If you have a Ford, it's essential to keep it running like new for as long as possible. Keep in mind that the more work you put into maintaining your vehicle, the longer it will last! Here are some tips on how to keep your car running smoothly.
Change the oil.
If you want to keep your Ford running like new longer, one of the most important things you can do is change the oil regularly. Oil lubricates the engine and keeps it clean by trapping dirt and grime in its microscopic pores. Most vehicles are designed to have their oil changed every 3 months or every 3,000 miles, whichever comes first. Changing your oil with a high-quality synthetic blend will help keep your vehicle running smoothly for longer than if you used conventional motor oil. It's also recommended that you use a high-quality filter when doing this job; a cheap one might not protect against particles as well as a pricier one would!
Replace the air filter.
Replace the air filter: You'll want to change your air filter every 12,000 miles or once a year, whichever comes first. If you don't change it, your engine could suffer from damage that could lead to costly repairs. The process is simple and only takes about 15 minutes if you have the correct tools on hand (and no other maintenance needs to be addressed). If not, it can take up to two hours for professional technicians with all necessary equipment available in their shop.
Replace belts and hoses.
You'll want to perform regular maintenance to keep your Ford running like it's brand new for as long as possible. One of the best ways to do this is by replacing belts and hoses regularly. Belts are used in cars to transmit power from the engine to other components, while hoses transfer coolant or other fluids through your engine. Over time, these pieces can become worn out and start causing problems if they're not replaced on time.
In order to keep track of whether there might be an issue with either part, it's important that you check them periodically for signs of wear and tear. If any cracks or tears are found in your car's belt or hose system, then it should be replaced immediately so that no further damage occurs under usual driving conditions (or worse).
Tires are the most important safety feature of your car. They should always be replaced when they reach 2/32nds tread depth, which is approximately 4 mm in depth. Tires should also be rotated every 5,000 miles to help ensure even wear and maximum tread life. Finally, tires are only good for *6 years from when they were manufactured and inspected by DOT; if you have any doubts about a tire's longevity, replace it before driving on them again!
We recommend you shop around if you're looking to replace your tires. Different brands and models can have varying tread life expectancies, so be sure to talk with a dependable mechanic or tire professional before making a purchase.
Simple routine maintenance can keep your vehicle in good shape for longer.
Routine maintenance can help you keep your car running like new longer. It's important to do simple things like changing the oil, checking your tire pressure, and rotating your tires regularly, especially if you're driving many miles yearly. These routine tasks are much cheaper than making major repairs or having to get new parts installed, which means they'll save you money in the long run. Taking care of these tasks yourself at home will save time, so there's no need to worry about being stranded on the side of the road waiting for someone else to fix something for you!
Ford is a great car brand, and Poway's Precision Automotive knows everything about Ford. We started as a precision tune franchise over 30 years ago, then were converted to an independent shop and became "Poway's Precision Automotive" in 2011. Since then, we've continued using the same name and providing quality repairs for our customers.
As you can see, several simple maintenance tasks can help keep your vehicle running in top shape and avoid expensive repairs down the road. If you're having issues with your Ford, don't hesitate to call us at (858) 463-5793 or visit our website for more information. We know everything about Ford repairs, so you can rest assured!