2012 Volvo S60 Oil Change Service

2012 Volvo S60 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Volvo S60? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2012 Volvo S60 Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2012 Volvo S60? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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 having your 2012 Volvo S60’s motor oil changed at regular 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 knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Volvo if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2012 Volvo S60 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Volvo has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2012 S60. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, 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 the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your S60 by taking into account your driving preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Volvos

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Volvo? Your S60 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Volvo's recommendations to select the right  2012 S60 oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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 champions. 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 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2012 Volvo S60, defer to Volvo's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2012 Volvo S60 Oil Change

When the time for your S60’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Volvo vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Volvo S60 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your S60’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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.

2012 Volvo S60 Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Volvo S60 motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Volvo S60 engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Volvo S60 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Volvo S60 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2012 S60

Help your 2012 Volvo S60 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.