1990 Volvo 240 Oil Change

1990 Volvo 240 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Volvo 240? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1990 Volvo 240 Engine Oil

Need more info about 1990 Volvo 240 oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Volvo recommends having your 1990 Volvo 240’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Volvo-recommended oil change intervals, your 240 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Volvo recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Volvo 240. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Volvo 240 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1990 Volvo 240 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volvo has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1990 Volvo 240 vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your 240's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 240 by taking into account your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Volvos

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 240 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1990 Volvo 240, refer to Volvo's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Volvo 240

When it's time for a 1990 Volvo 240 oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Volvo 240s. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Volvo 240 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 240 today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

1990 Volvo 240 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Volvo 240 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your 240’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Volvo oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Volvo 240 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Volvo 240

Give your 240’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.