Oil Changes for 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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.

How Often to Get 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac? Turn to 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 2008 Explorer Sport Trac’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Explorer Sport Trac in the above table. Outside of Ford-recommended oil change intervals, your Explorer Sport Trac may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. 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?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ford has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2008 Explorer Sport Trac. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Explorer Sport Trac’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other 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, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Explorer Sport Trac deserves 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, 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Ford's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac.

Where to Go for 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Oil Change

When it's time for a 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Ford Explorer Sport Tracs. 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 2008 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

  • Should I check my Ford Explorer Sport Trac motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, 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.
  • How hard is it to change Ford Explorer Sport Trac oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Ford exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2008 Explorer Sport Trac

Help your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.