Playing It Safe
Your Volvo is a great vehicle, historically known as one of the safest on the road. Therefore, you should play it safe by protecting your transportation with proper service and solid repairs, the kind you’ll get at Import Auto Repair in Alpharetta, Georgia. You’ll find our main location where all work is performed at 6735 Atlanta Hwy Alpharetta, GA 30004. However, you also have the option of dropping off and picking up your car at our secure second location in Milton at Birmingham Village. It’s equipped with security cameras watching over the parking spaces, a coded dropbox for keys, and concierge staffing during business hours. We look forward to assisting you and working on your Volvo, so give us a call at (770) 475-1090 or schedule an appointment online.
Maintenance Care and Commonly Reported Repairs
Although Volvo publishes a chart detailing models, years, and service points, a general rule of thumb is to bring your automobile in for service every 7,500 miles or once per year, whichever milestone occurs first. General preventive points include oil and filter change, air filter replacement, tire and pressure monitoring, brake inspection, and a battery check. Performed at intervals of greater length, additional services include brake fluid change, spark plug exchange, and inspection of all major components and systems. Typical repairs for Volvos are in keeping with those one might find in any manufacturer’s brand. Owners report, and we see oil leaks and sometimes sludge/clogs, particularly if the car hasn’t had appropriate oil changes. A bad temperature sensor is often the underlying cause of air conditioner malfunction, keeping the vehicle from producing sufficiently cold air (or perhaps even blowing warm air). Headlight replacement is another common repair because Volvo lamps tend to burn out sooner than other manufacturers. Another general complaint is unfounded dashboard warning lamp illuminations. A bad sensor sometimes triggers these, but you shouldn’t ignore them. Let us check your car to ensure the warning light is a false alarm, not a genuine issue. Relevant to particular models, there are some noteworthy specific problems. For example, the 240 is prone to blown fuses, while the V70 exhibits transmission trouble because of a gearbox that causes improper gear shifting. S60 drivers complain of power steering fluid leaks. Cooling fans (related to both the cooling system and creature comfort) seem to sometimes give difficulties in the XC60. Finally, the XC 90 model’s transmission may present a problem at about 100,000 miles, and this same car more frequently shows premature tire wear.
Local, Reliable Volvo Repair
To keep your transportation in prime condition, you’ll benefit from a local, reliable shop where the staff is knowledgeable about your Volvo. Import Auto Repair can help with any make or model, but our specialty is your European import. We have the expertise to not only fix your Volvo but to guarantee our work and parts with a three year/36,000 mile warranty. Better yet, you don’t even need to leave town to obtain this level of service, so call us today at (770) 475-1090.