Ford Explorer Maintenance Costs

A Ford Explorer will cost about $9,017 for maintenance and repairs during its first 10 years of service.

This is more than the industry average for popular SUV models by $137. There is also a 26.60% chance that an Explorer will require a major repair during that time. This is 5.10% worse than similar vehicles in this segment. The chart below illustrates how these costs and repair probabilities will increase over time.

Probability of a Major Vehicle Repair (%)
Est Annual Maintenance/Repair Costs ($)

Ford Explorer Maintenance Costs

Year Major Repair Probability Annual Costs
1 2.74% $319
2 4.55% $370
3 5.11% $453
4 9.02% $584
5 12.92% $694
6 14.53% $866
7 15.68% $1,216
8 20.27% $1,355
9 22.40% $1,484
10 26.60% $1,676
11 41.21% $1,700
12 51.27% $1,906

Ford Explorer Maintenance Schedule

Mileage Recommended Maintenance
5,000 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
10,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter
20,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
30,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Transmission Fluid Service, Lubricate Ball Joints, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
40,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
50,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter
60,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Clean and Repack Wheel Bearing, Transmission Fluid Service, Lubricate Ball Joints, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
70,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter
80,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
90,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Transmission Fluid Service, Lubricate Ball Joints, Spark Plugs Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
100,000 Rotate Tires, Cooling System Flush, Transmission Fluid Service, Spark Plugs Replacement, Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
110,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter
120,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Clean and Repack Wheel Bearing, Transmission Fluid Service, Lubricate Ball Joints, Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve Replacement, Change Oil and Filter
130,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter
140,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
150,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Transmission Fluid Service, Differential / Gear Oil Replacement, Lubricate Ball Joints, Transfer Case Fluid Replacement, Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement, Change Oil and Filter

What About Ford Explorer Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Ford Explorer is about $1,573 per year. This adds up to around $7,865 after 5 years of vehicle ownership. Unlike regular maintenance, this expense can often be lowered by shopping around for lower insurance premiums. Comparing quotes will ensure that you are not overpaying if you already own a Ford Explorer. Or, if you are just researching, then it would be money-wise to know this cost before buying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes. Advertising Disclosure

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Other Ford Explorer Costs of Ownership

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