Your vehicle requires monthly upkeep just like your own body does. Properly maintain your vehicle through the months and years will ensure longevity for a lifetime. Overall, your car should be easy to care for, barring any serious accidents or failures on the part of the car.
As a result, your monthly checks should be quick and easy and cost you no time at all. You shouldn’t need any tools but your eyes to perform these monthly checks, and if you can’t find a part or mechanism, Google is your best friend.
Monthly Vehicle Maintenance
In order to ensure that your car is working properly in between dealership visits, you should perform monthly maintenance checks. These checks allow you to find any issues before they become too serious.
- Always check your air filter, which is located under the hood buy your engine. Next, take it out and hold it up to the light. If there is light shining through, it is normally good to go. If not, try removing some dust. When the problem persists still, then it might be time to get a new filter.
- Check your oil levels. Your oil is important because it lubricates all the mechanisms in your car. It should typically be changed every 3,000-5,000 miles, but this will specifically depend on your vehicle. This is an important step not to skip. If you do not change your oil, you may need to replace your engine in the near future, which can be expensive.
- Checking your tires is equally as important too. They should always be properly inflated to avoid flats. Moreover, you should check for the treads. If your treads are bare, it’s time for a tire change. You do not want to risk the chance of popping a tire going at high speeds.
- Finally, check your car’s battery. Check to see if there are any broken parts or cables on the terminals. Check the positive and negative components to avoid corrosion. If you notice anything seriously wrong with your battery then bring it to our service station for a replacement.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you notice anything wrong with your vehicle then bring it to our Ford dealership immediately. Our technicians will assess the problem and make any necessary adjustments. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today at 859-341-6603.