Oil Changes for 2003 Ford Excursion

2003 Ford Excursion Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Ford Excursion? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2003 Ford Excursion Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2003 Ford Excursion? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 2003 Ford Excursion’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Excursion in the above table. Outside of Ford-recommended oil change intervals, your Excursion may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Ford Excursion. 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 Type of Oil Does My Ford Excursion Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Ford Excursion. Ford has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2003 Excursion. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Excursion’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Excursion by taking into account your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Ford's recommendations to select the right  2003 Excursion oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Ford's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2003 Ford Excursion.

Where Can I Get a Ford Excursion Oil Change

The next time your Ford Excursion needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Excursion’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Ford Excursion oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Excursion'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.

2003 Ford Excursion Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Ford Excursion engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Ford Excursion 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 Excursion oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Ford Excursion spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Ford Excursion Oil Changed

Help your 2003 Ford Excursion run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.