1986 Volvo 244 Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1986 Volvo 244

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 Volvo 244?

Your Guide to 1986 Volvo 244 Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Volvo 244, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your 244 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 244 maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Volvo 244!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Volvo themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 244's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 Volvo 244 problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Volvo 244 Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1986 Volvo 244 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your 244. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1986 Volvo 244. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Volvo 244 battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Volvo 244 could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1986 Volvo 244's engine run smoother. See Volvo's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 244 in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1986 Volvo 244.

Maintaining your Volvo 244 steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Volvo 244 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Volvo 244's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Volvo 244 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Volvo 244 engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Volvo 244 radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Volvo 244 maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1986 Volvo 244? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Volvo 244. Get answers to common Volvo 244 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Volvo 244? You know your Volvo 244 better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my Volvo 244 need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Volvo 244? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can Volvo dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Volvo 244 in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain Your Volvo 244

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Volvo 244 maintenance appointment today.