1996 Ford E-250 Econoline Oil Change Service

1996 Ford E-250 Econoline Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Ford E-250 Econoline? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1996 Ford E-250 Econoline Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Ford E-250 Econoline’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.

Ford recommends changing your 1996 E-250 Econoline’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your E-250 Econoline may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Ford E-250 Econoline. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

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

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Ford E-250 Econoline motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ford has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1996 E-250 Econoline. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your E-250 Econoline's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important 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, and odometer.

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 tested and trusted. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1996 Ford E-250 Econoline, defer to Ford's recommendations.

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

When it's time for a 1996 Ford E-250 Econoline oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your E-250 Econoline’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1996 E-250 Econoline oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your E-250 Econoline 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1996 Ford E-250 Econoline

  • What can low oil do to my Ford E-250 Econoline engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your Ford E-250 Econoline engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ford oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle 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. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 E-250 Econoline

Help your 1996 E-250 Econoline engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!