Volvo was one of the first car manufacturers with enough confidence in their product to install an odometer which can register 999,999.9 miles. While not every Volvo is destined to join the million mile club, the average car's life will be greatly increased if the owner is vigilant in performing regularly scheduled maintenance procedures.
Obviously, if the only time you peek under the hood is when something doesn't seem to be working right, you are flirting with disaster. Sooner or later something is bound to go thump on a rain-swept night, leaving you stranded along the road.
Consult the maintenance interval chart at the end of this section or use the one in your owner's manual and perform the following procedures in conjunction with the time or mileage intervals given. Remember that the intervals shown are maximums and should not be exceeded. Various items may need more frequent service or maintenance depending on where and how your Volvo is driven.