Ford Recommended Maintenance

Ford F-150 Maintenance Schedule

Regularly scheduled maintenance is a key part to keeping your prized F-150 running in top form. Given that pickup trucks are usually subject to more wear and tear than your traditional daily driver, neglecting routine service can diminish performance and end up wreaking havoc on your wallet if there are developing issues that go unchecked. To prevent these things from happening, simply follow Ford’s simple maintenance schedule, which is set up according to various mileage intervals (outlined below) that make it easy to plan your appointments. Most of the service visits will be minor at first, but as the years go by and the odometer reaches higher digits, there will be more tasks added.

10,000, 20,000, and 30,000-Mile Services

The first set of services on your F-150 will be due at 10,000 miles, or possibly before then if your F-150’s Intelligent Oil Life Monitor (IOLM) indicates that it’s time for the oil and filter to be changed. The IOLM is a relatively new advancement in technology; its software runs engine performance data through algorithms to determine the best time to change the oil (usually around 7,500 to 10,000 miles). This minor service visit in the vicinity of the 10,000-mile mark should also include a tire rotation and inspections on the cooling systems and hoses, exhaust system and heat shields, automatic transmission fluid, and brakes. Your Ford technician may also recommend lubricating the steering linkage, ball and suspension joints, driveshafts, u-joints, and the front axle.

At 20,000 miles, the same 10,000-mile services will be provided in addition to a replacement of the cabin air filter. When you hit 30,000 miles, all of the 10,000-mile services will be taken care of with the addition of engine air filter replacement.

80,000, 100,000, and 150,000-Mile Services

The 80,000-mile service visit will call for a replacement of the cabin air filter, on top of the services provided from the original 10,000-mile point. At 100,000 miles, an inspection on the accessory drive belt along with replacements for the engine coolant and spark plugs will be in order. Finally, the last mileage interval with new services is 150,000 miles, at which point if you’ve kept up with proper maintenance, your F-150 should be in fine shape – after all, it was built Ford tough. Nevertheless, replacement of the automatic transmission/transaxle fluid and filter should be done, and you’ll also need to change out the rear axle lubricant. Also, if your accessory drive belt has yet to be replaced, this will be the time to do so. After this point, just continue following the same interval pattern you have kept up with so far to keep your F-150 running for many more miles to come.

Ford Explorer Maintenance Schedule

Servicing your 2019 Explorer on a regular basis will increase its performance and longevity, and help to preserve its value. To know when it should be brought in to the factory-trained Ford service team, all you need to do is follow the convenient maintenance schedule as indicated by certain mileage intervals. Most services will be simple and straightforward, while more complex ones won’t be needed until your Explorer has reached higher mileages. Regular maintenance is important because small services that are put off or neglected entirely can eventually wreak havoc on your vehicle – and your checkbook. In order to prevent this from happening, follow the schedule listed below.

10,000- and 20,000-Mile Intervals

Here’s where the simplest services will take place. All that is required for your Explorer at 10,000 miles is an engine oil and filter change, along with a tire rotation. Note that the ’19 Explorer is equipped with a convenient Intelligent Oil Life Monitor (IOLM) that will let you know when the oil has reached the point where it should be changed. Although this typically happens around the 10,000-mile mark, oil can become contaminated sooner than that if the vehicle is driven under more stressful conditions, such as stop-and-go traffic, lots of short trips, regularly towing a trailer, or driving in extreme temperatures. A few inspections will also be done on the drive shaft, suspension, and the cooling, exhaust, steering, and braking systems. At 20,000 miles, those same services, in addition to a change of the cabin air filter, will be done again.

30,000, 100,000, and 150,000-Mile Services

As your Explorer’s odometer continues to climb to 30,000 miles, every task that was performed at 10,000 miles will be repeated, along with the replacement of the engine air filter, which will be needed again at 60,000 miles. Around the big day when you roll over to 100,000 miles, it’s time to change the spark plugs and orange engine coolant, in addition to the standard inspections, oil change, and tire rotation. An inspection on the accessory drive belt will be conducted too, which from now on will be checked every 10,000 miles. After 150,000 miles, the only new services added will be to change the accessory drive belt and replace the transmission fluid. After that, continue following the maintenance schedule as you have been doing.

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