Oil Changes for 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Ford Explorer Sport Trac’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Your 2001 Explorer Sport Trac’s oil should be changed according to Ford’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Ford-recommended oil change intervals, your Explorer Sport Trac may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Ford Explorer Sport Trac. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Ford Explorer Sport Trac?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Ford Explorer Sport Trac. Ford has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Explorer Sport Trac’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Explorer Sport Trac by taking into account your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Ford's recommendations to select the right  2001 Explorer Sport Trac oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Ford's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac.

Where to Go for 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Change

The next time your Ford Explorer Sport Trac needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Explorer Sport Trac’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Tracs. Let the experts take care of your Explorer Sport Trac’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Ford Explorer Sport Trac motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Ford Explorer Sport Trac engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Ford Explorer Sport Trac oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Ford exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Changed

Help your 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.