1997 Volvo 850 Oil Change Service

1997 Volvo 850 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Volvo 850? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1997 Volvo 850 Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Volvo 850’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Volvo recommends changing your 1997 850’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 850 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Volvo recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Volvo 850. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1997 Volvo 850?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1997 Volvo 850 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Volvo has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1997 850. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your 850’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 850 by considering your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Volvos

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Volvo? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Volvo's recommendations to select the right  1997 850 oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1997 Volvo 850, defer to Volvo's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Volvo 850

When it's time for a 1997 Volvo 850 oil change, you’ll know where to get it. 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 oil at the right price. Find out how much your Volvo 850 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your 850’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.

1997 Volvo 850 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Volvo 850? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Volvo 850 engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Volvo 850 oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. 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 850 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Volvo 850

Help your 1997 850 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!