How Long Do Ford F-150s Last?

2022 Ford F-150 trims parked in a field

If you’re looking for a powerhouse new pickup truck in the Chicago area, you can’t go wrong with the Ford F-150! This light-duty pickup has been an icon on the American roads for decades, and enjoys considerable longevity thanks to its strong specs and capabilities. If you’re interested in a Ford F-150 or if you’ve just bought one, you may be wondering: how long does a Ford F-150 last?



While the longevity of your specific pickup will vary based on your unique driving situation, experts generally agree that a well-kept Ford F-150 transmission will last anywhere from 150,000 to 300,000 miles. That’s around 20-30 years of drive time if you’re using the F-150 as your daily driver. The service team at Sutton Ford has put together a guide with some key details about the Ford F-150 safety, reliability, and maintenance, so you can keep your truck running in the best condition possible. 

Ford F-150 Safety & Reliability

Now that we’ve answered the question of “how long does a Ford F-150 transmission last?”, let’s take a look at more specific numbers for safety and reliability. For reliability ratings, we’ve turned to RepairPal, one of the foremost organizations that rank vehicles based on their maintenance and repair needs. Here’s what they found:

Ford F-150 Reliability Ratings 

  • Overall reliability rating: 3.5 / 5 (above average)
  • Annual maintenance cost: $788 / year
  • Frequency of unscheduled repairs: 0.3 / year
  • Chance of repair being severe: 15%

The 2022 Ford F-150 was named a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which gave top marks to its roof strength, vehicle-to-vehicle crash prevention, vehicle-to-pedestrian crash prevention, and seat restraints. 

Ford Maintenance Schedule

When drivers come to us and ask “how long does a Ford F-150 last?”, we tell them that it depends on how well you take care of it! The best way to keep your Ford running smoothly on the New Lenox roads is to stick to the Ford maintenance plan, which operates on service intervals of every month or every six months. Here’s a brief overview:

  • Every month: check oil, replace windshield washer fluid, test interior and exterior lights, inspect tire wear and pressure
  • Every six months: check battery connections, check cooling system fluid level, lubricate door weatherstrips, replace washer spray, replace wiper blades if necessary, inspect parking brake, inspect seat belts, check warning lights
  • Every 20,000 miles: replace cabin air filter
  • Every 30,000 miles: replace engine air filter
  • After 100,000 miles: change engine coolant, replace spark plug, inspect accessory drive belts
  • After 150,000 miles: change automatic transmission fluid, replace accessory drive belts 

Keep Your Ford in Top Condition at Sutton Ford!

If you’ve reached one of the service intervals listed above, or if you need to bring your F-150 in for any other kind of repair, go ahead and schedule an appointment on our website! We’ll take care of everything and get you back on the Hammond roads in no time. You can also contact us or check out our blog for more service tips, vehicle information, and automotive news. 


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