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Understanding Volvo Service Reminder Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Volvo Service Reminder Indicator lets you know when your car needs service.
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Volvo Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
Shopping for a used Volvo vehicle often leads many drivers to consider certified pre-owned options. Volvo is one of many manufacturers that have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program. Each car manufacturer structures their...
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC90
While the trend seems to be the bigger the vehicle the better, the 2012 Volvo XC90 proves that you can combine seven-passenger seating with a smaller size – without overly sacrificing comfort. For...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo C30
This compact, 3-door hatchback is a truly unique piece of automobile engineering. Unlike anything else on the road, the C30’s eye-catching progressive appearance is just as savvy as its minimalist, yet premium interior....
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo S80
The S80 doesn’t just bring subtle elegance and luxury features to the table, it also brings the long-renowned quality and safety ratings of its Swedish maker. While the brand may not rival the...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Volvo S60
When it comes to safety, no automobile manufacturer can hold a candle to Volvo. With their 2012 S60, the popular brand added some real character and a lot of great features, too. If...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo C70
Volvo has long been renowned for its safety and reliability, and the C70 takes those highly desirable traits and combines them with the sporty fun of a cabriolet. This convertible, however, comes with...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC70
This crossover station wagon not only carries its own weight in cargo space and all-terrain ability alone, but it also offers a nostalgic twist with its boxy exterior reminiscent of good ole’ Volvo...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Volvo S40
When you think of Volvo, safety undoubtedly comes to mind first, and that’s exactly what the 2011 Volvo S40 is all about. Of course, it’s also comfortable, refined and features a pretty high-performing engine, to...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC60
The 2012 Volvo XC60 is exactly what you’d expect in a small luxury SUV, but it’s the trademark safety from this automaker that sets it apart. However, you’ll also love the unmistakable beauty...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Dog Trainer
If you are a dog trainer, you expect a lot from your vehicle. You want a ride that is safe, roomy, and of course, dog friendly, since your training operation will...
The Best Used Cars to Buy if You Live Close to the Ocean
If you live close to the ocean, your vehicle is going to be far more vulnerable to rust than if you lived further inland. And the fact is, when it...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Cold Climate
If you live in a cold climate, likely one of your biggest concerns when you are considering which used vehicle you should buy is how well it will perform in snowy,...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Need to Haul a Motocross Bike
Of course you would love to be able to ride your motocross bike everywhere, but the reality is, at some point you're going to need to transport it. A cargo van of...

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I need brakes on my 2014 Volvo s60 t5
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How much will a 2005 Volvo XC90 will run ?
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Hi i have 2000 s70 volvo head gaskets are good but i have this milky stuff in my coolant resevoir any ideas what is causing this
Hi there. Assuming you don't have a coolant leak inside the motor, it is quite possible that the milky residue is mold due to regular water being used to mix with the coolant as opposed to distilled water. Tap water...
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Hello, I have a 2002 volvo s60 2.4t and I'm experiencing a problem.
Look under the hood for any air hoses or vacuum lines that may be broken or disconnected. Any air that gets into the engine without passing through the air flow meter will mean the engine will not get enough fuel....
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Hey Jerel, what would be your price range for motor mounts
Hi...you can get an exact quote by clicking on "Get a Quote" on YourMechanic's motor mount service page. I would quote you a price but such would depend on whether you are replacing all the mounts as well as the...
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can I replace the neutral safety switch myself?
In order to replace the neutral safety switch you can do it with basic hand tools. It is mounted to the transmission under the shift linkage controls. If you have basic to novice mechanical skills then you should have no...
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How much to put a axle on
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Could I switch out hood of a 2002 Volvo S60 with a 2001 v70??
Hi there. I believe these two vehicle's body panels are different, so the swap in this case may not work. You might want to consult with a Volvo dealership or specialist to get an affirmative answer on this question before...
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Will I have a lot of problems with a 2004 Volvo s80
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Can the oil catch on a volvo 2005 xc90 cause it not to start
Hi There, Normally, the dipstick should not have any impact on whether the vehicle will run or not. If there is an oil leak of some kind that has caused the oil level to drop substantially resulting in the oil...
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Is it possible to weld motor mounts on a 2004 Volvo XC90?
Hello, Unfortunately, it is not recommended to weld the motor mounts as they are specifically designed to flex slightly with the torque of the engine. The design is such that the mount has a rubber mounted center piece that is...
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My Astra diesel 2013 won't start with egr value on when take it off it starts & runs but when you put it back on it cuts out
Hi there. If you have a Vauxhall Astra and are having issues with starting the vehicle, you'll have to consult with your local dealership or an authorized Vauxhall mechanic near you. Unfortunately, we don't see too many of these vehicles...
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Do i need to keep the brake pedal depressed during caliper removal/replacement on my Volvo S60 R as per the vida instructions?
Hi there. This step is designed to maintain forward brake pressure on the pedal to reduce the potential of air bubbles from seeping into the master cylinder and causing additional problems with bleeding brakes. However, since you need to completely...
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my volvo s 40 came with 3 tipped spark plugs. will the single tipped ones work?
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Id like to inspect a few cars
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My engine flutters when i stop at red light or idle
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Strong smell of gas in my 2002 volvo v70. 161,000 miles
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Where is the fuel filter located on my 2011 Volvo c30
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My 98 volvo s90 will start but dies quickly no check engine light on and no prior problems
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