How to take good care of your Ford vehicle

Your Ford is a true life partner, and an unexpected visit to the dealership for maintenance or repairs, no matter how friendly, is one of the worst surprises you can have. Fortunately, there are several habits we can adopt that actually reduce the risk of costly damage and thus extend the life of your vehicle.

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Through more informed driving, we can have a significant impact on when our Ford vehicle needs to be serviced. With these tips, you can keep your Ford on the road for many years to come.

Don't miss your oil change

It may seem obvious to most of us, but it really is the most effective and easiest way to preserve your Ford engine. Oil is an essential component for the proper functioning of the vehicle's mechanics. It lubricates the various parts, removes debris and prevents sedimentation. So don't miss your oil change appointment and keep an eye on your maintenance booklet. It's your bible for keeping your vehicle healthy!

Don't forget to fill up

Driving on low fuel may seem like an economical option, but think again! This practice can damage certain parts of the vehicle, especially the fuel pump, which is designed to be completely submerged in fuel. This is just one of the many problems it can cause, so make sure you always run full out!

Don't push it cold!

Engine temperature plays a crucial role when it comes to optimizing performance. An engine block at the right temperature allows for efficient lubrication and full-power transmission. To preserve the mechanics of your Ford, avoid forcing it beyond 2000 rpm during the first few kilometres of your trips. This will give it time to reach the right temperature every time! Basically, when you feel like towing with your Ford, give it a few seconds to reach its maximum temperature. You'll get better fuel economy, and a lot less worry in the long run!

Drive often

If you're the type of person who only takes your Ford on short trips, say to the convenience store or the grocery store, this tip is for you! This type of driving can lead to carbon build-up and sedimentation problems in the long run. This is called engine fouling. In order to avoid such a problem, it is recommended to take a 20-minute drive once a month. If you haven't used your vehicle in a while, let the engine run for a few minutes to ensure proper lubrication. Of course, the new generation of gasoline claims to have cleaning properties. That's true, but you can't be too careful!

Drive carefully

Another often overlooked fact: aggressive maneuvers can cause excessive wear and tear on your Ford's mechanics. Being used to hard acceleration or braking accelerates the wear of your brake discs or pads, which can even lead to safety hazards. We know your Ford offers great performance, but you're allowed to stay calm behind the wheel anyway!

By incorporating these little habits into your driving, you can keep your Ford on the road as long as possible. Preventive maintenance is always better than unscheduled repairs. Take care of your Ford and it will take care of you! We love you, and we like to see you. But we'd rather do it for your maintenance than for repairs caused by neglect!

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