1988 Volvo 245 Maintenance

1988 Volvo 245 Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1988 Volvo 245?

What to Know About 1988 Volvo 245 Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Volvo 245 to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 245. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 245, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1988 Volvo 245 maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Volvo, your vehicle manufacturer. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 245's life, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1988 Volvo 245 problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Volvo 245

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1988 Volvo 245 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your 245. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1988 Volvo 245. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Volvo 245 battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 245 stranded. Your Volvo 245 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1988 Volvo 245's engine run smoother. To learn how often Volvo recommends you have the oil changed in your 1988 245, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1988 Volvo 245? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Volvo 245 can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Volvo 245 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Volvo 245's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Volvo 245 services, 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 your Volvo 245 radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1988 Volvo 245 maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Questions About 1988 Volvo 245 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Volvo 245. Get answers to common Volvo 245 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Volvo 245? 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? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Volvo 245 engines.
  •  Why are my Volvo dashboard lights on? 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

Your Volvo 245 isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.