Volvo Village of Danvers

24B Commonwealth Ave Directions Danvers, MA 01923

  • MAIN: (978) 624-4500
  • Sales: (855) 724 5789
  • Service: (877) 900-6105
  • Parts: (888) 505-5076

Green Check Ups at Volvo Village of Danvers Off Of Route 128


You can save money and energy - and wear and tear on your vehicle -
with proper care and maintenance.

Call us at 978-624-4500 to set up a FREE Green Checkup.

Here are the items that most affect fuel economy:

Motor Oil
Top off and change oil as necessary with manufacturer-recommended grade, "energy conserving" motor oils. Doing so can improve fuel economy by up to 2%, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Replacing conventional oils with synthetics may offer even greater fuel economy benefits.

Air Filters
Make sure you change your air filter at the end of its recommended lifespan. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve a vehicle's gas mileage by up to 10%, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Engine Performance
Enhance fuel economy performance by having engines tuned and spark plugs replaced according to the manufacturer's recommended schedule. A single misfiring spark plug can cut fuel economy by up to 4%, according to the EPA.

Improperly maintained brakes can result in unwanted drag. This unnecessary resistance can have the same effect as driving with a foot on the brake pedal - it can cause a dramatic drop in fuel economy.

Warning Lights: Service Engine Soon or Check Engine
Ignoring these indicators may result in poor fuel economy performance and require expensive repairs. For example, a warning light may indicate a faulty oxygen sensor is sending more fuel to the engine than necessary, which can result in a 40% fuel economy decline. A warning light could also indicate a faulty thermostat, which can prevent a cold engine from reaching its normal operating temperature, resulting in the unnecessary injection of fuel.

Tire Wear
Replacing worn tires with a manufacturer-recommended size and style can save hundreds of dollars a year. To improve fuel economy performance, consider low rolling-resistance replacement tires.

Tire Inflation Pressure
Keeping tires inflated to at least the manufacturer recommended pressure can improve fuel economy by up to 3%, according to the EPA. Under-inflated tires require more energy to roll, meaning more fill-ups.

Unnecessary Items That Add Weight to the Vehicle
Any excess weight lowers fuel economy - remove heavy, unneeded items from your trunk and back seat.

Evaporative Emission Controls
Poorly operating evaporative emission controls can fail to capture gasoline vapors and recycle them to the fuel tank. Faulty controls waste gas and degrade air quality.

Properly operating modern transmissions and drive components are critical to vehicle fuel economy performance. Routinely check proper fluid levels and system operation.

Volvo Village of Danvers

24B Commonwealth Ave
Directions Danvers, MA 01923

  • Sales: (855) 724 5789
  • Service: (877) 900-6105
  • Parts: (888) 505-5076


  • Monday 9am - 8pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 8pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 8pm
  • Thursday 9am - 8pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday Noon - 5pm