The Ford F-150 is one of the most popular, best-selling pickup trucks in America. In fact, the Ford F-series trucks have dominated the U.S. pickup truck market for more than four decades. The Ford F-150 is an iconic full-size pickup truck that is powerful, capable, comfortable, durable, and reliable. If you’re lucky enough to be the owner of a Ford F-150 pickup truck, it is important to take care of your F-150 to help extend your truck’s lifespan as much as possible. A major part of taking care of your F-150 is following its recommended maintenance schedule. This means it is important to take your pickup truck to your local Ford dealership whenever it is in need of maintenance services—which are separate from unexpected repair services.
While there are general maintenance rules that apply to most vehicles, every vehicle model has its own unique recommended maintenance schedule. This recommended maintenance schedule should be included within the owner’s manual that came with your Ford F-150. However, if you need a quick refresher, keep reading to learn more about the Ford F-150’s recommended maintenance schedule in order to make sure you are taking the best possible care of your Ford F-150 to keep it in pristine, safe, drivable condition for as long as possible.
5,000 Mile Service Interval
Not much needs to be done for your Ford F-150 after it has only been driven 5,000 miles.
However, at some point between 5,000 and 7,500 miles, you will need to take your F-150 to your local Ford dealership’s service center to get its engine oil replenished and its oil filter replaced.
10,000 Mile Service Interval
By the time you’ve logged 10,000 miles on your Ford F-150, it’s time to get your truck’s oil replenished and its oil filter replaced again—these services need to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.
At 10,000 miles, you will also need to get your F-150’s tires inspected and rotated and its automatic transmission fluid inspected. Your F-150 will also need its cooling, exhaust, and braking systems inspected. In fact, a full multi-point inspection is recommended for your F-150 once it reaches 10,000 miles and at every 10,000-mile interval that follows.
20,000 Mile Service Interval
At 20,000 miles, your Ford F-150 needs all of the services that were required for it at 10,000 miles—these services are required for your F-150 at every 10,000-mile interval.
In addition to these services and inspections, your Ford F-150 also needs its cabin air filter replaced once it reaches 20,000 miles—and again when your F-150 reaches each successive 20,000-mile interval after it has 20,000 miles logged on it.
30,000 Mile Service Interval
When your Ford F-150 reaches 30,000 miles, it needs its standard 10,000-mile interval services performed.
Your Ford F-150’s engine air filter should also be replaced once your F-150 has 30,000 miles logged on it—and at every 30,000-mile interval, your pickup reaches past 30,000 miles.
100,000 Mile Service Interval
Reaching 100,000 miles is a major milestone for your Ford F-150. In addition to needing its regular 10,000-mile interval services and its cabin air filter replaced, your F-150 needs a few more maintenance services once it has 100,000 miles logged on it.
At 100,000 miles, you should get your Ford F-150’s accessory drive belt inspected—although it probably won’t need to be replaced until your pickup reaches 150,000 miles. You should also get your pickup truck’s spark plugs replaced and its coolant changed soon after it reaches 100,000 miles.
150,000 Mile Service Interval
If your Ford F-150 makes it to 150,000 miles, that means you’re already doing a great job taking good care of your pickup truck. A Ford F-150 that is well cared for can have up to 300,000 or more miles logged on it while remaining in safe and drivable condition.
At 150,000 miles, your Ford F-150 is in need of an accessory drive belt replacement. It also needs its automatic transmission fluid and filters replaced as well as its rear axle lubricant changed.