For some drivers, vehicle maintenance is a matter of who has the best oil change coupons. For others, going anywhere other than a dealership is completely out of the question. While both sides pose very convincing arguments, we'd like to point out a few key reasons why having your oil change performed at your local Ford Dealer Service Center is highly recommended.
Why oil changes are so important
Although one of the most basic services your vehicle will ever need, having your oil changed is very important to the life of your engine. Regular oil and filter changes help your vehicle run with optimum efficiency. Additionally, the right oil helps keep your vehicle's engine clean, helps reduce overall wear and maximizes its performance.
How do I know my oil needs changing?
Over time, your oil loses its slickness. Though you can't see this with your eyes, paying close attention to your vehicle's recommend mileage, and scheduled maintance intervals will help to ensure that oil changes are made before any engine damage can occur. Another way to keep track, is by watching the oil monitor message on your dashboard. If your vehicle is not equipped with this technology, low oil levels can be determined by using the oil dipstick.
Three key reasons to choose your dealership
When the rubber meets the road, there are three key reasons why you should choose to visit your local Ford dealership for vehicle maintenance — price, time and trust.
Though many perceive dealership service centers to be expensive, in truth the price of an oil change at your local Ford dealership is highly competitive with other providers. Additionally, can provide you with a complete vehicle checkup that includes a synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation and pressure check, brake inspection, multipoint inspection, fluid top-off, battery test, filter check, plus belts and hoses check.*
Next is time. If you've made an appointment, an oil change at your dealership should be a very fast process. Moreover, you'll also enjoy the added comfort of relaxing in a clean, comfortable waiting room — many with free Wi-Fi and refreshments — rather than sitting in your vehicle.
Lastly — trust, knowledge and expertise. Today's vehicles and their maintenance needs aren't as basic as they once were. Having a properly trained technician has never been more important. There are over 35,000 factory-trained Ford technicians across America ready to service your car, truck or SUV. Their training has been developed by the same company that designed, engineered and built your vehicle. Which means they have the knowledge, original equipment manufacturer parts and tools to help ensure your service is done correctly the first time.
Ready for an oil change? Download your oil change coupon, and contact your local Ford dealer or log into your Ford Owner account to schedule an appointment today.
DISCLAIMER: *Up to five quarts of Motorcraft® Synthetic Blend oil and Motorcraft or Omnicraft™ oil filter. Taxes, diesel vehicles and disposal fees extra. Hybrid battery test excluded. See participating U.S. dealership for exclusions and details.