Mercury Repair and Service

Your Go-To Guide for Extending the Life of Your Mercury


The Mercury brand, though now discontinued, has long been associated with mid-level luxury and performance. Many Mercury vehicles are still on the road today and maintaining them properly can prolong their life and keep them running smoothly. Here’s a maintenance guide tailored for your Mercury vehicle.

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Key Ignition Components

  • Spark Plugs: For a well-performing engine, have your spark plugs checked and replaced every 30,000 miles. Spark plugs in good condition are crucial for optimum fuel efficiency and performance.
  • Distributor Cap and Rotor: Although newer models may not have these, older Mercury vehicles should have the distributor cap and rotor checked every 50,000 miles for any signs of wear and tear.

Filters that Keep Your Mercury Running Smoothly

  • Oil Filter: This essential filter should be replaced along with your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles to ensure a clean and well-lubricated engine.
  • Air Filter: A clean air filter is important for your Mercury’s breathing. Replace this every 15,000 miles, but more frequently if you’re driving in a dusty environment.
  • Fuel Filter: This often-overlooked filter needs to be replaced around every 30,000 miles to maintain fuel cleanliness and optimal engine function.

Other Important Maintenance Items

  • Transmission Fluid and Filter: Maintain your Mercury’s automatic transmission by changing the fluid and filter every 40,000 miles or as advised in your owner’s manual.
  • Serpentine Belts: Inspect these belts at around 60,000 miles and replace if you notice any cracks or wear.
  • Brake Fluid: For safety and performance, consider flushing and replacing the brake fluid every two years or around 30,000 miles.

Top Maintenance Tips for Your Mercury

  1. Expert Care: Aim to get your Mercury serviced by technicians familiar with the brand or Ford vehicles, as Mercury is a Ford subsidiary.
  2. Genuine Parts: Whenever possible, use Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts for replacements.
  3. Routine Checks: Between scheduled services, make it a habit to check tire pressure, fluid levels, and the condition of belts and hoses.
  4. Owner’s Manual: Always refer to your Mercury’s owner manual for the most precise and tailored advice.

Mercury Maintenance Parts Checklist

  • Spark Plugs
  • Distributor Cap and Rotor
  • Oil Filter
  • Air Filter
  • Fuel Filter
  • Transmission Fluid and Filter
  • Serpentine Belts
  • Brake Fluid

By following this maintenance guide, you can help ensure that your Mercury remains reliable and performs well, even as the years go by.

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

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

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Jack Kreile
August 8, 2023

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Diane Greene
July 29, 2023

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ira farnham
June 6, 2023

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Aran Osborne
April 9, 2023

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Linda Gould
February 19, 2023

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Jonathan Grannick
November 18, 2022

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T. C.
May 3, 2022

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Mandy Anderson
Mandy Anderson
August 25, 2018

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