2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Change

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Ford Explorer Sport Trac’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2003 Explorer Sport Trac’s oil should be changed according to Ford’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Explorer Sport Trac 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 knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you 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 Type of Oil Does My Ford Explorer Sport Trac Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ford has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2003 Explorer Sport Trac. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs 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 rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Explorer Sport Trac by considering your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Explorer Sport Trac deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Ford Explorer Sport Trac oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, defer to Ford's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Change

When the time for your Explorer Sport Trac’s next oil change rolls around, 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 oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2003 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.

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ford Explorer Sport Trac? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Explorer Sport Trac’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ford Explorer Sport Trac oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly 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 the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Changed

Give your Explorer Sport Trac’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.