4 Maintenance Tips Every Vehicle Owner Needs to Know

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Your Ford is built for durability, reliability, performance, and safety. To keep it that way, regular maintenance is vital. Gary Crossley Ford in Kansas City, offers you the following maintenance tips to ensure that your vehicle always performs at its best.

1. Adhere to the Maintenance Schedule

Every Ford model comes with a factory-recommended maintenance schedule to ensure that your vehicle continues to perform optimally. If you stick to the service intervals, you will have the peace of mind that your Ford will not let you down.

You will save money on gas and unexpected repairs and your car will last longer and have a higher resale value. You will find the service schedule for your specific Ford model in your owner’s manual, or you ask your Ford technician for information.

2. Regular Oil and Filter Replacements are Crucial

One of the most important maintenance services is regular oil and filter replacements. Engine oil lubricates the moving parts and reduces friction. Regular oil and filter replacements will increase fuel efficiency, extend the life of your engine, and ensure overall vehicle performance. The Ford recommended oil and filter replacements are every 5,000 to 10,000 miles or every six months. Oil and filter replacements are influenced by the weather and road conditions, driving habits, and engine type.

Consult your owner’s manual for the specific oil and filter replacements for your Ford model. A qualified Ford technician will also assist you. If your Ford is equipped with the Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor (IOLM), it’s easy to see when an oil and filter replacement is due. When the IOLM is at 15 percent, the oil needs to be changed. Don’t ignore the monitor and allow it to get to 0 percent to avoid damage to your vehicle’s engine.

3. Fit Top-Quality Replacement Parts

If you need replacement parts, the specialists at your Ford dealership will assist you in finding the exact part you need. Your Ford dealership employs expert part specialists with extensive knowledge of every Ford component and stocks a wide range of  Ford and Motorcraft OEM parts.

Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts are specifically designed, engineered, and manufactured for your Ford and tested for endurance, reliability, and safety. Best of all, Ford and Motorcraft parts are covered by a 24 month, unlimited mileage warranty.

4. Insist on Quality Maintenance and Repair Services

To ensure that your Ford is in tip-top condition, it’s also important to insist on quality maintenance and repair services. Your Ford dealership is equipped with advanced technology, state-of-the-art equipment, and Ford-trained technicians who know every component and system in your vehicle. They fit genuine Ford and Motorcraft parts to ensure that your car is fuel-efficient, reliable, and safe on the road.

Another benefit of taking your vehicle to your Ford dealership is the Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center. You don’t need to schedule an appointment, and top-quality maintenance services are performed while you wait,  even in the evenings and on weekends to make maintaining your vehicle as easy and hassle-free as possible.

When it comes to your Ford, only the best is good enough. Insist on top-quality maintenance and repair services performed by qualified technicians who install genuine OEM parts. 

Check out #MyKCFord’s Service page today.

Our Ford technicians will ensure that your vehicle is reliable, fuel-efficient, performing optimally, and safe on the road.


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