April 23, 2019
Caring for your new Ford Truck is not something that’s terribly complicated, but does require some thought. In order to get the most out of your vehicle, a small amount of preventative maintenance can ensure that it will continue to run smoothly for the foreseeable future. Most of the steps do not require very much work, and they are extremely beneficial to prolonging the overall health of your new Ford Truck. Here, at Elk Grove Ford, we are committed to helping you enjoy your Ford truck for as long as possible. Listed below are several recommended routes to take in preventative maintenance!
Caring for your truck to get the most out of it starts at the dealership. Take a moment and seriously consider your needs. If what you do is mostly hauling people and small tools but would like some off-road capability, the Ranger might be a good fit. For moderate towing, an F150 is your truck. Need to haul a heavy loads, a long way? A Super Duty diesel will carry you whenever you need to go. And, of course, if going fast over any terrain is your thing, go for a Raptor. The point here is that, with enough offerings, you can get the truck that is built to do what you need it to do. Regardless of your choice, you’ll find yourself in capable hands with a Ford truck.
As with any modern vehicle, the next biggest step in taking care of your investment is in knowledge. When you get your truck, take a minute and find the maintenance schedule in the manual. Keeping tires rotated, oil changed, and any filter and fluid checks done on time, every time, will save you lots of time and money. Knowing what to look for and being able to spot wear before it becomes a broken part is key to a long-lived vehicle.
When you or your mechanic are doing maintenance on your truck, make sure to use the recommended oils, tires, and OEM parts. It’s important to remember that modern trucks have fairly complex computer systems. With the right scanning tools, a Ford dealer or mechanic with the proper tools can diagnose issues before they become problems and diagnose problems faster than ever. This saves you valuable time and money over the life of the vehicle.
Don’t forget that Ford trucks also come with industry-leading warranties. For the first three years, our bumper-to-bumper coverage should give you some peace of mind. On the powertrain, the warranty extends to a full five years or 60,000 miles. If you think you have a problem, take your truck into the dealership sooner rather than later. Ford technicians are experts, and they will gladly take care of your questions and/or concerns. Ford makes their trucks to last.
If you have any more questions about any Ford vehicles, do not hesitate to contact us. We are dedicated to our customers and want you to fully enjoy your new truck. Ford trucks are reliable, dependable vehicles and following the steps outlined above will help them remain in tip-top shape.
Come out and see us for a test drive today.