2002 Ford Escape Oil Change Service

Get Your Ford Escape Oil Changed

Help your 2002 Escape engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

How Often to Change 2002 Ford Escape Oil

Need more info about 2002 Ford Escape oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Ford recommends having your 2002 Ford Escape’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Escape in the above table. Your Escape may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Ford Escape. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Ford Escape Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2002 Ford Escape motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ford has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2002 Ford Escape vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Escape's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Escape by taking into account your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Escape engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Ford Escape 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, 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] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2002 Ford Escape, refer to Ford's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Ford Escape

When it's time for a 2002 Ford Escape oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Ford vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Ford Escape oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Escape today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

2002 Ford Escape Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ford Escape? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Escape’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Ford Escape 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Ford exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.