2018 Ford Escape Oil Change

2018 Ford Escape Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 2018 Ford Escape Engine Oil

Need more info about 2018 Ford Escape oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about 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 2018 Escape’s oil should be changed according to Ford’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Escape may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine 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, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Ford Escape. Ford has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2018 Escape. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Escape’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car 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 preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Ford? We carry the best because your Escape deserves 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For example, 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Ford's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2018 Ford Escape.

Where to Go for 2018 Ford Escape Oil Change

When it's time for a 2018 Ford Escape oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Ford vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2018 Escape oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Escape's engine. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

2018 Ford Escape Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Ford Escape motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Ford Escape engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Ford Escape oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Ford exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2018 Escape

Give your Escape’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.