From Ball Bearing To Luxury Vehicles
In 1915, Volvo was initially established as a ball bearing manufacturer. However, on the 14th of April 1927, in Gothenburg, Sweden, the world was introduced to the company’s first car series, the Volvo ÖV 4. At the time, Assar Gabrielsson was the managing director and Gustav Larson the technical manager. They were responsible for setting the car manufacturer’s fundamental philosophy: “Cars are driven by people. The guiding principle behind everything we make at Volvo, therefore, is and must remain, safety.” Fortunately, this standard of safety and excellence has been maintained even today. Volvo’s mission to build the safest vehicles possible led them to design the three-point safety belt in 1958. This has been one of the most significant safety features developed and is now standard in all vehicles.
Building The Cars of The Future
Today, Volvo is popular in almost every world market, and is rapidly expanding its business. In 2010, Volvo Cars was bought from the Ford Motor Company by the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the parent of Chinese motor manufacturer Geely Automobile. Geely has refocused Volvo’s product lineup and now manufactures a new line of 3- and 4-cylinder diesel and petrol engines, eliminating larger engines. Volvo Cars has also developed a new vehicle platform, the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). In addition, it has expanded the 90 series models and redesigned the XC90 SUV.
Volvo Cars has announced that in 2019, in order to minimise its environmental impact and make the cities of the future cleaner, all its new models will be hybrid or electric powered. This could mean that Volvo Cars will become the first major car manufacturer to end production of internal combustion-only vehicles. What’s more, between 2019 and 2021, Volvo plans to introduce 5 electric cars. Three models will be under the Volvo brand and the other 2 under the Polestar performance brand.
Canada Loves Its Volvos
Volvo cars have always had a special place in the hearts of Canadians since they are built to last and can easily withstand our unique weather conditions. The special connection we have with Volvo vehicles strengthened in 1963 when Volvo Cars decided to open its first assembly plant outside of Sweden, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The plant was very successful but in 1998 Volvo decided to close it due to issues related to globalization and NAFTA. Canadians were proud of their Volvo plant and just before the plant closed down, the popular Canadian comedy show This Hour Has 22 Minutes filmed an entire segment at the plant. Also, the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology has paid tribute to the plant by featuring a 1989 Volvo 740 GLE that had been produced at that plant in a permanent exhibit entitled “The Quest in Search of the Canadian Car.”
Lower Mainland’s Volvo Car Service Specialists
At Norlang Auto, we are aware that Volvo owners are individuals who are interested in reliability and safety. Since 1998, we have been able to satisfy even the most demanding Volvo owner with the services provided by our highly trained technicians and our state of the art auto repair facility. Our mission has always been to keep our vehicle owners informed and educated about proactively maintaining their vehicles and ensuring that their Volvos stays healthy and reliable for many years to come. You may have heard this many times, but keeping up with routine maintenance will help you enjoy your vehicle for as long as you own it, even a car as well-built as a Volvo.
Our technicians are proud of the fact that they are able to service and repair any Volvo model that comes through our service doors. We have the technical knowledge and equipment to handle any job, large or small, for all Volvo models including the S60, XC60, C30, S80, XC70, C70 and XC90.
If you have put off servicing your Volvo, we recommend that you visit Norlang Auto where our mechanics can diagnose your vehicle’s condition, informing you of any issues that may lead to problems. Volvo Cars recommends service intervals of 20,000 kilometres or 1 year. Normally, your Volvo car service intervals are based on time, and mileage driven, however there some items, such as brake fluid, that age through time as well as mileage, so an annual service, regardless of mileage, is important to deal with these and ensure your car is running in top condition.
Why We Are Your Volvo Dealership Alternative
At Norlang Auto Repair Langley, we have the pleasure to service, repair and maintain the full line up Volvo models almost on a daily basis. Our technicians have become specialists in servicing and repairing all Volvo models. The latest training and best equipment help our technicians provide Volvo owners with the best repair and maintenance in the Lower Mainland. Moreover, we always offer competitive prices, and our commitment to excellence and our customer loyalty are a testament to our work.
Our concern with providing complete customer satisfaction is reflected in our incredible 2-year, 30,000 km hassle free warranty. We truly believe that our customers are part of our family. Consequently, we always ensure them that we will keep their Volvo vehicles running in top condition for as long as possible and always work within their budget.
Our customers can also rest assured that we use premium auto parts that meet or exceed the OEM parts. We buy the same parts used by Volvo dealers directly from the manufacturer in order to save you money!
For more information about what Norlang Auto can do for your Volvo vehicle, you can call us at 604-337-1515 or book an appointment online now.