Consumer Review Video - 2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7L V6 FlexFuel Standard Cab Pickup

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The 2013 Ford F-150 XLT is a moderately easy car to maintain, and a good choice for the experienced car owner. The battery is no problem to remove on this vehicle, as the battery bracket itself is secured by one easy-to-remove bolt. This makes a battery change much simpler. Checking the brake fluid level is easy, as the maximum and minimum fluid markers are easily visible in the engine bay. The engine coolant fluid level is easy to check, as the reservoir is large and is easy to see in the engine bay.

Some things are tougher to repair on the 2013 Ford F-150 XLT. You will have to remove many bolts in order to remove the headlight housing for access to the headlight. This is more complicated access than you’ll find on other models. In order to access the spare tire with reliability, you will have to lower it from beneath the vehicle. This can be tough, as the lowering mechanism can grow rusted to the vehicle over time. To access the engine air filter, you will have to loosen the hose attached to it first. This requires a few tools, and is more difficult when compared to other similar models.

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