Ford Explorer Maintenance Schedule

When you're the proud owner of the Ford Explorer, you'll want to do everything in your power to maintain its strong performance while lasting for years. At Richmond Ford West, we always recommend to our friends in the Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump area to follow their vehicle's maintenance schedule. It's the best way to stay ahead of any issues while increasing the longevity of your vehicle.

Today, we're here to help our friends that drive the Ford Explorer. We'll be explaining how to follow your 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 pretty simple. You'll see specific mileages listed, which will correspond with a variety of services and inspections. It's important to know that you'll need to have these services repeated throughout your ownership each time you add the mileage interval to your vehicle. Luckily, a lot of these services will cross paths, so you can get everything done in one visit.

Ford Explorer Maintenance Schedule

  • 10,000 Miles. The most common form of maintenance to have performed during this visit is the oil change and oil filter replacement to ensure that your components are properly lubricated. During this service interval, you'll also need a thorough inspection of your braking system, exhaust system cooling system, and steering linkage, joints, and drive-shafts.
  • 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.
  • 30,000 Miles. On top of the aforementioned services, you'll need to have your engine air filter replaced.
  • 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 need to add a few 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 here on out and replaced if necessary. 
  • 150,000 Miles. Congratulations, you made it so 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 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 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 you 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 Short Pump area.

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

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