Volvo XC90: Preparing for a long trip - STARTING AND DRIVINGVolvo XC90: Preparing for a long trip

It is important to have the vehicle's systems and equipment checked carefully before driving long distances.

Check that

  • the engine is running properly and that fuel consumption is normal
  • there are no leaks (fuel, oil or other fluid)
  • the brake pedal is functioning properly
  • tire tread depth and air pressure are at correct levels. Change to snow tires when driving in areas where there is a risk of snowy or icy roads
  • the start battery is sufficiently charged
  • the wiper blades are in good condition
Economical driving
A more economical driving style can help lower fuel consumption. Before driving If possible, precondition the vehicle before driving. If preconditioning is not possible when it is cold outside, use seat ...

Winter driving
It is important to check the vehicle before driving in cold/snowy conditions to make sure it can be driven safely. Before the cold season arrives: Make sure the engine coolant contains 50% antifreeze. ...

See also:

Components and Components Location
Components 1. Windshield side 2. Windshield glass side bracket [LH] 3. Windshield glass side bracket [LH] 4. Windshield glass upper molding ...

Tire inflation pressure monitoring system messages
(Option/accessory.) A number of messages related to the tire inflation pressure monitoring system1 may be displayed. Several examples are provided below. A An authorized Volvo workshop is recommended. ...

Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Symptom Possible cause Remedy One lamp does not light (all exterior) Bulb burned out Replace bulb Socket, wiring or ground faulty Repair if necessary Head lamps do not light Bulb burned ...