1994 Volvo 940 Oil Change Service

1994 Volvo 940 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1994 Volvo 940? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1994 Volvo 940 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Volvo 940’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 1994 940’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your 940 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Volvo if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Volvo 940. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Volvo 940 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1994 Volvo 940 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volvo has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1994 940. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your 940’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check 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 940 by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Volvos

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Volvo 940 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Volvo's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1994 Volvo 940.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Volvo 940

The next time your Volvo 940 needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 940’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1994 940 oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 940's engine. 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 1994 Volvo 940

  • Should I check my Volvo 940 motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Volvo 940 engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Volvo 940 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Volvo 940 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. 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 940

Help your 1994 Volvo 940 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.