Ford

Bill Walsh Ford-Lincoln

2900 Columbus Street
Directions Ottawa, IL 61350

  • Sales: (888) 711-9405
  • Service: (866) 263-9598
  • Parts: (866) 771-2003

Why Service Your Vehicle With Us

  

The Importance of Oil Changes, Tire Rotations, and Inspections

The simplest way to ensure your car lasts for years to come is to get it maintained regularly. Every new car comes with a recommended service schedule that includes things like oil changes, tire rotations, and inspections. When you get these services done on-time, you can hopefully prevent much more expensive damage from happening.

While the industry standard for oil changes is every three months or 3,000 miles, that can vary depending on the car you drive and the type of driving you do. Check your owner's manual for a specific timetable. In fact, many Ford vehicles today are equipped with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitor that will calculate the optimal time for an oil change. It will display a message that reads, "Change Engine Oil Soon," when oil life is at 5% and "Oil Change Required," when oil life is at 0%.

As for tire rotations, that is usually recommended every six months or 6,000 to 8,000 miles. Again, check your owner's manual for a more specific recommendation. By rotating tires, you can even out the wear on your tire's tread. That can prolong the life of your tires and improve the overall performance of your vehicle. 


 

If you need to catch up on the routine maintenance on your Ford, schedule a service appointment with us here at Bill Walsh Ford. Give us a call or use our convenient online scheduling tool. We can get your car caught up with needed repairs and do a thorough inspection of your vehicle.


A third important step is having regular inspections. With an inspection, a well-trained service technician should be able to identify potential problems in your vehicle, such as leaking fluids, low tire tread, thin brake pads, and more. By catching those issues earlier, you can potentially avoid much bigger problems down the road.

  

Contact

Bill Walsh Ford-Lincoln

2900 Columbus Street
Directions Ottawa, IL 61350

  • Sales: (888) 711-9405
  • Service: (866) 263-9598
  • Parts: (866) 771-2003

Hours

  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed

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