1997 Ford Aerostar Scheduled Maintenance

1997 Ford Aerostar Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Ford Aerostar? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 1997 Ford Aerostar

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1997 Ford Aerostar?

Your Guide to 1997 Ford Aerostar Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Ford Aerostar to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Aerostar could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. 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. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1997 Ford Aerostar!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Ford themselves. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Aerostar running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1997 Ford Aerostar problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Ford Aerostar Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1997 Ford Aerostar for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Aerostar’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1997 Ford Aerostar be ready for a new battery? 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. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! 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.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 1997 Ford Aerostar's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1997 Aerostar. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1997 Ford Aerostar? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Ford Aerostar suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Ford Aerostar steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Ford Aerostar's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Ford Aerostar maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1997 Ford Aerostar maintenance.

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1997 Ford Aerostar Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1997 Ford Aerostar. Get answers to common Ford Aerostar maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Ford Aerostar? 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 should I switch my Ford Aerostar to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Ford Aerostar engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Ford? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Ford Aerostar, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Ford Aerostar

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Ford Aerostar maintenance appointment today.