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When to Service My Ford F-150

When to Service My Ford F-150

When it comes to the Ford F-150, there's a reason this powerhouse truck has built such a stalwart reputation. Designed for endurance and high performance, this robust vehicle requires diligent upkeep to continue offering peak performance. Regular maintenance is key, and here at Lethbridge Truck Town in Alberta, our skilled technicians can provide top-quality servicing for your F-150.


Servicing at 5,000 to 10,000 Kilometres

Ensure to get an oil change for every 5,000 kilometres clocked on your F-150. Fresh oil is the lifeblood of your truck's engine, keeping it well-lubricated and running smoothly. Remember to check and, if needed, replace the oil filter. Assess the alignment of your tires during this time too.


After every 10,000 kilometres, professionals should inspect your F-150's engine cooling system, brake system, exhaust system, and transmission fluid. Regular checks can catch potential problems before they become serious issues.


Servicing Around 20,000 to 30,000 Kilometres


Once your F-150's odometer displays 20,000 to 30,000 kilometres, it's time to expand your maintenance routine. In addition to the 10,000-kilometre checks, your technician should perform the following:


  • Tire tread inspection – Ensures your vehicle is safe on the road, especially in harsh weather conditions.
  • Cabin air filter replacement – Keeps the air in your truck clean, contributing to a more comfortable ride.
  • Engine filter replacement – This helps your engine perform efficiently by filtering out debris and contaminants.


Maintenance Milestone: 100,000 Kilometres

After logging 100,000 kilometres, a few more service tasks should be incorporated into your maintenance routine to keep your F-150 in top-notch condition:


  • Replace the spark plugs - This helps maintain fuel efficiency and performance.
  • Swap the engine coolant - Regularly refreshing the coolant prevents overheating.
  • Inspect the drive belts - Ensuring these are in good condition helps prevent breakdowns.


Servicing at 150,000 Kilometres and Up


Once your Ford F-150 hits the 150,000-kilometre mark, it's genuinely proven its roadworthiness. To keep its performance stellar, consider including the following tasks:


  • Replace the axle fluids - Fresh fluid keeps your truck's differential and transaxle operating smoothly.
  • Change out the accessory belts - Prevents breakdowns due to a snapped belt.
  • Clean the throttle body - Ensures optimal air intake, promoting efficient combustion.


Contact us today

At Lethbridge Truck Town, we're all about helping our clients keep their vehicles running at their best for as long as possible. Don't wait for issues to arise before you bring your F-150 in for a service. Schedule a maintenance appointment today, and let us help you keep your truck in peak condition for the Alberta roads.

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