Ford Escort maintenance schedule

The maintenance intervals in this manual are provided with the assumption that you, not the dealer, will be carrying out the work. These are the minimum maintenance intervals recommended by the manufacturer for vehicles driven daily. If you wish to keep your vehicle in peak condition at all times, you may wish to perform some of these procedures more often. We encourage frequent maintenance, because it enhances the efficiency, performance and resale value of your vehicle.

If the vehicle is driven in dusty areas, used to tow a trailer, or driven frequently at slow speeds (idling in traffic) or on short journeys, more frequent maintenance intervals are recommended.

When the vehicle is new, it should be serviced by a factoryauthorised dealer service department, in order to preserve the factory warranty.

Maintenance - Component location
    See also:

    Front foglamps - removal and refitting
    1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. Models up to 1987 2 Remove the relevant front direction indicator lamp unit. 3 Release the retaining catch on the inside edge of the lamp, then withdraw th ...

    Speed control (if equipped)
    With speed control set, you can maintain a speed of 48 km/h (30 mph) or more without keeping your foot on the pedal. Speed control does not work at speeds below 48 km/h (30 mph). Do not use the spe ...

    Hydraulic unit pressure switch (ABS) - removal and refitting
    Note: To remove the pressure switch from the hydraulic unit in situ, Ford tool No 12-008 or a locally made equivalent will be required. The switch may be removed without special tools after removi ...