1998 Ford Expedition Maintenance

1998 Ford Expedition Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Ford Expedition? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

1998 Ford Expedition Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1998 Ford Expedition?

Here’s Why 1998 Ford Expedition Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Ford Expedition 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 Expedition. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Expedition maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1998 Ford Expedition!

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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Expedition's life, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1998 Ford Expedition problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Ford Expedition

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1998 Ford Expedition 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 Expedition’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1998 Ford Expedition. If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Ford Expedition battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Expedition stranded. Your Ford Expedition won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1998 Ford Expedition running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1998 Expedition. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1998 Ford Expedition? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Ford Expedition steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Ford Expedition steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Ford Expedition's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Ford Expedition services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Ford Expedition cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Ford Expedition radiator? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1998 Ford Expedition maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1998 Ford Expedition? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1998 Ford Expedition. Get answers to common Ford Expedition maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Ford Expedition alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1998 Expedition is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Ford Expedition need high mileage oil? If your Ford Expedition has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Ford dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Ford Expedition 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.

Get Work Done on Your Ford Expedition

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