Last post on Jul 16, 2012 at 2:07 PM
You are in the Volvo XC60
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Volvo XC60, SUV
#13 of 22 Re: Extended Factory Scheduled Maintanence [steve_]
Apr 27, 2012 (10:05 am)
Steve, you're right, it is reading "check" all over the place, good thing I requested the fine print. And I think I can ask any auto shop to do the check works without being charged a fortune.
#14 of 22 Re: Extended Factory Scheduled Maintenance [beafok]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 27, 2012 (10:27 am)
Yeah, I think it's almost always cheaper not to prepay for scheduled maintenance.
If you still like the convenience idea, you can take that fine print back and tell them that you're still interested, but for half the price.
#15 of 22 Re: Extended Factory Scheduled Maintanence [beafok]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 27, 2012 (10:44 am)
Yeah.. I'd take a pass on it..
If it were an extension of the 5yr/60K Safe and Secure maintenance...even without the warranty, it might be worth it... because then, you'd be covered for brakes, wipers, etc, etc..
But, since you didn't mention a time limit, I'd have to guess that it is strictly a pre-paid scheduled maintenance plan. Some people like to get those upfront, so they can finance it and include it in the payment... but, they really lock you into dealer service that you may not desire, once you are out of warranty... not to mention, the chance that you may not have the car for that long....
#16 of 22 Re: Extended Factory Scheduled Maintanence [kyfdx]
Apr 27, 2012 (2:15 pm)
I also called Volvo Car customer care to confirm, NO wear items will be covered after the 60K. It was the finance guy at the dealer make it sound like everything is covered, it's a great value package, when I relayed to how much I used to pay at a dealer for having regular maintenance, I immediately falled into the trap...
Anyhow, the 5 yr/60k Saft n Secure program by Volvo, I would say it's better than any luxury brand would offer, maybe similiar to BMW's, but for example, like Audi, only 6 mo/7.5 k? that's a joke.
#17 of 22 Re: Extended Factory Scheduled Maintanence [beafok]
Apr 28, 2012 (8:40 pm)
I bought the 11th unit sold by my central Texas dealer back in March '09 and the 'free maintenance' plan was only for 36,000 miles. The 45K service was on MY dime. Who got a 60K free service plan on a 2010 model? I paid for 37.5, 45 and in a couple of weeks will pay for 52.5K check. That would sure be a nice early birthday present if the dealer and I have been reading the paperwork incorrectly for these services. Somehow, I don't think that's the case. I also paid a pretty penny for rear brake pads a few months back. I guess we early buyers missed out as I also have 'only' the 4yr/50K warranty(which was mileaged out earlier this year almost exactly the three-year anniversary).
We did get the 'bonus' S&S coverage when we purchased our '11 C70 about a year ago.
#18 of 22 Re: Extended Factory Scheduled Maintanence [4mercoachrick]
Apr 29, 2012 (5:47 pm)
Mine was sold in Nov 09, when Volvo was running the 5yrs/60,000miles special, the dealer did have a few that were sold in Apr and their packages are same as yours, at 36000 miles.
#19 of 22 Re: Extended Factory Scheduled Maintanence [beafok]
Apr 29, 2012 (7:33 pm)
I'd love to get a letter in the mail stating that a 'mistake' was made and they REALLY wanted us to have the extended S&S .
We put almost double the 'normal' mileage on the '10 since we're here in Texas and a trip 'back home' is over 3000 miles round-trip. We were putting under 10K/yr on our vehicles before and shot up to 17K average over the three years with our XC60...DANG!
#20 of 22 Re: Extended Factory Scheduled Maintanence [4mercoachrick]
May 15, 2012 (8:00 am)
We got the 60k Safe and Secure plan on our 2010 XC60.
#21 of 22 Re: Extended Factory Scheduled Maintanence [mikey38]
May 15, 2012 (8:28 am)
No such luck for those of us who jumped in early(Mar '09) 4/50 on the warranty, 36K on the free regular services. It's our dime, now. 52.5K check this week...not looking forward to 60K. Well, it's been paid off for over a year...can't complain too much. LOVE the GoodYear Assurance tires we put on a couple weeks back.
Also ordered a couple of stickers for the center grill badge(Is yours still attached? ) I might go with Swedish yellow/blue just to be different. Check yours and make a warranty claim, if needed. As discussed on SwedeSpeed, there could be a shortage of the badges.
#22 of 22 Re: Extended Factory Scheduled Maintanence [4mercoachrick]
Jul 16, 2012 (2:07 pm)
Well, here's a twist...until the past couple of weeks, we were thinking of a trip to Sweden for a little OSD late next summer(for a '14 XC60); BUT, the Summer Savings event at Volvo has me thinking of a lease RIGHT NOW of a '12. It would include 5 years of S&S(although we would only have the vehicle three years, most likely). Funny how things work out!