Oil Changes for 1992 Volvo 960

1992 Volvo 960 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1992 Volvo 960? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1992 Volvo 960 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Volvo 960’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Volvo recommends changing your 1992 960’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 960 in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 960 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of 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 go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Volvo 960. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Volvo 960?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1992 Volvo 960 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volvo has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1992 960. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your 960’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 960 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 carry the best because your 960 deserves 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, 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1992 Volvo 960, refer to Volvo's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Volvo 960 Oil Change

When the time for your 960’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 960’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 1992 960 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 960 today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

1992 Volvo 960 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Volvo 960? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your 960’s 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 oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. 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 960 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1992 960

Give your 960’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.