2003 Volvo S60 Oil Change Service

2003 Volvo S60 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Volvo S60? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2003 Volvo S60 Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Volvo S60’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about 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.”

Your 2003 S60’s oil should be changed according to Volvo’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Volvo-recommended oil change intervals, your S60 may need an oil change 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, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Volvo S60. 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Volvo S60?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Volvo S60. Volvo has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2003 Volvo S60 vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your S60's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your S60 by taking into account your driving style, and the number of miles on your 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. 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Volvo's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2003 Volvo S60.

Where to Go for 2003 Volvo S60 Oil Change

When the time for your S60’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Volvo S60s. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2003 S60 oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your S60's engine. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

2003 Volvo S60 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Volvo S60? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Volvo S60 engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Volvo S60 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 S60 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Volvo S60

Help your 2003 Volvo S60 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.