1988 Volvo 245 Tune-Up & Engine Service

Enhance Volvo 245 Performance with a Tune-Up

Is it tune-up time? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you want your 1988 Volvo 245’s engine to last for a long time. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your 245’s power on the road. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you get routine engine tune-ups based on Volvo's recommendations, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your 245’s engine running smoother, longer.

Volvo 245 Engine Tune-Up Services

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1988 Volvo 245. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus 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. Yet another service is a fuel system cleaning process, which involves removing varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits that have built up inside the fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate in your 245. 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. If you’re not sure what services are the best fit for your car, let us help! 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 1988 245 engine tune-up. Not sure when you’re due for a tune-up? Use Volvo’s recommended maintenance schedule as a reference point, or schedule an appointment ASAP if you notice any of these signs: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished fuel economy, knocking noises in the engine, or a lit up check engine light on your dashboard.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1988 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 does a puddle underneath my Volvo 245 mean? 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? 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.

Proactive Maintenance - 1988 Volvo 245

Take care of your vehicle and it'll take care of you. Click on a service below to learn more about properly maintaining your Volvo 245.

1988 Volvo 245 Repair

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 1988 Volvo 245 repairs.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Volvo 245 Tune-Up

If your 245 is acting strange or making new noises, it could be engine tune-up time. Don’t wait until small problems get bigger. Make an appointment now.