2018 Ford Escape Maintenance

2018 Ford Escape Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Ford Escape? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

2018 Ford Escape Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 2018 Ford Escape?

Your Guide to 2018 Ford Escape Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Ford Escape and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Escape. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Escape maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2018 Ford Escape!

Ford knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Escape's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 2018 Ford Escape problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Ford Escape Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2018 Ford Escape for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Escape. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2018 Ford Escape. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Ford Escape battery, and so can frequent short drives. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). 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 support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2018 Ford Escape running newer, longer. See Ford's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2018 Escape in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2018 Ford Escape.

Maintaining your Ford Escape steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components 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. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Ford Escape's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Ford Escape services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Ford Escape engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. 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 here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2018 Ford Escape maintenance and repairs.

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

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 2018 Ford Escape. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Ford today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 2018 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 2018 Escape is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Ford Escape? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Ford Escape engines.
  •  Why are my Ford dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Ford Escape in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Top-Notch Ford Escape Maintenance Service

Take care of your Ford Escape and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.