1987 Ford EXP Oil Change Service

When to Change 1987 Ford EXP Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1987 Ford EXP? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 having your 1987 Ford EXP’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Ford-recommended oil change intervals, your EXP may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Ford if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Ford EXP. 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 EXP Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1987 Ford EXP motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ford has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1987 EXP. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your EXP’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car 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 EXP by taking into account your driving habits, and mileage.

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 EXP deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 proven winners. 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1987 Ford EXP, defer to Ford's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Ford EXP

When the time for your EXP’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Ford EXPs. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Ford EXP 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 EXP's engine. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1987 Ford EXP

  • What can low oil do to my Ford EXP engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Ford EXP engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ford EXP oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil 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 EXP exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Ford EXP Oil Changed

Help your 1987 EXP engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!