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If your Volvo has broken down or you need an important Volvo milestone service or general maintenance in the UK area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Volvo model or type of Repairs repair if you haven't had time to build up a relationship with a local garage
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If your Volvo needs an urgent repair, a new timing belt , brake pads or just a general service and oil change and you're looking for a garage or mobile mechanic in the UK area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the UK area experienced with diagnosing common Volvo problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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Volvo UK Repairs

Volvo Repairs UK

We can help source most Volvo Parts for local fitting

Volvo Exhausts
Volvo Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Volvo Exhausts fitted & welded

Volvo Body Panels
Replacement Volvo panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Volvo Panel damage repairs

Volvo Timing Belt - Volvo Cambelt
Volvo Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Volvo service or if the Timing Belt on your Volvo has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Volvo Starter Motors
Replacement Volvo Starter motors installed

Volvo Alternators
Replacement Volvo alternators fitted

Volvo Suspension System
Volvo replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Volvo Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Volvo Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Volvo Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Volvo Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Volvo model

Volvo Engines
Volvo Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Volvo Autoelectrics
Volvo electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Volvo engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Volvo Gearboxes
Volvo Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Volvo gearbox

Volvo EGR Valves
Replacement Volvo EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Volvo - The EGR valve helps your Volvo burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Volvo engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Volvo Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Volvo paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Volvo different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Volvo Brakes
Routine Volvo servicing, replacement Volvo brake pads & discs fitted, Volvo hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Volvo Electrical Components
Volvo electrical faults repaired using Volvo OEM components - Volvo sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Volvo Cooling System
Replacement Volvo radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Volvo engine at its optimal operating temperature

Volvo Clutches
Volvo clutch repairs UK - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Volvo Clutch kit

Volvo Performance Spares
OEM Volvo parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Volvo Services - Volvo Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair UK

Modern Volvo braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Volvo brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

Volvo Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Volvo rear wheels

Drum Brakes are an older system than Volvo disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Volvo disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Volvo Brakes - Volvo Brake Servicing and Maintenance

The brake pads on your Volvo should wear first

Volvo Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

Volvo brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

If the Volvo brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

if the Volvo brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

Volvo Brake Inspection Elements

General brake disc condition

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Adjust handbrake

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Handbrake function and travel

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

ABS warning light operation

Hand brake linkage condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

And carry out the following maintenance of your Volvo braking system:-

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Brake pipe Condition

Brake drum condition

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Wheel cylinder condition

Brake calliper operation

Volvo Steering - Steering System Inspection

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Volvo steering system is uneven tyre wear

Common symptoms of Volvo steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Volvo tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

Volvo Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Condition

Volvo Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Volvo Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

Replacement Volvo Timing Belt or Cambelt

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Generally Volvo belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Volvo that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Volvo Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Volvo parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Volvo timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

Since Volvo Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Volvo

Volvo Clutch Fitting UK

Volvo Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Volvo clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Volvo Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Volvo Clutch kit:-
Volvo clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Volvo clutch slave cylinder

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

The Volvo clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theVolvo transmission system

Volvo Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Volvo vehicles

Volvo Re-Mapping UK
The Volvo ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

Volvo Engine Mapping
The Volvo ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Volvo Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Volvo fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Volvo Oil Change Frequency

Oil & Filter Change
A new Volvo oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Volvo engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Volvo engine fails

Synthetic Oil Change - UK
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Volvo running smoothly

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Volvo engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Volvo motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Volvo recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Volvo engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Volvo performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Volvo engine increases

Volvo Replacement Exhausts UK

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

The Volvo exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

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Volvo ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Pump

Volvo Air Conditioning

  • Volvo AC Pump
  • Volvo AC Fluid Top Up
  • Volvo AC Receiver Drier
  • Volvo AC Radiator
  • Volvo AC Evaporator
  • Volvo AC Condenser
  • Volvo AC Compressor

Volvo Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

  • Volvo Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Volvo Fuel Filter
  • Volvo Oil Filter
  • Volvo Air Filter
  • Volvo Transmission Filter Kit

Volvo Sensors

  • Volvo Oxygen Sensor
  • Volvo Temperature Sensor
  • Volvo Air Flow Mass Meter

Volvo Electrical Systems

  • Volvo Heater Core
  • Volvo Alternator
  • Volvo Starter Motor
  • Volvo Antenna
  • Volvo Lambda Sensor
  • Volvo Tail Lights
  • Volvo Electronic Control Unit
  • Volvo Headlights
  • Volvo Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Volvo Oxygen Sensor
  • Volvo Spark Plugs
  • Volvo Cooling Fan
  • Volvo Bulbs
  • Volvo Ignition Coil
  • Volvo Thermostats
  • Volvo ECU Mapping Remap
  • Volvo Water Pump
  • Volvo Fuel Pump
  • Volvo Parking Light
  • Volvo Eibach Pro Kit
  • Volvo Window Motors
  • Volvo Heater Blower Motor
  • Volvo Fog Lights

Volvo Wheel Components

  • Volvo Ball Joints
  • Volvo Control Arm
  • Volvo CV Joint Boot Kit
  • Volvo Axle Assembly
  • Volvo Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Volvo Tyres

Volvo Braking System

  • Volvo Brake Rotor
  • Volvo Brake Master Cylinder
  • Volvo Brake Drums
  • Volvo Brake Calipers
  • Volvo Brake Compensator Valve
  • Volvo Brake Servo
  • Volvo Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Volvo Brake Pads
  • Volvo Brake Discs

Volvo Clutches

  • Volvo Clutch Cable
  • Volvo Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Volvo Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Volvo Flywheel
  • Volvo Clutch Kit
  • Volvo Clutch Pedal
  • Volvo Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Volvo Clutch Slave Cylinder

Volvo Exhaust Systems

  • Volvo Exhaust Pipes
  • Volvo Lambda Sensor
  • Volvo Tailpipe
  • Volvo Exhaust
  • Volvo Exhaust Manifold
  • Volvo Exhaust Box
  • Volvo Exhaust System Complete
  • Volvo EGR Valve
  • Volvo Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Volvo Silencer
  • Volvo Oxygen Sensor
  • Volvo Muffler

Volvo Engine Components

  • Volvo Ignition Coil
  • Volvo Timing Belt Kits
  • Volvo Engine Mounts
  • Volvo Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Volvo Fuel Injector
  • Volvo Pistons and Cylinder
  • Volvo Timing Chain Kits
  • Volvo Cylinder Head Gasket

Volvo Gaskets

  • Volvo Valve Cover Gasket
  • Volvo Cylinder Head Gasket

Volvo Lubrication System

  • Volvo Oil Filter
  • Volvo Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Volvo Fuel Cap
  • Volvo Oil Pump
  • Volvo Oil Sump and Plate
  • Volvo Oil Cap

Volvo Parts

  • Volvo Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Volvo Hood Emblems
  • Volvo Power Steering Pump
  • Volvo Shock Absorbers
  • Volvo Tie Rods
  • Volvo Power Steering Hoses
  • Volvo Throttle Body & Cable
  • Volvo Wiper Blades
  • Volvo Radiator
  • Volvo Windscreen Wipers
  • Volvo Serpentine and V Belt
  • Volvo Struts
  • Volvo Radiator Pipes
  • Volvo Steering Rack

Volvo Suspension

  • Spring Condition
  • Volvo Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Volvo Additional Suspension Components
  • Ball Joints
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Tie Rods
  • Sway Bar
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Suspension Struts
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Idler arm
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Volvo bush wear
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Struts

Common Volvo Problems

  • Volvo Headlights not working
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Volvo Lights not working
  • Knocking sound
  • Blocked Fuel injectors
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Can't get into gear
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Volvo Immobiliser
  • Engine Stalls
  • Volvo keeps stalling
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • My Volvo Does Not drive Straight
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Volvo check engine light on
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Window stuck
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Coolant Leaking
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Clutch juddering
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Engine Overheating
  • My Volvo Won't Start
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • Clogged Volvo air filter
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Spongy Brakes
  • Leak in coolant system
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Slipping when cold
  • Engine Misfires
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Warning Lights On
  • Volvo Check Engine Light On
  • Volvo Radiator fan not working
  • Judder when braking
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Heater Not Working
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
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