Volvo XC90 2015-2024 Owners Manual / Starting and driving / Preparing for a long trip

Volvo XC90: Starting and driving / 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 and steering wheel heating first...

    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...

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    You can use the keyboard in the center display to enter characters or to switch to handwriting mode to "write" letters and characters on the screen. The keyboard can be used to enter characters (letters, numbers, symbols, etc.) to e.g. send text messages from the vehicle, enter passwords or search for information in the digital Owner's Manual...

    Volvo XC90 2015-2024 Owners Manual: Activating and deactivating the rain sensor's memory function


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