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.

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.

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.

Q: How can I tell if my brakes need service?

A: Look, listen, and feel. If your brake pads appear to have less than a quarter-inch of material left, it's time for service. If you hear unusual sounds like squealing or grinding when you brake, your brakes are likely crying for help. If you feel like your brake pedal requires more effort than normal to engage your brakes, then it's probably time for a brake service appointment near Grovetown, 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.

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!


Gerald Jones Volvo Cars

4022 Washington Road
Directions Augusta, GA 30907

  • Sales: 706-7602426
  • Service: 706-760-2438
  • Parts: 706-760-2497


  • Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday Closed