Did you know that April is National Car Care Month? Performing regular maintenance on your car is an essential aspect of keeping it running in its best possible condition and will prevent you from having to pay expensive repair costs.

As the seasons change, April is the perfect time for some spring car cleaning and maintenance, and here in our Ford service center, our mechanics are happy to get your car back into top condition!

Recommended Maintenance 

National Car Care Month is run by the Car Care Council, a group dedicated to helping drivers take proper care of their vehicles. The following procedures are recommended to keep your car in top condition.

Remember, our technicians only use genuine OEM Ford parts, in order to ensure maximum quality.

  • Check the oil, filters, and fluids. The fluids include transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering, coolant, and windshield wiper fluids.
  • Inspect the hoses and have them replaced when leaking, brittle, cracked, or rusty. Replace the timing belt every 60,000 to 90,000 miles.
  • Check the engine brake system every year, and have the brake linings, rotors, and drums inspected.
  • Inspect the exhaust system for leaks, damage, and broken supports or hangers.
  • Check the car’s HVAC system, because proper heating and cooling is essential for comfort in our variable climate.
  • Check tire pressure. Fluctuations in temperature can cause tire pressure to quickly increase or decrease.
  • Test interior or exterior lights and replace any broken bulbs.
  • Check that the battery connection is clean, tight, and free of any corrosion. It should be securely mounted.

Visit Us Today!

To celebrate National Car Care Month, schedule an appointment with our Ford service center in Elizabeth City, NC today!

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