Private Volvo Mechanic Chicago

Chicago,
Chicago, IL 60646 US
5.0
85 Reviews
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Text or call 773-217-8181

Private Volvo Mechanic Chicago specializes in Volvo repair for the Chicago area.

Volvo can become like a part of the family, and you don't want to trust it to just anybody. That's why I want to bring personal service to your Volvo repairs and service.

I'm a Volvo enthusiast who has been repairing and servicing Volvo cars in the Chicago area for over 17 years now. I have all the latest tools on hand, including Volvo dealer level computer diagnostic equipment. Coupled with the experienced gained from successful car repairs on literally thousands of Volvo cars, I believe I'm the quickest, most affordable and most competent Volvo service and repair shop in the Chicago city metro area.

Whether you're getting an oil change for your Volvo or an engine overhaul, you know you're in good hands with Private Volvo Mechanic of Chicago.

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*Private Volvo Mechanic is not affiliated with Volvo Cars of North America Inc., Volvo Car Corporation, AB Volvo or other Volvo companies whose products or related material may be viewed in our web site.

Our business is in NO WAY affiliated with Volvo Cars or any of their affiliates or dealerships. We are a privately owned company that services Volvo cars. We wholeheartedly support Volvo as a company and as a car maker. All rights to the Volvo logos or Volvo name are the exclusive rights of Volvo Trademark Holding AB and we make no claims regarding them.

Amenities

  • Courtesy Vehicles
  • Shuttle Service
  • Weekend Hours
  • Transit Accessible
  • Walkable Area

Testimonials

  • Best place to go if you own a Volvo. I can't be happier how it all turned out. Great perfect Volvo mechanic! Quality and prices are great also. There is just nothing bad to say about it .

    John on March 15, 2016
  • He fixed my 1998 XC70. I recommend this guy, he fixed everything that was needed to keep my XC70 going, and at a better price than the dealer. It runs better now than ever, and I have had the car for 10 years! He knows Volvos.

    Satisfied Customer
  • If you hate good service and enjoy over paying repair shops and the dealers, this is not the place for you, stop reading! The customer service at Private Volvo Mechanic are second to none. He will walk you through the whole car repair process and explain to you the issue that you are having and he will not talk down to you like most places do. I tried him after I was reading and researching Volvo mechanics. I was reading all the postings online all around about him, so I tried it. And all I can say is, is that he is fantastic Volvo mechanic . I highly recommend him over any dealership or mechanic in Chicago area . His contact info volvochicago@live.com. Try for yourself, it's worth it!

    Satisfied Customer
  • I'm a happy customer of volvochicago@live.com too! As far as I'm concerned, he is my mechanic for life.

    Satisfied Customer
  • I know this is an older thread, but I just wanted to write about the great experience we had last month with him. My son recently moved to Chicago and was experiencing multiple issues with our V40. After consulting this forum, we emailed volvochicago@live.com. He contacted me right away and we had the car towed to his place. He took great care of our car, was very prompt and responsive.

    Satisfied Customer
  • I will agree with the previous 2 posters. Private volvochicago@live.com has been working on my 08 S80 and 09 XC90 for about 2 years now. He's saved me hundreds of dollars, if not thousands. He does use genuine Volvo parts or offers suggestions for better quality aftermarket brands. Your choice, no pressure. I like that.

    Satisfied Customer
  • Probably the best service experience I've had over the last few years. His prices are fair and workmanship is of the highest quality.

    Satisfied Customer
  • Does your Volvo mechanic follow up with a phone call after service to make sure everything is OK? Mine does! I even got a Happy New Year text this year.

    Satisfied Customer
  • Could not agree more,you will not find a more decent and honest man. This mechanic is at the top of his game. Knows Volvos inside and out. I know I have had Volvos for over 20 years. Do yourself a favor if you own a Volvo that no longer is covered by factory warranty, have Volvochicago@live.com take care of your car. You will not be disappointed and will save a bundle.

    Satisfied Customer
  • I live quite a distance from Private Volvo Mechanic Chicago and could have transferred my car's service closer to home. After I tried his service, it's worth the drive to be treated so well. The repair, prices and services were great. He fixed all problems to perfection. To me, it is well worth the drive! Dealerships close to my home don't compare with his quality. I used to spend a lot of money at other dealers, but was never that happy like with Private Volvo Mechanic Chicago. I will come to him whatever my next car is, not just Volvo. His email to contact him 24 hours, he replies fast: Volvochicago@live.com.

    Satisfied Customer

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85 Reviews

  • Deborah 1 week ago

    I’ve used Private Volvo mechanic before and will continue to use as long as I own my Volvo. His knowledge and honesty is refreshing. He tells you like it is. More or less I knew what my issue was but once he checked it over, gave me a complete run down of problems he encountered and what I needed to get it fix. I have an XC90 and it was a bit sluggish when I brought it in. I left feeling confident; my vehicle was back to how it was running when I first purchase it. If you want great service, quality of work, honesty and great price, I highly recommend you taking your vehicle to private Volvo mechanic. You will not regret it!

    2011 Volvo XC90
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  • Jimmy G1 week ago

    Expert Volvo mechanic. Honest and passionate about his work. I would recommend his service any day!

    2004 Volvo XC90
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  • Brent1 month ago

    Excellent Volvo mechanic. I have 160k miles on my XC70 and finally found an extremely thorough, trustworthy mechanic to help me keep the car in top shape. He goes above and beyond the call of duty and uses his technical background to find solutions to difficult diagnostics. The car passed emissions and is running very well. I will not go anywhere else!

    2006 Volvo XC70
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  • Karl2 months ago

    I recommend this company. Service was quick and prices are less than most every other mechanic shop around.

    2012 Volvo XC90
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  • Andy P4 months ago

    I was traveling to Chicago for the weekend from Minnesota when my Volvo starting making a loud noise. I called Private Volvo Mechanic in Chicago and got an appointment right away! Not only did I get an appt, but the right rear wheel hub was fixed the same day for a great price! If it wasn't for this repair shop It would have ruined my entire vacation.

    2002 Volvo V70 XC
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  • Diane W4 months ago

    Excellent and courteous service by Volvo mechanic. The car is a 1993 Volvo that is still running well thanks to him. Great service, excellent communication and very reasonable prices.

    1993 Volvo 850
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  • Mike4 months ago

    Great experience. Mechanic test drove car and gave me an overall evaluation of the car. Made quoted repair at a very reasonable rate and completed earlier than promised. I will go back for sure very accommodating

    2007 Volvo XC70
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  • Tuesday6 months ago

    He's a great mechanic. He's trustworthy, fair and timely.

    2006 Volvo XC70
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  • Rigo Chagolla Jr7 months ago

    All around, by far, the best mechanic I've ever encountered. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my Volvo. I highly recommend him for all the best reasons, you will never be disappointed.

    2010 Volvo XC60
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  • CJ7 months ago

    I have been taking my Volvos here since 2014. I will never go to a dealer. Responsive, honest, and fair prices. You cannot believe how lucky you are if you have a Volvo to have a mechanic like this in the area.

    Fantastic and trustworthy. Do NOT bother with a dealer!

    2008 Volvo XC90
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  • Tom7 months ago

    I've been going to private Volvo mechanic for over a year now. Best work, best prices, options on parts, done in a timely fashion. He is very honest and personable. It's like going to a doctor that you trust.

    2004 Volvo V70 2.5T
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  • Bob Greiner7 months ago

    Chicago Private Volvo Mechanic was able to find the problem and repair my Volvo when the dealer could not.

    2006 Volvo Xc70
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  • Adam10 months ago

    Recently moved my car from California to Illinois. Was looking for a great independent mechanic to take care of my car.

    Private Volvo Mechanic seemed like an interesting place to start. It is all a bit odd, starting with the name. But, the reviews were stellar so I reached out. I am adding my name to the list of stellar reviews.

    An additional complication is that my daughter who attends university in Chicago was driving the car. I needed her to take the car to a trusted mechanic who would fix what was broken and no more. Private Volvo Mechanic sent me video of my car’s under carriage to show me details of what needed to be fixed. This was very helpful.

    I knew the work needed to be done as I was aware from prior visits to another mechanic in California. I had put it off primarily due to pricing. Private Volvo Mechanic’s pricing was very fair.

    I will be returning to him for work in the future.

    2003 Volvo XC 70
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  • Eric10 months ago

    Excellent work on my Volvo. Had a heater problem that was repaired quickly. A real plus given the

    extreme cold weather we are having now. Professional service at a reasonable cost. Great Value!

    2008 Volvo XC70
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  • James Kao10 months ago

    Private Volvo Mechanic has in depth knowledge of Volvo vehicles. He is extremely thorough in all his work, from simple oil changes to brake repairs to engine work. If you have a Volvo vehicle in Chicago, you really need to have Private Volvo Mechanic in your contact list.

    I have had three Volvo vehicles, and I trust Private Volvo Mechanic completely.

    2010 Volvo S40
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  • Thomas Wong10 months ago

    I have a high mileage (318k) S70, the car isn't worth much money in itself but I like to keep it running because it's worth more to me than what I can sell it for. Volvo Mechanic Chicago has helped me keep the car in good running conditions for quite some time now, very happy with the work and price is reasonable.

    1999 Volvo S70
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  • Ted W10 months ago

    Very helpful, easy to get ahold of and meet up with. He went out of his way to check out my car, let me know the issues, and tell me the fix with no sales pressure. Very knowledgeable about Volvo’s and is fair priced.

    2010 Volvo Xc60
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  • Valdovinos 10 months ago

    Amazing mechanic very knowledgeable this is the guy .. excellent!

    2010 Volvo C30 r design
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  • Jeremy Brewington11 months ago

    Another wonderful experience with private Volvo Mechanic! Went in for a simple oil change, and had 2 lights replaced, and diagnosed another issue so I can be aware that the part will eventually fail. In other words, I can now plan for any future repairs. I was informed of everything honestly, clearly, and it was so easy to work with my schedule! If you have a Volvo this is the best thing you can do. Pricing is fair and up front. Do yourself a favor and use this mechanic.

    2006 Volvo Xc70
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  • Steve scheffler 11 months ago

    Exactly what I was looking for. Excellent consultative service. Responded instantly. Gave me fair assessment and estimate with multiple pricing options to choose from. Very transparent and trustworthy consulting. Would recommend to anyone who has a volvo. He knows the cars inside and out and even gives you a heads up on what you can expect to need repair next so you have a timeline. Highly recommend.

    2005 Volvo S60
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  • Joe1 year ago

    Great work and very easy to schedule and work with!

    2007 Volvo S40
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  • Jerry1 year ago

    Volvo Mechanic fixed my volvo super fast - solving a tricky headlight problem, a check engine light and a tune-up. He also examined the car for all issues and gave me a detailed summary, explaining everything that was found - what should be fixed now and what could wait. We discussed what was needed & what it would cost, then he did what we agreed on at the agreed on price. It was smooth and easy, and everything was done right. I"m very pleased, and glad to work with someone who knows volvos well.

    2010 Volvo S80
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  • maureen apostol1 year ago

    wonderful!!!

    2005 Volvo XC 70
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  • Claudia1 year ago

    I only trust my vehicle to this guy. I live in valparasio Indiana and will only have the private volvo mechanic work on my car. He knows his stuff. Is reasonably priced. Huge volvo fanatic..One word.. Trustworthy..

    2013 Volvo Xc90
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  • Brian1 year ago

    I bought this car in 1991...drove it for 7 years...then, gave it to my mother to drive. She decided it was time to give the car up, so I decided to take it back and bring it back up to speed. The A/C wasn't working. But, we also discovered there were many leaking pipes and seals. In a week's time, he had the car running like a top and the A/C working at full capacity. I appreciate his thorough analysis and quality work. And, he's followed up twice now to be sure everything is working fine. Not many mechanics take the time to follow up. If you're looking for a trustworthy, good mechanic who knows Volvos, this is the guy you need.

    1991 Volvo 240
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  • B1 year ago

    Wonderful service honest repair quick well priced. Nice to find someone who works quick and does repair that are necessary. Great Experience with this repair person!!

    2010 Volvo XC90
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  • Mike1 year ago

    Very helpful honest and expert advice.I had many many questions about this classic car I'm trying to keep on the road and he was extremely helpful with his answers and helped me make a plan that would work best for me.

    1998 Volvo V70 T5
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  • Al1 year ago

    Perfect customer service. Mechanic did diagnostics quickly and answered all questions I had about my car. Definitely will go there again when need to service or repair my car.

    2001 Volvo S60
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  • Rim1 year ago

    Great to deal with. Returned email inquiry promptly and set up an inspection of the vehicle. Recently bought the 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 and since I never owned a Volvo I was hoping to fine a mechanic that is familiar with it. He walked me thru what the needs and options that the car has as he test drove and inspected the car. I definitely will have my car serviced there. A very pleasant and informative experience.

    2003 Volvo XC90 T6
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  • Ken K.1 year ago

    I feel fortunate to have found Private Volvo Mechanic via the listing on this website. He is very professional and is good at explaining his recommendations as well as other options. He has been very accommodating, most recently taking time to run a diagnostic on my 2007 S40 at a moments notice. Highly recommended.

    2007 Volvo S40
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  • Satisfied in Chicago1 year ago

    I had some reservations about allowing my car to be serviced privately by someone I didn't know. However, once I met him, my mind was put at ease. He was very knowledgeable about what my car needed and offered suggestions on which repairs were immediate versus those that could wait a few months. The work was done efficiently at the quoted price, and I have had no problems. I will only go to him for my repairs now.

    2004 Volvo XC70
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  • Mary Norkett1 year ago

    The mechanic is the real deal. He worked on my V70 at did a fabulous job at a fraction of the cost of other mechanics. I was nervous buying an older model Volvo, but now with him as my mechanic I feel comfortable with my decision.

    1998 Volvo V70
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  • Kareem1 year ago

    Great work at an affordable price

    2010 Volvo XC60
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  • Dominik K1 year ago

    I have been driven Volvo's for years now and I always had work done at Volvo dealership. This is the first time I decided to give Private Volvo Mechanic (PVM) a try with my 2010 XC90. I needed to have the auto-lock mechanism replaced on the passenger door. He was very professional, accommodated my time, and replaced the system as quickly as it was possible while talking good care of the car. He also gave me future maintenance advise. When need arise, I am planning on going back to PVM. I am very satisfied with his work.

    2010 Volvo XC90
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  • Deborah L1 year ago

    My husband found the “Private Volvo Mechanics” and I’m so happy he did. I’m very pleased and impressed with the work and knowledge he has. On the phone, I convey specifically what I was experiencing with the noise my XC90 was making and he knew right away what the problem was. At the time of appt., he inspected my vehicle and walk me through the process explaining the cause of my current problem in detail and additional problems detected. The day of service he provided me with a loner since the wait time would be longer than 3 hours. Once I picked up my vehicle, notice a car wash was done and he explained parts and services performed. The service I received was to my satisfaction if not better. I would highly recommend his work over previous mechanics and dealer I’ve visited and I’m totally pleased to say, I consider him as my personal mechanic now and in the future.

    2011 Volvo XC90
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  • K1 year ago

    Good work at a fair price

    2011 Volvo XC60
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  • Diane1 year ago

    With an older model car, things tend to happen suddenly. Our mechanic not only fixes everything quickly and completely but also educates me along the way. I feel more confident driving my vintage Volvo. I couldn't be happier with the service he provides!

    1992 Volvo 240
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  • Tom gaynor1 year ago

    I purchased an old Volvo v70 that had good bones but needed some TLC. I learned about Private Volvo Mechanic here on the internet and couldn't believe the number of great reviews. He did an excellent job and I feel like I got a good price and most of all an honest and thourough mechanic.

    2004 Volvo V70
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  • Kevin Johnson1 year ago

    He was extremely professional, courteous, kind, and helpful. And he went way out of his way to help me with my car's issues, working late, and coming to my house, and giving great advice.

    2007 Volvo XC90
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  • Ruth1 year ago

    He did a great job for us. We had a problem with our heater and didn't want to put a lot of money into the car because we planned to get rid of it as soon as we found a good replacement. With a Chicago winter coming on we couldn't do without heat. He made it work! Highly recommended!!!

    1996 Volvo 850
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  • Roger1 year ago

    Super friendly and quick turnaround time. I will be bringing my second Volvo around as well.

    2008 Volvo C30
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  • James Kao1 year ago

    He is an experienced and very able Volvo technician. He has performed several service/maintenance jobs on my S40, and I am extremely pleased with his work. He is wonderful person, and any Volvo owner would be fortunate to have him work on their car.

    2010 Volvo S40
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  • Aia1 year ago

    Amazing experience. My niece pulled my mirror off on my passenger mirror and since I travel a lot for work I needed to get it replaced asap. I knew the dealer would've charged a astronomical price to get fix so I decided to do a google search and I was thrilled to find Volvo mechanics. He answered my email right away and gave me a price on the repair within minutes. The repair literally took five minutes and he was extremely professional!! I will defiantly be going back in the near future.

    2011 Volvo S80
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  • Adam Richmond1 year ago

    I found out about PVM via a google search for a mechanic specializing in Volvos after receiving a huge repair estimate from the dealership. After a call my appointment was booked. My Volvo has 165K+ miles and needed new belts, alternator, water pump, MAF sensor and more. All the work was completed at a fraction of the cost the dealership wanted all with new OEM Volvo parts (which is a must). I would not hesitate to go back for more work. Communication was phenomenal, I was sent pics and video of the work being done. Ed is truly passionate about cars and knows his stuff. After picking up the car he followed up to make sure everything was fine. I definitely would recommend going to PVM if you have a Volvo.

    2006 Volvo S60
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  • john oddo1 year ago

    This is my third service performed at this shop. After getting outrageous quotes at the dealer and another private shop for the computer for the HVAC system I was pleased to get the same repair for less than half the other quotes. The price combined with the highest level of experience and previous satisfaction are the reasons I will return to this excellent experienced mechanic. As a fellow small business owner I can highly recommend this shop....

    2002 Volvo s60
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  • Bob G.1 year ago

    Private Volvo Mechanic did a phenomenal job getting our Volvo back up and running.

    We started having problems with the car about 6 months ago and it was becoming unreliable. My mechanic friend tried, but couldn't figure the problem out. I took it to the dealer multiple times and spent a few thousand dollars, but the same problems kept reappearing. How is it that a dealer cannot fix their own car?

    I was getting ready to cut my losses and dump the car, which I love, when I found Private Volvo Mechanic. Within a day he had a whole list of what he found wrong and gave me a very fair price, with the option to use Volvo or after market parts. He also offered rebuilt and used parts to help save money as an option over new parts and clearly explained everything. We went ahead with the work and I was still skeptical.

    It has been a month and the car is working just fine. I'm so happy to have found him and will use him exclusively to service my Volvo for now on.

    He is honest, fair and explains everything in a way that is easy to understand. Great Job!

    2004 Volvo XC70
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  • Halid1 year ago

    This guy is professional, knowledgeable, smart, nice, honest and on top of all that the service is cheaper by far than anywhere else you go. I am speaking from the experience. Contact him and you will see for yourself. Thank you so much for taking care of my 2 cars and taking care of me whenever I needed you.

    2000 Volvo S80
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  • Satisfied customer1 year ago

    Great service! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Took my 2004 v70 for rough idle and power loss. Diagnosed and identified problem immediately due to a bad throttle body. It's very comforting to know a Volvo expert is looking at your car with sophisticated tools required for Volvo cars. I definitely recommend to any Volvo owner that wants to avoid expensive dealer prices. Will be going back for any issues i may have. Feels good to be a Volvo owner again.

    2004 Volvo V70
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  • maureen apostol1 year ago

    Excellent service, explains all issues which need attention. Listens to the customer regarding perceived problems. Very honest.

    2005 Volvo Cross Coutry X70
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  • Matt S.1 year ago

    After an alert popped up on my dashboard, I went to a Northshore Volvo dealership to have it checked. The service center at the dealership ended up charging me $130 for a diagnostic check (even though their website says they don't charge for diagnostic checks), with the explanation being that they subtract the cost of the diagnostic from the total of any repair work. After learning that they wanted to replace my seatbelt and coinciding sensor (a complete load of BS) for something like $800, I told them to keep the $130 for the diagnostic, and began searching for a mechanic that would reasonably address the issue. I just want to say that I'm greatful for finding PVM. He was able to thoroughly handle the issue with my vehicle. He is professional, highly knowledgeable, and walks you through every step of the work he does. Unfortunately, for the dealership I originally went to, the PVM confirmed that they were trying to squeeze me for extra cash, so I won't be giving them any further business. I plan to consult the PVM for any future repairs or maintenance, and so should you!

    2011 Volvo XC60
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  • John O.1 year ago

    Okay this is the first review I've ever put online. It's due to the fact that this mechanic is trustworthy efficient and very knowledgeable about the product brand. I had a complicated issue and my HVAC system and he diagnosed it correctly after several failed attempts by others and repaired it for less than half of what I was quoted elsewhere. He is trustworthy which goes a long way for auto repair service. And would highly recommend him to inspect and diagnose any other problems in the future. Compliments to the small business community

    2002 Volvo S60
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  • Rado1 year ago

    The best Volvo mechanic in the Chicago area , great guy and super mechanic. Lower prices than dealership, job done at 1 visit. The best!

    2002 Volvo S 80
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  • Dave1 year ago

    Terrific service at a reasonable price, and a ride to the el. I'm very happy with the TLC my old Volvo received.

    2000 Volvo S80
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  • Jose1 year ago

    My check engine light came on and I couldn't afford expensive Volvo dealer., found him online great man great service no issues no BS .. definitely would go back to him.

    2003 Volvo C70 convertible
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  • John P1 year ago

    He has been my mechanic for 6+ years. I trust his recommendations and work implicitly. He makes service a breeze by picks up the car, makes sure it's ready when I'm return home and can pick it up on way in from O'Hare. He is the best mechanic I've ever had and recommend him to everyone I know.

    2006 Volvo V70
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  • Holly 1 year ago

    Private Volvo Mechanic Chicago provides dependable service to my vehicle. Time estimate for service and repairs is spot on. Always gives a fair estimate of cost prior to starting any repair. I have never been let down by their service.

    2008 Volvo XC90
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  • Bill 1 year ago

    He found me on YELP about 3 years ago. I had a been using a neighborhood shop until my last breakdown. The angle gear snapped and I was heading into the winter without AWD. My local shop told me he couldn't do the job due to complexity. He said I'd have to go the the dealer. This is when I reached out to him at Private Volvo Mechanic. I was hesitant at first. From all the information I was able to find about him, I thought this was too good to be true. Then he provided several references, with whom I spoke. According to them, he was amazing. I met up with him, dropped it off and had him do 3 major repairs. He's not the most convenient to where I live, but going out of my way for the service he provides is worth it. He sent me photos of all the new Volvo parts he'd be installing. He then sent me pictures of each one of those new parts on my car. When I picked up my car at his home, he took the time to show me the parts he took out and explained to me about other future repairs to watch for.. He is A #1 in my book. I am happy I trusted him. Oh, and I saved a ton of money. The dealer would have been much more expensive.

    2006 Volvo S60 AWD 2.5
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  • Jeff Welch1 year ago

    I worked with him as I was in search of a cost-effective and qualified mechanic to perform a 90K service on my Volvo S40. He is indeed both. He is thorough in his explanation of services, competent, and reasonably priced. He's also a really nice guy! I'm now a loyal customer.

    2006 Volvo S40
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  • Senaid1 year ago

    I am very happy with the service provided by him. After purchasing my used volvo s80 2009, I took it in for a 120k service. I was infirmed of everything that needed to be done and why. The car runs like new now. Very happy with the outcome and highly suggest it.

    2009 Volvo S80
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  • Claudia2 years ago

    I come all the way from Indiana to have my car repaired here. He's honest and reasonably priced.. He even checks up with u a few hundred miles late to see if everything is working okay after repair. That's good business practice..

    2013 Volvo Xc90
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  • James Kao2 years ago

    Very professional and knowledgeable about Volvo vehicles. Easy to communicate with and easy-going personality. He provides a loaner car while your car is being worked on. This makes it all very convenient. Can't own a Volvo without having a good mechanic you can depend on. Give him a call!

    2010 Volvo S40
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  • George W.2 years ago

    We normally do all maintenance and repairs at the Volvo dealer. We needed brakes and side mirrors replaced due to being sideswiped and other misc items and just had enough of paying through the nose. I found him online and am so glad we did. He is a great guy. Made us comfortable and treated us right from start to finish. A+. Fantastic.. We are not using the dealer anymore. He is now our Volvo mechanic and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, honest, fair, dependable mechanic...

    2008 Volvo S40
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  • Mike2 years ago

    I had alternator issues with my convertible and was recommended to him by someone in the industry, he is very professional and made recommendations as to how to repair my vehicle. He not only finished earlier than scheduled but discovered one part didn't need replaced so took that off bill and came under budget . Will definitely use next time something comes up very satisfied.

    2003 Volvo C70
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  • M. Garofola2 years ago

    Last chance for me as the dealer & private shop gave me the bad news, that among everything else - the turbo was done & needed to be replaced. Saw Volvo mechanic reviews online & figured why not? Wrote him, and as advertised he responded with an email of his own plus a text to confirm. Long story short, brought the car to him, left it with him & after his review of the car, gave me a detailed report of what needed to be done, in order of importance. He never once pushed for the work, and answered everything in a clear, consise manor. Great guy, thorough, and his work was done in a reasonable time frame, and reasonable cost. My Volvo guy from here on out! BTW: the turbo did NOT need to be replaced!!

    2009 Volvo S40 - AWD Turbo
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  • M. Scott2 years ago

    When my car's warranty expired i was looking for a mechanic to provide the necessary maintenance, and I found that PVM was very close to my location, so I scheduled an appointment. I found PVM to be informative, reassuring, and fully capable of performing the work I requested. I'll definitely continue using his services as long as I own my Volvo XC60. Also, I didn't require a loaner vehicle while he worked on my car, but he offers one for those who need it, which makes PVM a nice choice.

    2011 Volvo XC60
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  • Wanda2 years ago

    I had a very good experience with this mechanic. He was straight forward and honest. He advised me on which repairs were immediate vs those that can wait a few months. He finished my car in the time frame that he originally quoted. Definitely worth it!

    2004 Volvo XC70
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  • Cathy Bradley2 years ago

    I found him 4 years ago online when I moved to Chicago. He is amazing mechanic and person. I just rolled over 263,000 miles on my volvo and he has been a big part of keeping it going. He is honest, friendly, and truthful. He always tells me what I need done and what needs to be done in the future with my car. He is fair in his pricing and I can contact him by text if something is going on with my car and he is ALWAYS there to help. I recommend everyone to use his service. He is a ROCK STAR in my eyes!

    1999 Volvo S70
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  • Florin2 years ago

    I owned m s80 for 10 years and and the last 6 years i was servicing with him . It is like going to the dealer but not paying dealer price. With me he was always straight forward and honest never replace parts that did not need to be replaced like other mechanics do. If i need parts to be replaced he would let me know what i need to buy or he could buy them for me form the dealer or aftermarket, would be my choice. I recommend Private Volvo Mechanic for anyone that owns a Volvo and not only...

    1999 Volvo S80
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  • Geoff Austin2 years ago

    Great mechanic! Very cost effective. These cars can be tricky to diagnose and work on. He knows these cars and is flexible with your schedule. I highly recommend him.

    2004 Volvo S80 T6
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  • Jacob2 years ago

    He did a great job. We had issues with the transmission and we all know what that means if we would bring it to Volvo.....he diagnosed the issue, and flushed the transmission. Throughout the whole thing he explained everything he did to the car and I just had a feeling that I was getting very professional and honest service. He even drove the car to my house after service. We saved A LOT of money. The car is running smoothly. I couldn't recommend this service enough. I am just sad it took me so long to find this guy since I have waste so much going to the dealer (both time and $$$)

    2007 Volvo XC90 V8
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  • Paul2 years ago

    I have owned my XC70 for 7 years now. I bought it used with 80K miles on it. It was all dealer maintained from the previous owner so I continued to follow that trend. Soon though it began to get really expensive and they were always pushing me to do maintenance that I really did not want to do. So I began to get lax because I was trying to avoid the costs involved. I now had 160K on the car and began hearing some funny noises and the performance was just not the same. I was speaking to a friend about taking it in to the dealer again and dreading the bill. He recommended the private Volvo Mechanic. I decided to give him a shot and I will never regret that day. This guy loves Volvo's ! He took my car, diagnosed the several issues I had and even documented his progress on the car by sending me photos and video. My AWD was out and I didn't even know it. The Dealer wanted to replace my transfer case (BIG $$) because they said it was leaking. He sent me a photo and said that it was only seeping fluid very slowly and not a real issue at this time, but we would keep an eye on it. He did a total tune up , replaced my rusting out exhaust and replaced my rear oil pump to get the AWD functioning again. His prices were very fair and his knowledge of the car was fantastic. There was never a time when I did not trust his opinion. Bottom line: He knows what he is doing, He tells you the truth, His prices are fair for the difficulty of the work he is doing. I will never go anywhere else again. I really love the car and do not want to sell. I now have 160K on the vehicle and can easily see 200 and maybe beyond with this type of quality care and customer service.

    2005 Volvo XC70
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  • Joe 2 years ago

    Private Volvo mechanic fixed my 2002 S40 with OEM parts but a huge discount on labor. Work was performed on point if not better than dealer. Experienced technician has been in the business. VOLVO owners take notice!

    2002 Volvo S40
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  • CJ2 years ago

    Great service. Far cheaper than taking your Volvo to the dealer. Honest, and straightforward opinions and work. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

    2004 Volvo V70
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  • David2 years ago

    I can't say enough good things. Fixed my S80's leaking PS hose quickly, professionally and at a very fair price. He knows Volvos and you can be sure this isn't the first time he's doing the job, so it will be done right.

    2000 Volvo S80 T6
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  • Melvin Misup2 years ago

    volvochicago@live.com told me exactly what I needed for the repair of my car and when it would be ready. To my surprise, the work was done and the car was ready exactly when I was told. Since then, I have been enjoying the way my car performs compared to the way it was before the work was done. The transaction was pleasant and I would recommend ChicagoVolvo to anyone needing work done on a Volvo.

    1992 Volvo 240
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  • Cindy P.2 years ago

    He is a very professional mechanic who has exceeded my expectations. Excellent communication before appointments, punctual, and quantity work. Grateful to have found him!

    2012 Volvo S60
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  • Jesse Bee2 years ago

    Awesome and honest. All work done in a timely manner. He compared aftermarket parts to original and explained benefits of both so that I could make an informed decision. Very happy with work and I will be returning.

    2005 Volvo V70
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  • Jon2 years ago

    What a find!! I found this mechanic via referral from another Volvo owner. Little did I know I'd be needing his services so soon. I just got my car back and the total experience was great. He kept me informed throughout the process with texts and photos. He knows his stuff - a 17 year certified Volvo mechanic. I'm certain I saved at least 40% off what I would have paid at a Volvo dealer using the same Volvo parts. My car is back to running at top condition. I won't take my car anywhere else in the future. He's honest, very reasonably priced and skilled. What more could you want?

    2006 Volvo SC90
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  • Paulo solano2 years ago

    It was for me the best experience he knows volvo perfectly and very honest I recommend him a lot

    2001 Volvo V70 xc
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  • Marty2 years ago

    volvochicago@live.com is very helpful. Professional work.

    1993 Volvo 240
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  • Gabe2 years ago

    If you own a Volvo, look no further than Private Volvo Mechanic for your mechanic. He is AMAZING! When I brought my vehicle to him, he spent an hour looking at if from front to back, and everywhere in between. He told me the problem areas, and didn't bet around the bush. He explained the most urgent issues and told me what could wait, and what would be the outcome. His rates are well below anywhere else on Chicago, and his knowledge is second to none. He's also a Volvo driver, so he understands the vehicles from both perspectives. Honest, intelligent, excellent. If those are traits you're looking for in a mechanic, shoot him an email and you'll never be sorry.

    2005 Volvo Xc90
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  • AC 2 years ago

    My husband found this shop online and I'll admit I was a bit skeptical as we didn't know anything about him, but we decided to take the gamble and see if he could service our older model Volvo. We are so happy we did! He was able to fix everything needed and told us honestly what we didn't need done right away. We took the car in numerous times to him for various things and he always fixed the issue at a fraction of what the dealer would have. I'd recommend him to anyone with a Volvo. You can tell he prides himself in his work and has a love of all things Volvo.

    2004 Volvo XC90
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  • Will2 years ago

    I only have good things to say. He took care of my '92 Volvo 240 quickly, professionally, and for a super reasonable price. I've used him twice and none of the problems he's resolved for me have resurfaced more than a year later. Chicago weather can be cruel on old Volvos like mine but I rest easier knowing that he can fix any issue I have no problem!

    1992 Volvo 240
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  • Peter J Kuczynski2 years ago

    Best mechanic that I have ever had. Always available, extremely fast and affordable.

    1993 Volvo 240
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  • I C2 years ago

    This guy is truely Awesome. Cannot say good enough things about him. This guy is your best mechanic, your best friend, your best neighbor, your best driver to just say few things. He is always available and will help you in any way you needed. He will do the BEST job on your car but check this out....he will be the CHEAPEST....How is this possible? Because he is not greedy like others, he understand you and cares about you and believes that money is not everything. He will be my mechanic as long as we both shall live :)

    2011 Volvo Xc90 AWD
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