1985 Ford Escort Oil Change

Get an Oil Change for Your Ford Escort

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

When to Change 1985 Ford Escort Engine Oil

Need more info about 1985 Ford Escort oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Your 1985 Escort’s oil should be changed according to Ford’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Ford-recommended oil change intervals, your Escort may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Ford Escort. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1985 Ford Escort?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1985 Ford Escort motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Ford has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1985 Escort. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Escort's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Escort by taking into account your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Escort engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Ford Escort 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1985 Ford Escort, defer to Ford's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1985 Ford Escort Oil Change

The next time your Ford Escort needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Ford Escorts. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1985 Ford Escorts. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Escort'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.

1985 Ford Escort Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ford Escort? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Ford Escort engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ford oil on my own? 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. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.