2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD: 7,500-Mile Service
January 13, 2010
Last week our 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 headed over to Volvo of Santa Monica for its 7,500-mile service. Trouble is, the Volvo had nearly 9,000 on the clock.
We can jump up and down all day and scream that there was no warning light to tell us it needed service and no window sticker reminding us day-in and day-out of impending service; the car just crested 7,500 and kept on going without a peep. It wasn't until leafing through the maintenance folder we noticed our mistake and brought it over to the dealership post-haste. We got the car with 3,000-miles, we just weren't expecting this yet....
The service advisor winced when he saw the mileage. Not because we were over, but because had we brought it in within the grace period, Volvo covers the first 4-services, if, apparently, you get it within the appropriate window. As it was, though, we paid $90.76 for an oil change, tire rotation (and balance!) as well as fluid top-off and visual inspections. We would have preferred to pay nothing, but so it goes.
While we were there we had a recall completed which replaced a cover for the driver side seat belt and they also un-stuck the center console which had lodged itself open.
The car was in-and-out within 3 hours, we told them we'd pick it up in the afternoon but could've waited and had it back in less time, and the cost was pretty much what we'd expect from a Santa Monica dealership.
Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant