FUEL-SAVING BENEFITS OF MAINTENANCE
As fuel costs fluctuate and concerns about the environment increase, it's helpful to be familiar with all the ways proper vehicle maintenance can help you save fuel.
Using the right oil
You can improve your gas mileage by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil. Our experts have a full line of the right oil and filter products on hand and will use the correct grade for your vehicle every time you come in for an oil change.
Keeping your tires properly inflated
Underinflated tires are less safe, wear out faster and waste fuel, causing drivers to lose many gas per day. Keeping your tires inflated to the proper level can help improve your gas mileage.
Keeping your engine tuned
Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emissions test can improve gas mileage. But here's the real bonus – if our experts find a malfunctioning oxygen sensor, replacing it can improve your mileage.
Other regular maintenance
We've already mentioned changing your oil filter and keeping your tires properly inflated. Wheel alignments, shock and strut inspections, and replacing worn fuel filters or spark plugs can all help optimize your fuel economy too.
KEEPING YOUR ENGINE IN TOP SHAPE
Your engine is the most complex component in your vehicle, and only our experts Ford are fully qualified to make sure yours is running at its best.
Signs you may need engine service
You should schedule a service appointment with your Ford if you notice any of these symptoms:
- The engine icon on your dashboard doesn't light up when you start the vehicle
- The engine icon on your dashboard lights up and doesn't turn off after the engine starts
- Fluids leaking from the engine
- Visible damage to any engine components
- Loud noises coming from the engine
- Smoke coming from under the hood