Oil Changes for 1985 Ford EXP

How Often to Get 1985 Ford EXP Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1985 Ford EXP? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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 1985 EXP’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your EXP may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, 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 EXP. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Ford EXP?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1985 Ford EXP motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Ford has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1985 EXP. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your EXP’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 style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your EXP deserves the best. Consult Ford's recommendations to select the right  1985 EXP 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these 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] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Ford's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1985 Ford EXP.

Where to Go for 1985 Ford EXP Oil Change

When it's time for a 1985 Ford EXP oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your EXP’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 EXP oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your EXP 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.

1985 Ford EXP Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Ford EXP motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Ford EXP engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ford oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Ford EXP spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1985 EXP

Help your 1985 EXP engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!