Maintaining Your Volvo

Volvo Car Repair and Service in Reno, NV

Volvos are well-known for their durability, longevity, and excellent performance. Regular maintenance will keep your Volvo running smoothly and help you avoid more extensive repairs. Here are some of the essential maintenance tasks that should be performed on your Volvo:

    • Regular Oil Changes Oil changes are crucial to maintaining your Volvo’s engine, and keep it running smoothly. If your Volvo uses conventional oil, Volvo recommends that it be changed every 3,000-5,000 miles. Synthetic oils should be changed every 5000 miles.

    • Brake Systems All brake pads and rotors wear out over time, and you should have your Volvo’s brakes inspected at least once a year, or around 10,000 miles. Typically brake pads and rotors will need replacing at 30,000 to 70,000 miles.

    • Transmission Service You should have your Volvo’s transmission inspected every 50,000 miles, and while actual service needs will depend on your driving habits, Volvo recommends draining and refilling the transmission fluid and replacing the filter around 90,000 miles.

    • Suspension inspection Your Volvo’s suspension system plays a critical role in providing a smooth ride and keeping your tires in contact with the road. Have it inspected regularly by Volvo-certified mechanics at SAS Automotive in Reno, so that any issues are promptly detected and repaired.

    • Timing Belt (or chain) Some Volvos have timing belts, some have timing chains. This part is responsible for synchronizing the engine’s camshaft and crankshaft. Chains are more durable and can last for the life of your car, but belts are less so and may need replacing. If your Volvo has a timing belt, Volvo recommends that it be checked for possible replacement at 60,000 miles. Since failure of this important part can cause serious engine damage, it’s a good idea to have your timing belt periodically inspected by a Volvo-certified mechanic such as those at SAS Automotive.

    • Tires Tire rotation can help extend the life of your tires by ensuring that they wear evenly. At SAS Automotive, we recommend that you have your tires checked for wear every 5,000 miles.

By following these maintenance recommendations, you can help your Volvo stay on the road and provide a stable, comfortable ride for many years to come! If you have any questions about your Volvo’s maintenance needs, just contact us!

Volvos that we service at SAS Automotive in Reno, NV:

  • 140 Series: Large family car with a reputation for safety and reliability.
  • 240/260: Durable and practical large family car with boxy styling.
  • 262C: Elegant coupé version with a unique design.
  • 740/760: Sturdy and comfortable large family car with a focus on safety.
  • 780: Luxury coupé, combining performance with sophistication.
  • 940/960: Spacious and comfortable large family car with luxury features.
  • 850: Innovative large family car with a focus on safety and performance.
  • S40/V40: Compact car with a sporty design and practical features.
  • S70/V70: Versatile family car with a spacious interior and wagon option.
  • S90/V90: Executive sedan/wagon delivering luxury and comfort.
  • C70: Convertible/coupé with a sleek design and open-top driving experience.
  • S60: Sporty and stylish compact executive car with advanced features.
  • V70/XC70: Wagon designed for practicality and off-road capability.
  • XC90: Mid-size SUV with advanced safety features and a luxurious interior.
  • S40/V50: Compact car/wagon known for its blend of style and functionality.
  • C30: Compact hatchback with a distinctive design and sporty appeal.
  • C70: Convertible/coupé offering a balance of style and performance.
  • S80: Executive sedan known for its comfort and advanced technology.
  • V70/XC70: Full-size wagon with a focus on space and safety.
  • XC60: Compact crossover SUV combining style and versatility.
  • S60/V60: Mid-size car/wagon offering a dynamic driving experience.
  • XC90: Mid-size luxury SUV with advanced safety and technology.
  • S90/V90: Full-size executive car with a focus on comfort and sophistication.
  • XC60: Compact crossover SUV with a balance of style and functionality.
  • XC40: Subcompact crossover SUV with a modern design and urban appeal.
  • S60/V60: Mid-size car/wagon with an entry-level luxury experience.

If you experience any of these sorts of problems, call the professionals at SAS Automotive in Reno. Our certified mechanics will ensure that problems are correctly diagnosed, that you get an accurate cost estimate, and that any necessary repairs are done correctly. With proper care and maintenance, your Volvo will continue to provide you with the luxury and performance you expect, for years to come!

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