How to Maintain Used Ford Trucks
All vehicles need regular maintenance in order to stay in good condition. However, this is especially true for older models. Just like with people, when used Ford trucks get up there in age, they need a little more care and attention. You’ll do yourself and your truck a favor if you focus on these three areas:
Changing the Oil
If there is one thing you can’t neglect for your truck, this is it. The more you drive, the more dirt and debris gets into the oil, which in turn gets into the engine.
Plus, over time, oil thickens up so it can’t keep the moving engine parts lubricated. No matter how many miles you put on your truck, be sure to get the oil changed every six months or so.
Keeping the Other Fluids at the Right Levels
Oil may be the most important fluid in your truck, but it is far from the only one. Your transmission, brakes, and power steering all rely on fluid, and it needs to be at the proper levels.
You also can’t forget about coolant and windshield washer fluid. Checking all of these every few months is a smart idea.
Rotating the Tires
Your truck’s tires need to be rotated regularly – about every six months – for a few reasons. First of all, this helps them wear down evenly, which improves their performance.
In addition, this can also boost your gas mileage. Perhaps most importantly, well-rotated tires will last a lot longer before needing to be replaced.
The service center at Woodhouse Ford of Blair can help keep your used truck in excellent shape. Get in touch to schedule your maintenance appointment.