1997 Volvo 960 Maintenance

1997 Volvo 960 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Volvo 960? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Here’s Why 1997 Volvo 960 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Volvo 960 to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your 960 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get 960 maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1997 Volvo 960 maintenance schedule!

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 tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your 960 perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1997 Volvo 960 problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Volvo 960 Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1997 Volvo 960 and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. 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.

Could your 1997 Volvo 960 be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. 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 be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1997 Volvo 960 running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1997 960. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1997 Volvo 960.

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 could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Volvo 960 engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Volvo 960? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1997 Volvo 960 maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1997 Volvo 960? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1997 Volvo 960. Get answers to common Volvo 960 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Volvo 960 alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1997 960 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Volvo 960? 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.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Volvo? 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

Get Work Done on 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.