2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Change

2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Ford recommends changing your 2002 Explorer Sport Trac’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Explorer Sport Trac may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Ford if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Ford Explorer Sport Trac. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

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

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Ford has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in 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, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Explorer Sport Trac by taking into account your driving preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Ford? We carry the best because your Explorer Sport Trac deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, defer to Ford's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Ford Explorer Sport Trac

When it's time for a 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Ford vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2002 Explorer Sport Trac oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Explorer Sport Trac today. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

  • What can low oil do to my Ford Explorer Sport Trac engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Ford Explorer Sport Trac engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ford oil on my own? 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Ford Explorer Sport Trac spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Changed

Help your 2002 Explorer Sport Trac engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!