Oil Changes for 1997 Ford Contour

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 Contour

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

How Often to Get 1997 Ford Contour Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1997 Ford Contour? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Ford recommends having your 1997 Ford Contour’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Contour may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of 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 go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Ford Contour. 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 Contour Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1997 Ford Contour motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ford has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1997 Ford Contour vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Contour's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Contour deserves the best. Consult Ford's recommendations to select the right  1997 Contour 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working 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 1997 Ford Contour, defer to Ford's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1997 Ford Contour Oil Change

The next time your Ford Contour needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Ford Contours. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Ford Contour 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 Contour'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 Contour Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Ford Contour 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, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Ford Contour engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ford Contour oil at home? 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. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Ford Contour spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.