August 9, 2014 · 8:00 AM
The Washington Volvo Club (WVC) continues the 2014 DIY series with a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technical session at DARCARS Volvo, Rockville from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Their location is 15401 Frederick Road, (On Maryland Route 355, known in other parts as Rockville Pike) Rockville, MD 20855.
DARCARS has Saturday service for their customers, and therefore WVC will have the use of a limited number of their lifts. We hope to attract a good group who will accomplish normal maintenance tasks. The DARCARS Service Manager will be on hand to answer our questions and give us guidance as we work on our own Volvos with our own tools. The technicians are NOT there to fix your car. They offer guidance only.
DARCARS’ parts department will be open during the DIY session, and WVC requires you to use it for the parts you need during the session. Remember that DARCARS grants a generous discount on genuine Volvo parts to all WVC members showing a current membership card. It’s a good idea to contact their parts department at least a week in advance of the DIY session, to ensure that they’ll have all the parts you’ll need, and/or to allow for any parts that have to be special ordered to be delivered to DARCARS in time for the DIY.
This DIY is not intended for major repairs that cannot be completed within the allocated time period. All participants in this event must bring their own tools, and do their own work. We encourage our Members who are not yet on the lifts to help out when an extra pair of hands is needed, and we are always happy to show newcomers the joys of simple maintenance activities.
Participation is on a strict preregistration basis through WVC only; please do not contact DARCARS for this purpose. You may preregister by completing all items on a registration form and mailing it, along with a non-refundable fee of $40 (which includes lunch and a gift card for the tech on duty), or registering on this page and paying by PayPal. The registration period is July 9 to August 2, with late registration from August 3 thru 8. Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee there will be room for you if you register late, and if we can accommodate you, the registration fee will be $50. If you mail your payment, your check should be made payable to Washington Volvo Club. Remember that WVC doesn't allow walk-up registrations at DIYs anymore, so if you want to participate, then get your registration in ASAP!
This is the only DIY at DARCARS this year. Please think of your maintenance requirements, preregister early, and join us at this great location. WVC has set a limit on preregistration and we will be giving preference to those who get their registrations in early. Chuck Augustine is the club officer of the day for this DIY.