1997 Ford E-150 Econoline Scheduled Maintenance

1997 Ford E-150 Econoline Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Ford E-150 Econoline? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 1997 Ford E-150 Econoline

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1997 Ford E-150 Econoline?

Here’s Why 1997 Ford E-150 Econoline Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Ford E-150 Econoline and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your E-150 Econoline. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get E-150 Econoline maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1997 Ford E-150 Econoline!

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 tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your E-150 Econoline perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1997 Ford E-150 Econoline problems.

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

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1997 Ford E-150 Econoline for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1997 Ford E-150 Econoline. 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). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Ford E-150 Econoline battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your E-150 Econoline stranded. Your Ford E-150 Econoline won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1997 Ford E-150 Econoline engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1997 E-150 Econoline. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1997 Ford E-150 Econoline? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Ford E-150 Econoline 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, 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.

Without routine Ford E-150 Econoline maintenance, 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. Need a new Ford E-150 Econoline radiator? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1997 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.

1997 Ford E-150 Econoline Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1997 Ford E-150 Econoline. Get answers to common Ford E-150 Econoline maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Ford E-150 Econoline? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1997 E-150 Econoline is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Ford? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Ford E-150 Econoline in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on 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.