1991 Ford Escort Oil Change

1991 Ford Escort Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1991 Ford Escort? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1991 Ford Escort Engine Oil

Need more info about 1991 Ford Escort oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Ford recommends having your 1991 Ford Escort’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Ford-recommended oil change intervals, your Escort may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Ford Escort. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1991 Ford Escort?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1991 Ford Escort motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Ford has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1991 Escort. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Escort's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Ford? We carry the best because your Escort deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1991 Ford Escort, defer to Ford's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1991 Ford Escort Oil Change

The next time your Ford Escort needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Ford vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Ford Escort oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Escort today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

1991 Ford Escort Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Ford Escort motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Escort’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ford Escort oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Ford Escort spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Ford Escort Oil Changed

Give your Escort’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.