1997 Ford Aspire Oil Change

1997 Ford Aspire Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Ford Aspire? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1997 Ford Aspire Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Ford Aspire’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of 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.”

Ford recommends having your 1997 Ford Aspire’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Aspire may need its oil changed ASAP 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 may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Ford Aspire. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Ford Aspire Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1997 Ford Aspire motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ford has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1997 Aspire. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Aspire’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect 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 Aspire by taking into account your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Aspire engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, 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] 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1997 Ford Aspire, refer to Ford's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1997 Ford Aspire Oil Change

The next time your Ford Aspire needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Aspire’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1997 Ford Aspires. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Aspire'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.

1997 Ford Aspire Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Ford Aspire engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Ford Aspire engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Ford Aspire oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. 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 Ford exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Ford Aspire Oil Changed

Help your 1997 Ford Aspire run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.