Volvo Scheduled Service Maintenance

Volvo Car in For Repair in our Simi Valley Auto Repair ShopTouted as one of the safest automobiles on the market today, cars and SUVs from Volvo are engineering marvels, with comprehensive electronics, diagnostics, and computer software to keep them running smoothly.  Routine service and maintenance plays an important role in preserving the reputation and reliability of your Volvo.

Bill’s Quality Auto Care Volvo Maintenance and Volvo Repair

At Bill’s Quality Auto Care, we take the time to make sure your Volvo maintenance is done right. We have all the latest equipment and our certified and trained technicians are up-to-date on all the Volvo service and maintenance requirements.  When performing Volvo repair services we recommend using original equipment quality Volvo parts.

Volvo Maintenance includes all the necessary maintenance work which should be carried out at regular intervals if your vehicle is used under severe or normal operating conditions.  Regardless of the kind of driving you do, it is recommended that Volvo maintenance be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. In doing so, you will not only have a safe and reliable car, but you will decreases the amount of money you will spend on breakdowns and maintain the resale value and increase the lifespan of your Volvo.

Bill’s Quality Auto Care Maintenance Service follows Volvo factory guidelines step by step and meets all Volvo factory warranty requirements. Please refer to your owner’s manual for a detailed description of these services for your model year of Volvo Sedans like the S40, S60 and S80, Volvo Wagons like the V50, Volvo Coupes like the C30 and C70 and the Volvo Crossovers like the XC60, XC70 and XC90.

As an independent automotive repair shop, we have the advantage of being able to know you and your vehicle. Each time you come in for your Volvo service at our shop in Simi Valley, CA, we have a record of what was done previously. We also complete a courtesy inspection on your Volvo to identify any safety concerns that may require immediate attention. The Volvo service completed by our experienced technicians is done with the utmost of care.

When you pick up your car after a Volvo service, you can rest assured we have repaired the problem with the least amount of expense to you. Our goal is to get your Volvo back on the road as quickly as possible, but we do it with a keen eye toward making sure your car is safe and reliable. When maintenance or repair work is performed your Volvo you don’t have to worry about voiding the manufacturer’s warranty.  Even more, we stand behind our Volvo repair work with a limited 2YR / 24,000 Mile Parts and Labor Warranty.

Bill’s Quality Auto Care recommends a Mid-Service Inspection in between Volvo recommended oil change services to check tire pressures, fluid levels and conditions

Bill’s Quality Signature Mid-Service for Volvo (between regular oil change services)

Inspect and Report all tire pressures (including the spare)

Inspect and Report all fluid levels and conditions

Battery and charging system test for condition and life expectancy of battery

Check and top off washer system

Check brake fluid with a state approved chemical test

Inspect all vehicle lighting and check horn

 

 

Bill’s Quality Auto Care Volvo Service Interval Schedule


EVERY 7,500 MILES

OIL FILTER AND ENGINE OIL: REPLACE

Every 7,500 miles or every 12 months, whichever comes first.

Vital to maintaining/prolonging engine life

• Keeps harmful engine-wearing deposits to a minimum

• Genuine Volvo filters with high filtration capacity and two special valves to reduce the risk of clogging

• Special sealing gasket and precision-cut threads

secure the filter to prevent oil leaks.

COOLANT FLUID LEVEL: CHECK/ADJUST

• Maintains proper operating temperature for longer engine life,

avoids possibility of dangerous overheating

SERVICE REMINDER INDICATOR (SRI): CHECK/RESET

• Clears codes for next scheduled service

POWER STEERING FLUID LEVEL: CHECK/ADJUST

• Helps assure smooth, responsive steering performance

TIRES: CHECK PRESSURE, WEAR AND CONDITION

Check spare tire pressure every two years.

BRAKE FLUID LEVEL: CHECK

• Assures proper braking performance

BRAKE PADS: CHECK WEAR

• Worn-out pads will result in irregular braking, reduced stopping power and damage to rotors (discs).

ALL WIPER BLADES: CHECK

• Insures good visibility for driving safety.

WASHER FLUID LEVEL: CHECK/ADJUST

• Assures fluid is available when needed

 

 

EVERY 15,000 MILES (30, 45, 60, 75, 90, 105, 120, 135,150)

 

BEVELGEAR: VISUALINSPECTION

All-wheel drive models only

• Helps assure proper all wheel drive performance

CABIN AIR FILTER: REPLACE

Volvo recommends filter be replaced once a year or more

often in heavy traffic or dirty/dusty areas.

• Helps maintain cleaner environment inside the car

• Filters pollen, road dust, spores and bacteria

PARKING BRAKE: CHECK/ADJUST

• Assures proper cable tension is maintained

 

AT 30,000 MILES AND EVERY 15,000 MILES THEREAFTER

BATTERY: CHECK FLUID LEVEL ANDMOUNTING

Check more frequently when driving in severe climates.

• Determines power level and possible need for replacement

 

 

 

EVERY 30,000 MILES (30, 60, 90, 120, 150)

FUEL LINES: CHECK

At 90, 120 and 150 check for damage and leaks.

• Assures against loss of fuel and poor fuel efficiency

BRAKE HOSES AND LINES: CHECK FOR DAMAGE/LEAKS

• Helps ensure against brake failure due to damaged hoses

 

EVERY 37,500 MILES (37.5, 75, 112.5, 150)

BRAKE FLUID: REPLACE

Recommended to be replaced every three years or 37,500 miles (if driven in mountainous or humid climates, every one year) at owner’s request

• Old possibly contaminated (with water) fluid could lead to

braking problems

• Bleed system, fill with new brake fluid and pressure.

AIR FILTER CARTRIDGE: REPLACE

May be necessary to change more frequently when driving in

dusty/dirty areas.

• New filter cartridge helps maintain proper engine operation

characteristics.

• Reduces engine wear by properly filtering harmful dirt and

contaminants before air enters the engine

• Maximizes fuel economy

AT 60,000 MILES AND EVERY 7,500 MILES THEREAFTER

STEERING/FRONT SUSPENSION: CHECK

• Maintains integrity of steering and suspension components, and assures proper wear

REAR SUSPENSION: CHECK FOR WEAR

• Maintains integrity of suspension components, and assures

proper wear

DRIVESHAFT JOINTS: CHECK FOR WEAR/PLAY

DRIVESHAFT: CHECK BOOTS

• Assures proper wear and that foreign matter does not contaminate drive shaft joints

PROPELLER SHAFT, PILOT BEARING AND

UNIVERSAL JOINTS: CHECK WEAR

AWD models only

• Helps assure proper all wheel drive performance

EXHAUST SYSTEM: CHECK FOR DAMAGE/LEAKS

• Maintains quiet operation and proper emission control

 

 

EVERY 60,000 MILES (60, 120)

SPARK PLUGS: REPLACE

Except engine VIN code 85

• New spark plugs are specially designed and calibrated to provide optimum engine operation.

• Engine is tested on special Volvo equipment after spark plug installation.


EVERY 75,000 MILES (150)

SPARK PLUGS: REPLACE

Engine VIN code 85

• New spark plugs are specially designed and calibrated to

provide optimum engine operation.

• Engine is tested on special Volvo equipment after spark plug

installation.

 

EVERY 105,000 MILES

AUXILIARY DRIVE BELT: REPLACE

Except engine VIN code 85

• Helps avoid belt failure while driving

EVERY 120,000 MILES

PCV: INSPECT CLEAN NIPPLE AND HOSES

Turbo models only except S40/V50

– Service interval after first service for all turbo models is

every 45,000 miles. No service required on engine VIN code 68.

• Maintains proper emission control

FUEL FILTER: REPLACE

Fuel filter is not replaceable on models identified by engine

VIN codes 38, 39, 64, and 68.

• Maintains clean fuel system and helps maintain engine

operating efficiency

• Avoids potential expense of replacement of fuel system components

TIMING BELT, TENSIONER AND IDLER PULLEY: REPLACE

All 5-cylinder models.

– Models identified by engine VIN codes 39 and 64 sold in

California, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York and Maine

are classified as PZEV vehicles. The timing belt and tensioner

replacement interval for these vehicles only is 15 years or

150,000 miles. For service intervals beyond 150,000 miles,

consult your authorized Volvo retailer.

– Maximum replacement time interval for all engines except

engine VIN codes 39 and 64 is 10 years.

• Helps avoid belt failure while driving

 

EVERY 150,000 MILES

AUXILIARY DRIVE BELT: REPLACE

Engine VIN code 85

• Helps avoid belt failure while driving

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