Our Ford Dealership has taken on the Volvo car line and hired a tech, but it seemed like every car he worked on was never fixed right and multiple repeat repairs were hurting us bad! I also noticed this guy never recommended any repairs on these cars and only did what the repair order said. After about 1 month he quit
Nobody in the shop (out of about 20 mechanics) were interested in Volvo except me. I took the full-time Volvo position and went into it knowing nothing about them. It has been about 2 months now and I am really enjoying my job working on Volvo.
I have had no repeat repairs yet. I learned all about the Volvo "VIDA All-in-one" diagnostics computer and most of my time working on the cars is on this computer. I actually registered to about 3 Volvo Forums and use the archives to help me with some of the problems I encounter.
It has now come to the point that I am swamped with work and am turning well over 60 hrs per week on Volvo easily and without really busting my ass. I had a few nightmare jobs, but nothing I could not handle. I am also scheduled to go to Volvo school, but don't know when because if I am at school, who will keep up with the loads of work coming in?
Anyway, I will still continue to offer Ford support here even though I am not fixing rusty Fords anymore