When it comes to extending the life of your vehicle, the best thing you can do is follow the Ford service schedule. There are certain services that your vehicle needs maintained, so it can perform safety and efficiently, such as oil changes. You can look to the certified technicians at Folsom Lake Ford to keep your Ford Expedition running for years to come.

Common Tasks on Your Schedule

Each day, there are thousands of parts working together to keep you moving. As a result of excess wear, there will come a time when they will need to be replaced or repaired. Certain areas will require attention sooner and more frequent than others.

Oil Changes

The metal parts of your engine are constantly rubbing together and require lubrication from oil for smooth transitions. Over time, this oil collects debris and becomes a thick, sticky consistency.

To prevent damage to your engine, it is vital that you replace old oil with fresh oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Failing to get an oil change in a timely manner can result in overheating and an inoperable vehicle.


In addition to oil, there are other fluids that will need to be topped off when they get low. These include coolant, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid.


In order to start your vehicle and keep it going, a spark of electricity is required. This component should be checked each time you visit our dealership and typically requires replacement every three to five years.

If you notice dim headlights, trouble starting your car, or the check engine light, visit our Ford Dealer Sacramento location immediately.


For your safety, it’s important that all lights around the outside of your vehicle are in working order. These lights provide you with visibility, but also let other drivers know your next move.

To learn more about your service schedule, visit our team at Folsom Lake Ford. We hope to see you soon!