About Care by Volvo

Care by Volvo is Volvo’s own subscription service, allowing customers access to the full range of Volvo vehicles on long-term subscriptions. As the terms available are 2 years, the service will feel more like a lease than a subscription to many, but the option to extend the contract and to include insurance as part of the subscription deal is what makes Care by Volvo a subscription service rather than a lease.

Customers have access to the full Volvo range, and benefit from Volvo on Call, as well as servicing through the company. The Care by Volvo subscription is available throughout the US, in States in which Volvo operates (contact Care by Volvo for specifics).​

How it works

Volvo assess your eligibility and go through the necessary ID and license checks before offering a price list. Then, you have a choice of the full range of Volvo vehicles, with tax, maintenance, servicing, breakdown cover and insurance included. The Volvo insurance policy is part age and part vehicle based.

The subscription term is 24 months, with the option to renew, return or even purchase the vehicle at the end of this period. Volvo take their monthly subscription charge one month in advance, and any other costs incurred are charged at the end of the term or on the annual service.

Customers also have access to the Volvo helpline if they have any problems and can either collect or arrange for delivery of their vehicle.​

Cost and fees

Volvo don’t charge a deposit on their vehicles but do ask for the monthly subscription payments a month in advance. The fees vary, depending on vehicle and spec:

  • XC90 – from $800 per month
  • XC60 – from $750 per month
  • XC40 – from $700 per month
  • S60 – from $700 per month
  • V60 Cross Country – from $750 per month

The mileage limit is set at $15,000 and Care by Volvo charge extras thereafter, with no option to purchase extra mileage bundles at this time.

Brands and models

Care by Volvo customers have access to several Volvo vehicles. This includes:

  • XC90
  • XC60
  • XC40
  • S60
  • V60 Cross Country

The selection service feels more like a purchase, as you can customize your vehicle by selecting trim before arranging to begin the service.

Notice periods

As subscriptions are on a fixed term, Volvo contact their customers towards the end of their 2 or 3-year agreement to see if they would like to extend, cancel or flip vehicles.​​

What’s special about Care by Volvo?

Care by Volvo is a subscription service run by a car manufacturer – Volvo. For fans of the brand, or for those who want to have access to new models and favorable dealerships services, Care by Volvo makes sense. While the subscription, at 24 months, is long-term compared with its competitors, it also allows you the option to purchase the vehicle at the end of the term, which pushes it even closer to a traditional lease business model.

However, the inclusion of insurance, maintenance, servicing and roadside assistance means that Care by Volvo operate as almost a hybrid lease/subscription company, which is a Unique Selling Point when compared with its subscription competitors.

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Care by Volvo do have a Facebook page, but it is currently underused.

Conclusion

Care by Volvo offer car subscriptions on new vehicles to drivers who meet state guidelines (varied across the US), with insurance included. As their contract lengths are 2 years, they are less flexible than many of their competitors; however, they offer all the typical features of a car subscription (tyres, maintenance, servicing, breakdown cover, tax) as well as access to their Volvo on Call service.

For fans of Volvo cars, Care by Volvo will appeal as it offers the opportunity to drive their latest models without the hassle of ownership.​​

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  1. After leasing my coffee for 3 in half years always paid on time, when you return your car they charge you $350.00 us tax! RIP off! When you ask them why? They tell you you should of read the fine print! Is this the way you treat a customer? I will never buy, lease or refer anyone to volvo ag. - from Maria isabel. Michelena | 2020-08-27
  2. I’ve used other subscription companies and they let you go on 1-month or 2-month terms, but with Care by Volvo it’s 2 years. There’s nothing wrong with the service they provide, but 2 years is basically a lease so I’m not sure why they’ve made those the terms. - from Landon Davies | 2020-01-17
  3. I’ve seen people mention online that the terms are too long, but I actually quite like it. It’s like a middle ground between buying and owning, with all the perks and none of the drawbacks of both worlds. And the helpline is really good too so you never feel alone. - from ElizaB29 | 2020-01-13

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