1996 Ford Aerostar Maintenance

1996 Ford Aerostar Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Ford Aerostar? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 1996 Ford Aerostar

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1996 Ford Aerostar?

Your Guide to 1996 Ford Aerostar Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Ford Aerostar and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Aerostar. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Aerostar maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1996 Ford Aerostar maintenance schedule!

Ford knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Aerostar perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1996 Ford Aerostar problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Ford Aerostar

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1996 Ford Aerostar and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Aerostar's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1996 Ford Aerostar. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Ford Aerostar battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Ford Aerostar won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1996 Ford Aerostar running newer, longer. To learn how often Ford recommends you have the oil changed in your 1996 Aerostar, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1996 Ford Aerostar.

Routine upkeep for your Ford Aerostar suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Ford Aerostar suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Ford Aerostar's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Ford Aerostar maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Ford Aerostar engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Ford Aerostar radiator? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1996 Ford Aerostar maintenance.

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1996 Ford Aerostar Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 Ford Aerostar. Get answers to common Ford Aerostar maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Ford Aerostar alignment checked? You know your Ford Aerostar better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my Ford Aerostar need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Ford Aerostar? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Ford? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Ford Aerostar in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain Your Ford Aerostar

Your Ford Aerostar isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.