Volvo is offering customers of its S40 Saloon and V50 Sportswagon a three year or 36,000 mile servicing package for a one-off fee of £100.

The service package, worth an average of approximately £800, is available for all S40 and V50 models registered from 1 January until 30 June 2005, and can be purchased at any time up to the car’s first service. Customers should also benefit from improved residual value for their S40 or V50 as the service package is transferable to subsequent owners if the car is sold while the service package is still current.

“With the addition of the service package, plus the new 1.6 petrol and 1.6 diesel engines for the S40, the V50 All Wheel Drive, and the imminent Sport models about to complete the range, Volvo is starting 2005 with a very competitive range for this spring’s new car buyers,” said Hugh Reid, managing director Volvo Car UK Limited.

The service plan lasts for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first, equating to three services.

The plan includes parts and labour for all scheduled services. Parts included are: oil filter, engine oil, diesel fuel filter, diesel particle, pollen filter, brake fluid, air filter, spark plugs and washer fluid. Wear and tear items such as brake pads, discs, bulbs, wiper blades and tyres are not included.