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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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The Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevy Volt, and the Volvo XC60 are five of the overall safest used cars you can buy for under $20,000.
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...
How to Get Volvo Dealership Certified
Volvo dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through the Volvo Service Automotive Factory Education program.
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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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Misfire on coils 4,5,6 after I replaced all coils and spark plugs
Hi there. When you have a misfire that happens after replacing ignition components, it's usually due to the spark plug wires or coil packs not being installed correctly or being the wrong parts. It might be a good idea to...
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Is the 2004 Volvo S60 a good car
In evaluating the wisdom of buying a particular model of car (used or new), consult the database of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA. The NHTSA database contains year, make and model specific consumer complaints, official recalls and factory...
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How much is it to fix a 2005 S40 trunk that no longer opens? It appears the trunk wiring needs replacing.
The cost depends on where the fault is. If the fault is simply a loose, or poor, ground connection and that is found on a quick initial inspection, the cost to both diagnose and repair your issue is pretty much...
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how's the maintenance /cost of repair compared to bmw or mercedes cars of the same issues? more costky or less?
Hi there. In general, UK & European vehicles (BMW, Mercedes, Volvo and others) have higher than average service, maintenance and repair costs due to the fact that most mechanics that can complete them are specialists. The cost of repair per...
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Have a bad crank seal leak, already have done timing belt and both cam seals just need a price on replacing the crank seal
Hi Ryan, Thank you for contacting us. We will be more than happy to create a quote for the crank seal replacement for your vehicle. However, we would like to confirm if we serve your area first. To verify that...
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hi I got a voltmeter and I am trying to get help with trying to find out which vent solenoid terminal is neg and pos b4 backprobe
Hi there. Unfortunately, this isn't something we can really help with via computer and without being there to show you how the process is completed. You might want to consult with the testing equipment manufacturer to determine how to complete...
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Why wont my transmission go into fifth gear for my 40 volvo
This may suggest the transmission synchros may be wearing out. Your transmission has small gear synchronizer rings that help to move the transmission in and out of the various gears. When these begin to wear out, you may notice it...
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Why wont my transmission go into fifth gear for my 40 volvo
This may suggest the transmission synchros may be wearing out. Your transmission has small gear synchronizer rings that help to move the transmission in and out of the various gears. When these begin to wear out, you may notice it...
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2006 Volvo s60 2.5T and when accelerating it vibrates violently
Hi Christian. Thanks for the additional information. Based on what you've indicated, I would suspect that you have worn out wheel bearings causing the vibration, especially if you are experiencing the vibration reduces and when you make a turn. However,...
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I have a 2006 Volvo s60 2.5T and when accelerating it vibrates violently.
Hi there. It really depends at what speeds you are experiencing the vibration that might point out a few possible sources. If the vibration is apparent upon instant acceleration (at slower speeds and progressively increases as speed does) it is...
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My coolant light keeps coming on in my Volvo XC90 and I notice that I keep having to fill it because it keeps going below the max
It sounds like the leaking may be potentially be near or at the water pump, resulting in the coolant leaking onto the belt and causing the squeaking sound. The other possibility may be that the squeaking may be indicating that...
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2003 Volvo V40 shudders and shakes when idling. When rpms go from high to low, or I start car when engine is warm, it stalls.
Have the computer first checked for any stored codes to see if it has detected the problem so it can be diagnosed. Check the air intake hoses from the air filter all the way to the throttle body for any...
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Parts change interval
Hi there Afirhan. When it comes to replacing parts that are designed to wear out, there are two general rules of thumb. First, always replace parts before the recommended mileage has elapsed, and second, replace parts as they begin to...
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1998 Volvo S70, 2.3 liter Turbo having vapor lock problems i think when car runs for more than 5 minutes. Engine shuts off. Wo
Hi Marlon. Typically when you have this issue, it's due to a problem with one or a few of the components that comprise the EVAP system. In an effort to reduce harmful emissions coming from unburnt fuel, a series of...
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Volvo s40key was stuck won't crank clicking from fuse box
It may be that you have low system voltage. That might be because of a dead battery, or it might be because of an interruption in the power distribution. But since everything is computer controlled these days, if the system...
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2006 Volvo S40 - Engine cut out twice last week - This week check engine light w/ P0420 code reading.
Hi there. When the oxygen sensors have readings that are similar to each other, it is an indication that the catalytic converter is not working as intended. If the voltage of the downstream oxygen sensor decreases, and begins to fluctuate...
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2006 Volvo s60 starts, but then stops/chokes out almost immediately
Hi Christian. The fact that you remove the mass air flow sensor and the engine appears to run fine might be an indication that the root source of your problem is the electrical harness that connects the MAF sensor to...
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hearing high pitched loud whistling (NOT squealing) sound while driving up hilly neighborhood
Hi there. Generally speaking, the mechanic you contacted is correct; that's it is very hard to diagnose a sound or noise without being able to replicate the source of the noise. This is why we offer mobile mechanic services, so...
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Screeching Noise at idle/start 2015 Volvo XC60, 52k miles
Hi Ryan. In most cases, the type of sound you're talking about is caused by a loose serpentine or drive belt. It could also be due to a pulley that is wearing out or even loose bearings inside the AC...

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