1985 Volvo 245 Tune-Up & Engine Service

Tune-Ups to Help Your Volvo 245 Run Better

Is your engine overdue for a tune-up? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, it could be time for a new way of doing things, particularly if you want to keep your 1985 Volvo 245 in tip-top shape. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your 245’s power on the road. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Volvo, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your 245’s engine running smoother, longer.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Volvo 245

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Volvo 245 engine tune-up services. The first 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 245's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel filter. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your 245’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Keep in mind that your 245's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

Where to Get a Volvo 245 Tune-Up

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1985 245 engine tune-up. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Volvo, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished 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.

Questions About 1985 Volvo 245 Engine Tune-Ups

  • What happens if my Volvo 245 spark plugs fail? 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 245? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Volvo 245. 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.
  • What do hard starts and stops do to my 245 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.

Maintenance for Your 1985 Volvo 245

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your Volvo 245 to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

Repair Service for Your 1985 Volvo 245

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Volvo 245's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1985 Volvo 245 repairs.

Schedule Volvo 245 Tune-Up

Tune in to tune up. Listen to your 245 and schedule an engine tune-up at the first strange squeak, clunk, or click. Make an appointment today.