1988 Volvo 740 Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune-Ups to Help Your Volvo 740 Run Better

Is it tune-up time? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, now is the time to work on that habit, especially if you drive a 1988 Volvo 740. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your 740’s engine. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, so you can enjoy improved fuel economy and lower emissions. When you follow the guidelines specified by Volvo for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you can rest assured you’re investing in your 740’s long-term engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for Volvo 740

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Volvo 740 engine tune-up services. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. 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 740. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. The third tune-up option is a fuel system cleaning service, which is a three-step process that removes varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits on your 740'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 740'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. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

Where to Get a Volvo 740 Tune-Up

If you’re looking for 1988 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: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished fuel economy, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1988 Volvo 740s

  • Will it hurt my Volvo 740 to drive with old spark plugs? 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 740 mean? 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.
  • Are some driving habits better for my Volvo 740 engine than others? 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.

Proactive Maintenance - 1988 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.

1988 Volvo 740 Repair

Your Volvo 740 runs best when it’s well cared for. Make sure it’s always in tip-top shape with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 1988 Volvo 740 repairs below.

Schedule Your Volvo 740 Tune-Up Service Appointment

If your 740 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.