Trucks are meant to take a beating and keep going. However, that does not mean you should neglect your truck. With a few simple maintenance steps, you can make sure your Ford truck lasts for years to come. Be sure to check your owner's manual for specific maintenance recommendations.


Get the Oil Changed

This is one of the most important things you can do to keep your truck running smoothly. If you drive a Ford truck, you should change the oil at least every 7,500 miles or six months, whichever comes sooner. Choose the right oil to meet the needs of the engine.


Take Care of Your Tires

When you get the oil changed, consider having the tires rotated, too. This ensures the tires wear evenly and last longer. If you notice one tire is wearing out a lot sooner than the others or is wearing in an odd place, this likely means you need the wheels aligned. Another thing to do is to have the tires balanced. A balanced tire is evenly weighted around the axle.


Check the Lights

Trucks have a lot of lights. If any have gone out or are dimmer than they used to be, it makes it harder for other drivers to see you. Replace any faulty lights, make sure they are angled correctly, and keep a few spare fuses in your glove box.


Check Your Fluids

In addition to engine oil, your truck has a lot of other essential fluids. These include transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, and even windshield washer fluid. If any of them are running low or dirty, refill and replace, as needed.

Replace Your Filters

Make sure your engine gets all the air it needs by replacing the engine air filter every 15,000-30,000 miles. It will help optimize your engine's performance.

Bring your truck to Transwest Ford if you want a service expert to inspect it and ensure its systems are running properly.


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