2004 Ford Expedition Maintenance

2004 Ford Expedition Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2004 Ford Expedition? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2004 Ford Expedition

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2004 Ford Expedition?

Here’s Why 2004 Ford Expedition Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Ford Expedition, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Expedition has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Expedition, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2004 Ford Expedition!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Ford, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; 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 Expedition running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2004 Ford Expedition problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Ford Expedition Maintenance Needs

Bring your 2004 Ford Expedition to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Expedition. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2004 Ford Expedition. 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 Expedition 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 Expedition could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2004 Ford Expedition engine. To learn how often Ford recommends you have the oil changed in your 2004 Expedition, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. 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. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2004 Ford Expedition.

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, 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. Components within your Ford Expedition's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Ford Expedition 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 Expedition engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Ford Expedition? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2004 Ford Expedition maintenance.

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2004 Ford Expedition Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2004 Ford Expedition. Get answers to common Ford Expedition maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Ford Expedition? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Ford Expedition to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Ford Expedition? 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? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Ford Expedition to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

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.