1986 Volvo 245 Scheduled Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1986 Volvo 245

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 Volvo 245?

Your Guide to 1986 Volvo 245 Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Volvo 245, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 245. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 245, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1986 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. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your 245 perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 Volvo 245 problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Volvo 245 Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Volvo 245 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your 245’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1986 Volvo 245? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 245 may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Volvo 245 battery, and so can frequent short drives. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 245 stranded. Your Volvo 245 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1986 Volvo 245 engine. To learn how often Volvo recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 245, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1986 Volvo 245.

Maintaining your Volvo 245 steering and suspension system 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. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Volvo 245 steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Volvo 245's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Volvo 245 maintenance, 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Volvo 245 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Volvo 245? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Volvo 245 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 245? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 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? You know your Volvo 245 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 should I switch my Volvo 245 to high mileage oil? If your Volvo 245 has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • 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

Maintain Your Volvo 245

Take care of your Volvo 245 and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.