1997 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 might be time to change your ways, especially if you drive a 1997 Ford Escort. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your Escort’s engine. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you get routine engine tune-ups based on Ford's recommendations, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your Escort’s engine running smoother, longer.

Engine Tune-Up for Ford Escort

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1997 Ford Escort. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your Escort. 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. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your Escort can determine what kind of service it 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

Schedule your next 1997 Escort engine tune-up service at 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, engine knocking, or an illuminated check engine light.

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

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1997 Ford Escorts

  • What happens if my Ford Escort spark plugs fail? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on Ford’s recommendations.
  • 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? You can make your driving habits more engine-friendly. Hard starts and stops can increase the stress on engine parts, especially over many years. Boost your fuel economy and care for your engine by using gradual, smooth starts and stops instead.

Maintenance for Your 1997 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 1997 Ford Escort

Your car takes care of you, and we’ll take care of your car. When it’s time for a repair on your Ford Escort, we’re here to help. Check out more info below about 1997 Ford Escort repairs.

Schedule Your Ford Escort Tune-Up Service Appointment

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.