2012 Ford Escape Scheduled Maintenance

2012 Ford Escape Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Ford Escape? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2012 Ford Escape

How often should I service my 2012 Ford Escape?

Your Guide to 2012 Ford Escape Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Ford Escape to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Escape could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Escape, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2012 Ford Escape!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Ford, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Escape perform better, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2012 Ford Escape problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Ford Escape Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2012 Ford Escape and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Escape's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 2012 Ford Escape be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Ford Escape battery, and so can frequent short drives. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Escape) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Ford Escape won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2012 Ford Escape engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2012 Escape. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2012 Ford Escape.

Maintaining your Ford Escape steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Ford Escape suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Ford Escape's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Ford Escape maintenance, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Ford Escape’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Ford Escape? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2012 Ford Escape maintenance and repairs.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Questions About 2012 Ford Escape Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Ford Escape. Get answers to common Ford Escape maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Ford Escape? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2012 Escape is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Ford Escape to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Ford Escape? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can Ford dashboard warning lights wait? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Ford Escape to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Ford Escape

Your Ford Escape isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.