2003 Ford Escape Oil Change Service

2003 Ford Escape Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Ford Escape? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2003 Ford Escape Oil Changes

Need more info about 2003 Ford Escape oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 changing your 2003 Escape’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Escape in the above table. Outside of Ford-recommended oil change intervals, your Escape may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Ford Escape. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak 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 2003 Ford Escape motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ford has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2003 Ford Escape vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Escape’s oil, replace and recycle your used 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 Escape by considering your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Ford? Your Escape engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Ford's recommendations to select the right  2003 Escape oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2003 Ford Escape, refer to Ford's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Ford Escape Oil Change

When it's time for a 2003 Ford Escape oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Ford Escapes. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2003 Escape oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Escape’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2003 Ford Escape

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ford Escape? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Escape’s 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Ford exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is 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 worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2003 Escape

Help your 2003 Ford Escape run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.