Ford Maintenance Schedule

If you had a pet, you’d feed it, walk it, and bathe it, wouldn’t you? These basic procedures of care are an essential part of being a pet owner.

The same can be said for a car. As the proud owner of a Ford vehicle, the best way to ensure your car’s longevity is to practice basic care and stay up-to-date on routine maintenance.

To help keep Pensacola, Crestview, and Fort Walton Beach drivers on top of their vehicle’s maintenance needs, World Ford Pensacola put together this maintenance schedule.

Every 7,500 Miles

Ford Motor Company generally recommends that you schedule an oil change every 7,500 miles, or every 6 months (whichever comes first).  However, be sure to check your owner’s manual or contact your local Ford technician for your vehicle’s specific needs.

Your Ford may also be equipped with an Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor, so keep an eye on your dashboard for the change engine oil soon or oil change required indicator.

Also, replace your oil filter when indicated on the dashboard, or every 12 months.

Plus, don’t forget to have your wheels aligned and tires rotated with each oil change to help distribute wear evenly.

Every 10,000 Miles

This marks your car’s first big checkup. At this point in your vehicle’s life, you’ll want to have the following completed:

  • Check wheel end play and turning noise.
  • Inspect cooling system and hoses.
  • Inspect complete exhaust system and heat shields.
  • Inspect brake pads/shoes/rotors/drums, brake lines and hoses, and parking brake system.
  • Inspect and lubricate all non-sealed steering linkage, ball joints, suspension joints, half and drive-shafts and u-joints.

Most of these maintenance items are included in the multi-point inspection, which evaluates fluid levels, tire-tread depth and wear, brake pad thickness, and battery life.

Keep in mind that this whole inspection will need to be completed every 10,000 miles.

Every 20,000 Miles

At this point, in addition to everything completed at the 10,000-mile mark, you’ll also want to be sure to replace the cabin air filter. This will probably need to be checked every 20,000 miles.

Every 30,000 Miles

At 30,000 miles, you should complete everything for the 10,000-mile checkup, as well as replace the engine air filter to prevent air and debris from causing irreparable damage to the engine. This should be checked every 20,000 miles from this point forward.

At 100,000 Miles

Congratulations on meeting such a monumental milestone! To keep your Ford running for 100,000 miles more, there’s a list of additional maintenance items it’s important to perform.

  • Repeat 10,000-mile maintenance.
  • Replace spark plugs.
  • Inspect accessory drive belt(s).
  • Replace cabin air filter, if equipped.
  • Change the Ford Orange Specialty Revitalizer Engine Coolant.

At 150,000 Miles

By now, you and your Ford have had many good years together. To keep it around for many, many more, you’ll want to

  • Complete the 10,000-mile service.
  • Replace timing belt.
  • Change front axle lubricant.
  • Change rear axle lubricant-synthetic only.
  • Change transfer case fluid.
  • Change automatic transmission/transaxle fluid and filter.
  • Replace accessory drive belts (if not replaced within last 100,000 miles).

Also, make sure to change the Ford Orange Specialty Revitalizer Engine Coolant again during this visit.

Schedule Service for your Ford Today

If you’re in the Pensacola, Crestview, or Fort Walton Beach areas and your Ford is at any of the mile-markers on this maintenance schedule, come to our service center at World Ford Pensacola.

Our online portal makes it easy to schedule, so go ahead and set up your maintenance today.