1988 Ford Escort Tires

1988 Ford Escort Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your Ford Escort tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Tire Size Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R
1988 Ford Escort GT Shop P195/60HR15 H 30 PSI/30 PSI
1988 Ford Escort LX Shop P175/70R14 None 30 PSI/30 PSI
1988 Ford Escort GL Shop P165/80R13 None 30 PSI/30 PSI
1988 Ford Escort Pony Shop P175/80R13 None 30 PSI/30 PSI

1988 Ford Escort GT

- Size: Shop P195/60HR15

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 30 PSI/30 PSI

1988 Ford Escort LX

- Size: Shop P175/70R14

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 30 PSI/30 PSI

1988 Ford Escort GL

- Size: Shop P165/80R13

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 30 PSI/30 PSI

1988 Ford Escort Pony

- Size: Shop P175/80R13

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 30 PSI/30 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Get the Right Tires for 1988 Ford Escort

Finding the right tires can be quick and easy, especially when you have all the information you need to make a good decision. That's why you should head our way when it's time to put new tires on your  1988 Ford Escort. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the tire shop of choice for Ford Escort tire options. Whether you want tire that's made to take tight corners, handle diverse terrain, or improve fuel-efficiency, you'll find affordable tires that get the job done.

View the recommended tires for your 1988 Ford Escort, plus important information about Ford Escort tire size, speed rating, and tire pressure. Take it from one of our tire technicians, Brianna: "You want to find the correct size for your tire. It matters in alignments and keeping your vehicle driving the way it’s supposed to.”

Apart from finding the right tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying Ford Escort tires like how and where you drive, and how much you want to spend. If you live in Louisiana, you probably won't want to buy studdable snow tires. Somewhere like Colorado or even Kansas is a different story. You may want to invest in a set of Ford Escort snow tires for one part of the year, and all-season tires for the rest of the year.

Think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience when evaluating your driving conditions. Drivers in states that fully experience all four seasons often buy two sets of tires: one set for winter, one set for summer. It's a smart way to capitalize on Ford Escort's performance and safety throughout the year. Other drivers buy one set of all-season tires instead. That way they don't have to return to the tire shop and their vehicle is always ready for sun, rain, and light snow!

Your personal driving style is the next factor to consider. Do you like taking your Ford Escort far away from civilization? Adventuring where other vehicles can't? If you're an avid off-roader who yearns to pioneer new paths, you have very different tire needs than a highway commuter who doesn't hit the hills very often. You'll want strong tires that can take on gravel, sand, stone, and dirt. You might even want a bigger tire with stiffer sidewalls and a wide tread pattern to help prevent punctures and maintain stability in uneven road conditions. But if you plan on sticking around town, a Ford Escort tire that offers low rolling resistance for better fuel efficiency might be exactly what you want. Talk to a tire technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help choosing the best tire for you, or start shopping for Ford Escort tires online. You're only a few clicks away from finding the right 1988 Ford Escort tire for your needs.

Good Tire Brands for Ford Escorts

You have so many options when it comes to tire brands that work for Ford Escorts. Two of them are Firestone and Bridgestone. Firestone tires for Ford Escorts are always ready to get the job done! The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1900 in Akron, Ohio by Harvey Firestone. He was a passionate inventor from the get-go. Firestone saw a future in automobile tires, so he began testing and producing truck, passenger, and farm tires. The company can be credited for introducing the first all-rubber, non-skid tire in 1908! Thanks to Harvey Firestone, Firestone Tires has been committed to staying ahead of the curve since day one. Today, Firestone is one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world. They make 8,000 different tires for all sorts of vehicles — including 1988 Ford Escorts.

Bridgestone is another top choice for Ford Escort tires. Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd. was founded by Shojiro Ishibashi in Japan in 1931 and merged with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1990. Bridgestone Tires now has more than 50 production facilities and 55,000 employees throughout the Americas! It remains a global leader in tire technology and rubber products, [content-1-text-7-4] The company is a global leader in rubber products and tire technology, delivering outstanding tires, service, and more to drivers worldwide. In the words of founder Shojiro Ishibashi, Bridgestone is dedicated worldwide to "serve society with superior quality." What are you waiting for? If you want to drive with peace of mind, buy Bridgestone tires for a 1988 Ford Escort today!

Ford Escort Tire Installation & Rotation

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! Buy 1988 Ford Escort tires online and schedule your installation when it's convenient for you. Many stores are open late and on weekends to better fit your busy schedule.

Recommended Tires for Your 1988 Ford Escort

What tires are best for a 1988 Ford Escort? The following tire brands and types are a great fit for your Ford Escort.

Firestone ALL SEASON
ALL SEASON

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Primewell All Season
All Season

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
Blizzak WS90

  • None
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter
Champion Fuel Fighter

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus
Ecopia EP422 Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Toyo Extensa A/S
Extensa A/S

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone Firehawk AS
Firehawk AS

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Primewell PS830/850
PS830/850

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Primewell PS890 Touring
PS890 Touring

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus
Turanza Serenity Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone WEATHERGRIP
WEATHERGRIP

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone Winterforce 2
Winterforce 2

  • None
  • Winter
  • Winter

1988 Ford Escort Tire Questions

Inspecting and caring for your tires is one of the best ways to help them last. Get answers to common Ford Escort tire questions and learn how to care for new tires.

  • Why does Ford tire inflation matter? Even a tiny decrease in tire pressure could impact your safety and fuel economy. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan.
  • What do the tire sidewall numbers mean for my Ford Escort? Your tire sidewall numbers tell you the recommended load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to a tire technician to learn how to read Ford tire numbers.
  • Is there an easy way to check Ford tire tread depth? All you need is a penny. Hold the penny so that Abraham Lincoln is facing you, then place your penny into a tread groove upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Ford Escort tires.

Buy New Ford Escort Tires

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