Not many people know this, but the Volvo S40 and V50 models are made not in Sweden but in Belgium, and (thanks to Ford's ownership of Volvo) share some components with the Ford Focus and the Mazda 5. The Ford connection notwithstanding, they can be expensive cars to maintain - a fuel filter for the diesel models costs the best part of £90 - so owners need all the help they can get to keep costs down. Fortunately, Haynes has just published a new manual for these cars, of which there are around 50,000 on UK roads.
Haynes Manuals have an enviable reputation worldwide for precise, extensively illustrated instructions to enable owners to undertake everything from simple tasks to major overhauls - and avoid costly garage bills.
Applying the well-established Haynes formula, the new Volvo Manual was written and illustrated following the complete stripdown and re-assembly of one of the models and close examination of others in the range. It covers the Volvo S40 and V50 petrol and diesel models sold in the UK between March 2004 and June 2007.
There are sections on daily, weekly and routine maintenance plus instructions for straightforward jobs such as wiper blade replacement. Also included is advice on preparing for the MOT test, fault-finding charts and useful guidance for driving economically.
For more ambitious home mechanics, major overhauls to the engine, suspension and
brakes have full instructions, illustrations, and a rating for their complexity. Where special
tools are needed, the manual explains their function and (where possible) how to make up
As with all Haynes Manuals, there are sections on:
- Maintenance - simple weekly checks to keep you on the road
- Servicing - complete, fully illustrated step-by-step guides
- Fault-finding - information helping you to pinpoint specific problems easily
- Brakes - safety checks and repairs for the home mechanic
- Haynes Tips - valuable short cuts to make many tasks easier
Review copies available
Haynes Manuals retail at £18.99 (hardback) and are available from all good car
accessory retailers and bookshops including: Halfords, Motor World and WH Smith.
A comprehensive stockist locator can be found at www.haynes.co.uk.
Haynes is the world's leading publisher of automotive repair manuals and is renowned for teaching millions of car owners how to carry out routine maintenance and repairs. Haynes publishes manuals for more than 500 cars and vans as well as useful glovebox guides such as Your
Car and Driving
Abroad. Haynes can help to help drive the cost of motoring down.
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