Ford Repair and Service

Essential Steps for Prolonging Your Ford’s Lifespan

Modern Ford Maintenance for Peak Performance

Ford vehicles are an American staple, renowned for their robustness, versatility, and long-lasting build quality. However, even the most reliable cars need routine maintenance to perform at their best. Understanding the specific care your Ford needs can make all the difference in extending its life and retaining its value.

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Here’s a guide to some vital components that should be on your radar:

Important Ignition Parts

  • Spark Plugs: Keeping an eye on your Ford’s spark plugs and replacing them every 30,000 to 50,000 miles can make a significant difference in your vehicle’s performance and fuel economy.
  • Ignition Coil: If you notice misfires or erratic idling, the ignition coil might be the culprit. Regular inspections can prevent more severe issues down the line.
  • Distributor and Rotor: On older Ford models, the distributor cap and rotor are subject to wear and tear and should be checked and replaced as needed. Modern Fords often use coil-on-plug systems, which don’t require these parts.

Crucial Filters

  • Oil Filter: To keep your engine in peak condition, replace the oil filter every time you get an oil change, which is generally around every 5,000 miles.
  • Air Filter: A clean air filter is vital for optimal fuel combustion. It’s advisable to replace it every 15,000 to 30,000 miles, depending on driving conditions.
  • Fuel Filter: A clogged fuel filter can strain your engine. Replace this component approximately every 30,000 miles to ensure optimal fuel flow.

Additional Ford Maintenance Items

  • Transmission Fluid: For automatic Fords, consider changing the transmission fluid every 60,000 to 100,000 miles, based on your driving style and the specific model.
  • Oxygen Sensor: For optimal fuel efficiency and emissions control, replace your Ford’s oxygen sensor at the intervals suggested in your owner’s manual.
  • Brake Pads and Rotors: Consistently monitor your Ford’s brake pads and rotors, especially if you do a lot of city driving or have a high-performance model.
  • Cooling System: Ensure your Ford’s cooling system is in tip-top shape, especially during hot summer months or if you’re planning long trips.

Helpful Maintenance Tips for Ford Owners

  1. Engine Cleanliness: A clean engine runs more efficiently. Keep it free from debris and grime.
  2. Read the Owner’s Manual: The manual contains model-specific maintenance recommendations.
  3. Expert Consultation: For specialized Ford components, such as the EcoBoost engine or the SYNC system, consult professionals familiar with Ford technology.
  4. Adaptive Learning: Newer Fords often have adaptive learning capabilities within their computers. Following significant maintenance, allow some time for systems to recalibrate.

Ford Maintenance Parts Checklist

  • Spark Plugs
  • Ignition Coil
  • Distributor and Rotor (if applicable)
  • Oil Filter
  • Air Filter
  • Fuel Filter
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Oxygen Sensors
  • Brake Pads and Rotors
  • Cooling System Fluid

By following these guidelines and regularly inspecting these crucial areas, you’ll be well-equipped to keep your Ford running smoothly for years to come.

Ford Auto Repair and Service at P.B. Foreign and Domestic Car Repair

We specialize in the repair and service of Ford automobiles, understanding their unique mechanical and electrical nuances. Our technicians are trained to provide top-notch service that matches the high standards set by Ford car manufacturers. Keep your Ford vehicle running optimally. Contact us online to schedule an appointment or give us a call at 1-858-270-1142.

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June 6, 2023

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February 19, 2023

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November 18, 2022

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Mandy Anderson
August 25, 2018

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