1989 Volvo 245 Maintenance Schedule

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1989 Volvo 245

How often should I service my 1989 Volvo 245?

Your Guide to 1989 Volvo 245 Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Volvo 245 to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your 245 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 245 maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1989 Volvo 245!

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, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. 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 1989 Volvo 245 problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Volvo 245 Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1989 Volvo 245 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 245's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1989 Volvo 245 be ready for a new battery? 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). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Volvo 245 battery. 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, you may find yourself (and your trusty 245) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Volvo 245 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1989 Volvo 245's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1989 245. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. 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 1989 Volvo 245? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Volvo 245 can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, 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. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Volvo 245's steering and suspension system.

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 your Volvo 245 radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1989 Volvo 245 maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1989 Volvo 245? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 Volvo 245. Get answers to common Volvo 245 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Volvo 245? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When does my Volvo 245 need 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Volvo? 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

Get Work Done on Your Volvo 245

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