MAINTENANCE TIPS

Whether it's a routine oil change or a more complicated engine repair, there's no better place to take your vehicle for service than our service centre. We have trained technicians there know your vehicle inside and out. Our service centres have the right tools to diagnose any problem and we have the right parts on hand original-equipment Ford Motor Company Genuine Parts and high-quality Motorcraft® replacement parts – that are recommended for your vehicle.

FUEL-SAVING BENEFITS OF MAINTENANCE

As fuel costs fluctuate and concerns about the environment increase, it's helpful to be familiar with all the ways proper vehicle maintenance can help you save fuel.

Using the right oil

You can improve your gas mileage by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil. Our experts have a full line of the right oil and filter products on hand and will use the correct grade for your vehicle every time you come in for an oil change.

Keeping your tires properly inflated

Underinflated tires are less safe, wear out faster and waste fuel, causing drivers to lose many gas per day. Keeping your tires inflated to the proper level can help improve your gas mileage.

Keeping your engine tuned

Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emissions test can improve gas mileage. But here's the real bonus – if our experts find a malfunctioning oxygen sensor, replacing it can improve your mileage.

Other regular maintenance

We've already mentioned changing your oil filter and keeping your tires properly inflated. Wheel alignments, shock and strut inspections, and replacing worn fuel filters or spark plugs can all help optimize your fuel economy too.

KEEPING YOUR ENGINE IN TOP SHAPE

Your engine is the most complex component in your vehicle, and only our experts Ford are fully qualified to make sure yours is running at its best.

Signs you may need engine service

You should schedule a service appointment with your Ford if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • The engine icon on your dashboard doesn't light up when you start the vehicle
  • The engine icon on your dashboard lights up and doesn't turn off after the engine starts
  • Fluids leaking from the engine
  • Visible damage to any engine components
  • Loud noises coming from the engine
  • Smoke coming from under the hood

HOW TO KEEP YOUR TIRES IN SHAPE

Always use the correct tire size recommended by Ford, It can lower your risk of skidding and poor handling, which could be dangerous.

Keep your tires properly inflated

Checking your tire pressure regularly to make sure they are properly inflated helps keep wear evenly distributed across each tire.

Get proper tire balancing and a wheel alignment

These operations help keep your tires in full contact with the road. You may need an alignment if you notice your vehicle pulling to one side while you are driving straight. Since balancing and alignment involve using precision equipment on your wheels and suspension system, this is also a good job for the technicians at our service centre.

MAINTENANCE TIPS

How to Spot Battery problem

Signs your battery may be worn or damaged

  • Excessive corrosion around the terminals or posts
  • Frays or cuts in the battery cables
  • Damage on the terminals or posts
  • Insufficient tension of drive belts
  • Bulging or deformity in the battery casing
  • Loose battery cables or terminals
  • Movement or wiggling of the battery in its mounting
  • Constant charging or electrical system problems

How to Spot Battery problem

Signs your brakes might be worn out

  • Loud or frequent squeaks or grinding
  • A burning odor
  • Your brake pedal becomes hard to press or feels "squishy"
  • Your steering wheel shudders or continuously vibrates
  • Rust or metal flakes peeling off your brakes
  • Scratches or gouging in your rotors
  • The brake system warning light turns on

How to Spot Shock And Strut Wear

Signs your shocks or struts may be worn

  • Your vehicle is frequently bouncing
  • Your tires are losing their grip on the road
  • Excessive or uneven tire wear
  • Your vehicle no longer handles or brakes the way it used to
  • Audible vibration or noise
  • Visible fluid leaks from your shock absorbers
  • Dents, holes or visible damage to any of your shock and strut components

Why changing oil is important

Engine oil lubricates and protects the components in your engine. Without it, the metal-on-metal contact that results can severely damage your vehicle's engine. If dirt or other particles build up in the oil, they can scratch or damage vital components.

Regular oil and filter changes help your vehicle operate at its most efficient. However, you should change your oil and filter more often if you do any of the following:

  • Tow or carry heavy loads
  • Idle or drive at low speeds for long distances
  • Drive in dusty conditions
  • Drive off road frequently
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