Daily Inspection Routine

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Volvo Bus Service and Maintenance Manual

The check points listed on page 4 cover the following:

Inside the bus

Check all systems from the driver's area, including starting.

Volvo bus console
 

Press the telltale light check button (feed switch to C position, late prod. buses). All indicator and warning lamps should light and the buzzer should sound.

Operate the windscreen washers and wipers and make sure the windscreen is clean. Check that the wiper arms park in their correct position. Check the locking for steering wheel adjustment after setting steering wheel to its various heights and angles.

Check the up and down function of the level control.

Applies to bogie buses: Check the off-loading function for the trailer axle. If the indicator lamp lights, this indicates reduced pressure in the trailer axle bellows.

Open and close the front and rear doors.

Check that internal and external lighting, hazard warning flashers, direction indicators function and for damage.

Check that the seats and the seat backrests are undamaged. Check that the safety equipment is in position.

Outside the bus.

The engine oil level should be checked with the engine at low idle or immediately after it has been stopped. The level should be between the Max and Min on the oil tank level indicator. Top up if necessary. Note the topping up amount.

Check that the coolant level is between the Max and Min marks on the expansion tank. Top up if necessary. With frequent topping up, check the system for possible leakage.

Carry out a walk-around check, paying particular attention to the tyres, wheels, hazard warning flashers, direction indicators, front and rear lights. Check for any oil patches where the bus has been standing. If necessary, top up the washer reservoir.

Volvo bus coolant level
Coolant level
Volvo bus engine oil level
Engine oil level