101 Parkland Plaza, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Dear Orion Guests,

We hope this message finds you and your family in good health.

Spring is here and so are we! The flowers are blooming and warm winds are not far off. We took some time to be safe at home with our families and now we're back ready to keep you safely on the road. We hope we're nearing the end of the self-quarantine period, so let us know if this is a good time to get your car into Spring shape while it isn't being driven. We are still following strict safety standards for the health of our team and our guests. Please call or email the shop to set up an appointment.

Everything OK with your ride? We would love nothing more than to hear from you. Reach out and let us know you are OK. We miss you!

Be safe and be well,
Rich and The Crew

Reminder: Here's How We're Keeping You Safe!

We're still modifying our practices to ensure the safety of our guests and the safety of our team. So, here is the plan to keep us all safe and happy:

Until further notice, Only Orion team members will be allowed in the building.

1. Guest will schedule an appointment by phone, email, or website.
2. A member of our team will contact you to schedule a drop off time.
3. Once you arrive, drop your keys in the after hours chute in the little vestibule in front of building.
4. One of us will contact you with an assessment. Our software is perfect for communicating recommendations. You can call, text, or email us, or approve the work in the email we will send you.
5. Once the work is completed, we'll take payment over the phone and schedule a time for pickup.
6. After service, we'll thoroughly disinfect your vehicle and park in front of the building.

As always, we're thoroughly cleaning our facility throughout the day and are restricting our team's travel as much as is possible.

  • Possible Reasons Why Your Volvo’s Cooling Fan is Malfunctioning

    Volvo Radiator Fan

    There are a few scenarios that trouble Volvo drivers more than anything: flat tires and engine overheating. The latter is one of the most highly documented automotive issues in the country, yet it’s also one of the most preventable. One common reason for engine overheating, especially during the warmer months of the year, is a malfunctioning cooling fan.

    Your Volvo’s cooling system is what keeps the engine running at an optimal temperature, and without a working cooling fan the system cannot perform its job effectively. Being informed about such automotive issues is the foundation for giving your Volvo the care it requires. In this article, we will provide some background information on why your cooling fan is malfunctioning and what you can do in the future to keep this from happening to you and your Volvo.

    What is the Main Function of Your Volvo’s Cooling Fan?

    Your Volvo’s cooling fan, also known as the radiator fan, is an essential component of the cooling system in your vehicle. As we mentioned before, the cooling system is a complex set of parts that helps to regulate the internal temperature of the engine to avoid overheating. If the radiator isn’t adequately cooled due to a faulty cooling fan, it can lead to catastrophic engine damage that can often be avoided with proper preventive care. Here are a few of the possible reasons why your cooling fan is malfunctioning:

    Clutch Assembly Failure

    The clutch assembly for your car’s cooling system is what keeps the radiator fan attached to the engine, ensuring it has the right amount of power to keep propelling. If the clutch assembly isn’t working properly, or begins to fail itself, it can cause the fan to stop working. Over time, the clutch assembly will begin to wear and require servicing. Inspecting the clutch assembly for your cooling fan should be a part of routine care for your Volvo.

    Sensor Failure

    Your Volvo’s cooling system relies heavily on the temperature sensor to determine if the engine requires a cool-down. The sensor initiates the fan motion to cool the engine when it gets too hot; therefore, if the sensor is failing or becomes damaged it trigger the cooling fan to come on at the appropriate times.

    Low on Coolant

    Fluid care is one of the most critical elements of ongoing auto maintenance; when it comes to radiator fluid, it may not directly determine whether the cooling fan is working properly or not, but it will certainly not produce the desired effect of the cooling fan. In other words, the fan is useless if the coolant liquid isn’t there. Keeping coolant full and free of contaminants can certainly help prevent engine overheating.

    Electrical Issues

    Another common cause of cooling fan failure or malfunction is electrical problems. The cooling system, as well as many other components of your Volvo, relies on electrical impulses, which cannot be communicated properly with failing electrical components. Here are some elements to consider when it comes to electrical maintenance:

    Bad Wiring
    Wiring can corrode over time, which impedes important communication channels for your cooling system. Having wiring frequently inspected is recommended for a number of systems in your car, and should certainly be a part of ongoing cooling system maintenance.

    Faulty Fuses
    Fuses can blow in your car, which can affect anything from your power door locks and windows to engine functioning – the same is true of your cooling fan in your Volvo. Replacing blown fuses or attending to electrical issues is essential in order to keep your cooling fan running all year long.

    Red Volvo Car

    A Preventive Approach to Auto Care

    Viewing your Volvo’s ongoing care from a preventive lens is the best way to keep from dealing with cooling system issues. The Volvo experts here at Orion Automotive Services have helped build our reputation as the leading dealership alternative in the Ann Arbor, MI, area, and we’re proud to assume that title. Our clients’ safety and satisfaction is our number one priority at all times, and we make it a point to act preventively with each vehicle we service. To have a cooling system inspection performed, or to learn more about our shop’s qualifications working with Volvo cars, please contact us to speak with a helpful specialist.

    * Red Volvo Car image credit goes to: ESezer.

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