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When Is It Time to Replace My Volvo Timing Belt?

All good things do come to an end.

The timing belt plays a major part in the running of your car. It turns the engine's crankshaft and camshaft in at the same time and makes sure each cylinder fires when it's supposed to during the intake and exhaust strokes.

The timing belt in your Volvo is made from high-quality rubber, making it quieter and less expensive than a chain or gear drive, but it will have to be replaced eventually. Here are some signs to look for that may mean it's time for a new one.

Keep an Eye on Your RPM Meter

Whether your timing belt is missing some teeth, or completely broken, it can make your RPM meter act all crazy. You'll know when something's not right.

Listen for a "Ticking Noise" If you hear a ticking coming from the motor, that could be a sign that the timing belt needs to be replaced. It's attached to the crank and cam shafts by a series of pulleys, so that noise could tip you off that something is wrong.

The Engine Won't Turn Over Although there are a couple of different things this could be, if you hear the starter motor fire but no full ignition, it could be a sign your timing belt is ready to go. Because it operates the crank and shaft, if the timing belt is broken, you're not going anywhere.

Look for Oil Near the Engine Oil around the motor could mean that the gasket between the engine block and the cover for the timing belt is worn or cracked. Also, the nuts and bolts holding the cover on can become loose over time.

Exhaust Problems Issues with your timing belt can make the engine work harder than it's supposed to and, perhaps obviously, can be very bad. Because of the extra work, the car will create more exhaust than normal- a sure sign that something is not right.

Unfortunately, the timing belt could go without showing any symptoms. The average timing belt can last anywhere from 60-90,000 miles, so if you're up in that range and haven't had it replaced, it is definitely time to get it checked out. Thankfully, Volvo doesn't just create amazing vehicles, it also maintains a world-class standard of service at its certified dealerships.

Bring your vehicle into Keystone Volvo Doylestown for quick, excellent service and keep your car running its best without any costly surprises. There's a reason why we're the go-to Volvo destination for Warrington, Point Pleasant, Solebury, and New Hope! Come shop Pennsylvania Volvos with our selection of new and pre-owned Volvo cars! Between our competitive Volvo financing offers and special Volvo incentives, your next dream car is waiting for you to come and drive it off the lot!

Volvo Announces Plans to Go Leather Free by 2030

Comfort and Style Without Cruelty!

Anyone who's sat in a new Volvo car knows Volvo's cutting edge designs are near synonymous with luxury. For almost a century, the Swedish automaker has been setting trends with its intelligently crafted seats, dashboards, and cabins. Now, Volvo is continuing to make headlines with new commitments they've made to leading innovation in the automotive industry. 

To this end, Volvo recently announced its decision to make all of its cars leather-free by 2030. This decision is one of the many significant changes Volvo will be making over the next decade as part of its ongoing commitments to both drivers on the road and citizens of the world.

Volvo's decision sits at the forefront of a shift in the auto industry centered around creating more sustainable and ethically responsible options for consumers. The concept of a "vegan" car has been circulating in public discussions since 2016, but few automakers have been willing to commit to making a meaningful change in the same way that Volvo has. 

This decision comes with several different benefits. To start with the obvious, drivers can now enjoy Volvo's luxurious interiors completely guilt-free! Even better, these new interiors are designed with Volvo's signature attention to aesthetic detail, offering comfortable seats with sophisticated finishes at different Volvo trim levels. 

Switching away from leather also means each new Volvo car is environmentally conscious. Synthetic seating doesn't place the same strain on vulnerable farmland that comes with industrial cattle grazing. Combined with Volvo's decision to go fully electric by 2030-a commitment deadline that overlaps neatly with their drive towards more sustainable leather-upcoming new Volvo electric models offer drivers a chance to be mindful about their environmental impact AND drive in utter luxury when they do so. 

If you'd like to see Volvo's new seating as it becomes available, then swing by Keystone Volvo in Doylestown today! 

There's a reason Keystone Volvo Cars of Doylestown is the go-to affordable Volvo dealership for the Doylestown, Warminster, Lansdale, and New Hope areas. Boasting the best selection of new and used Volvos, we have something for everyone! With affordable Volvo cars and competitive financing, we've got both the inventory and the know-how to make sure you leave in your dream car! 

The Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Is Here!

Get Yours at Keystone Volvo Cars of Doylestown

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric has landed at the Keystone Volvo Cars of Doylestown dealership. Drivers who crave an electric vehicle now have a luxury compact SUV to get them on the road with a decreased carbon footprint. 

Drivers of the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric can expect a 78 kWh battery pack for a range of over 250 miles, a dual-motor 300 kW powertrain (a 150 kW electric motor on each axle), an 11 kW onboard charger, and 150 kW DC fast-charging capability. For those that care more about power, the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 112 mph. The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric runs simply by selecting a gear - no start button required - and uses only one pedal to accelerate and slow down. 

The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric's interior is the same as that of the internal combustion engine XC40 - sleek and luxurious. As always, passengers can expect plush and comfortable interiors with a variety of innovative safety features and plenty of room to store necessary gear. 

There's far more freedom granted when operating an electric vehicle. Knowing that there is no need to pay for fuel and that you're helping the environment recover from years of air pollution will make any driver feel like they made a wise choice. Start 2021 off right by choosing to do better for the planet. 

Keystone Volvo Cars of Doylestown is proud to supply the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. The future of driving is electric and we want any driver who loves both the planet and luxury European vehicles to feel like Keystone Volvo Cars of Doylestown has something for them. Keystone Volvo Cars of Doylestown proudly serves the Doylestown, Horsham, Lansdale, Willow Grove, Norristown, and East Norriton areas with the finest Volvo inventory available.

Here's How Volvo Cars Uses a Driving Simulator to Design Safer Cars

Volvo Engineers Use Simulation to Improve Vehicle Performance

Volvo Cars' driving simulator allows automotive engineers to make improvements to existing cars and develop new ones based on how the simulator performs. The simulator boasts a recreation of a test track and roads that allow engineers to test new models on a variety of different surfaces and routes - all without leaving the building. It also allows an engineer to modify suspension, tires, and steering. Even more impressive is the realism offered by the simulator. Road bumps and other terrain surfaces are felt to an accuracy of .2 millimeters. 

The simulator is made of a real Volvo car cabin that has been situated on legs that move in conjunction with the selected road or surface. Much like being in an arcade, the simulator faces a large screen that mimics a road. What sets this simulator apart from an actual arcade setting is the detailed physics involved to allow for intense study of each movement. 

The perks of using this simulator have allowed Volvo to cut down on the time it takes to develop a new car in both design and personnel. Engineers get to work out the kinks of a new vehicle before it hits the assembly line and Volvo personnel get to focus their efforts on one machine as a team effort, rather than as separate entities to eliminate miscommunication. Another benefit of the simulator is that the same results can be replicated over and over for consistent results. 

This intense attention to detail and investment in a hyper-realistic simulator only proves that Volvo is a brand that will never stop learning or innovating. If you're in the market for a new or used Volvo car, crossover, or SUV, then Keystone Volvo of Doylestown has you covered. There's a reason why we're Pennsylvania's best Volvo dealership, servicing the Doylestown, Horsham, Lansdale, Willow Grove, Norristown, and East Norriton areas. Our No Pressure, No Hype motto means that we won't push you into a sale or smooth talk you into adding on to your purchase. We're passionate about Volvos, and we know that after swinging by Keystone Volvo in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, you will be too! 

Shop Certified Pre-Owned Volvos in Doylestown

Save Money on Used Volvo Models from 2017-2021!

While the phrase "used car" might conjure up images of a shady used car salesman selling rusted-out clunkers for deceptive prices, Keystone Volvo has chosen to go a completely different direction. Our selection of used and certified pre-owned Volvo cars is so high quality that the only way you'll be able to tell the difference is through the lower price.

Before we list any car for sale on our lot, we first require it to pass a rigorous 172 point inspection to ensure that it meets our standards. This includes checks on all of the vehicle's safety features, mechanical components, and interior components. 

Drivers of a certified pre-owned Volvo can rest assured that their vehicle meets all of the safety standards that are central to the Volvo brand. Volvo engineering possesses some of the best safety functions on the market, and we want to ensure that every driver in a certified pre-owned Volvo can drive off the dealership lot with peace of mind. 

Additionally, we meticulously check all of the engineering components of a used Volvo before we consider listing it for sale, making adjustments and repairs as needed. Volvo cars, crossovers, and SUVs are reliable and retain their value over long periods of time, so we pride ourselves in making sure that every customer can expect that standard for their Volvo.

Shopping our selection of Certified Pre-Owned Volvo models is a great way to drive some of Volvo's latest models without having to pay the cost of a brand-new vehicle. Our certified pre-owned program features cars going back to 2017. That means that you can get 2020 and 2021 models at a significantly reduced price! Whether you're looking for the Volvo XC90 Recharge, Volvo XC60, Volvo XC40, or Volvo V90, you can save serious money by shopping pre-owned. Additionally, all of our Certified Pre-Owned vehicles come with a 5-year Unlimited Mileage Warranty!

If you're in the market for a new or used Volvo car, crossover, or SUV, then Keystone Volvo of Doylestown has you covered. There's a reason why we're Pennsylvania's best Volvo dealership, servicing the Doylestown, Horsham, Lansdale, Willow Grove, Norristown, and East Norriton areas. Our No Pressure, No Hype motto means that we won't badger you into a sale or try and tack a bunch of pointless add-ons onto your purchase. We're passionate about Volvos, and we know that after swinging by Keystone Volvo in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, you will be too!

Let's Compare the 2021 Volvo S60 and the Audi A6

These Two Luxury Sedans go Head-to-Head

If you're in the market for an entry-level luxury sedan, then there are a lot of cars on the market to be excited about. We thought it would be worthwhile to look at two of the most popular ones--the 2021 Volvo S60 and the Audi A6--and see how they stack up against each other. 

If you're a driver in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, then you know how important it is to drive a car that you can trust. With that in mind, consider the following vehicle specs, starting with…


Volvo S60: Supercharged T6 engine with 316-hp. PHEV T8 available, with 400-hp and 494lb-ft of torque. 


Audi A6: a 248-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder comes standard. Optional upgrades to a 335-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6. 


Volvo S60: Five-star crash-test safety rating from the NHTSA. Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS. 


Audi A6: Five-star crash-test safety rating from the NHTSA. Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS. 


Volvo S60: Innovative design around maximizing passenger comfort without impacting cargo space. Volvo's signature Scandinavian style is on full display with jeweled switchgear and incredibly comfortable seats. Specially designed cubbies and door pockets are designed to keep storage comfortably removed from riding.


Audi A6: Modern interior with soft leather, along with wood and nickel-finished metal trim on the dashboard and doors. Fold-down rear seats for extra trunk capacity.

Driver Functions

Volvo S60: Forward-collision warning with automated emergency braking. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts. Lane departure warning with real-time traffic monitoring. 


Audi A6: Automated emergency braking. Optional lane-departure warnings with lane-keeping assist. Optional cruise control with adaptive driving modes. 

Starting Price

Volvo S60: $38,745


Audi A6: $55,945

If you ask us, it's not hard to see who the winner is! The 2021 Volvo S60 offers Pennsylvania drivers an incredibly comfortable, reliable, and fuel-efficient ride at a fraction of the cost of an Audi A6! 

If you'd like to test drive this amazing vehicle, swing by Keystone Automotive today! Check out our selection of premium new vehicles or certified pre-owned cars! Our Volvos are perfect for Doylestown drivers, one stop and you'll know why. With a "No Hype, No Pressure" policy, we'll make sure that you find the Volvo that's best for both your driving needs and your budget! 

Shop New & Used Volvos at Keystone Volvo Cars of Doylestown

Check out Keystone Volvo Cars of Doylestown's Impressive Volvo Inventory

If you're in need of a new or used Volvo car, SUV, or wagon, get to Keystone Volvo Cars of Doylestown and prepare to be amazed by our selection and service. Keystone Volvo Cars of Doylestown has been in business for over 50 years and is 100% family-owned and operated. Keystone Volvo Cars of Doylestown is committed to impeccable customer service and no question or concern is off-limits. Why? Because Keystone Volvo Cars of Doylestown is one of the oldest Volvo dealerships in the United States and we wouldn't be in business if we didn't put our customers first.

Keystone Volvo Cars of Doylestown also has a five-star service and maintenance department to ensure your Volvo car, wagon, or SUV stays on the road. Along with an excellent team of service technicians, we also supply Volvo parts so that you're back on the road in no time. 

If you're in need of vehicle financing, our finance department will work with you to find the payment plan that best suits your budget. Buying a car can be a frustrating process, but we make it easy for you to drive home in a new or used Volvo. 

Keystone Volvo Cars of Doylestown is excited to serve Doylestown, Warminster, Lansdale, New Hope, and tall of eastern Pennsylvania with the best selection of new and used Volvos. Come to Keystone Volvo Cars of Doylestown today at 235 S. Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901, and get ready to drive down US-202, I-476, I-276, Route 611, or I-76 in a luxurious and safe Volvo car, wagon, or SUV. 

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