Oil Changes for 1985 Volvo 245

When to Change 1985 Volvo 245 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1985 Volvo 245? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Volvo recommends changing your 1985 245’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 245 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Volvo recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Volvo 245. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Volvo 245 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1985 Volvo 245 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Volvo has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1985 245. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your 245’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 245 by considering your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Volvos

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 245 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Volvo 245 oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1985 Volvo 245, defer to Volvo's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1985 Volvo 245 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1985 Volvo 245 oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Volvo 245s. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Volvo 245 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 245 today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

1985 Volvo 245 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Volvo 245 engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Volvo 245 engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Volvo 245 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Volvo 245 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1985 245

Help your 1985 Volvo 245 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.