1996 Volvo 960 Maintenance

1996 Volvo 960 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Volvo 960? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1996 Volvo 960

How often should I service my 1996 Volvo 960?

What to Know About 1996 Volvo 960 Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Volvo 960, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 960. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get 960 maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1996 Volvo 960!

Volvo knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 960 running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1996 Volvo 960 problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Volvo 960

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1996 Volvo 960 and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 960's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1996 Volvo 960. If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Volvo 960 battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 960 stranded. Your Volvo 960 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1996 Volvo 960's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1996 960. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1996 Volvo 960? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Volvo 960 steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Volvo 960 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Volvo 960's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Volvo 960 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Volvo 960 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Volvo 960 radiator in need of replacement? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1996 Volvo 960 maintenance.

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Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1996 Volvo 960. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Volvo today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 Volvo 960. Get answers to common Volvo 960 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Volvo 960? You know your Volvo 960 better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my Volvo 960 to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Volvo 960 engines.
  •  Why are my Volvo dashboard lights on? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Volvo 960, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Volvo 960

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Volvo 960 maintenance appointment today.