2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance

2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac?

Your Guide to 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Ford Explorer Sport Trac and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Explorer Sport Trac. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Explorer Sport Trac, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Ford, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; 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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Explorer Sport Trac running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac problems later.

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

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac and a skilled technician will start the appointment 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Explorer Sport Trac. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Ford Explorer Sport Trac battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Explorer Sport Trac) stuck in the middle of nowhere. 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.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2008 Explorer Sport Trac. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Ford Explorer Sport Trac can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. 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, perform Ford Explorer Sport Trac suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut 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.

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!). 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 got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. Get answers to common Ford Explorer Sport Trac maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Ford Explorer Sport Trac alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2008 Explorer Sport Trac is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • 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!
  • 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.

Maintain Your Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Take care of your Ford Explorer Sport Trac and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.