1986 Volvo 245 Oil Change

How Often to Get 1986 Volvo 245 Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Volvo 245’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about 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 having your 1986 Volvo 245’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Volvo-recommended oil change intervals, your 245 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Volvo recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Volvo 245. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Volvo 245?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1986 Volvo 245 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Volvo has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1986 245. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your 245’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Volvos

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Volvo? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Volvo's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1986 Volvo 245.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Volvo 245

The next time your Volvo 245 needs an 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 engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1986 Volvo 245s. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1986 Volvo 245

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Volvo 245? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Volvo 245 engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Volvo 245 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Volvo 245 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Volvo 245

Help your 1986 Volvo 245 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.