1993 Volvo 850 Oil Change

1993 Volvo 850 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1993 Volvo 850? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1993 Volvo 850 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Volvo 850’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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.”

Your 1993 850’s oil should be changed according to Volvo’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your 850 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Volvo recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Volvo 850. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1993 Volvo 850?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1993 Volvo 850 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Volvo has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1993 Volvo 850 vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your 850’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 850 by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Volvos

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 850 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Volvo 850 oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1993 Volvo 850, refer to Volvo's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Volvo 850 Oil Change

The next time your Volvo 850 needs an 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’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1993 Volvo 850s. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 850 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.

1993 Volvo 850 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Volvo 850 engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Volvo 850 engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Volvo 850 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Volvo 850 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is 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.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1993 850

Help your 1993 Volvo 850 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.