1986 Ford E-250 Econoline Maintenance Schedule

1986 Ford E-250 Econoline Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline?

Here’s Why 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Ford E-250 Econoline to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your E-250 Econoline could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your E-250 Econoline, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline!

Ford knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your E-250 Econoline's life, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Ford E-250 Econoline Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your E-250 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 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Ford E-250 Econoline battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your E-250 Econoline stranded. Your Ford E-250 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 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline's engine run smoother. See Ford's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 E-250 Econoline in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. 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 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Ford E-250 Econoline can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. 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-250 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-250 Econoline's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Ford E-250 Econoline maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Ford E-250 Econoline cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Ford E-250 Econoline radiator in need of replacement? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline maintenance.

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

Questions About 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline. Get answers to common Ford E-250 Econoline maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Ford E-250 Econoline alignment checked? You know your Ford E-250 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 does my Ford E-250 Econoline need high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Ford E-250 Econoline engines.
  • 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-250 Econoline to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Ford E-250 Econoline

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Ford E-250 Econoline maintenance appointment today.