Part of keeping your Ford at peak performance is scheduling regular tune-up services, but did you know your vehicle needs special service at certain mileage milestones? Fremont Foreign Auto’s expert technicians have the tools and experience to keep your Ford in top shape through every stage of its lifespan.
Typical tune-up services include checking your Ford’s engine for any parts needing cleaning, fixing, or replacing. This may include filters, spark plugs and wires, belts and hoses, fluids, brakes and rotors, coil packs, distributor caps, and more. If your vehicle isn’t running right and it’s been a while since you had a mechanic under the hood, give us a call.
Read on to learn more about the five major mileage milestones and the kinds of tune-up services your Ford will benefit from most at each stage.
- 5,000 Miles
You should consider scheduling a basic lube, oil, and filter change every five-thousand miles, alongside a tire rotation and air filter check. Your oil picks up debris as it circulates through the engine. Over time, the debris makes your oil less effective at lubricating the moving parts of your engine, leading to more friction and heat. Simple service every five thousand miles can prevent many more substantial problems down the road.
- 15,000 Miles
At the fifteen-thousand-mile mark, your engine and cabin air filters need replacing. You should have your brake pads inspected and replaced if they have worn too low. Ask your mechanic to turn the rotors, too, so you will have a clean, smooth surface for the pads to grip. The technicians have a detailed checklist they follow to ensure your Ford is working properly at this stage.
- 30,000 Miles
Around thirty-thousand miles is a fantastic time to have your coolant system inspected. Your engine works best with clean, fresh coolant free of debris. Like the oil, your coolant will collect debris over time. Your Ford’s belts and hoses need examining, as they are known for deterioration. At Fremont Foreign Auto, we also inspect the suspension and air conditioning systems during this milestone.
- 60,000 Miles
One of the most pressing services at sixty-thousand miles is likely a new set of tires. This tune-up will likely include spark plug replacement. Our technicians will check all your Ford’s belts and hoses for wear, along with the brake pads and rotors. We will also complete the regular oil change and tire rotation if your previous set is still in good condition.
- 100,000 Miles
The hundred-thousand-mile milestone is a big event for your Ford but comes with important maintenance. Your vehicle’s fluids—transmission, coolant, power steering, and brake—must be replaced if you haven’t done so already. Be aware that many manufacturers’ warranties end at the 100k mile mark. It’s a smart plan to have your Ford inspected before then, so you have time to address any issues before you lose the warranty protection.
Ensuring you schedule regular tune-ups for your Ford will extend its lifespan and give you a vehicle running at its best. Just as with a human body, regular check-ups help you spot problems before they become more severe. Trust Fremont Foreign Auto to help you find and fix issues, so you don’t have to worry about being stranded.