1984 Volvo 242 Tune-Up & Engine Service

Tune-Ups to Help Your Volvo 242 Run Better

Is it tune-up time? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, it could be time for a new way of doing things, particularly if you want to keep your 1984 Volvo 242 in tip-top shape. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your 242’s power on the road. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you follow the guidelines specified by Volvo for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your 242’s engine running smoother, longer.

Volvo 242 Engine Tune-Up Services

The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several Volvo 242 engine tune-up services. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your 242. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your 242’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Keep in mind that your 242's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

Where Should I Go for My Volvo 242 Tune-Up?

Schedule your next 1984 242 engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Volvo, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: shaking while the engine is idling, poor fuel economy, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

1984 Volvo 242 Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • What happens if my Volvo 242 spark plugs fail? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Volvo 242 mean? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Volvo 242. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • Are some driving habits better for my Volvo 242 engine than others? You can make your driving habits more engine-friendly. Hard starts and stops can increase the stress on engine parts, especially over many years. Boost your fuel economy and care for your engine by using gradual, smooth starts and stops instead.

Maintenance for Your 1984 Volvo 242

Stay ahead of any potential issues with your Volvo 242 so your car can keep pace with life! Learn more about proper maintenance for your vehicle below.

1984 Volvo 242 Repair

Your Volvo 242 runs best when it’s well cared for. Make sure it’s always in tip-top shape with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 1984 Volvo 242 repairs below.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Volvo 242 Tune-Up

If your 242 is acting strange or making new noises, it could be engine tune-up time. Don’t wait until small problems get bigger. Make an appointment now.