1986 Volvo 245 Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

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 might be time to change your ways, particularly if you want to keep your 1986 Volvo 245 in tip-top shape. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your 245. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you follow the guidelines specified by Volvo for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your 245’s engine running smoother, longer.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Volvo 245

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1986 Volvo 245. One option 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*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your 245. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air 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. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Keep in mind that your 245's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

Where to Get a Volvo 245 Tune-Up

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1986 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: shaking while the engine is idling, poor fuel economy, knocking noises in the engine, or a lit up check engine light on your dashboard.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1986 Volvo 245s

  • When should Volvo 245 spark plugs be replaced? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my 245? Puddles could indicate that your vehicle is leaking coolant, oil, or brake fluid. Ignoring these leaks can lead to permanent engine damage, so address these symptoms ASAP with a tune-up service.
  • Are hard starts and stops bad for my Volvo 245 engine? You can make your driving habits more engine-friendly. Hard starts and stops can increase the stress on engine parts, especially over many years. Boost your fuel economy and care for your engine by using gradual, smooth starts and stops instead.

Maintenance for Your 1986 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 1986 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 1986 Volvo 245 repairs.

Schedule an Appointment for Your 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.