2020 Ford Explorer Exterior

How Often Should I Service My Ford Explorer?

Maintenance for a Ford Explorer will vary based on the trim level and the year. To get the most precise Ford Explorer maintenance schedule, you'll want to check the owner's manual that comes with the car. The owner's manual provides a breakdown of the Ford Explorer service intervals that you will need to follow. Regardless of whether your Explorer is due for its first service or its 90,000-mile inspection, be sure to keep up with all scheduled services to ensure your car is safe and runs at its best.

15,000-Mile Service

The first service interval for your Ford Explorer is 15,000 miles. When your car reaches this mileage mark, it will need to have its tires rotated to make sure they wear evenly. This may be the second tire rotation that the car receives, depending on your driving habits. The vehicle will get a full oil change at 15,000 miles as well. This will likely be the second oil change, too. The engine oil filter will also be changed to ensure the car's engine is sufficiently lubricated. A Ford technician will also perform a multi-point inspection to check the exhaust system, steering system, brakes, and cooling system.

30,000-Mile Service

The next service milestone for your Ford occurs at 30,000 miles. At this time, the oil is changed again, and the tires will get rotated again. The brakes will be inspected and serviced if needed, replacing the brake pads, rotors and flushing the brake fluid. The exhaust system is checked and may be serviced, and the cooling system is evaluated.

60,000-Mile Service

At 60,000 miles, your Ford Explorer has a long list of service items. The engine oil will be rechecked, and the engine filter will be replaced so that fresh air reaches the engine. The filter in the passenger compartment may be changed as well to circulate fresh air in the cabin. The Ford's battery should be inspected at 60,000 miles for longevity and make sure it doesn't have any damage or leaks. The exhaust system gets an inspection again, along with the cooling system and the brakes.

90,000-Mile Service

More service is in store for the Explorer at 90,000 miles. At this point, the Explorer gets its spark plugs and spark plug wires inspected. The transmission system is checked, and the transmission fluid may be flushed and replaced. The brakes, exhaust system, and cooling system may all be serviced again.

To schedule a service appointment for your Ford Explorer, contact our dealership today.



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