Regular Service

A car has a lot of parts that make it work, and it's important to take care of those parts. There are some aspects of your car that should be regularly serviced.

Check your fluids

Antifreeze, power steering, coolant, and wiper fluid are all things that need to be monitored. Make sure to monitor fluid levels so that they can be replaced when needed. Running low on any of these can impair the performance of your car in many different ways.

Get your serpentine and timing belts replaced

This is less "regular" but still important. Your timing belt should be replaced every 60,000 miles, and your serpentine belt every 40,000 miles. If you wait too long to replace them, the belts will fail, break down, and even damage other accessories.

Check your oil and get it changed

Check your oil's color regularly to make sure it's clean and not muddy. Muddy, old oil will impair the function of your engine and can even permanently damage it. Oil change intervals can vary from 3,000 - 10,000 miles so refer to your owner's manual.

Replace your air filter

Your engine air filter is crucial to the operation of your car. If you drive a lot in stop-and-go traffic or have a long daily commute, it can get dirtier quicker. A dirty air filter can make it harder for air to get to your engine, and it needs it. Most Ford engines' air filters should be replaced every 30,000 miles.

Get your tires rotated and balanced, and your alignment checked

Your tires carry your car, so make sure they're in top shape. Getting them rotated and balanced ensures that they will wear evenly and helps your car drive more smoothly. The same goes for your alignment. If it's off, it can harm your suspension.