We at Courtesy Ford want to share these pickup truck maintenance tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of your vehicle for years to come.
Routine Oil Changes
Oil lubricates the different parts of your truck’s engine. This prevents friction from wearing the parts down over time. Old oil can become dirty, gumming up engine components and causing damage. Make sure the engine runs smoothly by routinely having the oil drained and replaced.
Check Fluid Levels
Other fluids besides engine oil are important, too. For example, coolant helps maintain engine temperature, so make sure it’s always full. Also make sure you aren’t losing any brake fluid and that windshield wiper fluid is topped off.
Change Your Air Filter
We recommend that you put a new air filter in your vehicle every 15,000 miles. Keeping clean air moving will help the engine running efficiently and last longer.
Keep the tire tread wearing evenly by regularly rotating them. Rotation switches tires around in a particular pattern to help tires and wheels last longer. This should be done every time the oil is changed.
Check Wheel Alignment
In addition to rotating your truck’s tires, you should have a mechanic align the wheels. Trucks are more likely to suffer from misalignment due to their ability to drive over rough roads at high speeds.
Bring your truck to the Courtesy Ford service department for routine maintenance to help extend the life of your Ford truck.