Ford Mustang Servicing

Full Ford Service Schedule Information

This blog outlines Fords general service information regarding their Mustang model range, beginning with the year model 2015.

If you are looking to have a service carried out by Motorsport and Performance and are interested in detailed information and pricing regarding the services that we offer, please see our Service Schedule range

If you are looking for service packages that can be shipped to you to be installed yourself or at your local workshop you can find everything you need in our online store.

This post is relevant to service Ford Mustang models:

  • 2015-2018 Mustang GT
  • 2015-2018 Mustang EcoBoost
  • 2018+ Mustang GT
  • 2018+ Mustang EcoBoost
  • 2019-2020 Mustang Bullitt
  • 2021 Mustang Mach1

Ford has made maintaining your Mustang Service history pretty easy with their Intelligent Oil-life Monitor. 

The long and short of it is, based on the type of driving that you are using your Mustang for, the cars on-board computer systems determine when you need to have the car serviced. It lets you know services are due with a simple display message that literally tells you that the oil needs changing, which is handy. 

When to expect the message to prompt you to change your oil 
Interval  Vehicle use and example 
7000-10000 mi   (12,000–16,000 km)  Normal 
Normal commuting with motorway driving.  No, or moderate, load or towing.  Flat to moderately hilly roads.  No extended idling. 
5000–7000 mi (8,000–11,999 km)  Severe 
Fast Road, moderate to heavy load or towing.  Mountainous or off-road conditions.  Extended idling.  Extended hot or cold operation.  High engine speeds and loads, engine braking and hard cornering. 
3000–5000 mi (4,800–7,999 km)  Extreme 
Maximum load, high revving, high power or forced induction engines. Extreme hot or cold operation. Track days, drag days and 'ahem' enthusiastic road driving.

 

NOTE: The oil life monitor is still only a guide. Ford continue to recommend that you carry out an annual service on your Mustang regardless of Mileage. The Oil-Life monitor is to ensure that you do not exceed the engine oil lifespan between your annual services.

 At every oil change interval as indicated by the information display  
 Change engine oil and filter.  
 Rotate tires, inspect tire wear and measure tread depth. 
 Perform a multi-point inspection.
 Inspect the automatic transmission fluid level. 
 Inspect the brake pads, rotors, hoses and parking brake. 
 Inspect the engine cooling system strength and hoses. 
 Inspect the exhaust system and heat shields. 
 Inspect rear axle and U-joints. Lubricate if equipped with grease fittings. 
 Inspect the half-shaft boots. 
 Inspect the steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie-rod ends, driveshaft and U-joints. Lubricate any areas with grease fittings. 
 Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear,  looseness or drag. 

 

Fords 'Other maintenance items' Schedule 
Every 20000 mi (32,000 km)  Replace cabin air filter. 
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km)  Replace engine air filter. 
At 100000 mi (160,000 km)  Change engine coolant.  
Every 100000 mi (160,000 km)  Replace spark plugs. 
Inspect accessory drive belt(s).  
Every 150000 mi (240,000 km)  Change automatic transmission fluid and filter. 
Change manual transmission fluid. 
Replace accessory drive belt(s). 
Change rear axle fluid. 

 

Now, all this is good for oil changes and health checks. But!!! 100,000-mile spark plug intervals? 30,000 Mile air filter intervals? 150,000-mile diff oil changes? That might work for a car that spends its days running up and down the freeway. Or maybe it would be fine to keep a car going. If you are more interested in keeping your car in ship shape and performing its best, however, we are going to need to sharpen that up somewhat. I mean do you think Ford has ever seen a 30,000-mile old air filter out of a UK car before? I'd expect to find an entire ecosystem in the airbox!


With that in mind, we have put together a MAP service schedule for the Performance and forced induction cars. Hopefully, everyone who actually likes their car will opt to run with this service plan because to us guys; proper servicing is vitally important!

MAP NA Service Schedule 
 Every 10,000 miles  Replace or clean the engine intake Air filter
 Every 30,000 miles  Replace Spark plugs
 At 50,000 miles  Replace accessory drive belts
 At 80,000 miles   Replace Engine Coolant

 Replace Gearbox and Differential oil

Things to look out for in-between 4 wheel alignment and geometry setup
Clean and flow test injectors
Windscreen wipers bi-annually
Clean and grease callipers sliders and boots to prevent them seizing up - UK roads will do that!

 

For the cars running Forced Induction ... well we don't need to tell you that they are going to need a different level of care.

We will right from the get go be suggesting replacing all of the engine fluids with performance alternatives from world leading manufactures, you will be running different engine oil grade and different spark plug heat range. The engine oil will need to be replaced much more often and the spark plugs will need changing every second year.

We also recommend putting the car on the dyno for a health check along with services, depending on use. Failing to catch a fault before it causes big problems can be helishley expensive, so it's always worth been extra careful when you are doubling the factory power output of your car! 

Ford Mustang Vehicle Service 

Ford Mustang servicing is as vital from the first service to the master service in ensuring the longevity of the engine, drivetrain and chassis. Having a full vehicle check regularly, either by us or a local Ford Mustang or us dealer, should prevent the vehicle from becoming at all unsafe for other road users and in a roadworthy condition.

The full health check covers the condition of the tyres and brake components as well as suspension bushes and ball joints. 

Don't think new vehicles should be exempt from servicing either; we often find faults with new Mustangs missed by the preparation team at the dealer that sold them, don't think Ford spot everything - common issues with new vehicles include serious geometry issues and poor paintwork.

Think Ford pricing is reasonable? Contact us for a price to have work carried out.

 

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