Volvo XC90 Service in Bluffton, SC | near Hilton Head Island

Service Your Volvo XC90 in Bluffton at Volvo Cars Hilton Head

It doesn't matter whether your Volvo XC90 is brand new, gently used, or one of the oldest members of the family. Your luxury SUV will benefit from regular maintenance on its most vital systems, like the engine and braking system. Investing in properly timed oil changes and brake pad replacement can extend the lifespan of their respective systems while also keeping you from spending money on expensive repairs.

Recommended Service Intervals

How often you'll need this regular maintenance can really depend on how you use your Volvo XC90. Are you towing ATVs or other heavy loads regularly? If yes, you'll need to have more frequent oil changes and brake maintenance to keep it performing well. Give our dealership a call and we will be happy to schedule you for an AC repair, tire rotation, tire swap, battery swap, fluid flush or any other necessary service!

When is the Best Time to Get an Oil Change?

Your technician can suggest an appropriate oil change schedule that fits well with your unique driving needs, but if your XC90 has conventional oil in the engine, you'll want to get the oil changed at least every 5,000 miles. You may want to come in for service sooner, especially if you've been using your Volvo SUV in demanding driving conditions, like towing or hauling a lot of passengers and gear at freeway speeds for extended periods. If you've got synthetic oil in your engine, you can usually extend your oil change intervals to every 7,000 to 10,000 miles.

What Kind of Oil Does My Volvo XC90 Take?

The Volvo owner's manual recommends VCC RBS0-2AE 0W-20 oil for your XC90, but that is a relatively exotic oil. It can be difficult for the average motorist to find it at a regular store, especially if you have an emergency where you're leaking oil and need to add more but don't have time to find a specialized auto supply store. Therefore, you can substitute a quality 5W-30 oil if necessary. Both oil types are of a low viscosity weight that will perform well under most climatic conditions. If you're going to be in very cold or very hot weather for an extended period, you may want to consult your technician on the best oil weight to meet these extreme weather demands.

When Should I Have My Brakes Repaired?

It's especially difficult to calculate the rate of wear on something like your brake pads because that will depend on your unique circumstances and driving patterns. If you're constantly driving in heavy traffic, you'll wear through your brake pads at roughly twice the rate of someone who commutes on a lonely highway each day. You'll have to be vigilant for the warning signs that your pads are wearing thin, like a screeching noise when braking or vibration when you press the brake pedal. If you notice any of these signs then visit our service center for a brake pad replacement!

 

What Other Kinds of Brake Maintenance Do I Need?

Your brakes operate using a hydraulic system, and the fluid vital to their performance needs refreshing every four years or so. You may also end up with air pockets in the lines that need removing through a process known as "bleeding" the brakes. Because brakes are such an integral part of vehicle safety, manufacturers design the parts to a very high standard that usually will last through the lifetime of your vehicle. Accidents and unexpected things can happen, however, and you may find you need master cylinder repair or line replacement for your travels around Hilton Head Island.

How Often Should I Have an Inspection?

Inspections are a fantastic way to ensure everything from your tires to your headlights are working as they should. Your technician can look for fraying belts, disintegrating gaskets, low brake pads, worn tire tread, and the myriad of other issues that can cause a breakdown in Bluffton. You should have a general inspection at least once a year, especially if you're about to go on a road trip.

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