2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance

2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance Schedule

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

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

How often should I service my 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac?

Your Guide to 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Ford Explorer Sport Trac and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Explorer Sport Trac could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Explorer Sport Trac maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac!

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; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Explorer Sport Trac perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Ford Explorer Sport Trac Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Explorer Sport Trac's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Explorer Sport Trac may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Ford Explorer Sport Trac battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Explorer Sport Trac) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Ford Explorer Sport Trac could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac running newer, longer. To learn how often Ford recommends you have the oil changed in your 2004 Explorer Sport Trac, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Ford Explorer Sport Trac suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Ford Explorer Sport Trac steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Ford Explorer Sport Trac's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Ford Explorer Sport Trac maintenance, 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 Explorer Sport Trac engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Ford Explorer Sport Trac? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Questions About 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Ford Explorer Sport Trac? You know your Ford Explorer Sport Trac 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 Explorer Sport Trac? If your Ford Explorer Sport Trac has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Ford dashboard lights on? 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 Explorer Sport Trac to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Your Ford Explorer Sport Trac isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.