2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance Schedule

2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac?

Your Guide to 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Ford Explorer Sport Trac, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Explorer Sport Trac could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Explorer Sport Trac maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac!

Ford knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. 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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Explorer Sport Trac's life, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. 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. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Ford Explorer Sport Trac won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2005 Explorer Sport Trac. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2005 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. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Ford Explorer Sport Trac steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. 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.

If you skip recommended Ford Explorer Sport Trac services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Ford Explorer Sport Trac cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Ford Explorer Sport Trac radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Questions About 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. Get answers to common Ford Explorer Sport Trac maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Ford Explorer Sport Trac? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Ford Explorer Sport Trac to high mileage oil? 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!
  • Can Ford dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Ford Explorer Sport Trac in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Ford Explorer Sport Trac maintenance appointment today.