Basic Ford Maintenance Schedule, Orange County CA

Routine maintenance use to be very cut and dry, but in today's high tech world it is not that simple. The manufacturer changes their maintenance requirement based on the advancement in their product. Your warranty manual has your specific recommended maintenance schedule. Below is a generic maintenance schedule which we follow at the Santa Margarita Ford Service. This guide, in conjunction with your warranty manual, and driving habits allows our service teams to help you maintain your vehicle in peak running condition.

TOWING A TRAILER OR USING A CAMPER OR CAR TOP CARRIER

  • Every 3,000 miles or 3 months: replace engine oil and filter
  • Every 30,000 miles: Change automatic transmission/ transaxle fluid
  • Every 60,000 miles: 4x4 only: change transfer case fluid
  • As required: Change manual transmission fluid and Inspect and lubricate U joints

EXTENSIVE lDlLING OR LOW SPEED DRIVING FOR LONG DISTANCES

  • Every 3,000 miles or 3 months: Replace engine oil and filter
  • Every 5,000 miles: Inspect Brake System
  • Every 15,000 miles: Replace fuel filter
  • Every 30,000 miles: Change automatic transmission /transaxle fluid; lubricate 4x2 wheel bearings, replace grease seals and adjust bearings
  • Every 60,000 miles: Replace spark plugs; 4x4 only: change transfer case fluid
  • As required: Replace cabin air filter.

OPERATING IN DUSTY CONDITIONS SUCH AS UNPAVED ROADS:

  • Every 3,000 miles or 3 months: Replace engine and oil filter
  • Every 15,000 miles: Replace fuel filter
  • Every 30,000 miles: Change automatic transmission /transaxle fluid
  • Every 60,000 miles: 4x4 only: change transfer case fluid
  • As required: Replace engine air filter, replace cabin air filter

OFF ROAD OPERATIONS

  • Every 30,000 miles: Change automatic transmission/transaxle fluid
  • Every 60,000 miles: Change transfer case fluid
  • As required: Replace cabin air filter; inspect and lubricate U joints; inspect and lubricate steering linkage ball joints if equipped with Zerk fittings.