2001 Ford Escort Oil Change Service

2001 Ford Escort Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2001 Ford Escort? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2001 Ford Escort Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Ford Escort’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Ford recommends changing your 2001 Escort’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Ford-recommended oil change intervals, your Escort may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Ford if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Ford Escort. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Ford Escort Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2001 Ford Escort motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Ford has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2001 Ford Escort vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Escort’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Escort by considering your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Escort deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Ford Escort oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2001 Ford Escort, refer to Ford's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2001 Ford Escort Oil Change

When the time for your Escort’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Escort’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2001 Escort oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Escort's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[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.

2001 Ford Escort Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ford Escort? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Ford Escort 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. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce 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 the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Ford Escort

Help your 2001 Escort engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!