available Online Inventory: How to Shop for Your New Volvo Near San Francisco

A lot has changed about our world in the last few years, and one thing that is greatly different is how you buy a car. With online inventory and the availability to view in-transit models before they arrive at our dealership, you now have an easier time finding the new Volvo that fits your lifestyle at our Burlingame dealership. Visit Volvo of Burlingame online to find your new Volvo today!

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Volvo Earns More IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Awards Than Any Other Brand

Volvo’s focus on safety dates back generations, and it’s that focus on keeping you and yours out of harm’s way that has made it such a popular brand for luxurious family vehicles. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety agrees, giving Volvo more IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Awards than any other brand. That means that any Volvo you take home from our San Francisco dealership will come with a level of safety that you won’t find anywhere else.

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The Importance of Routine Maintenance

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Maintaining your vehicle properly will help protect it for all the many miles ahead. Routine maintenance keeps your vehicle operating safely and helps reduce the chances of a breakdown. By performing regular car maintenance, you will have fewer things to worry about while enjoying your car. You'll also be able to enjoy your well-maintained car for much longer than if it was poorly maintained.

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What is a Car Diagnostic Test?

So, you claim to know your vehicle well? You drive it often and know how it looks, sounds, and even smells. But what happens when a "check engine" light flips on or the car produces an unusual sound? You become a stranger to your vehicle, not knowing what to do. But don't worry because that is where a car diagnostic test comes to your rescue. 

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How Do Hybrid Cars Work?

Are you worried that your car may be contributing to climate change through greenhouse effects? Maybe you thought of minimizing driving or turning to public transport. However, the best alternative is a hybrid car. Hybrid cars are all over the world today.

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Are You Stuck in Your Old Ways? It May Be Time for a Change

Did you know that in the 1800s, people used a rough cloth and water to brush their teeth? But, when the toothbrush/toothpaste combination was invented, people shifted to the better way to maintain dental hygiene. Sure, some people were probably stuck in their ways and continued with the rough cloth and water. But, after a while, they understood that the new invention was better, and they made the transition. Now, let us ask you this—would you rather be Fled Flintstone or George Jetson? 

 

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