1988 Ford Escort Tune-Up & Engine Service

Tune Into Your Ford Escort

Is it tune-up time? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you drive a 1988 Ford Escort. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your Escort’s power on the road. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Ford, you invest in your Escort's long-term health and engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for Ford Escort

The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several 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*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Escort. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. 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. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Keep in mind that your Escort's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. If you’re not sure what services are the best fit for your car, let us help! Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

Where to Get a Ford Escort Tune-Up

If you’re looking for 1988 Escort engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Ford, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished fuel economy, knocking noises in the engine, or a lit up check engine light on your dashboard.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1988 Ford Escorts

  • 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 does a puddle underneath my Ford Escort mean? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Ford Escort. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • Are some driving habits better for my Ford Escort engine than others? Hard stops and starts can lead to premature wear on your engine’s components. Lighten up that lead foot and opt for steady, fluid starts and stops instead. Your engine (and your passengers!) will thank you.

Proactive Maintenance - 1988 Ford Escort

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your Ford Escort to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

Repair Service for Your 1988 Ford Escort

Your Ford Escort runs best when it’s well cared for. Make sure it’s always in tip-top shape with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 1988 Ford Escort repairs below.

Schedule Ford Escort Tune-Up

Tune in to tune up. Listen to your Escort and schedule an engine tune-up at the first strange squeak, clunk, or click. Make an appointment today.