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Volvo TechTips offers technical repair knowledge for independent technicians on how to repair Volvo vehicles correctly and efficiently. Sponsored and brought to you by the parts department at your local wholesale dealer, Volvo TechTips features highly technical and specific diagnostic and repair information on a variety of vehicle systems – in an effort to support your every day and overall business success.

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VIDA for the Independent Shop

VIDA for the Independent Shop

Vehicle Information and Data for Aftersales — If you work on Volvos you are either using it or you need to use it. Yes, your scan tool can speak Swedish, but only VIDA can truly speak Volvo.

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Crankcase Breathers are Critical!

Crankcase Breathers are Critical!

PCV was mandated in the U.S. 53 years ago(!), and the systems
have naturally evolved. On Volvos, ALWAYS check them during any engine service or the consequences may be far-reaching.

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Aging Vehicles

Aging Vehicles

This series will cover aging issues on all the later Volvos that are commonly being serviced in independent Volvo shops.

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