Following your Ford Explorer's maintenance schedule is the easiest way to care for your vehicle and prolong its lifespan. With regular services such as oil changes and tire rotations, your SUV won't just run better, it will be safer too.

To help drivers in the Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Downey area stay up-to-date on routine maintenance, our team at the Norm Reeves Ford Superstore in Cerritos has provided this maintenance schedule for a Ford Explorer with front-wheel drive and a V6 engine operating under normal conditions.

Keep in mind that different models, equipment, and driving conditions will require a different set of maintenance intervals with more or less service needed. Be sure to speak with one of our professional service representatives for the most accurate maintenance information.

Ford Explorer Maintenance at 10,000 Miles

During the 10,000-mile checkup, your Ford Explorer is ready for its first big service appointment. When you take your vehicle to an authorized Ford service center, the certified technicians will rotate and inspect the tires, checking for uncommon noises and movement.

They'll also change the oil and oil filter to make sure that the engine stays properly lubricated and clean of debris. Finally, the technicians will conduct a multi-point inspection covering the cooling system, exhaust system, heat shields, brakes, steering system, and more.

Ford Explorer Maintenance at 20,000 Miles


If you're following your maintenance schedule properly, then you should make a service appointment for your Ford Explorer at 20,000 miles. During this interval, the technicians will replace the cabin air filter in addition to performing a full oil change and tire rotation.

Similar to the last service interval, they'll also inspect various parts of the vehicle, including the brakes, cooling system, and the exhaust system. Repeat this process again at the 40,000-mile mark.

Ford Explorer Maintenance at 30,000 Miles

This service interval follows the same requirements as the 20,000-mile checkup with one exception. Now, instead of replacing the cabin air filter, the technician will replace the engine air filter. That, of course, is followed by an oil change, oil filter replacement, tire rotation, and multi-point vehicle inspection.

Ford Explorer Maintenance at 60,000 Miles

The 60,000-mile mark is a big step in the life of your Ford Explorer. To make sure that it runs for another 60,000 miles, follow these service instructions. Have a certified Ford technician replace both the engine air filter and the cabin air filter. You'll also need to have the tires inspected and rotated and change the engine oil plus the oil filter.

Inspect the cooling system and hoses, exhaust system, heat shields, brakes, steering linkage, suspension joints, driveshafts, ball joints, and U-joints. After that, the technicians will conduct a multi-point vehicle inspection and you'll be all set until the next service interval.

Need Service?

If you need help determining your Ford Explorer's maintenance schedule or if you think that your vehicle is due for routine service, then contact us the Norm Reeves Ford Superstore in Cerritos. Serving the communities of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Downey, and beyond, we can help you care for your vehicle and keep it running at its best. Schedule a service appointment today.

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