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Driving holiday and long journeys

Updated 11/5/2020

Driving holiday and long journeys

Be prepared and enhance your driving holidays and long journeys. Here you can find useful tips so that you and your Volvo are well equipped when you venture out onto the roads.

Preparations

Before the time arrives for embarking on a driving holiday or long journeys, it can be useful to check the following:

  • That the engine is working as intended and that fuel consumption is normal.
  • That there is no leakage (fuel, oil or other fluid).
  • That the braking effect on braking works as intended.
  • That all lamps are working - adjust headlamp level if the car is heavily laden.
  • That the tyres have sufficient tread depth and tyre pressure. Change to winter tyres when driving to areas where there is a risk of snowy or icy road surfaces
  • That the warning triangle and reflective vest are stored in the car. This is a legal requirement in certain countries.
  • That the starter battery charging is good.
  • That the wiper blades are in good condition.

If anything needs attention, see the owner's manual for your car model for more information or contact an authorised Volvo workshop.

Other preparations

It can be a good idea to check that the maps in the navigation systemOption. are updated. In addition, check the requirements for loading and for any journey on a car ferry or rail transport. Also pay attention to the possibility of additional costs for data roaming while driving an online connected car abroad.

Reduced alarm level

With reduced alarm level* the car's movement and tilt detectors can be switched off for transport on a car ferry, for example. For instructions on how to activate reduced alarm level, see the manual for your car.

Car model/model year

Car models up to and including model year 2019.

The range of models, systems and services may vary depending on market.

For car models from and including model year 2020, see on-line manual for the model concerned.


This article is applicable to

Car model/model year

Car models up to and including model year 2019.

The range of models, systems and services may vary depending on market.

For car models from and including model year 2020, see on-line manual for the model concerned.


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