1987 Ford Escort Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1987 Ford Escort

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1987 Ford Escort?

Here’s Why 1987 Ford Escort Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Ford Escort and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Escort could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. 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 Escort maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1987 Ford Escort!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Ford, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes 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 Escort's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1987 Ford Escort problems.

Overview of Essential Ford Escort Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1987 Ford Escort for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Escort. 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 1987 Ford Escort. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Escort may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Ford Escort 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. 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 Escort won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1987 Ford Escort running newer, longer. To learn how often Ford recommends you have the oil changed in your 1987 Escort, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1987 Ford Escort.

Routine upkeep for your Ford Escort suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Ford Escort suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Ford Escort's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Ford Escort services, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. 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 Escort’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Ford Escort radiator in need of replacement? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1987 Ford Escort maintenance.

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

1987 Ford Escort Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 Ford Escort. Get answers to common Ford Escort maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Ford Escort alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When does my Ford Escort need high mileage oil? 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 Escort engines.
  •  Why are my Ford dashboard lights on? 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 Escort to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Ford Escort

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