Frequently Asked Service & Repair Questions

Find the Answers to Your Volvo Service Questions at Gerald Jones Volvo Cars

Your Volvo vehicle is a complex array of systems and moving parts, so thinking about its needs and the best way to take care of it is likely to raise a few questions. Fortunately, our service team at Gerald Jones Volvo Cars in Augusta, GA is here to help you find answers to some of the most frequently-asked service questions. So, if you're itching to know more about what your vehicle needs to succeed, we invite you to explore our Volvo service FAQs.

Frequently-Asked Volvo Service Questions

We get a lot of questions here at our Volvo service center near Martinez, so we decided to compile them and answer them here so that our customers can easily find the information they need. If something about your vehicle's service needs has you scratching your head, this is an excellent place to start.

Of course, if you don't find the answer to your question here, please feel free to reach out. We'll be more than happy to help.

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Q: How often does my Volvo vehicle need an oil change?

A: We recommend bringing your vehicle to our service center for an oil change every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or every six months (whichever milestone you hit first). Regular oil changes help to improve your engine's lifespan and efficiency.

Q: Why does my car need an oil change?

A: Oil is responsible for keeping your engine's fast-moving parts lubricated in order to reduce friction and prevent overheating, which helps to reduce wear and tear on your engine. However, oil breaks down and gets dirty over time, so your car needs regular oil changes to keep your engine clean and free of contaminants that could cause damage.

Q: When should I schedule a tire rotation for my vehicle?

A: Scheduling a tire rotation near Evans, GA every six months or so (whenever you get an oil change) is an excellent way to ensure that your tires wear evenly, which helps them last longer overall and improves traction.

Q: When should I buy new tires?

A: Buy a set of new tires when your current ones are too worn to drive on safely. Test tread depth with a penny by inserting a coin headfirst in between your tire's tread. If the top of Lincoln's head is visible, your tires are on their way out.

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Q: Is it safe to drive on old tires even if they have adequate tread?

A: No. Most tires only last for about six years before they start to deteriorate, making them hazardous to drive on even if they pass the penny test.

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Q: What do air filters do in my Volvo XC90?

A: Air filters are found in various systems to your Volvo luxury SUV. These systems comprise the engine, cabin and air conditioning.

So, during your Volvo Genuine Service oil change, it's best to have each filter inspected for integrity and vitality.

Should there by too much grit and grime, filtration will be inhibited while likely having a pronounced effect on performance past Aiken, SC.

Passengers, too, may experience a cabin air filter in need of replacement outside Martinez, GA.

Q: When is it time to schedule a wheel alignment?

A: We generally recommend scheduling an alignment check at least once a year to make sure your wheels are pointing in the right direction. If you notice symptoms such as unusually rapid tire wear or a crooked steering wheel, it might be time for a wheel alignment.

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Q: What causes wheel alignment issues?

A: Daily driving can eventually knock your wheels out of alignment, which is why we recommend regular checks. Hitting obstacles like curbs and potholes can also cause alignment issues, so be sure to schedule more frequent checks if you often find yourself rattling around on the road.

If you have any other service questions for our Volvo service center near Aiken, SC, feel free to get in touch with us!

Q: Where are the brake pads located and how do they work?

A: Brake pads are located within the brake calipers. The calipers are noted as being oblong.

The function of the calipers and brake pads inside is to clasp onto the rotor when brakes are applied. Though, with pads suffering a denuded surface, you might feel the sensation of grinding.

So, never leave brake pads to fate near Evans, GA.

Q: How do I know if my Volvo S90 battery is working efficiently?

A: With myriad systems all drawing power from the battery at one time, you may see weakened starts and other signs related to a worn battery. These may comprise dimmed lights and slow responses to power windows.

Q: Are fluid levels important to safe operation of my Volvo V90 Cross Country?

A: Systems of transmission, brakes, wipers and steering all require fresh and full fluid levels for optimal, safe operation.

Delayed gear shifts may require an inspection of transmission fluid levels outside Augusta, GA.

A brake pedal fully depressed without a response signals the need of brake fluid. The same is true of steering and the extra power needed when turning through Grovetown, SC.

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Q: What other services are important to promoting Volvo safety?

A: When seeking to schedule service, our tire servicing protocol is a valued procedure at Gerald Jones Volvo Cars. In this, safety is never compromised.