How often should I service my 1989 Ford Escort?
You want your Ford Escort to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Escort could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Escort maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1989 Ford Escort!
This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Ford themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Escort's life, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1989 Ford Escort problems.
Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1989 Ford Escort for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Escort’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.
Could your 1989 Ford Escort be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Ford Escort battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Escort) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Ford Escort could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.
Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1989 Ford Escort's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1989 Escort. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1989 Ford Escort? We can help with that, too!
Maintaining your Ford Escort steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, 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. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Ford Escort's steering and suspension system.
If you skip recommended Ford Escort services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Ford Escort engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Ford Escort? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1989 Ford Escort maintenance.
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