2008 Ford Escape Oil Change Service

2008 Ford Escape Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Ford Escape? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2008 Ford Escape Oil

Need more info about 2008 Ford Escape oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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.”

Your 2008 Escape’s oil should be changed according to Ford’s recommended oil change 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 engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of 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, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2008 Ford Escape motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Ford has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2008 Escape. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Escape’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Escape by taking into account your driving preferences, 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! Consult Ford's recommendations to select the right  2008 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these 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. 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. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2008 Ford Escape, defer to Ford's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2008 Ford Escape Oil Change

The next time your Ford Escape needs an 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 oil at the right price. Find out how much your Ford Escape oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Escape's engine. 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.

2008 Ford Escape Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ford Escape? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Ford Escape engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Ford Escape exhaust smoke grayish 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, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Ford Escape

Help your 2008 Ford Escape run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.