1990 Ford Escort Scheduled Maintenance

1990 Ford Escort Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Ford Escort? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1990 Ford Escort

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1990 Ford Escort?

What to Know About 1990 Ford Escort Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Ford Escort and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Escort has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Escort, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1990 Ford Escort maintenance schedule!

Ford knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Escort perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1990 Ford Escort problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Ford Escort Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1990 Ford Escort and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1990 Ford Escort. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Escort stranded. Your Ford Escort won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1990 Ford Escort running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1990 Escort. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1990 Ford Escort? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Ford Escort steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. 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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Ford Escort's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Ford Escort maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Ford Escort cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Ford Escort radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1990 Ford Escort maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1990 Ford Escort? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1990 Ford Escort. Get answers to common Ford Escort maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Ford Escort? You know your Ford Escort better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Ford Escort? 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.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Ford? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Ford Escort in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain 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.