Whether we helped you get into your new or used Ford, you can continue to count on the South Bay Ford team to help you keep your Ford vehicle running smoothly. While Ford vehicles have been engineered for durability, you’ll want to stick to your recommended Ford scheduled maintenance guide as close as possible.

Ford Scheduled Service intervals are specifically tailored to your vehicle type, engine and transmission based on your vehicle's age and mileage, developed and recommended by our expert engineers and carried out by our Ford-trained technicians.

Maintenance intervals vary by vehicle, but don’t worry; you don’t have to remember the schedule. The FordPass App will do it for you. Once you download the App, it tracks your driving and will inform you when a recommended service is due. See our previous blogs about the FordPass App.

You can also schedule a service appointment with our team, and we’ll help you stick to your Ford service schedule. Learn more about the Ford scheduled service guide with the service experts at South Bay Ford.

Regular servicing means you can minimize the risk of major repair expenses and maintain the efficiency of your Ford by improving fuel economy and maintaining the Ford warranty. If you decide to sell your vehicle, a full-service history will enhance its value.

Ford certified technician performing an oil change with synthetic oil

General Ford Scheduled Maintenance Guide

Please remember a few important items before we review the Ford scheduled maintenance guide. The specific maintenance intervals for your vehicle will vary depending on your vehicle’s year and model. The service schedule we’re going over is just a general guide to help you better understand what services you may need.

Additionally, each service interval between 5,000 to 10,000 miles will almost always include oil changes, air filter replacements, and tire rotations. However, some mileage intervals will require additional services. Let’s take a look at some other service items you might need to include to help your Ford vehicle tackle your Los Angeles commute with ease:

Every 5,000 to 10,000 Miles
- Multi-point inspection
- Lubricate unsealed joints
- Inspect braking system
- Inspect exhaust
- Inspect cooling system
Every 100,000 Miles
- Replace spark plugs
Every 140,000 Miles
- Inspect drive belts
Every 150,000 Miles
- Inspect transmission fluid
- Replace engine coolant
Ford certified technician performing a tire rotation

Ford Protect Extended Service Plans

If you want to add peace of mind to your travels, consider a Ford Protect Extended Service Plan. These service plans can help you better prepare for upcoming services on your Ford vehicle. Here are the Ford Protect Extended Service Plans available for gas and diesel vehicles:

- PowertrainCARE: 29 components covered
- BaseCARE: 84 components covered
- ExtraCARE: 113 components covered
- PremiumCARE: 1,000+ components covered.

Here are the Ford Protect Extended Service Plans available for EV vehicles:
- BaseCARE: 84 components covered
- ExtraCARE: 113 components covered

- PremiumCARE EV: 1,000+ components covered.

Our South Bay Ford Service Center Is Here to Help!

Whether you’re looking to find out what the Ford extended service plans cover or you’re curious about your vehicle’s maintenance intervals, South Bay Ford is here to help. Reach out to us today to find out how to keep your Ford vehicle in tip-top shape!