1986 Volvo 740 Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Enhance Volvo 740 Performance with a Tune-Up

Is your engine overdue for a tune-up? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, now is the time to work on that habit, especially if you drive a 1986 Volvo 740. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your 740’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 take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Volvo, you invest in your 740's long-term health and engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for Volvo 740

The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several Volvo 740 engine tune-up services. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. The second service focuses on your 740's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel 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 740. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your 740 can determine what kind of service it 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 740 Tune-Up

If you’re looking for 1986 740 engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. 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: decreased gas mileage, "rough" idling or stalling when stopped, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

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

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1986 Volvo 740s

  • What happens if my Volvo 740 spark plugs fail? When it’s time to replace the spark plugs, don’t delay. These small (but vital!) parts provide the electric spark that your car needs in order to start, and old spark plugs can prevent your car from starting at all. Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so.
  • What do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my Volvo 740? Puddles could indicate an oil leak, coolant leak, or brake fluid leak– all of which can critically hurt your engine. Have your engine inspected as soon as you spot a pool of liquid in your usual parking spot.
  • What do hard starts and stops do to my 740 engine? Hard stops and starts can lead to premature wear on your engine’s components. Lighten up that lead foot and opt for steady, fluid starts and stops instead. Your engine (and your passengers!) will thank you.

Maintenance for Your 1986 Volvo 740

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your Volvo 740 to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

1986 Volvo 740 Repair

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Volvo 740's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1986 Volvo 740 repairs.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Volvo 740 Tune-Up

Keep your 740 running newer, longer. Schedule an engine tune-up as soon as you notice your engine running differently. Make your appointment today.