2020 Ford Explorer Exterior

How Often Should I Service My Ford Explorer?

Your Ford Explorer's maintenance schedule will depend on several specific factors, including the car's model year that you drive and even the trim level. The type of transmission and engine that a car uses can also influence its recommended service schedule, along with the services that need to be performed at all service points. Although exact service requirements may vary from one car to the next, you will need to keep up with all Ford Explorer service intervals that Ford recommends to ensure your vehicle remains in top condition and that it doesn't have any safety issues. Following the first oil change, which takes place around 7,500 miles, your Explorer will have its first service around 15,000 miles.

15,000-Mile Service

When your Ford Explorer reaches 15,000 miles, it will be due for another full oil change. The engine's filter may be changed at 15,000 miles to help clean and fresh air flow through the engine. The tires will be rotated so that they wear in a consistent pattern. Their tread level is checked, along with their air pressure levels. The front axle gets checked at 15,000 miles, and a mechanic performs a visual inspection of the U-joints. They will be lubricated if needed if you drive an all-wheel drive Explorer. The ball joints and steering linkage are also inspected and possibly lubricated. The heat shields also get checked at 15,000 miles.

30,000-Mile Service

At 30,000 miles, your Ford Explorer once again has its engine oil levels checked. The oil will likely be replaced again to make sure it is clean and contaminant-free. The Ford's cabin air filter will also most likely be changed at 30,000 miles. The rear axle gets inspected, along with the ball joints and U-joints. The tie-rod ends are also checked and lubricated if needed. The coolant system and hoses are checked, and the cooling system is inspected for overall condition. The brakes will be inspected and possibly serviced at this point, along with the exhaust system.

60,000-Mile Service

By the time your Ford Explorer reaches 60,000 miles, it may be due for a new battery. Your Ford mechanic will evaluate the battery's strength and look for leaks or other problems that warrant a battery replacement. The car's spark plugs may be replaced, and the cooling system will be serviced.

90,000-Mile Service

The automatic transmission is serviced at 90,000 miles as needed. The brake pads will be inspected, along with the brake rotors, parking brake, and hoses. The exhaust system also gets checked, and heat shields will be examined.

Contact us today to schedule a service appointment for your Ford.


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