1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Maintenance Schedule

Maintain Your Ford E-150 Econoline

Your Ford E-150 Econoline isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.

1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline?

What to Know About 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Ford E-150 Econoline, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your E-150 Econoline. 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. Just follow your 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Ford, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your E-150 Econoline's life, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Ford E-150 Econoline

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your E-150 Econoline’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1988 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. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Ford E-150 Econoline battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! 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 could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline's engine run smoother. To learn how often Ford recommends you have the oil changed in your 1988 E-150 Econoline, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline.

Maintaining your Ford E-150 Econoline steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Ford E-150 Econoline steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Ford E-150 Econoline's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Ford E-150 Econoline maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. 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 it time to replace the radiator in your Ford E-150 Econoline? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Questions About 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Ford E-150 Econoline. Get answers to common Ford E-150 Econoline maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Ford E-150 Econoline alignment checked? You know your Ford E-150 Econoline better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Ford E-150 Econoline? If your Ford E-150 Econoline has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Ford dashboard lights on? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Ford E-150 Econoline, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light