Regular Maintenance for your Ford
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Whether you drive a Ford Explorer, an aggressive Ford Raptor, or a high horsepowered Ford Mustang, you still have to bring your vehicle into the shop every few months for routine maintenance like oil changes. Routine maintenance may seem like a hassle, but it helps prevent against major repairs down the road that equate to expensive repair bills. Down below, we’re going to cover all the regular maintenance you should stay on top of so you can prolong the life of your beloved Ford vehicle.
Oil & Filter
Your engine oil works hard to keep your engine healthy and running in superior condition because it works so hard it does need to be replaced every couple of months. Depending on your vehicle and the way you drive, you could need to change your oil every 3,000 miles or three months, or you could go as long as 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Our service advisors can inform you when is the proper time to have the oil changed on your Ford and can even set up the appointments in advance for you, so you don’t have to worry about it later. When you’re in for your regular oil change, it is strongly recommended you have your oil filter replaced as well. Your filter helps prevent debris from entering your oil, which then goes to your engine. Over time your oil filter becomes clogged and can no longer do its job properly, which means you’ll have to change your oil out more frequently because more debris will enter.
Rotating your tires is a crucial aspect of prolonging the life of your tires. There are several factors that are in play such as usage, drivetrain, and alignment that cause your front tires to wear differently from your back tires. If you drive a front-wheel-drive vehicle you’ll notice your front tires wear a lot faster than your rear tires due to the fact that all the power is driven through the front wheels. When you drive an AWD or a 4WD vehicle you’ll find a difference in tire tread can adversely affect your drivetrain. Rotating your tires helps your tires wear evenly and helps prevent noise and vibrations while driving.
Turn Signals, Brake Lights, Headlights, and Parking Lights
Your vehicle has a wide array of different types of lights, including parking lights, brake lights, headlights, high beams, and turn signals. All of these lights are essential to keeping you and the drivers around you safe. If your brake light was to go out, for example, the driver behind you might not realize you are braking until it is too late. It is easy to overlook your lights, especially because people tend to hop in their vehicle and head out, but it is important to walk around your vehicle and check all your lights. When you check your headlights, make sure they are well-positioned too. If you notice you have a light out, simply give us a call here at Columbine Ford, and we can replace your lights for you and get you back out on the road in no time.
Ford Service Center in Rifle CO
Our Ford service center makes it easy to have regular maintenance or more extensive maintenance done on your Ford thanks to our online scheduler. Whether you need A/C service, brake repair, new struts, a new alternator, or an oil change, our certified technicians have got you covered. We hope to see you soon so we can get to work, keeping your Ford running in the best possible condition so you can enjoy driving around Grand Junction.