1993 Volvo 240 Oil Change Service

1993 Volvo 240 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1993 Volvo 240? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1993 Volvo 240 Engine Oil

Need more info about 1993 Volvo 240 oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 1993 Volvo 240’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your 240 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Volvo if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Volvo 240. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Volvo 240 Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Volvo 240. Volvo has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1993 240. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your 240’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 240 by taking into account your driving preferences, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Volvos

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Volvo? Your 240 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Volvo 240 oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Volvo's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1993 Volvo 240.

Where Can I Get a Volvo 240 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1993 Volvo 240 oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Volvo vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1993 240 oil change costs, call 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.

1993 Volvo 240 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Volvo 240? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your 240’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Volvo oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Volvo exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn 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.