We know how much pickup truck drivers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle count on Ford F-150s. To keep you on the road and out of the shop, you need to keep up with a regular maintenance schedule.

We at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg have taken it upon ourselves to make this schedule readily available for F-150 drivers in the area. Read ahead to see what your F-150 needs and when!

Every Month

Every month, there are a few things you need to check on at home, including the level of your engine oil and windshield wiper fluid. You should also do a thorough visual inspection of your tires as well as the holes and slots in your tail pipe to ensure there isn't anything building up.

Every 6 Months

Regardless of your mileage, there are several things you need to check every six months. The following parts should be inspected for build-up and cleaned if necessary:

  • Battery connections
  • Body and door drain holes
  • Door weather strips
  • Hinges, latches, and outside locks

There are also several important systems that need to be checked to ensure they're working properly, including the parking brake, safety belts, safety latches, safety warning lamps, ABS, airbags, and windshield wipers.

Every 7,500 to 10,000 Miles

Every 7,500 to 10,000 miles, your Ford F-150 will need to be seen by a professional technician for a wide range of necessary maintenance services. First, the following parts and systems will be inspected:

  • Automatic transmission fluid level
  • Brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, brake linings, hoses, and parking brake
  • Engine cooling system strength and hoses
  • Exhaust system and heat shields
  • Front axle and U-joints
  • Half-shaft boots
  • Steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tire-rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints
  • Wheel and related components
  • Air filter restriction gauge

Once everything is inspected and sorted out, your engine oil and engine oil filter will be changed, your tires will be rotated, your fuel and water separator will be drained, and your diesel exhaust fluid tank will be refilled.

Every 20,000 Miles

The 20,000-mile maintenance appointment will be a short and simple one. At this point, you'll only need to have your cabin air filter replaced.

Every 30,000 Miles

Like the 20,000-mile maintenance appointment, the 30,000-mile maintenance appointment will be short, sweet, and to-the-point. You'll get a few parts replaced, including the engine air filter and frame-mounted fuel filters.

Every 100,000 Miles

Every 100,000 miles, your Ford F-150 will have its accessory drive belt inspected. If everything here looks good, the technicians will move on to replacing the spark plugs and changing the engine coolant.

Every 150,000 Miles

Making it to the 150,000-mile mark is exciting! At this significant milestone, your F-150 will need several items changed, including…

  • Automatic transmission fluid and filter
  • Front axle fluid (four-wheel drive vehicles only)
  • Rear axle fluid
  • Transfer case fluid (four-wheel drive vehicles only)

After all of these parts have been changed, the accessory drive belts will also be replaced and then you'll be on your way.

Time for Maintenance?

If it's about time for your Ford F-150 to get one of its scheduled maintenance visits, we at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg are here to help. Our convenient on-site service center is staffed with a team of expertly trained professionals who are ready and eager to service your vehicle.

Drivers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle should give us a call today to schedule a service appointment or contact us with any questions.


Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg

6320 Carlisle Pike
Directions Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

  • Sales: 8554898869
  • Service: 717-766-4733
  • Parts: 717-766-4733

Showroom Hours

  • Monday 09:00AM - 08:00PM
  • Tuesday 09:00AM - 08:00PM
  • Wednesday 09:00AM - 08:00PM
  • Thursday 09:00AM - 08:00PM
  • Friday 09:00AM - 08:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed