Oil Changes for 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon

How Often to Change 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Ford-recommended oil change intervals, your E-150 Econoline Club Wagon 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 might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Ford if you regularly 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 E-150 Econoline Club Wagon. 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 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon. Ford has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1988 E-150 Econoline Club Wagon. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your E-150 Econoline Club Wagon’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your E-150 Econoline Club Wagon by taking into account your driving habits, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Ford? We carry the best because your E-150 Econoline Club Wagon deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon 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 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] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed 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 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon, defer to Ford's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon

When the time for your E-150 Econoline Club Wagon’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Ford vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1988 E-150 Econoline Club Wagon oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your E-150 Econoline Club Wagon today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Oil Changed

Help your 1988 E-150 Econoline Club Wagon engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!