Friday, April 22, 2016

Happy Earth Day from Lehman Volvo

There is no doubt that safety is a Volvo core value; when thinking of Volvo, safety immediately comes to mind. But did you know, another Volvo core value is environmental care?
Environmental care influences all Volvo operations.  Volvo envisions it all...between their efficient and less polluting Drive-E powertrain, to the air inside a Volvo, which is cleaner than that outside air thanks to Volvo's climate control system.  Most recently, Volvo has debuted the all-new 2016 XC90 T8 Plug-in-Hybrid---the first hybrid luxury SUV to be powered by gas, electric energy and other cars.  Take a look at Volvo's unique XC90 T8 campaign:

Here are just some of many environmental firsts from Volvo:
  • 1945 Volvo introduces re-manufactured spare parts - an exchange system still in use
  • 1976 Three-way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor (Lambdasond®) removes up to 90% of noxious exhaust fumes. Volvo received the US national environmental industry award for "excellence in pollution control." 
  • 1987 Torslanda water treatment plant removes 90% of harmful effluents
  • 1989 Volvo demonstrates alcohol power technology: cleanest car tested to date
  • 1990 First award of Volvo Environment Prize
  • 1991 The new paint shop in Volvo's Torslanda plant becomes the car industry's cleanest, due to use of efficient technology and processes, including water-based paint. 
  • 1991 Volvo produces its first CFC-free car – entirely without ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons. 
  • 1995 Volvo Bi-Fuel, Volvo Cars' first generation of methane-driven cars
  • 1998 Introduction of PremAir® - a radiator coating designed to convert harmful ground-level ozone into pure oxygen
  • 1999 IAQS (Interior Air Quality System) introduced for cleaner cabin air
  • 2002 Volvo Adventure environmental education program for young people (formerly Volvo Young Environmentalist Award)
  • 2004 Volvo Cars' new V8 engine is world's first V8 to comply with ULEV II
  • 2008 Volvo uses only green electricity (hydropower) in European manufacturing units 
  • 2009 The newly announced Volvo XC60 reaches a 95% recyclable level
  • 2011 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid produced in Europe
  • 2011 Volvo C30 Electric 
  • 2012 Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid concept car
  • 2013 Production of new high-efficient VEA Drive E-engine range
  • 2015 Debut of the Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in-Hybrid

Come celebrate Earth Day with Lehman Motors at the Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 23rd from 9am-3pm in Downtown Mechanicsburg!  Click here to learn more!
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ed Kautz, Longtime Volvo Parts Advisor, Retires

Longtime employee, Ed Kautz, retires after working at Lehman Motors as a Parts Advisor for 29 years. February 20th was Ed’s last day at Lehman Motors.

Clients and co-workers knew Ed as the man who always smiled. He developed many life-long relationships throughout his time at Lehman Motors. “Ed had a knack for developing a good report with his clients” says Steve Gottshall, Volvo Parts Manager. “I’ve known and worked with Ed for 29 years and wish him the best in his retirement.”

Ed is looking forward to one thing during his retirement—time. Time to do the things he loves most. “It will be nice to have more time to be with my family and serve the lord,” states Ed. Ed plans on visiting Alaska this summer to rebuild homes, which will be his fourth mission trip up north. He also has several fishing trips planned with his two grandsons.

Lehman Motors thanks Ed for his 29 years of dedicated service. The Lehman staff wishes him the best in his retirement!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

50 Child Car Seats Donated this Holiday Season

Every year, Lehman Volvo stands behind Volvo’s core value of safety and donates child car seats during its “Protect the Gifts” Car Seat Campaign. This past December Lehman Volvo donated 50 child car seats to families throughout the Central Pennsylvania region.

Ray Bromley, Lehman Motors Owner and President, explains: “During this time of year, the tendency is to start compiling a list of gifts for loved ones and we don’t always take the time to reflect upon the gifts we already have…our children. This campaign is a nice way of putting that thought into a meaningful effort for our community.” 

The “Protect the Gifts” Car Seat Campaign is a holiday tradition that Lehman Volvo looks forward to every year. A special thank you goes out to all of the Certified Car Seat Technicians from Safe Kids PA who dedicated their time to ensure that each and every car seat was safely installed.

Congratulations to all the families who received a car seat this holiday season. May you travel safely this time of the year with your loved ones.

Stay connected with Lehman Volvo through Facebook (York, Mechanicsburg) and Twitter.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

3rd Annual "Protect the Gifts” Car Seat Campaign

Lehman Volvo is proud to present its 3rd annual "Protect the Gifts" Car Seat Campaign this Holiday Season. 

There are many new parents in the Central Pennsylvania region who simply cannot afford new child seats for their families, and unfortunately end up compromising on safety.  Standing behind Volvo's core value of safety, Lehman Volvo will select families in need of infant, toddler, and/or booster seats and provide them new car seats.  Lehman Volvo believes the gift of safety is something everyone should have.

Ray Bromley, Lehman Volvo Owner and President, explains: “During this time of year, the tendency is to start compiling a list of gifts for loved ones and we don’t always take the time to reflect upon the gifts we already have…our children. This campaign is a nice way of putting that thought into a meaningful effort for our community.” 

There is an e-mail address set up at in which families can be nominated for a new car seat. Lehman Volvo will select families from the e-mails received and provide up to 50 seats to be delivered at both Lehman Volvo locations. The nomination deadline is Tuesday, November 24th by midnight.

Families in the York region will have their seats installed on December 11th at Lehman Volvo York and families in the Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg region will have their seats installed on December 12th at Lehman Volvo in Mechanicsburg. Every seat will be installed by Certified Car Seat Technicians, coordinated by Safe Kids Pennsylvania.

Follow Lehman Volvo York and Mechanicsburg on Facebook to stay connected with the "Protect the Gifts" Car Seat Campaign.  Happy Holidays from Lehman Volvo!


Monday, October 19, 2015

Aw Shucks...It's The 41st Annual Oyster Festival

This past Sunday, Lehman Volvo sponsored the 41st Annual Oyster Festival located at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum in York. And although it was a cold, windy, and rainy day (yes, even some flurries made an appearance), over 2,000 oyster-lovers attended York's great tradition!
The Oyster line forming once the gates opened at 11am

Oysters were prepared stewed, raw, and the crowd favorite, fried.  Not an oyster fan?  That is OK too!  Crab cakes, shrimp, BBQ sandwiches, chicken corn soup, hot dogs, mac & cheese, and apple fritters were also found at the festival.   

After indulging in plates full of food, attendees toured the Agricultural & Industrial Museum, where many original York County artifacts are displayed.  The festival also included artisan craftsmen, a silent auction, and live music by The Wild Hymns. 

Lehman Volvo loves being part of a great York tradition, and will continue to support the York Country Heritage Trust in their future Oyster Festivals!  Follow Lehman Volvo on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on product news and events!  
The All-New XC90 and 2016 S60 Inscription displayed at the 41st Oyster Festival

Leukemia And Lymphoma Society Light The Night Walk

On Saturday, October 10th, the Lehman Motors team marched across City Island to commemorate those who have or have had blood cancer, and to celebrate the advancements that are made every day in blood cancer research.

The annual Harrisburg Chapter Light the Night Walk raises thousands of dollars to support treatment research, to provide free patient educational and support programs, and to provide one-on-one patient assistance through the LLS Information Resource Center. Last year, all the Harrisburg teams combined raised over $250,000.

Thank you to all who supported Lehman Motors in their efforts to raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. With your support, Lehman Motors proudly raised over $4,000 for this year's Light the Night Walk!

To stay updated with the LLS fundraisers, follow Lehman Volvo on Facebook and Twitter. Check back on the LLS Central Pennsylvania website to see how much money was raised in 2015.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Top Safety Pick+ awarded to the All-New Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 has been award a Top Safety Pick+ rating, the highest possible safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This prestigious rating is only given to vehicles that achieve full scores in all crashworthiness and front crash prevention tests, as well as preventive and protective safety performance.

The crashworthiness category tests the vehicle’s small overlap, moderate overlap, side roof strength, head restraints and seats. The XC90 received full points for every crashworthiness test, and was believed to be superior in front crash prevention (all thanks to Volvo’s City Safety system which is standard in every new Volvo).

“Every Volvo currently rated by IIHS has earned a Top Safety Pick+, we are the only automaker that can claim that proud distinction,” said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America, “the XC90 is the next step in our Vision 2020, which states that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by the year 2020.”

Watch the Volvo XC90 be tested in the IIHS small overlap test. Notice how the boron steel cage around the driver’s compartment remains completely intact—just as designed! The XC90 stays on its path and does not stop abruptly and spin out like so many vehicles do on the small overlap test.


View Lehman Volvo’s XC90 inventory (Mechanicsburg, York) and schedule your test drive today! Stay up to date with Volvo news by following Lehman Volvo on Facebook (MechanicsburgYork) and Twitter.

View The Insurance Institution for Highway Safety (IIHS) online at