Why is a Ford maintenance schedule so important? To keep your Ford a Ford. Besides your house, buying a vehicle is most likely your next biggest investment. And you wouldn't ignore essential upkeep like the roof, siding, paint, plumbing, and heating, would you? Of course not. Just like a home air conditioning unit, you wouldn't lease or buy a Ford F-150 truck without having an F-150 maintenance schedule. Let Vern Eide Ford in Mitchell help you with a maintenance plan that will increase your vehicle's longevity, reliability, and safety.

 

Ford Maintenance Plan

 

As the proud owner of a Ford, the best way to keep your new or used vehicle running at peak performance is a Ford maintenance plan. Knowing what automotive services are recommended at certain mileage intervals will not only save you from expensive car repairs down the road, but routine service also improves your vehicle's resale value when it comes time to upgrade to your next, new Ford. Below is a Ford maintenance schedule to use as a general point of reference for service milestones.

 

10,000 Miles

This will be your Ford's first, big checkup. At 10,000 miles the following procedures should be done:

  • Multi-point inspection
  • Oil change and replace oil filter
  • Rotate and inspect the tires
  • Brake inspection, including:
    • Brake pads
    • Shoes
    • Rotors
    • Drums
    • Brake lines and hoses
    • Parking brake system
  • Inspect cooling system and hoses
  • Check rear axle lubricant
  • Test all non-sealed steering linkage
 

20,000 Miles

At 20,000 miles, all of the procedures done at the 10,000-mile mark should be performed again and the cabin air filter should be replaced. A tire rotation and wheel alignment is recommended to ensure that all four tires have the same wear, and Ford also suggests a multi-point inspection to check the exhaust system, cooling system and hoses, automatic transmission fluid, and brakes.

30,000 Miles

At this point, many of the services that were performed at your 10,000-mile and 20,000-mile checkups will be necessary at 30,000 miles, as well as:

  • Replace engine air filter
  • Oil change and replace oil filter
  • Rotate and inspect the tires
  • Brake inspection, including:
    • Brake pads
    • Shoes
    • Rotors
    • Drums
    • Brake lines and hoses
    • Parking brake system
  • Inspect all hoses, fittings, and connections under the hood
  • Inspect the exhaust system and heat shields for potential leaks or damage
  • Check the automatic transmission fluid level
  • Check rear axle lubricant
  • Inspect and lubricate all non-sealed steering linkage and suspension joints, half- and drive-shafts, and universal joints

40,000 Miles

At 40,000 miles, your Ford maintenance schedule should consist of replacing the cabin air filter, as well as changing the engine oil and oil filter. The tires should be rotated and inspected, while your spare time should also be tested at this time (if applicable). Under the hood, check the exhaust system and all hoses, fittings, and connections. Inspect all steering linkage, ball joints, half- and drive-shafts, and universal joints. Last, but certainly not least, a brake inspection is recommended to test the brake pads, rotors, and parking brake system.

 
 

Keep in mind, service needs will vary according to year, model, and vehicle usage. The maintenance plan listed above is helpful, but if you are searching for something specific like a Ford F-150 maintenance schedule, we recommend consulting your owner's manual for proper service intervals. If you need any help our factory-trained, certified technicians at Vern Eide Ford in Mitchell are ready to assist you. Schedule your service appointment online or call us now at (605) 292-3992 to get started.

 

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