Volvo XC90 2015-2022 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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    Volvo XC90 2015-2022 Owners Manual: Tires


    The function of the tires is to carry loads, provide traction on r  oad surfaces, reduce vibrations and protect the wheels from wear. The tires significantly influence the vehicle's driving characteristics. The type, dimensions, tire pressure and speed rating have a considerable impact on how the vehicle performs...

    Volvo XC90 2015-2022 Owners Manual: Cleaning the wiper blades


    The vehicle should be washed as soon as it becomes dirty. The longer the dirt remains, the more difficult it will be to keep the vehicle clean. It could also lead to paint damage. Wash the vehicle in a car wash or garage with an oil separator. Use a car washing detergent recommended by Volvo...

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