2006 Volvo S40 Oil Change

2006 Volvo S40 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2006 Volvo S40? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2006 Volvo S40 Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2006 Volvo S40? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 having your 2006 Volvo S40’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Volvo-recommended oil change intervals, your S40 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, 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, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Volvo S40. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Volvo S40 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2006 Volvo S40 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Volvo has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2006 Volvo S40 vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your S40’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Volvos

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Volvo? We carry the best because your S40 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Volvo S40 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer 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] Pennzoil is another option. 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2006 Volvo S40, refer to Volvo's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Volvo S40

When it's time for a 2006 Volvo S40 oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your S40’s engine. 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 S40 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your S40'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 2006 Volvo S40

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Volvo S40? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Volvo S40 engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Volvo oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Volvo S40 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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.

Get an Oil Change for Your Volvo S40

Give your S40’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.