If your Volvo could talk, it would tell you this about winter...
Hi, your Volvo here. Now that it's really cold, there's a few things I'd like you to know...
#5 Park inside
Preferably in a heated area. Really low temperatures affect all of my systems and materials. Belts, hoses, even the metal in me will be more likely to fail or suffer damage.
#4 Tire pressure
When the temperature lowers, the air in my tires will contract and lower the tire pressure. Keeping my tires at optimal pressure gives me the best traction on all surfaces to keep my tires properly inflated.
#3 Gas tank
As my fuel tank gets low, the added air in the system can allow moisture to freeze, wreaking havoc on my ability to run.
#2 Warming up
The moment you turn me on, I take in readings from my systems. When it is really cold, I will set my idle higher to help me warm up. When I'm ready, I'll lower the idle to it's normal level.
#1 Snow tires
Just like you wear boots for winter, snow tires are specifically designed to give me winter traction. They're made of softer rubber, so you don't want me to use them until it stays below 45°F or they'll wear down really fast. I know what you're going to say, "I love you Volvo, but an extra set of tires is kind of expensive, don't you think?" To that I'll just say – compared to an accident?
Call us today at 612.803.5661 or email me at
Justin@SwedishMotorsMN.com to schedule some TLC for your Volvo!