Looking for a qualified Volvo mechanic you can trust?
Look no further than European Motor Cars. We’ve been providing quality service and repair of Volvo automobiles in the greater Alpharetta area for over 30 years.
Volvo Experience. Integrity. Knowledge.
Tune Ups and Oil Filter Services For S60, XC90, S80, C30, C70, XC70
It may be tempting to brush off routine tune ups, but the truth is that these are the kinds of services that do your vehicle a lot of good. From inspecting and diagnosing the condition of all of your engine’s components to replacing spark plugs and oil filters, European Motor Cars technicians can make sure that you know the status of your vehicle and can alert you to any trouble we find along the way. The price and the time it takes to receive a tune up is nothing compared to being stranded on the road due to a problem that our specialists could have caught.
Volvo Emissions Repair Alpharetta
For most states, vehicles need to pass a yearly emissions test to be legal to drive. These tests deduce whether or not your Volvo is producing too many pollutants that could pose a significant risk to the passengers inside, as well as the environment. If your Volvo has failed its emissions test, European Motor Cars is here to help. We have the equipment and diagnostic tools to isolate the problem in your S60, XC90, S80, C30, C70, XC70 and repair it efficiently, so that you can return to your emissions testing facility and feel confident that you’ll pass. Because expensive parts like your catalytic converter are involved in your emissions system, it’s important that you choose a trustworthy and reliable team of Volvo mechanics to give you the best deal while keeping you, and everyone else, safe.
Volvo Electrical System Diagnostics and Repair
The battery, starter, alternator, lights, motorized components, fuses, and power sockets are all part of the electrical system in your Volvo. There are a lot of parts to this system, and each can malfunction in different ways depending on the exact underlying issue. Whether you are experiencing problems with your radio, windows, and lights, or you have an engine that won’t turn, an electrical system evaluation from European Motor Cars can give you the answers you’re looking for. Your Volvo deserves to be taken care of by professionals who are familiar with its strengths and weaknesses.
Volvo Heating and A/C Repair
The heating and air conditioning in your Volvo is what keeps your passengers and yourself from having to bundle up or roll down the windows in intense weather conditions. When you turn on your a/c, several components go to work to produce the cool air. Evaporator coils, refrigerant, compressors, condensers and fans are all important parts of a functioning air conditioning system. As for heat, a problem with your thermostat, heater core, control valve or blower motor could mean no hot air on the coldest of days. If you are experiencing heating or a/c problems in your Volvo, European Motor Cars can find the solutions that will get you and your passengers back to being comfortable.
Shocks and Struts for your Volvo S60, XC90, S80, C30, C70, XC70, V40, S40
Depending on the type and model of vehicle you have, you may be equipped with shocks, struts, or both. Both shocks and struts are made for the same reason; they make your ride smoother and keep your tires on the road at all times. They also both compress at a controlled rate and work in conjunction with springs absorb shock. Excessive leaking of hydraulic fluid is one indicator that you may need shock or strut services, along with the most obvious symptom of being jostled around a lot when going over bumps. At European Motor Cars, we service both shocks and struts and perform careful examinations to to locate the damaged or worn part. If your Volvo needs repairs to its shocks or struts, drop by our facility and take advantage of our professional repairs and replacements.
Your Volvo’s engine is engineered to work long and hard, but the truth is that no vehicle is designed to run forever without maintenance. In fact, neglecting to take appropriate steps to protect your engine and the various parts involved with its performance is a big mistake that can eventually lead to very expensive repairs, or the need for a total rebuild of the engine. At European Motor Cars, we can tackle these repairs, replacements and rebuilding tasks with no problem, but we also want Volvo owners to be aware of what they can do to prevent major damages. Keeping your engine clean, well lubricated, and routinely inspected for hidden problems is a great way to do your part in extending the life of your Volvo.
At European Motor Cars, we encourage every vehicle owner to take advantage of routine brake and lamp inspections. The braking system within your Volvo is absolutely crucial in terms of keeping you and other drivers safe on the road. After all, finding out that your brakes are malfunctioning while traveling at high speeds on the highway is a nightmare that no one wants to experience. Braking systems on European cars are different from domestic models in that the braking rotors involved are built much thinner than on other types of vehicles, and therefore must be replaced instead of turned. Information like this is why Volvo owners should contact professionals immediately if they are encountering brake problems such as squealing, grinding, and trouble controlling the vehicle while driving or braking.
Mufflers and Exhaust
Your exhaust system directly affects not only the overall performance of your Volvo, but whether or not you will be able to pass your next emissions test. A damaged or rusted muffler is one that will not only fail to decrease the noise level of the vehicle’s exiting gases, it can also signify that other components of your exhaust system might be damaged or in need of maintenance. Damaged or malfunctioning gaskets and oxygen sensors found within your exhaust system will surely have an effect on your emissions status, which is why European Motor Cars is proud to offer our team’s muffler and exhaust expertise in order to repair and replace whichever parts are in question.
Suspension and Steering
Your suspension system is a series of equipment used to dampen the impact of your vehicle as it drives, as well as to provide traction for your wheels and a more smooth ride for any passengers present. Much of your Volvo’s suspension depends on springs, which work to cancel out your vehicle moving up and down over bumpy terrain. If these springs, or any other components vital to your suspension system, are worn down or damaged, the level of comfort and drivability of your Volvo will significantly decrease. At European Motor Cars, we repair broken components or provide replacement services so that your Volvo is well-supported once more, meaning less jolting, vibrations and road noise.
Fuel System Repair
The best and most efficient fuel system is one where your engine is receiving a clean, constant, and balanced supply of gas. If your fuel injector is clogged with residue, your fuel pump has gone bad, or your fuel filter is in need of cleaning, it’s definitely going to negatively affect your Volvo’s performance. Fuel system failure often makes itself known through stalling, sputtering, lagging, reduced fuel economy, and difficulty starting your Volvo. If you experience these symptoms, your vehicle needs to be fully inspected before your engine suffers any damage. European Motor Cars specialists can determine the type of fuel injection system your vehicle utilizes, bleed the lines, remove, inspect and replace your fuel filter, diagnose any issues with your pump, injector, or other components, and offer repairs and replacements where needed.
Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement
Your timing belt and water pump are two pieces of equipment that will eventually have to be replaced. When these replacements should occur depends largely on your type of vehicle, and in many situations it is more economical to get them replaced at the same time. At European Motor Cars, when we inspect a Volvo and prepare for timing belt replacement, we also evaluate your engine’s water pump and take several factors into account before determining whether or not you need the extra service. Of course, our technicians keep you on the same page every step of the way, and only service your vehicle with your permission. We work with you by being honest and clear about how preventative maintenance can minimize the risk of future component failure, and especially in the case of two parts that have direct influence on your engine, we only use quality replacements for your Volvo.
When it comes to transmission services, annual inspections can do a great deal of good. As with many other aspects of your Volvo, preventative care is the secret behind saving money and avoiding a situation where your vehicle stops dead in the middle of the road. From draining and filling your transmission fluid to replacing the filters and actual hardware, European Motor Cars offers all-encompassing transmission services so that you have proper control over the power of your Volvo.