2003 Ford Expedition Scheduled Maintenance

2003 Ford Expedition Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Ford Expedition? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2003 Ford Expedition

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2003 Ford Expedition?

Here’s Why 2003 Ford Expedition Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Ford Expedition to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Expedition has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Expedition, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2003 Ford Expedition!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Ford, your vehicle manufacturer. 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 oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Expedition running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 2003 Ford Expedition problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Ford Expedition

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2003 Ford Expedition for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. 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.

Could your 2003 Ford Expedition be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Ford Expedition 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 Expedition could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 2003 Ford Expedition'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 2003 Expedition. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2003 Ford Expedition? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Ford Expedition can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Ford Expedition 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 Expedition's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Ford Expedition maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). 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 Expedition engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Ford Expedition radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2003 Ford Expedition maintenance and repairs.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

2003 Ford Expedition Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 2003 Ford Expedition. Get answers to common Ford Expedition maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Ford Expedition? You know your Ford Expedition 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 use high mileage oil in my Ford Expedition? 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 Expedition engines.
  •  Why are my Ford dashboard lights on? 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 Expedition, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Ford Expedition

Take care of your Ford Expedition and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.