1998 Ford Escort Tune-Up & Engine Service

Schedule Ford Escort Tune-Up

Keep your Escort running newer, longer. Schedule an engine tune-up as soon as you notice your engine running differently. Make your appointment today.

Enhance Ford Escort Performance with a Tune-Up

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you want your 1998 Ford Escort’s engine to last for a long time. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Escort. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Ford, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your Escort’s engine running smoother, longer.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Ford Escort

The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several Ford Escort engine tune-up services. The first is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Escort. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. The third tune-up option is a fuel system cleaning service, which is a three-step process that removes varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits on your Escort's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Keep in mind that your Escort's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

Where to Get a Tune-Up for Your Ford Escort

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1998 Escort engine tune-up. Not sure when you’re due for a tune-up? Use Ford’s recommended maintenance schedule as a reference point, or schedule an appointment ASAP if you notice any of these signs: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished fuel economy, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1998 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? Puddles could indicate that your vehicle is leaking coolant, oil, or brake fluid. Ignoring these leaks can lead to permanent engine damage, so address these symptoms ASAP with a tune-up service.
  • Are hard starts and stops bad for my Ford Escort engine? Hard stops and starts can lead to premature wear on your engine’s components. Lighten up that lead foot and opt for steady, fluid starts and stops instead. Your engine (and your passengers!) will thank you.

Proactive Maintenance - 1998 Ford Escort

Take care of your vehicle and it'll take care of you. Click on a service below to learn more about properly maintaining your Ford Escort.

Repairs on Your 1998 Ford Escort

Your Ford Escort runs best when it’s well cared for. Make sure it’s always in tip-top shape with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 1998 Ford Escort repairs below.