1983 Volvo 245 Maintenance

1983 Volvo 245 Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1983 Volvo 245?

What to Know About 1983 Volvo 245 Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Volvo 245 and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your 245 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 245, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1983 Volvo 245!

Volvo knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your 245 perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1983 Volvo 245 problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Volvo 245

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1983 Volvo 245 for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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 245. 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.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1983 Volvo 245? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Volvo 245 battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 245 stranded. Your Volvo 245 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1983 Volvo 245's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1983 245. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1983 Volvo 245.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Volvo 245 can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Volvo 245 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 245's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Volvo 245 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Volvo 245’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Volvo 245? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1983 Volvo 245 maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Questions About 1983 Volvo 245 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1983 Volvo 245. Get answers to common Volvo 245 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Volvo 245 alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1983 245 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Volvo 245? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Volvo 245 engines.
  • Can Volvo dashboard warning lights wait? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Volvo 245, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Top-Notch Volvo 245 Maintenance Service

Your Volvo 245 isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.