Like most people, you probably only think about servicing your car once there’s a problem. That, too, after the problem becomes so big, you can’t ignore it any longer. Breakdowns of passenger vehicles cost the U.S. economy an estimated $41 billion per year. The total cost of vehicle breakdowns includes the cost of the repair, the cost of lost time, and the cost of rental vehicles. You can see how costly the poor condition of your vehicle could be.
By keeping up with regular maintenance and service, you can avoid more significant, more expensive problems down the line. Here are just a few benefits of servicing your Ford car:
Regular service ensures that your vehicle is in good condition and meets all the government’s latest safety standards. A good service can also ensure that you get a warranty on all parts of your vehicle, which can help you in case of any breakdown or accident.
Better car performance
Regular oil changes and other services maintain your vehicle’s performance and enhance its ability to operate at optimal levels. This reduces fuel consumption, saving gas money and reducing pollution in our environment.
Reduces the fuel consumption
Your gas mileage will decrease if you don’t regularly change your engine oil or perform other services on your car. It’s also important to check if any problems with the tires or other parts of the vehicle affect its performance. This is why it’s essential to track how often you drive your car to avoid unnecessary expenses caused by the poor condition of roads or weather conditions.
Maintains the value of your car
The longer you keep your vehicle in good condition, the more money it’ll be worth when it’s time to sell it or trade it in for another later down the road! Regular maintenance will keep your vehicle working correctly when you sell it or trade it.
Your car can be a significant source of air pollution in cities where traffic congestion is high. If your vehicle has been sitting idle for several weeks or months, it can emit harmful gasses into the atmosphere. Regular service will help ensure that these gasses are released slowly and gradually over time instead of all at once when you first start driving again after an extended period.
When and how often should you get your Ford car serviced?
The answer to this question depends on a few factors, including the model of your Ford car, how often you drive it, and what type of driving you do. A ‘full service’ is usually required every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first), while an ‘interim service’ is usually recommended every six months or 6,000 miles.
Most experts recommend getting your Ford car serviced every six months or 6,000 kilometers, whichever comes first.
Here are signs your Ford vehicle needs servicing:
Check Engine Light is On: This light can indicate a variety of problems, so it’s important to have it checked out as soon as possible.
- Strange Noises: Noises can indicate everything from a loose belt to a faulty engine.
- Poor Performance: Performance problems can be caused by a variety of issues, so it’s best to have them checked out by a professional.
- Vibration: This could be a sign of a number of problems, from a worn-out engine to a misaligned wheel.
- Fluid Leaks: Leaks can be a sign of many different problems, so it’s important to get them fixed as soon as possible.
The bottom line
Regular service can prevent problems with your car’s engine, transmission, and other parts. This means you get more miles out of your vehicle before replacing substantial components like the engine or transmission.
At North East Ford, we offer a full range of servicing options for all makes and models of Ford cars. Our experienced technicians will thoroughly check your vehicle from top to bottom, inside and out. They will also use the latest diagnostic equipment to identify any potential issues. Learn more about our services.