Enthusiastic owners of Volvo "bricks" and "turbobricks", as they're affectionately called, are big believers in maintenance. That means using the best genuine and aftermarket Volvo parts available online, which can be expensive unless purchased from a discount warehouse such as CPD. Genuine OEM items are manufactured by the same "original equipment manufacturer" that supplied the factory pieces used to build the car. Aftermarket versions are made by non-OEM manufacturers, which means the components are very similar to OEM, but don't come in a branded box. Occasionally cost-conscious owners will try cheap, used parts, but such equipment is often worn-out and close to failure, which means the cost of installation is wasted when the used items have to be replaced over and over again. If cost is a concern, it's almost always better to install new aftermarket replacements instead of used, to maximize long-term reliability and performance.
CPD has specialized in aftermarket and OEM parts online since 1987 and has the inventory and supplier network to get you the repair and restoration items you need - fast. If you've never ordered aftermarket or genuine OEM parts online before, be assured it couldn't be easier. Select the year and model of your sedan or wagon to view all of the aftermarket and OEM bits available, and within days your Volvo components will be delivered!
The Volvo Story
Introduced by parent corporation SKF (bearings) in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1927, automaker Volvo AB is a legend when it comes to safe automobiles. The name is Latin for "I roll", and was originally registered in 1911 for a new line of ball bearings. Management later decided to continue with the SKF brand however, so the Volvo name wasn't used until SKF sales manager Assar Gabrielsson and engineer Gustav Larson decided to build a new line of car parts that could stand up to Sweden's abusive roads and harsh winters.
Early offerings included the ??V 4 and Series 1 truck in 1928, the U-21 outboard boat engine in 1929, the B1 bus in 1934, and aircraft engines in the 1940s. The automaker earned a reputation for safety with patented innovative Volvo parts such as safety cage design, the laminated windshield, windshield washers, three-point safety belts, rear-facing child seats, padded dashboards, center-mounted third brake lights, side impact airbags, and other safety components now found on practically all automobiles. With modern manufacturing facilities in Torslanda and Uddevalla, Sweden, and Ghent, Belgium, the company sold its Personvagnar AB passenger auto division to the Ford Motor Company in 1999. In 2010, Ford sold the make to engine manufacturer Geely, which increased global sales by 20.3% in 2011. For more information, please visit the Volvo Club of America