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ford service center

Every vehicle will need to be serviced, and Waconia Ford’s Service Center absolutely has you covered. When it comes to Ford service, there are many different types of maintenance that your car will need, from engine and oil service to brake service and more.

Here is a checklist of maintenance items for your Ford.

What Can I Check & When?

At least once a month, or before a road trip, take the time to check your oil level and coolant level, your windshield washer fluid level, and check your tire pressure.

Every other month, or when the weather changes, you’ll want to check your coolant level, your tire pressure, the headlights and taillights and all other exterior lights, and check your lug nuts.

Twice a year, go ahead and check out the hoses on your radiator, heater, and air conditioning. Take a look at your windshield wipers and spray component (the wipers can go bad quite suddenly). Also check your seatbelts, your headlights, muffler, and exhaust pipes.

Every year or so, check and clean all the exterior drains on your car’s body. Lubricate all the door and hood hinges, check the transmission lubrication and have it changed out. Check and clean the battery and terminal connections, check your brake fluid level.

Oil Changes

The core of your Ford’s service remains the same: keeping up with regular Ford oil changes. For years, the common wisdom held that you must change your oil every 3,000 miles. With updates and advances in synthetic engine lubricants, this advice has been modified.

It is now recommended that you have your oil changes every 5,000 to 7,500 miles for optimal engine function. Fresh oil helps keep your motor well-lubricated and keeps the parts from wearing each other down too fast.

Long Term Service Tiers & Tires

Beyond regular maintenance and service checks, there are other tiers of long-term service that are important to keep in mind. At 20,000, 40,000, and 60,000 miles, you’ll need to keep up with tasks such as:

  • air filter
  • brake lines and hoses
  • inspect transmission
  • inspect all steering components
  • inspect exhaust components
  • inspect ball joints and dust covers

Also, keep an eye on your Ford tires. The tires should be rotated every 20,000 to 30,000 miles, in order to prevent uneven wear.

For any questions about maintenance tasks for your Ford, schedule a service visit at Waconia Ford today!