1987 Volvo 780 Oil Change Service

When to Change 1987 Volvo 780 Engine Oil

Need more info about 1987 Volvo 780 oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Volvo recommends having your 1987 Volvo 780’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Volvo-recommended oil change intervals, your 780 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Volvo if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Volvo 780. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Volvo 780?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1987 Volvo 780 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volvo has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1987 Volvo 780 vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your 780's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 780 by taking into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Volvos

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 780 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1987 Volvo 780, refer to Volvo's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Volvo 780 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1987 Volvo 780 oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Volvo vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1987 780 oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your 780’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1987 Volvo 780

  • What can low oil do to my Volvo 780 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Volvo 780 engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Volvo 780 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Volvo 780 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Volvo 780 Oil Changed

Give your 780’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.