1988 Volvo 244 Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Enhance Volvo 244 Performance with a Tune-Up

Is it tune-up time? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you want your 1988 Volvo 244’s engine to last for a long time. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your 244. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you get routine engine tune-ups based on Volvo's recommendations, you invest in your 244's long-term health and engine performance.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Volvo 244

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Volvo 244 engine tune-up services. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. The second service focuses on your 244's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel filter. Yet another service is a fuel system cleaning process, which involves removing varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits that have built up inside the fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate in your 244. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your 244: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

Where to Get a Tune-Up for Your Volvo 244

If you’re looking for 1988 244 engine tune-up services, head to 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.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1988 Volvo 244s

  • When should Volvo 244 spark plugs be replaced? When it’s time to replace the spark plugs, don’t delay. These small (but vital!) parts provide the electric spark that your car needs in order to start, and old spark plugs can prevent your car from starting at all. Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my 244? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Volvo 244. 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 hard starts and stops bad for my Volvo 244 engine? Hard stops and starts can lead to premature wear on your engine’s components. Lighten up that lead foot and opt for steady, fluid starts and stops instead. Your engine (and your passengers!) will thank you.

Proactive Maintenance - 1988 Volvo 244

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1988 Volvo 244 Repair

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Schedule an Appointment for Your Volvo 244 Tune-Up

If your 244 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.