Engine Tune-Up Service for Your 1985 Ford Escort

Tune-Ups to Help Your Ford Escort Run Better

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you want your 1985 Ford Escort’s engine to last for a long time. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Escort. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, so you can enjoy improved fuel economy and lower emissions. When you follow the guidelines specified by Ford for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your Escort’s engine running smoother, longer.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Ford Escort

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Ford Escort engine tune-up services. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your Escort. Yet another service is a fuel system cleaning process, which involves removing varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits that have built up inside the fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate in your Escort. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Keep in mind that your Escort's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

Where to Get a Tune-Up for Your Ford Escort

Schedule your next 1985 Escort engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Follow Ford's recommended maintenance schedule or book an appointment as soon as you notice one of the following: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished fuel economy, engine knocking, or an illuminated check engine light.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

Questions About 1985 Ford Escort Engine Tune-Ups

  • When should Ford Escort spark plugs be replaced? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my Ford Escort? Puddles could indicate that your vehicle is leaking coolant, oil, or brake fluid. Ignoring these leaks can lead to permanent engine damage, so address these symptoms ASAP with a tune-up service.
  • Are hard starts and stops bad for my Ford Escort engine? You can make your driving habits more engine-friendly. Hard starts and stops can increase the stress on engine parts, especially over many years. Boost your fuel economy and care for your engine by using gradual, smooth starts and stops instead.

1985 Ford Escort Maintenance

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Repair Service for Your 1985 Ford Escort

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Schedule an Appointment for Your Ford Escort Tune-Up

If your Escort is acting strange or making new noises, it could be engine tune-up time. Don’t wait until small problems get bigger. Make an appointment now.