1984 Volvo 242 Tires

1984 Volvo 242 Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your Volvo 242 tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Tire Size Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R
1984 Volvo 242 DL Shop 175SR14 S 26 PSI/27 PSI
1984 Volvo 242 GLT Shop 195/60HR15 H 26 PSI/27 PSI

1984 Volvo 242 DL

- Size: Shop 175SR14

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 26 PSI/27 PSI

1984 Volvo 242 GLT

- Size: Shop 195/60HR15

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 26 PSI/27 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Buy Tires for 1984 Volvo 242

Shopping for tires can be overwhelming, but not when you're equipped with the right information. That's why you should head our way when it's time to put new tires on your  1984 Volvo 242. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for Volvo tires in all sizes, for all seasons. Whether you need a tire that's designed to handle diverse terrain, improve fuel-efficiency, or take tight corners, you'll find good tires that match your budget.

View Volvo-recommended tires for your 1984 242, plus important information about Volvo 242 tire size, speed rating, and tire pressure. Take it from one of our tire technicians, Brianna: "You want to find the correct size for your tire. It matters in alignments and keeping your vehicle driving the way it’s supposed to.”

Beyond the correct tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying Volvo 242 tires like how and where you drive, and how much you want to spend. If you live in south Texas, you probably won't need heavy-duty winter tires. Somewhere like Colorado or even Kansas is a different story. You may want to invest in a set of Volvo 242 snow tires for one part of the year, and all-season tires for the rest of the year.

When evaluating your driving conditions, think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience. Many drivers who live in states that experience all four seasons choose to purchase two sets of tires: one for summer and one for winter. It's a smart way to capitalize on Volvo 242's performance and safety throughout the year. Other drivers prefer the convenience of all-season tires. They make one trip to the tire shop and they're pretty much ready for rain, light snow, or sun!

Driving style is next on the list to think about when buying tires. Do you like taking your Volvo 242 far away from civilization? Going where no vehicle has gone before? If you're a big off-roading fan you forges paths where others can't, you have very different needs than a long-distance commuter who sticks to the highway. You'll want a tire that can handle dirt, gravel, stone, sand, and more. You might want to look at bigger tires with stiffer sidewalls and wider tread patterns to help protect against punctures and maintain balance in irregular road conditions. But if you mostly drive around the city, a Volvo 242 tire that offers comfort, stability, and a quiet ride could be just what you need. Talk to a tire technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help choosing the best tire for you, or start shopping for Volvo 242 tires online. You're only a click or two away from a new set of 1984 Volvo 242 tires.

Tire Brands for Volvo 242s

You have many great options for Volvo 242 tire brands when you visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. Firestone and Bridgestone are two of the most popular. Volvo 242 Firestone tires are tires you can count on. The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1900 in Akron, Ohio by Harvey Firestone. He was a boundary-pusher from the start. Firestone recognized the overwhelming potential for automobile tires, so he started producing and testing truck, passenger, and farm tires. Fun fact: in 1908, Firestone's company introduced the first all-rubber, non-skid tire! Firestone Tires has been passionate about leading the industry since day one, thanks to Harvey Firestone's industrious spirit. Firestone now makes about 8,000 different tires for all kinds of vehicles — including tires for 1984 Volvo 242s.

You can't go wrong with Bridgestone for Volvo 242 tires, too. In 1931, Shojiro Ishibashi founded The Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd. in Japan. In 1990, the company merged with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. Bridgestone Tires now has more than 50 production facilities and 55,000 employees throughout the Americas! It remains a global leader in tire technology and rubber products, [content-1-text-7-4] The company is a global leader in rubber products and tire technology, providing exceptional service, tires, and more to drivers around the world. In the words of founder Shojiro Ishibashi, Bridgestone is dedicated worldwide to "serve society with superior quality." That means you can buy superior quality Bridgestone tires for a 1984 Volvo 242 and drive with peace of mind!

Installing Volvo 242 Tires

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! Shop 1984 Volvo 242 tires online and schedule an installation appointment. Many stores are open on Saturday and Sunday for your convenience.

Recommended Tires for Your 1984 Volvo 242

What tires are best for a 1984 Volvo 242? The following tire brands and types are a great fit for your Volvo 242.

Firestone ALL SEASON
ALL SEASON

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Primewell All Season
All Season

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
Blizzak WS90

  • None
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter
Champion Fuel Fighter

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus
Ecopia EP422 Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Toyo Extensa A/S
Extensa A/S

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone Firehawk AS
Firehawk AS

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Primewell PS830/850
PS830/850

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Primewell PS890 Touring
PS890 Touring

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus
Turanza Serenity Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone WEATHERGRIP
WEATHERGRIP

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone Winterforce 2
Winterforce 2

  • None
  • Winter
  • Winter

1984 Volvo 242 Tire Q&A

Inspecting and caring for your tires is one of the best ways to help them last. Get answers to common Volvo 242 tire questions and learn how to care for new tires.

  • Is Volvo tire inflation important? The right tire inflation helps increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan! The right tire pressure can make all the difference. Even a small change in tire pressure can impact your driving.
  • What do the tire sidewall numbers mean for my Volvo 242? Your tire sidewall numbers tell you the recommended load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to a tire technician to learn how to read Volvo tire numbers.
  • How do I check the tread depth on my Volvo tires? Stay on top of your tire tread depth to help avoid a dangerous drive. You can check tread depth with a penny. Hold the penny so that Abraham Lincoln is facing you, then place your penny into a tread groove upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Volvo 242 tires.

Get Tires for Your Volvo 242

When it's time to buy new tires for your vehicle, turn to the skilled technicians at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Browse tires online and schedule an installation appointment today!