Routine Volvo Services and When to Perform Them at Gengras Volvo Cars North Haven

Owning a vehicle can feel like a lot of pressure but we can assure you that with our help at Gengras Volvo Cars North Haven you won't have to stress. We have a group of highly talented and experienced technicians in our service center that are more than happy to help you.

Routine Volvo Services and Why They're Important

You've spent a pretty penny on your vehicle and we can only guess that you'd like to have your vehicle for many miles down the road. That's why we urge all of our Madison, CT drivers to perform routine maintenance on their vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions: When to Service My Vehicle

When should I change my oil?

Your motor oil is one of the most important fluids within your vehicle and it requires attention. Motor oil is what makes your engine come to life as it serves as a lubricant, keeping important engine parts from grinding against each other and therefore damaging the engine.

Each vehicle requires different oil change intervals depending on the oil you use and the engine components but it is within a good practice to change your oil every 3,000 miles or every three months, whichever comes first.

When should I replace my windshield wiper blades?

You use your windshield wipers often and they too need love from time to time. Depending on your windshield wiper use, your wiper blades should be replaced every six months to a year or as often as you notice they're not doing their job to their fullest.


How often should I rotate my tires? And when should I get a tire alignment?

The one thing that separates your vehicle from the streets of North Haven are your tires. In order for them to perform at their best, they must be properly inflated not only to lessen the chance of a blowout but also to deliver better fuel efficiency as you drive around Meriden.

Your tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles to keep even wear on all four tires. It's also important to get a wheel alignment to protect your tires further and create even wear. If your tires seem like they are clunky or have visible wear on them, you should bring them to our sevice center near Orange, CT and we can help you today. Otherwise, you should get your tires aligned every 10,000 miles or every 12 months.

You can also find the correct tire pressure your vehicle requires in your owner's manual but we suggest that our Milford, CT drivers check their tires monthly. And don't forget to check your spare!

What fluids need replacing in my vehicle?

Your motor oil isn't the only important fluid within your vehicle. Under the hood, you'll find your transmission fluids, brake fluids, coolant, and washer fluid that all need proper attention. Checking your transmission fluids are similar to your oil as you'll check the fluid level with a dipstick. While the other fluids, you will check by removing related covers and visually inspecting their fill levels.

How long does a battery last and when to replace it?

If you want to drive a reliable vehicle that starts every time, you'll want to ensure that your battery is within good health. After three years of use, your battery will normally require a replacement. And after four or five years, you run the risk of driving an unreliable vehicle. If your vehicle has trouble starting, this is also a sign that your battery might need replacing.

Stop by Gengras Volvo Cars North Haven to Learn More About Routine Maintenance

If you find yourself still asking questions about routine maintenance, then we invite you to make the short drive to our Volvo dealership near Madison, CT and we can set you up with an expert with an answer. No matter what your automotive needs are, we look forward to helping you today!

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Gengras Volvo Cars North Haven

375 Washington Ave
Directions North Haven, CT 06473

  • Sales: (203) 237-8658
  • Service: (203) 630-2082
  • Parts: (203) 630-2318


  • Monday 9:00am - 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 7:30pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 7:30pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed