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.

  • Role of the Screen Filter in Volvo Fuel Tanks of Ann Arbor

    Volvo V90

    Sophisticated engines that are fitted into modern vehicle models have been fine tuned to ensure that these engines run efficiently. In luxury brands such as the Volvo, which offer excellent performance as part of their selling points, having a fully-functional engine is vital.

    Within the engine are several smaller components. Each play an important role in ensuring a fully-functional engine. One such component is the screen filter. This is responsible for ensuring that fuel going into the internal combustion chamber is without contamination.

    How It Works

    The screen filter is situated in the engine, where it filters out fuel before it is allowed into the internal combustion chamber. When the fuel is passed through the screen filter, any unwanted substances in the oil are trapped in the filter, and only pure oil is injected into the combustion chamber. Unwanted substances, in this case, could be small stones, soil, and dust that may find their way into the fuel tank.

    In filtering out the unwanted substances from fuel before it goes in for combustion in order to power your Volvo, the screen filter helps to prevent the engine from getting damage that would otherwise be caused by impure fuel getting into the combustion chamber.

    Causes of Screen Filter Issues

    The screen filter in your Volvo can develop issues in the course of your driving. These issues can make your driving experience turn into a nightmare if left unchecked because of the negative impact they may have on your vehicle’s performance.

    The main reason why the screen filter in your Volvo can develop problems is if it becomes clogged. The amount of debris that gets trapped in the screen filter can become too much and cause the filter to be completely clogged. A clogged screen filter will not allow fuel to pass through it and into the combustion chamber, and in case it does, the fuel going through may not be enough. It goes without saying that without fuel going into the engine’s combustion chamber, you are likely to have major problems.

    The Impact of Screen Filter Issues on Your Car

    Some of the negative impacts that you will experience in your car when the screen filter has issues include the obvious loss of power which is a direct result of the poor flow of fuel into the combustion chamber. This loss of power will be more pronounced when accelerating or when driving while carrying a heavy load.

    Another possible effect of screen filter problems is that you will notice the engine misfiring. This is also caused by the lack of sufficient fuel getting into the combustion chamber where it is ignited by the spark plugs. When the fuel is not sufficiently let into the internal combustion chamber, the lowered engine efficiency will also cause the check engine light on the dashboard of the car to illuminate.

    Ways to Prevent Screen Filter Issues

    When it comes to matters relating to the engine of the car, it is always better to be proactive and prevent issues from developing rather than reacting when problems have already reared their ugly heads. The screen filter can easily be protected through simple maintenance tips which include:

    ● Ensuring that you adhere to a strict servicing schedule, where your mechanic flushes out all the engine components and cleans out the oil before changing it for new oil.
    ● Sticking to the quality of fuel that has been recommended by the manufacturer, since it will likely be less prone to breaking down and wearing out, turning into slurry that can quickly clog the screen filter.

    Volvo Fuel Tank Screen Filter Check

    In the event that the screen filter is already clogged, and you notice the signs pointing to the same, you should immediately take your car in for a proper inspection. This will enable the mechanic to take corrective measures before the damages renders the engine permanently damaged.

    Having a mechanic with experience in dealing with foreign brands such as Volvo is more ideal, as they will certainly know how to go about taking the corrective measures. We at Orion Automotive Services have a wealth of experience in servicing Volvos. Our certified technicians are ready to help get your car back on the road in good shape, if you are in areas around Ann Arbor, MI. Visit us or schedule an appointment, and we’ll take it from there.

    * Volvo V90 image credit goes to: teddyleung.

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