Service Your Ford Escape at Our Jacksonville, IL Service Center

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There's no way to avoid having your cars serviced. Sure, you can wait it out sometime after the mileage has gone past its limit to where you would normally get it serviced. But at some point, you're going to have to get it checked out with a vehicle mechanic to keep things running as they should. Not everyone has the same servicing schedule.

Intermissions Between Service

For some automobiles, such as the Ford Escape, this could change according to the service needed. For example, a new and recently used Escape requiring brakes service should be inspected between every 10,000 and 15,000 miles. But if all you want is to have the air filters checked, you should do it sometime within the margin of 15,000 to 30,000 miles. That may seem like a lot, but in reality, you'll probably have it checked long before then, or even several times before getting close to 30,000 miles.

Tires are a different story. Ford generally recommends that Ford Escape tires undergo service according to the amount that's seen on the vehicle. Depending on your experience with tire maintenance, it might be easy for you to notice or difficult. Ford Escape uses SE, S, SEL, and SEL Sport tires. Like all tires, the mileage can be a good indicator for when you need them serviced, but that's not the only way to check. To ensure that you don't miss out on major service repairs that need to be done, periodically look at your Escape's tread depth.

This will alert you to wear that takes place due to road conditions. But to gauge whether or not your tires have lost their balance requires that you pay attention to how your Ford Escape drives. While on the highway, do you notice any vibrations in the steering wheel? What about a worsening fuel economy that's nowhere near the 23 and 31 mpg city/highway travel? These are tell-tale signs that it's time to get those tires in check.

Alternative Services Provided

Westown Ford offers a full service to all of our customers, including Ford Escape owners. A complete service involves a detailed look at your vehicle's exterior parts, such as headlights, taillights, and exhaust pipes. It doesn't end there. We'll run a check on your cooling system, brakes, and replace your oil filter if it's clogged or has apparent signs of aging.

Service FAQs

1. When is the best time to have a Ford Escape Serviced?

For most basic services like a filter replacement or oil change, you'll want to service every 10,000 miles. Once you've reached 30,000 miles, you should come by for checks on your spark plugs and air filters. This is also a good time to have the brake fluid changed, along with your radiator's antifreeze being switched out with a new batch.

2. What is the oil type for the Ford Escape?

You can try out either 5w-20 or 5w-30 oils. The first is conventional, while the other is synthetic.

3. At what mileage is an oil change for the Escape best done?

Ford sets the standard for the Escape from 3,000 to 5,000 miles before a conventional oil change should commence. That's a minimum of 50 hours' worth of driving time. For people using synthetic oil, this can wait until hitting 7,500 miles.

Westown Ford Will Service Your Ford Escape better than Anyone

For your Escape, you want service to keep your oil filter, brakes, and tires operating for the duration of the time during service intervals, at least until you're ready for another check. Visit our place in Jacksonville, IL and let us provide you with a service that's unmatched by anyone else around.

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