Volvo offers all of their customers a Volvo service promise which guarantees that you will receive quality, expertise and reassurance whenever you book your Volvo in for a service at one of their dealerships. Included in the Volvo service price are extra incentives such as 12 month’s free Roadside Assistance from Volvo and a full wash of the car’s exterior.
The Volvo service price also includes alternative transportation to get you to where you need to be. You will also be given a full software upgrade on your car’s electronics if there is a new version of the software available. At Autobutler you will find a lot of garages that can service your Volvo, and if they are not an authorized Volvo reseller or garage, they will still be able to repair your car and maintain the warranty of your car.
What is included in this price?
There is only one type of service offered at a Volvo garage, but additional components are checked at regular intervals. Without any extras, the Volvo service price includes changing the oil and oil filter, updating any out-of-date software, checking that seat belts are fully functional, checking tyre pressure and general condition, checking the engine for leaks, steering, driveshaft and prop shaft inspections, brake inspection, engine fluids top up, top up of windscreen washer fluid and a full external wash.
At specific intervals, the Volvo service price will also include changing spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters, timing belt, drive belt and checking the rear end springs and the sealant kit. Exactly how many of these additional components are checked and replaced during your Volvo service will depend on how long it has been since they were last inspected. When you pay the Volvo service price, you are paying for the labour it takes to check the different parts of the car and any replacements which may need to be made. Additional repairs and replacements of components which are not listed as being changed as standard during a Volvo service will incur an extra cost.
How do I know it is time for a Volvo service?
How often you need to have your Volvo serviced will depend on how much you use your car and whether you use it mostly in towns and cities or if you regularly drive long distances at high speeds. Your owners’ manual should give you an idea of how often you should take your car in for a service, and you can set up a service plan accordingly. Volvo offers a number of different service plans which have been created to make the Volvo service price easier to manage.
For any Volvo vehicle which is under 4 years old, service plans lasting 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 years can be taken out in order to spread the cost of annual services on a monthly basis without being charged interest. This prevents people from not having a service done because it is too expensive as a one-off cost and helps you to maintain your vehicle in a way which is more financially sustainable.