1986 Ford E-150 Econoline Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1986 Ford E-150 Econoline

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 Ford E-150 Econoline?

What to Know About 1986 Ford E-150 Econoline Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Ford E-150 Econoline to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your E-150 Econoline could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine E-150 Econoline maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Ford E-150 Econoline!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Ford themselves. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your E-150 Econoline running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Ford E-150 Econoline problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Ford E-150 Econoline Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1986 Ford E-150 Econoline to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your E-150 Econoline's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1986 Ford E-150 Econoline be ready for a new battery? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your E-150 Econoline may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Ford E-150 Econoline battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Ford E-150 Econoline won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 1986 Ford E-150 Econoline's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1986 E-150 Econoline. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1986 Ford E-150 Econoline.

Routine upkeep for your Ford E-150 Econoline suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Ford E-150 Econoline suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Ford E-150 Econoline's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Ford E-150 Econoline maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Ford E-150 Econoline’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Ford E-150 Econoline radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Ford E-150 Econoline maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

1986 Ford E-150 Econoline Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Ford E-150 Econoline. Get answers to common Ford E-150 Econoline maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Ford E-150 Econoline? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Ford E-150 Econoline to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Ford E-150 Econoline? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can Ford dashboard warning lights wait? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Ford E-150 Econoline to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

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