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  • Help keep your Volvo running smoothly this winter with 25-point Volvo Winter Check1 for only £30
  • Available at participating Volvo dealers until 31 March 2010

Following on from the heavy snow fall on Monday 21 December - which turned out to be the AA's busiest day in 10 years with roadside assistance patrols attending over 20,000 breakdowns2 - Volvo is urging drivers to get their cars checked to help ensure they are not left stranded by the roadside this winter.


For only £30, Volvo will give the car a 25-point inspection to check systems including the steering, suspension and shock absorbers, handbrake adjustment and operation and coolant and antifreeze strength, are all running at optimal performance. The Volvo Winter Check takes around 30 minutes to complete and the Volvo dealer will even clean the car inside and out and give away a free ice scraper3.


Volvo customers who regularly use the Volvo dealer network for service and maintenance can have the reassurance that all the checks form part of the Volvo Service Programme and would have been carried out at their last service.


For more information or to book a Volvo Winter Check, contact your local Volvo dealer or visit




Notes to Editors:


1 Volvo Winter Check includes:

  • 1. Check air conditioning for operation & leaks
  • 2. Check pollen filter condition
  • 3. Check radiator & coolant hoses for condition, security & leaks
  • 4. Check condition of brake pads & discs
  • 5. Check brake hoses for condition, security & leaks
  • 6. Check fan/alternator & PAS belts for condition / security & adjustment
  • 7. Check exhaust system for condition & security
  • 8. Check handbrake adjustment & operation
  • 9. Check steering, suspension & shock absorbers for condition, security & leaks
  • 10. Check operation of all washer jets - clean & adjust as required
  • 11. Check all internal instruments & controls for operations
  • 12. Check engine oil level
  • 13. Check coolant anti-freeze strength
  • 14. Check coolant level
  • 15. Check screen wash fluid level
  • 16. Check brake fluid level
  • 17. Check clutch fluid level (where applicable)
  • 18. Check power assisted steering fluid level
  • 19. Check auto transmission fluid level
  • 20. Check battery security, electrolyte level and check condition with the Volvo Battery Tester
  • 21. Check operation of all external lights
  • 22. Check wiper blades for security & condition
  • 23. Check all glass & mirrors for cracks / chips
  • 24. Check & adjust all tyre pressures including spare
  • 25. Check tyres for condition/damage/report depth treads


Ice Scrapers are available while stocks last

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