When you're the proud owner of the 2020 Ford Explorer-or any other model year for this SUV-you'll want to do everything in your power to maintain its strong performance and overall reliability. At Richmond Ford West, we always recommend to our friends in the Glen Allen, Ashland, and Rockville areas to follow their vehicle's maintenance schedule. It's the best way to stay ahead of service while increasing the longevity of your model.

Today, we're here to help our friends who drive the Ford Explorer. We'll explain how to follow your vehicle's maintenance schedule, and then we'll list the different services and the recommended times to have them performed. By following your Ford Explorer maintenance schedule, you'll effectively keep your vehicle lasting for a long time.

Following Your Maintenance Schedule

Making sense of your maintenance schedule is fairly simple. You'll see specific mileages listed that will correspond to a variety of services and inspections. It's important to remember you'll need to have these services repeated throughout your ownership each time you add that mileage interval to your vehicle. Luckily, a lot of these services will overlap, so you can get everything done in one visit.

Ford Explorer Maintenance Schedule

  • Every 5,000 to 7,500 miles: The most common form of maintenance to have performed during this visit is the oil change and oil filter replacement to ensure your components are properly lubricated. During this service interval, you'll also need a tire rotation as well as a thorough inspection of your vehicle's braking system, exhaust system, cooling system, and steering linkage, joints, and drive-shafts.
  • Every 20,000 miles: While this interval requires a lot of repeat services, you'll also need to include an air cabin filter replacement to the list of services.
  • Every 30,000 miles: On top of the aforementioned services, you'll need to have your vehicle's engine air filter replaced. Depending on your driving habits, you may also want to have the brake pads and rotors swapped out. If you're light on your brakes, never abruptly stopping at high speeds and doing your best to avoid bumper-to-bumper traffic, the pads and rotors may last to 50,000 miles or more.
  • Every 100,000 miles: This service interval is a major one. Not only will you have to have most of the previously listed services performed, but you'll also need to add a few other crucial ones as well. At this point, you'll need to have your platinum spark plugs replaced and your orange coolant changed. At 100,000 miles, you'll also need to have your accessory drive belts inspected from this point forward-and replaced if necessary.
  • Every 150,000 miles: Congratulations, you've made it this far! Of course, there are some important services to have performed in order to keep your Ford Explorer performing at its best. You'll need to have your vehicle's automatic transmission fluid changed and your accessory drive belts replaced if you haven't already had them changed out.

Getting the Right Service for Your 2020 Ford Explorer

Now that you're familiar with your Ford Explorer maintenance schedule, you're ready to have these different services and inspections performed to help keep your vehicle in great condition over the years.

If you're looking for the right place for service, you can always contact the service department at Richmond Ford West. We're more than happy to help our friends in the Glen Allen, Ashland, and Rockville areas.

Schedule your next service interval with us at Richmond Ford West.

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