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#1349 of 1505 2006 xc90 2.5T - Coming up on 37500 Scheduled Maintenance
Apr 16, 2009 (7:15 am)
34K on my 2006 2.5T AWD XC90. I have babied this thing since I bought it in April 2006. I called the dealer to get pricing on the 37500 Scheduled Maintenance and was quoted $325. This isnt a bank braker but I asked what would be done and was told the following:
Lube a ton of stuff on the car (What is lubed and is it super important?)
Oil Change (Express Tire Quoted me 11.99)
Brake Fluid Exchange (Express Tire quoted me 59.99)
Engine Air Filter Cartridge Replacement (Is this something I can do myself? I swapped out my filter for a K&N so I wonder if I can change the cartridge)
I also asked about tire rotation (Express Tire quoted me 75.00 for Oil Change, Tire Rotation and Balance in place of the 11.99 above)
Now express Tire probably isnt volvo but for a little over 130 bucks (Minus the lubing and Air Cartridge replacement), is it worth it to take it to volvo?
Thanks in advance for feedback.
#1350 of 1505 Re: 2006 xc90 2.5T - Coming up on 37500 Scheduled Maintenance [kylechoffman]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 16, 2009 (7:25 am)
The Edmunds Maintenance Guide will tell you what Volvo recommends be done and it'll estimate what the service should cost in your zip code.
You may decide to do more than what's recommended by Volvo, but remember that most service writers work on commission and they'll try to upsell you on stuff that may not be needed.
The 37.5k service for my zip should cost $59.
#1351 of 1505 Re: 2006 xc90 2.5T - Coming up on 37500 Scheduled Maintenance [steve_]
Apr 16, 2009 (8:10 am)
Thanks, according to edmunds, mine should run 71 bucks but that doesnt speak to Air Filter Cartridge Replacement and brake fluid replacement, both mentioned in the service manual. http://pa.motorwebs.com/volvo/2006_maint.pdf
So not sure thats very accurate.
The labor rate is totally wrong. Their labor rate is way too low, thats what I should get charged for doing it myself.
#1352 of 1505 Maintenance Expectations?
Apr 16, 2009 (10:19 am)
I am about to "sign on the dotted line" for 2008 XC90 with 13K miles and in some last minute research, I keep finding people who say or write that the maintenance on this vehicle (and / or Volvo's in general) is higher than some comparative vehicles.
Will you please share your experience and whether or not there is unusually high maintenance associated with this vehicle?
#1353 of 1505 Re: Maintenance Expectations? [chellgrl]
Apr 16, 2009 (10:46 am)
A "comparative" vehicle is an Audi, Bimmer or Benz.
Not a Honda or a Toyota.
So, Volvo maintenance isn't more than the Germans, in some cases it is less.
It is more than the Japanese or domestic brands.
#1354 of 1505 Re: 2006 xc90 2.5T - Coming up on 37500 Scheduled Maintenance [kylechoffman]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 16, 2009 (2:04 pm)
Apparently free downloads of Volvo owner manuals has gone away, unless they are available through The Vine.
Your link seems to indicate that the brake fluid and air filter are inspect and replace if needed items.
Labor rates come from the usual flat rate books that most garages use to estimate jobs.
Chellgrl, the True Cost to Own tool will let you compare maintenance costs against other vehicles.
#1355 of 1505 Re: Maintenance Expectations? [volvomax]
Apr 17, 2009 (9:58 am)
I beg to differ. I haven't found my Volvos to be any more expensive than my Hondas.
#1356 of 1505 Re: Maintenance Expectations?
Apr 17, 2009 (3:02 pm)
There was awhile there that I would dispute that Volvo maintenance was comparable to Honda's. However, after just spending roughly $1600 on new brakes and 4 new tires for a less-than-3-year-old Civic with under 35,000 miles, I truly am left wondering just how badly Honda has been hurtin' these days - and how much I got totally screwed over?? Most of this car's mileage has been highway driving. Was I a fool to agree to this? Beats me, but I've got to at least go with 'probably!'.....
#1357 of 1505 Help! Sunroof left open and it rained!!
May 03, 2009 (10:27 am)
Help!! My v90's sunroof was left open all night and we experienced lots of rain overnight and wasn't discovered until this morning around 9 a.m. I am so upset. I believe while closing it (using the auto-close feature) there was a tiny crack left open (very small when I found this morning, just enough for moisture and condensation to get through). It looks like the moisture was contained to the sides of the car, mainly the upholstery on the door frames and the upholstery on the roof near the sunroof part. I was going to blow-dry the areas to prevent molding issues - what is the best advice? Should I take it somewhere and have it professionally done? I am so scared that molding will occur and I know it needs to be handled ASAP! Thank you, Mandy...
wanted to add, I've read online about: open a bag of kitty littler on the floor boards, coffee grounds, run AC on full blast, blow dry....
#1358 of 1505 Re: Help! Sunroof left open and it rained!! [maybabe80]
May 03, 2009 (11:48 am)
A hair dryer could damage materials. If you use it on the headliner, keep your other hand in the air stream to insure that you aren't overheating the material.
If you have a shop vac, use it to vac the floor carpeting, the seats, and door panels--anything that won't be damaged by strong suction. Don't vac the speakers! If you don't have a shop vac, go to a self-serve car wash which has them.
If the headliner got wet, then experiment with using a vac with reduced suction. Be careful not to damage the headliner. After you have gotten as much water out as you can with the vac, then use fans to circulate the air in the car.
Alternatively start the engine and turn on the a/c (not on recirc) and turn the heat and fan to the highest settings. Use all the vents--windshield vents, dash vents, floor vents. Shut the doors and allow to run for a half hour. This will flood the inside of the car with dry, warm air.