2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Change Service

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.

How Often to Get 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2004 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. 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.”

Ford recommends changing your 2004 Explorer Sport Trac’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. 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 car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Ford has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2004 Explorer Sport Trac. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, 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 the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Ford? Your Explorer Sport Trac engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Ford's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Ford Explorer Sport Trac

The next time your Ford Explorer Sport Trac needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Explorer Sport Trac’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Tracs. Let the experts take care of your Explorer Sport Trac’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Ford Explorer Sport Trac engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Ford Explorer Sport Trac 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 oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Ford Explorer Sport Trac exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Changed

Help your 2004 Explorer Sport Trac engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!