1988 Ford E-250 Econoline Oil Change Service

Get Your Ford E-250 Econoline Oil Changed

Give your E-250 Econoline’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.

How Often to Change 1988 Ford E-250 Econoline Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1988 Ford E-250 Econoline? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Your 1988 E-250 Econoline’s oil should be changed according to Ford’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your E-250 Econoline may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, 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, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Ford E-250 Econoline. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Ford E-250 Econoline?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Ford E-250 Econoline. Ford has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1988 E-250 Econoline. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your E-250 Econoline’s oil, replace and recycle the old 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 rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your E-250 Econoline by considering your driving style, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Ford? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Ford E-250 Econoline 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Ford's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1988 Ford E-250 Econoline.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Ford E-250 Econoline

The next time your Ford E-250 Econoline needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your E-250 Econoline’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1988 E-250 Econoline oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your E-250 Econoline’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[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.

1988 Ford E-250 Econoline Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Ford E-250 Econoline motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Ford E-250 Econoline engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Ford E-250 Econoline oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Ford E-250 Econoline spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.