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Anyone have any recommendations for service in the DC Metro area? I've been taking my care to Don Byer in Falls Church, but now that I'm out of warranty I figgure I can get a better deal /service some place else. <p>Thanks.
 

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Re: Independent Volvo Service in the DC/VA/MD area... (kanned)

I work for Herb gordon Volvo in silver spring md its the best volvo dealer around. no check that EVER!!!!<br>I HATE side shopes because they do not know enouff about volvos if you ask me your going to over all pay more goin to side shops then comming to the dealer. it will take them longer to diag a problem. and most side shops order the rong parts they dont know that the R car is a spechell car. My name is Nick and my SVC writer is Jose we are the best team at herb gordon <br>Sorry about my spelling i am not good at it and it is what it is
 

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Viking Automotive in Chantilly is probably the best Independent around the DC area. Its right across from Costco where Route 50 and 28 intersect. <br><A HREF="http://www.vikingautomotive.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vikingautomotive.com</A>/<br>Their labor rate is far below the dealers outrageous rates and they use genuine Volvo parts priced below dealer list.<p>And just so you know, there are three Volvo Master Techs employed there and all other techs are ASE certified as well. They have VIDA as well as access to all TNN and repair info, just like the dealer.
 

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I can't speak to service on an R in particular, but AutoScandia in Herndon, which does Saabs and Volvos, did a good job on my old Saab, and my folks used to take their Volvo to Scandinavian Import Service in Rockville MD.
 

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Re: Independent Volvo Service in the DC/VA/MD area... (Oceans60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Oceans60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Viking Automotive in Chantilly is probably the best Independent around the DC area. Its right across from Costco where Route 50 and 28 intersect. <br><A HREF="http://www.vikingautomotive.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vikingautomotive.com</A>/<br>Their labor rate is far below the dealers outrageous rates and they use genuine Volvo parts priced below dealer list.<p>And just so you know, there are three Volvo Master Techs employed there and all other techs are ASE certified as well. They have VIDA as well as access to all TNN and repair info, just like the dealer.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What's funny about this is that over in Gaithersburg there is an independent Saab repair shop called....you guessed it, Viking Automotive. <A HREF="http://www.vikingsaab.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vikingsaab.com</A>
 

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Re: Independent Volvo Service in the DC/VA/MD area... (HarryHood)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>HarryHood</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>What's funny about this is that over in Gaithersburg there is an independent Saab repair shop called....you guessed it, Viking Automotive. <A HREF="http://www.vikingsaab.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vikingsaab.com</A></TD></TR></TABLE><br>That is funny. Different State though and looks like they only do Saab.<br>But they've only been in business since 2000. <br>Viking Automotive in Chantilly acquired that name in 1994 and has been in business since 1985. <br>
 

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I've taken our XC to Scandinavian Auto Imports in Rockville -- they seemed to know what they were doing...
 

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no all thoes shops suck!!! expect herb gordon volvo!!! svc wrighter jose svc tech nick-me!!! best to work on your car
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JAS</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I've taken our XC to Scandinavian Auto Imports in Rockville -- they seemed to know what they were doing...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>AVOID THIS SHOP! I went there 2 years ago they are IDIOTS!<p>These guys used to be good, they have been around for over 10 years, almost bought a car from them back then. After I got my V70R I took it to them put in a new bevel gear and trany flush, everything seemed good. Then when it was time to change the time belt water pump and belt tensioner I had them do that too. I'm not going to go into details but the problems I encountered from them were... Scratching the plastic engine cover on the R, I asked them to replace it. Stripping an oil return line banjo bolt, having to repair it with a helicoil, found metal shaving in the oil when I got it back. The alignment was off because of the oil line repair. And to ad insult to injury they scratched up the plastic engine cover AGAIN! it was brand new! All told the car was gone for a month! And I still had to shell out $50 bucks for an alinement. And then recently I discovered that when they flushed the trany they used the wrong fluid!<p>And do you know what there excuse was? Well we can't afford to pay to get the good mechanics. But they could afford a brand new place with new floors and offices and coffee makers but can't afford good help? He even gave me a sob store about how they had to fire the guy, like it my fauslt that he didn't know what the hell he was doing! And he is actually telling me this... I've never been so shocked at how stupid a Manager could be! After the second screw up I got them to give me $200 credit in labor for the future. But after the third screw up I said "Never" take it too them again.<br>This is a warning! Never go there!<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>B-more</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>AVOID THIS SHOP! I went there 2 years ago they are IDIOTS!<p>These guys used to be good, they have been around for over 10 years, almost bought a car from them back then. After I got my V70R I took it to them put in a new bevel gear and trany flush, everything seemed good. Then when it was time to change the time belt water pump and belt tensioner I had them do that too. I'm not going to go into details but the problems I encountered from them were... Scratching the plastic engine cover on the R, I asked them to replace it. Stripping an oil return line banjo bolt, having to repair it with a helicoil, found metal shaving in the oil when I got it back. The alignment was off because of the oil line repair. And to ad insult to injury they scratched up the plastic engine cover AGAIN! it was brand new! All told the car was gone for a month! And I still had to shell out $50 bucks for an alinement. And then recently I discovered that when they flushed the trany they used the wrong fluid!<p>And do you know what there excuse was? Well we can't afford to pay to get the good mechanics. But they could afford a brand new place with new floors and offices and coffee makers but can't afford good help? He even gave me a sob store about how they had to fire the guy, like it my fauslt that he didn't know what the hell he was doing! And he is actually telling me this... I've never been so shocked at how stupid a Manager could be! After the second screw up I got them to give me $200 credit in labor for the future. But after the third screw up I said "Never" take it too them again.<br>This is a warning! Never go there!<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thats right never go there or any orther indy shops!!!!! bring it to herb gordoon volvo!!!!! im telling you if you go some were ese youll reget it for ever and i dont fix orther peoples frak up for cheep. expecly after i tould them not to go there and bring it to me.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvokidS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Thats right never go there or any orther indy shops!!!!! bring it to herb gordoon volvo!!!!! im telling you if you go some were ese youll reget it for ever and i dont fix orther peoples frak up for cheep. expecly after i tould them not to go there and bring it to me.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Now I do everything my self or I go to Rob at Martens. I'd go to see Nick but HG is a little to far from me. The only Indy I'd see is Todd up in Sykesville, MD. He does work on the side at his own shop...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvokidS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Thats right never go there or any orther indy shops!!!!! bring it to herb gordoon volvo!!!!! im telling you if you go some were ese youll reget it for ever and i dont fix orther peoples frak up for cheep. expecly after i tould them not to go there and bring it to me.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I will never service my car with a technician who can't even properly spell the name of the dealership he works for.<p>That being said, as I no longer own a Volvo, I'm not particularly worried about it.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JAS</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I will never service my car with a technician who can't even properly spell the name of the dealership he works for.<p>That being said, as I no longer own a Volvo, I'm not particularly worried about it.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>HA your goin to give me poop cause i hit the "O" buttion t times LOL!! your a weeney!! LOL
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvokidS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>...your a weeney!! LOL</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Go Nick. Give it to that smarty pants! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I know that if I had a tech who was from the board and they knew what they were doing, Id go there. Granted, not everyone is a great speller or has the best grammar...over the net, a person cannot type for ish but the person may be mechanically inclined, then thats the person I want working on my car. But eh, to each his own.
 
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