Find the Answers to Your Ford Service Questions with Our Service FAQs

Being familiar with your vehicle's service needs is helpful when it comes to keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape. Of course, your Ford needs a lot of attention, and keeping its service schedule straight can sometimes be tricky. Fortunately, if you've ever found yourself popping the hood of your vehicle and scratching your head, you're not alone.

Here we've compiled a list of Ford service FAQs to help you better understand your vehicle and its service needs so that you can stay on top of your car's care and maintenance. Feel free to take a look at our list of service questions below if you're hunting for answers.

Of course, if you have a question that you don't see on this page, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Ford service center in Sturgis, MI. We'll be happy to help!

Ford Service FAQs

Q: How often does my car need an oil change?

A: Typically, newer cars need an oil change every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or every six months. You may need more frequent changes depending on the type of vehicle you drive and your driving habits. Your owner's manual can lend some insight into this matter, or you can connect with a member of our team for more details!

Q: Why does my car need an oil change?

A: Regular oil changes generally play two crucial roles: they keep your car's engine parts lubricated and cool, and they clear out old or contaminated oil. Thus, oil changes help your engine last longer and perform more efficiently as you drive around Three Rivers, MI.

Q: When should I schedule a tire rotation?

A: Tires don't tend to wear evenly on their own, so scheduling a tire rotation every six months or so (whenever you get an oil change) helps your tires wear evenly and last longer.

Q: When does my car need a wheel alignment?

A: We recommend having your car's wheel alignment checked once or twice a year to make sure your wheels are in good shape. Daily driving can eventually nudge your wheels out of alignment, but hitting curbs and potholes can also cause alignment issues. You should schedule a wheel alignment whenever you install new tires or whenever you start to notice that your vehicle pulls to one side or that your tires show signs of excessive wear.

Q: How often should I schedule brake service?

A: We suggest scheduling brake service twice a year so that you can maintain confidence in your car's stopping power as you journey around Coldwater, MI. You can count on our team to inspect, adjust, and repair your brakes to get them working at full capacity.

Q: How can I tell when my brakes need service?

A: Look, listen, and feel. If you notice symptoms like worn brake pads, unusual sounds like squealing or grinding, or a spongy-feeling or less-responsive brake pedal, your brakes might need help. Make an appointment with our service center, and we'll get your brakes fixed up and ready to go again in no time!

Q: When do I need to replace my car battery?

A: The average car battery lasts three to four years, so we recommend regular battery checks to make sure that your battery still has enough power and that it doesn't show any signs of damage. We can test and replace your car battery to help you get your car back up to full strength.

If you have any other questions about servicing your vehicle in the Angola, IN area, feel free to get in touch with our team. Ready to make an appointment? Schedule online or give us a call today at our Ford service center serving Howe, IN to set aside a time for our team of experts to get to work!

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  • Tuesday 9am-6pm
  • Wednesday 9am-6pm
  • Thursday 9am-7pm
  • Friday 9am-6pm
  • Saturday 9am-3pm
  • Sunday Closed


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