With frequent towing, hauling, and off-roading, trucks are often put to more rigorous use than other vehicle types, making proper maintenance all the more critical. If you’re unsure how and when to get Ford truck service, call or visit Kearny Mesa Ford. Our technicians will prevent severe issues and ensure your truck runs smoothly for longer.
Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Schedule
Every vehicle’s owner’s manual has a maintenance schedule for that specific model, listing everyday tasks like oil changes, tire rotations, and topping off fluids. It will also provide time or mileage-based intervals for each task. Your truck’s dashboard may also display reminders coinciding with the maintenance schedule and warnings for immediate problems.
When completing maintenance, your technician will note it in your truck’s log book or computer systems. Checking these updates helps keep essential maintenance on time and on track.
How Driving Habits Impact Scheduled Maintenance
How and how often you drive will also impact your maintenance schedule. Ordinarily, you’d rotate your tires and change your oil every 5,000 to 10,000 miles depending on the formulation you use. However, heavy towing and hauling put additional strain on the engine and oil alike, sometimes calling for shorter intervals.
This approach to maintenance applies to anything consumable. Heavy use or frequent driving can mean you go through items like coolant, transmission fluid, and tires more often. Remember, however, that many of these have equivalents meant for higher-intensity use; just ask a Ford technician or our parts department to ensure you’re getting what your truck needs.
Maintain Your Ford Truck at Kearny Mesa Ford
Is it time for Ford service? The technicians at Kearny Mesa Ford can assist you with scheduled maintenance and emergency repairs. Book an appointment online or in person whenever you need.