About Us

Swedish Motors is an independent, dealership and automotive shop specializing in the care, maintenance, and service of Volvo vehicles. Justin Christenson opened Swedish Motors in 2008 to give Volvo customers another option for high quality service with out the worry of hidden agendas and costs. After spending time working in the dealership service bays, Justin learned that the bureaucracy of a dealership does not always benefit the performance of a customer’s car or the owner’s driving experience.

Reliability, Transparency, Performance, Comfort, and Safety.

At Swedish Motors, we guarantee the best possible service. Our team is fully trained in Volvo mechanics and only uses state-of-the-art tools and technology. The only thing the dealership has that Swedish Motors doesn’t … is outrageous overhead and sales quotas. We don’t believe in paying more in repairs than the car itself.

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Justin and Bailey of Swedish Motors

Meet Justin Christenson, Swedish Motors Owner & Volvo Expert

Where are you from?

I am originally from Stillwater.

What’s your favorite pass time?

My favorite thing to do in my free time is spending time with my son Owen and our golden retriever Bailey.

How long have you been in the automotive industry?

15 years!

Why do you do what you?

I enjoy bringing cars back to life and providing customers with a high level of service.

If you were a Volvo, which one would you be and why?

If I were a Volvo, I’d be a Volvo 142 because they are sporty and sleek.

Shelley Front Office Manager Swedish Motors

Meet Shelly Cisewski, Swedish Motors

Where are you from?

I’m originally from Elk River, Minnesota.

What’s your favorite pass time?

I enjoy running, cooking, spending time with my two teenage kids, boyfriend, and Golden mix, Maggie.

How long have you been in the industry?

I have over 15 years of experience in Office Management with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Admin.

If you were a Volvo, which one would you be and why?

I would be the P1800 because its very stylish.

Bailey Swedish Motors Dog Mascot

Meet Bailey the Dog, Swedish Motors Furry Leader

Where are you from?

Ruff. I mean, Bloomington, MN.

What’s your favorite pass time?

I love to make new friends and spend time with my people. Justin & his other son (my brother) Owen. I also like to show people my favorite bone.

How long have you been in the automotive industry?

I have been working for six years as a greeter at Swedish Motors. Ruff.

If you were a Volvo, which one would you be and why?

Which ever one Justin and Owen are in!