Harwoods Aftercare

Volvo Servicing

Maintaining your Volvo

At Harwoods Volvo, we take pride in providing maintenance services as excellent as the luxury cars we sell. For Volvo owners throughout West Sussex, the aftersales department at both our Crawley and Croydon locations, offers servicing, repairs and parts of unequalled quality.

The experienced staff at our garages have all received training and qualifications from the manufacturer, and work with the most advanced diagnostic and repair apparatus to guarantee the continued good performance of your vehicle. A ready supply of manufacturer-sanctioned parts, meanwhile, ensures that delays are minimal.

About your Volvo MOT

During the MOT we will test the following:

  • Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment

  • Steering and suspension

  • Brakes

  • Tyres and wheels

  • Seat belts and restraint systems

  • Body and structure

  • Driver view of the road

All work will be completed by our team of Volvo trained technicians and we will only use the latest Volvo techniques and equipment.

If for any reason your car fails the MOT, we will notify you of any work that needs completing to ensure your car is road worthy. You cannot legally drive your car on the road until the repairs have been made and the certificate has been issued.

MOT Test Warranty

Volvo MOT Test Warranty will not apply to the first MOT test due when the vehicle is three years old and only during the period specified in the Registration Confirmation Letter.

Selected Volvo vehicles are covered by the MOT Test Warranty. The Volvo MOT Test Warranty covers the cost of repair, replacement and/or adjustment to the vehicle of specific parts that have caused the vehicle to fail its MOT test. Accidental damage is not covered under the MOT Test Warranty.

Contact us today for more information.

What is Volvo AdBLUE®?

AdBlue® solution is stored in a separate reservoir in your vehicle and, as you drive, small amounts are injected into the exhaust system, breaking down harmful gases like Nitrogen oxide emissions and turning them into water vapour and nitrogen gas without affecting the performance or safety of your Volvo.

Usually a litre of AdBlue® lasts around 1,000 miles, so for most drivers a refill will be needed roughly once a year. Your Volvo’s message centre will give you an advance warning when your AdBlue® level is low to give you ample time to organise a refill. You’ll be given plenty of warning before the system reaches zero, but please be aware that if you ignore these warnings and the countdown reaches 0 miles, your Volvo will not restart after you switch off the engine. Please pay careful attention to these warnings and do not let the level reach its minimum point, as if you do we cannot guarantee a quick refill of the system, due to the need for your car to be plugged into SDD, Volvo’s vehicle diagnostics system.

AdBLUE® Top Up Bottles

You may also like to pick up a 1.89 litre non-drip AdBlue® top-up bottle from your local Harwoods Volvo dealership, or alternatively, for a one-off payment of £39.99 including VAT, Volvo customer benefits from a top-up to manufacturer fill level. The Volvo sales or service teams will be happy to show you the location of your Volvo’s AdBlue® reservoir and how to fill it up.

The recommended AdBlue® specification for your vehicle is ISO 22241-1. It is of vital importance that you use the correct Volvo approved AdBlue® when topping up your Volvo’s system, as versions of this fluid offered at petrol stations and other retailers can often be harmful to your vehicle and could nullify your warranty if damage does occur.

Your AdBlue® Checklist:

  • Only use Volvo AdBlue® refills

  • Commercial vehicle AdBlue® pumps at fuel stations may damage your Volvo's reservoir or cause spillage.

  • Your Volvo message centre will inform you when your AdBlue levels are low. Don’t leave it until empty as your vehicle will not then start until you refill.

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    Every car has been checked and approved by us, following a 120+ point inspection.

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