Why Maintain Your Vehicle?
Carefully following the maintenance schedule helps protect against major repair expenses resulting from neglect or inadequate maintenance and may help to increase the value of your vehicle when you sell or trade it. Keep all receipts for completed maintenance with your vehicle.
It is important that you have your vehicle serviced at the proper times. These intervals serve two purposes; first is to maintain the reliability of your vehicle and the second is to keep the cost of owning your vehicle down.
It is your responsibility to have all scheduled maintenance performed and to make sure that the materials used meet the specifications identified in this owner's manual.
Failure to perform scheduled maintenance and regularly inspect your vehicle may result in vehicle damage not covered by the vehicle Warranty.
Why Maintain Your Vehicle at Your Dealership?
Our Genuine Replacement Parts
Dealerships stock our parts and our authorized branded re-manufactured replacement parts. These parts meet or exceed our specifications. Parts installed at your dealership carry a nationwide 24-month or unlimited mile (kilometer) parts and labor limited warranty.
If you do not use our authorized parts, they may not meet our specifications.
Protecting Your Investment
Maintenance is an investment that pays dividends in the form of improved reliability, durability and resale value. To maintain the proper performance of your vehicle, make sure you have scheduled maintenance performed at the designated intervals.
It is important to rely upon your dealership to properly diagnose and repair your vehicle.
We have recommended maintenance intervals for various parts and component systems based upon engineering testing. We rely upon this testing to determine the most appropriate mileage for replacement of fluids to protect your vehicle at the lowest overall cost to you and recommends against maintenance schedules that deviate from the scheduled maintenance information.
We strongly recommend the use of only our genuine manufactured or our authorized re-manufactured replacement parts engineered for your vehicle.
Additives and Chemicals
We do not recommend using chemicals or additives not approved by us as part of your vehicle’s normal maintenance. Please consult your warranty information.
Fluids and Flushing
In many cases, fluid discoloration is a normal operating characteristic and, by itself, does not necessarily indicate a concern or that the fluid needs to be changed. However, a qualified expert, such as the factory-trained technicians at your dealership, should inspect discolored fluids that also show signs of overheating or foreign material contamination immediately.
Make sure to change your vehicle’s fluids at the specified intervals or in conjunction with a repair. Flushing is a viable way to change fluid for many vehicle sub-systems during scheduled maintenance. It is critical to flush systems only with new fluid that is the same as that required to fill and operate the system or using our approved flushing chemical.
Scheduled Maintenance Service Intervals
For your scheduled maintenance service intervals, visit https://www.ford.com/support/maintenance-schedule.
Owner Checks and Services
Make sure you perform the following basic maintenance checks and inspections every month or at six-month intervals.

Check Every Month  
Function of all interior and exterior lights.  
Tires (including spare) for wear and proper pressure.  
Windshield washer fluid level.  

Check Every Six Months  
12V Battery connections. Clean if necessary.  
Body and door drain holes for obstructions. Clean if necessary.  
Inspect vehicle cooling systems strength and hoses.  
Door weatherstrips for wear. Lubricate if necessary.  
Hinges, latches and outside locks for proper operation. Lubricate if necessary.  
Parking brake for proper operation.  
Safety belts and seat latches for wear and function.  
Safety warning lamps (brake, ABS, airbag and safety belt) for operation.  
Washer spray and wiper operation. Clean or replace blades as necessary.  

Multi-point Inspection
In order to keep your vehicle running right, it is important to have the systems on your vehicle checked regularly. This can help identify potential issues and prevent major problems. We recommend having the following multi-point inspection performed at every scheduled maintenance interval to help make sure your vehicle keeps running great.

Multi-Point Inspection  
12V Battery performance   Radiator, cooler, heater and air conditioning hoses  
Exterior lamps and hazard warning system operation   Suspension components for leaks or damage  
Fluid levels; fill if necessary1   Steering and linkage  
For fluid leaks   Tires for wear and proper pressure 2  
Half-shaft dust boots   Windshield for cracks, chips or pits  
Horn operation   Washer spray and wiper operation  

1Brake, coolant recovery reservoir and window washer.
2Your vehicle has a temporary mobility kit; check the tire sealant expiration Use By date on the canister. Replace as needed.
Be sure to ask your dealership service advisor or technician about the multi-point vehicle inspection. It is a comprehensive way to perform a thorough inspection of your vehicle. Your checklist gives you immediate feedback on the overall condition of your vehicle.