Must-Have Maintenance Parts For Your F-150

Ford maintenance parts

A good Ford F-150 ownership experience includes performing all scheduled maintenance over the life of your truck. There are many maintenance items you can service yourself while saving lots of money as compared to expensive dealership parts and labor. We are among the largest wholesale sellers of OEM Ford parts, backed by Ford’s replacement parts warranty. Check out these essential maintenance parts for your Ford F-150:

Air Filters

A clean engine air filter is vital for the best fuel economy and power. It should be replaced every 15K to 30K miles under average daily driving conditions. If you often drive in dusty or dirty environments, you should replace the air filter more frequently. Replacing the engine air filter is simple and may only require a screwdriver or Torx driver.

Your cabin air filter is essential for clean, healthy air inside the passenger cabin. The cabin filter should be replaced 15K to 30K miles, or more frequently in dusty conditions. Replacement is easy and only requires releasing tabs on the glove box door to access the filter.

Wiper Blades

Wiper blades are the easiest parts to replace on your ford F-150. You should replace the wiper blades at least every 12 months or more frequently in severe weather conditions. The wiper blades are held in place by plastic retainer clips. You can remove them from the wiper arms with a small flat screwdriver.


It’s important  to keep all of your fluids at the correct level and replace any fluids according to your factory maintenance schedule, including:

  • Engine Oil
  • Engine Coolant
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Brake Fluid
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

Keep these fluids on hand to top off or service as needed.

Serpentine Belt

The serpentine belt drives all engine accessories, including the water pump, alternator, power steering pump, and A/C compressor. If the serpentine belt fails, you can't drive your truck. There is no scheduled replacement interval for the serpentine belt, but regular inspection is important. Belts can dry and crack with age. If the belt appears cracked, frayed, or makes noise, you should replace it. Serpentine belt replacement requires a few simple tools, including a screwdriver and an extended ratchet. Learn more about how to diagnose a failing serpentine belt.

Brake Pads And Brake Rotors

Brake life depends on your driving style and the driving environment. In typical driving, brake pads and brake rotors can last 50-60K miles on average. Depending on the severity of brake wear, you may replace the pads only or both the pads and the rotors. Road salt exposure and corrosion can significantly reduce the life of your brake pads and rotors. Inspect your brakes at every tire rotation or 6K to 12K miles. Learn more about how to replace brake pads or how to replace brake rotors.


You can expect your battery to last about 3 to 5 years. Battery life can be affected by the type of driving you do and in what kind of climate you drive. Have your battery tested if you notice your car cranking slower or lights dimming or flickering. Battery replacement requires a few simple tools, including wrenches, sockets, and a ratchet. Learn more about diagnosing a failing battery or alternator.

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Ford maintenance parts

DIY maintenance is the best way to take the sting out of car care costs. There are many routine jobs that you can do right in your driveway. When you're ready to get started, turn to for all your OEM Ford, Lincoln and Mercury parts needs.We operate one of the largest Ford parts departments in the U.S.  and we're centrally located in Blue Springs, Missouri. That means we offer fast shipping from coast-to-coast. If you have any questions about parts needed for your vehicle, don’t hesitate to contact us.