Taking care of your car is pertinent if you intend on driving it for years to come. Without proper service, the car will suffer and face problems that could leave to expensive repairs. If you aren’t sure when your car is in need of service, have no fear! Here at Bob Sight Ford, we know how to tell if you’re due for car service before you end up on the side of the road.
As a general rule, you should be taking your car in for service at least once a year or every 12,000 miles, whatever comes first. While that’s just a guideline, there are other signs that you need to take your car in for service more often than once a year.
Drivers who want to take the best possible care of their vehicle should start with the owner’s manual provided by the manufacturer. In it, you’ll find manufacturer recommendations on when to take care of common maintenance items, like changing the oil, spark plugs, and fluids.
Your dashboard is your friend. If a warning light pops up on the dashboard, stop into the dealership as soon as possible, especially if you don’t know what the problem could be.
If you hear any strange sounds, the car rides rough, or there’s a sudden change in how the car feels or acts, stop into a dealership service department right away.