Volvo Service, Repair and Maintenance
Here are just some of the Volvo services we offer and specialize in:
- Oil Changes
- Brake Repair
- Transmission Repair
- Engine Diagnostics
- Suspension Repair
- Electrical System Repair
- Air Conditioning Repair
Has your Volvo XC60, Volvo 240, Volvo 850, Volvo V40, Volvo C30, Volvo FM12, Volvo S60, Volvo S80 or Volvo XC40 check engine light turned on? It can be scary to see an engine warning light suddenly appear on your dashboard. A variety of issues can cause a check engine light to come on. Some are more serious than others. It is very fortunate that European Auto Care Sacramento is here to help you figure out what the issue is and what your options are.
Below are some of the more common reasons for a Volvo check engine light to turn on. This is why we recommend keeping up with your Volvo maintenance schedule. We are aware of and expertly equipped to evaluate and take care of these issues for you. Simply drive by our shop, call us or fill out our Request Appointment form.
- Loose Gas Cap:
The Volvo gas cap could be loose, broken or simply missing. Gas cap issues can allow fuel vapors to escape and reduce fuel pressure, reducing fuel economy and increasing harmful emissions.
- Broken Thermostat:
The Volvo thermostat in the engine helps manage operating temperatures and avoid overheating. A defective Volvo thermostat can cause a check engine light to appear on your dash. It's important to make sure your thermostat is in good condition to prevent engine damage from excess heat.
- Bad Catalytic Converter:
The Volvo catalytic converter can eventually clog with material – especially with higher mileage vehicles. A catalytic converter is a vital part of the Volvo emissions system. It is removing toxic carbon monoxide. If your catalytic converter is failing or clogged, it can severely impact fuel economy and vehicle performance.
- Faulty Spark Plugs or Spark Plug Wires:
Eventually your Volvo will need new spark plugs and/or spark plug wires. The Volvo spark plugs create a hot spark that ignites the air-and-fuel mixture in the cylinder. They are allowing your engine to start and run. If your Volvo has faulty spark plugs or spark plug wires, it can cause your engine to misfire and reduce fuel economy, performance and may even prevent your Volvo from running.
- Problem w/ Oxygen Sensor:
After some time, your oxygen sensor may need to be replaced. The Volvo oxygen sensor gives vital air-fuel mixture information directly to the car's ECU. Problems can cause your Volvo computer to supply the engine with too much or too little fuel. A Volvo engine with not enough fuel can cause total engine failure. An engine with too much fuel can create excessive smoke and a foul odor.
- Mass Air Flow Sensor Issues:
When your Volvo is exposed to dirty or particle-rich air, the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor may fail. Like the Volvo oxygen sensors, the MAF sensor measures the amount of air entering the engine. It helps ensure the proper air-to-fuel mixture. If the Volvo MAF sensor is faulty, it can cause your engine to misfire. It may ultimately cause poor fuel economy, performance and possibly more damage to your engine.
Here at European Auto Care, we take great care of our customers. We do more than provide Repair and Maintenance, we will also provide a Pre-Purchase Inspection for you and your entire family...even if it isn't a European vehicle.
We can handle any model Volvo for repair or maintenance services. You will feel confident that your Volvo vehicle will run smoothly and operate perfectly for years.
We highly recommend regular oil changes, transmission flushes and regular tune-ups. Not only is it a great idea, but it also gives us a regular look at your Volvo to spot any future issues...before they put you in a bind.
We are passionate about Volvo vehicles and providing top-quality services to our clients. Whether you need routine maintenance or major repairs, we have the know-how and expertise to get the job done right...the first time. Read our Reviews to see how our valued customers feel.
European Auto Care is committed to keeping you and your Volvo on the road, driving safely and reliably. If you're looking for the best Volvo services in Sacramento, look no further than European Auto Care.