Volvo V60 Maintenance: Some Tips to Keep it Running Well in Years to Come
The Volvo V60 is designed for people looking for pure driving pleasure. It delivers speed and performance without being hungry for fuel. Not all vehicles are made with such comfort, practicality, and elegance, so if you own one, you had better take good care of it to make it last for a long time. Here are some tips on how you can keep your V60 looking great and running well:
- Check your tires at least every two weeks.
It is important that you regularly check your tires for proper inflation; they must be inflated according to Volvo's specifications. Check your manual for the tire pressure that's right for your car, and if possible, invest in a portable tire pressure gauge so you can do the checking at least every two weeks or whenever you feel the need to. While at it, take time to also look for any sign of tire damage. If you notice uneven tire wear or if you suspect that the tires are wearing out faster than expected, troubleshoot the problem immediately as there could be something wrong not just with your tires but with the other components connected to the wheel and tire assembly as well.
- Take care of the V60's battery.
Your Volvo's battery deserves more time and attention during winter as this car part is more likely to fail in the coldest time of the year than any other season. Why? It is because winter is the time when drivers put extra loads on it what with the use of lights almost any time of the day plus the vehicle's heater and de-misters; all of them take additional drain from your battery. But no matter what the season is, it pays a lot to make sure that your battery connections are always secure as well as clean and free of corrosion. It's easy to spot corrosion buildup as it usually appears as white furring on the battery terminals. As soon as you noticed something like that, take time to clean it off right away. When eliminating corrosion, it would be wise to wear gloves so corrosion won't come in contact with your skin.
- Clean and inspect the lights regularly.
With their importance in driving visibility and safety, it's just ironic how some drivers forget to tend to automotive lights until they start to dim or fail prematurely. Why won't you let the lights of your Volvo V60 to give up on you earlier than expected when you can do some things to maximize their service life? One way you can do that is to perform a weekly check of all your automotive lights. Clean them regularly and deal with irregularities as soon as they occur. If you're driving in bad weather, it's advisable to wipe your lights over with a damp cloth during your driving breaks. This will save them from accumulating moisture and having foggy lenses.
- Change oil at the manufacturer's intervals.
With today's advancements in engine technology and the improvement in the quality of engine oil, some change-oil myths can now be debunked. So instead of following what other people say, consult your manual for Volvo's recommended change oil frequency and intervals and stick to said recommendations.