Car Maintenance Schedule

November 9th, 2018 by

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Once you purchase your new or used Ford for your Granger drives, your work isn’t done quite yet. Making sure your car runs smoothly for years to come means sticking to a good car maintenance schedule. So, if you’re asking “What is my car maintenance schedule?”, the team at Jordan Ford have crafted a handy guide for you. At different mileage marks, there are simple maintenance tasks that should be performed. This will help keep your vehicle healthy and help keep your family safe.

Every Three Months or 3,000 Miles

The first set of maintenance checks should be performed every three months or 3,000 miles, and they include:

  • Fuel filter
  • Tire pressure, tread, and wear/tear
  • Automatic transmission, power steering, and wiper fluid levels
  • Belts, exhaust, and hoses
  • All interior and exterior lights
  • Engine oil and air filter

Your oil change frequency may vary based on the age of your vehicle, the quality of your oil, and the type of driving you do on a daily basis. Consult your owner’s manual or contact Jordan Ford for details.

Every Six Months or 6,000 Miles

At the six month or 6,000 mile mark, you’ll want to perform all checks and tasks listed above in addition to:

  • Windshield wipers
  • Polish your vehicle
  • Car battery and cables
  • Chassis lubrication

Every 12 Months or 12,000 Miles

Once a year, you should get the following maintenance checks done, as well as all the three-month and six-month services:

  • Steering and suspension
  • Transmission fluid levels
  • Brake system
  • Coolant levels

Every Month

There are also a handful of maintenance checks you should do on a monthly basis:

  • Check that all interior and exterior lights work
  • Check that your windshield wiper fluid is full
  • Make sure the check engine light isn’t on
  • Wash your car and thoroughly clean the interior
  • Check the tire pressure and tread

Is Following a Car Maintenance Schedule Important?

Simply put, yes. Taking proper care of your car means that it’ll function properly during your Mishawaka commutes. Not just that, but it’ll keep you safer in the long run, while also extending the life of your car for years. Disregarding basic maintenance can mean a little problem evolves into a larger one, which will cost you a lot of money. So, keeping up with a good car maintenance schedule does wonders. It’ll keep you and your family safe, keep your car in prime condition, and save you money.

Get Your Car Service Done Right at Jordan Ford

Is your car overdue for some maintenance? Schedule an appointment with our service department in Mishawaka to get your car serviced by expert technicians. If you have any questions about our services, feel free to contact us today!

Jordan Ford Service Specials

GET A $15 REBATE BY MAIL ON ANY MOTORCRAFT® BRAKE SERVICE. PLUS, GET ANOTHER $15 WHEN YOU USE THE FORD SERVICE CREDIT CARD.*

*Retail purchases only. Dealer-installed Motorcraft or Omnicraft™ brake pads or shoes.

Exclusions apply. Taxes extra. Limit one rebate redemption per axle ($30 with Ford Service Credit Card, $15 without Ford Service Credit Card). Subject to credit approval. Complete purchase must be made on the Ford Service Credit Card for $60 maximum rebate on both axles. Offer valid 7/01/19 to 8/31/19. Submit rebate by 9/30/19 by mail-in rebate form or online at fordowner.com. Cannot be combined with any other Ford Service Credit Card rebate/offer. Rebate by prepaid debit card. Ford Service Credit Card is issued by Citibank, N.A. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and rebate details through 8/31/19.

EXPIRES: 08/31/2019
Buy four select tires, get up to a $70 rebate by mail. Plus, get another $50 when you use the Ford Service Credit Card.*

On these name brands: Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin,® BF Goodrich, General Tire, Pirelli,® Bridgestone, Firestone, Yokohama,® Nitto®

*Dealer-installed retail purchases only. Up to $70 tire rebate and $50 credit card rebate by prepaid debit card. Subject to credit approval. Not valid on prior purchases. Complete purchase must be made on the Ford Service Credit Card for $120 maximum rebate. Offer valid 7/01/19 to 8/31/19. Submit rebate by 9/30/19 by mail-in rebate form or online at fordowner.com. Limit one rebate per account. Cannot be combined with any other tire manufacturer-sponsored or Ford Service Credit Card rebate/offer. Ford Service Credit Card is issued by Citibank, N.A. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and rebate details through 8/31/19.

EXPIRES: 08/31/2019
Buy four select tires, get up to an $70 rebate by mail.*

On these name brands: Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin,® BFGoodrich, General Tire, Pirelli,® Bridgestone, Firestone, Yokohama,® Nitto®

*Dealer-installed retail purchases only. Limit one redemption per customer. Offer valid 7/01/19 to 8/31/19. Submit rebate by 9/30/19 by mail-in rebate form or online at fordowner.com. Tire rebate by prepaid debit card. Cannot be combined with any other tire manufacturer-sponsored rebate/offer. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and rebate details through 8/31/19.

EXPIRES: 08/31/2019
COMPLIMENTARY BATTERY TEST*

Get your battery tested to make sure it’s still got the juice you need.

*Visually inspect and test battery using tester. Hybrid battery test excluded. See participating U.S. dealership for details through 3/31/19.

EXPIRES: 09/19/2019
MOTORCRAFT TESTED TOUGH PLUS BATTERIES $99.95 MSRP*

84-month warranty

*With exchange. Taxes and installation extra. Warranty includes FREE towing on dealer-installed battery. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and limited-warranty details through 9/30/19.

EXPIRES: 09/30/2019
MOTORCRAFT® TESTED TOUGH® MAX BATTERIES STARTING AT $129.95 MSRP.*

With 100 month warranty

*With exchange. Taxes and installation extra. Warranty includes FREE towing on dealer-installed battery. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and limited-warranty details through 9/30/19.

EXPIRES: 09/30/2019
THE WORKS®* Synthetic Blend Oil Change and More

• Tire Rotation and Pressure Check
• Brake Inspection
• Vehicle Checkup
• Fluid Top-Off
• Battery Test
• Filter Check
• Belts and Hoses Check

*Up to five quarts of Motorcraft® oil and Motorcraft oil filter. See participating U.S. dealership for exclusions and details through 12/31/19.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
GET A $25 REBATE BY MAIL WHEN YOU USE YOUR FORD SERVICE CREDIT CARD TO MAKE A QUALIFYING PURCHASE OF $250 OR MORE (BEFORE TAX).*

*Subject to credit approval. Rebate valid on qualifying purchase of $250 or more before tax; not valid on prior purchases. Complete purchase must be made on the Ford Service Credit Card. Offer valid 7/01/19 to 9/30/19. Submit rebate by 10/31/19 by mail-in rebate form or online at fordowner.com. Limit one $25 mail-in rebate per visit. Rebate by prepaid debit card. Cannot be combined with any other Ford Service Credit Card rebate/offer. Ford Service Credit Card is issued by Citibank, N.A. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and rebate details through 9/30/19.

EXPIRES: 09/30/2019
COMPLIMENTARY BRAKE INSPECTION

Performed by a Jordan Ford Technician

 

*Inspect brake friction material, caliper operation, rotors, drums, hoses and connections. Inspect parking brake for damage and proper operation. See participating U.S. dealership for details through 9/30/19.

EXPIRES: 09/30/2019
MOTORCRAFT BRAKE PADS INSTALLED, $99.95 OR LESS*

*Per-axle price on pads or shoes on most vehicles. Exclusions apply. Taxes extra. See participating U.S. dealership for details through 9/30/19.

EXPIRES: 09/30/2019
LIFETIME BRAKE PAD GUARANTEE*

*Available for Motorcraft® brake pads purchased after 7/1/14 and Omnicraft™ brake pads purchased after 7/1/17. Nontransferable. Replacement requires copy of original repair order and completion of any other necessary brake service, such as brake rotor service. Motorcraft or Omnicraft brake pads must be installed by U.S. Ford or Lincoln Dealership or Quick Lane® technician to be covered. Pads only; labor costs not included. Restrictions and exclusions apply. See Service Advisor for details through 12/31/19.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
MOTORCRAFT® WARRANTY: TWO YEARS. UNLIMITED MILEAGE. INCLUDES LABOR.*

Motorcraft parts are covered for a full two years with unlimited mileage. Even limited labor costs are included.*

*Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. See your U.S. dealer for a copy of the limited warranty through 12/31/19.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
FORD PARTS WARRANTY: TWO YEARS. UNLIMITED MILEAGE. INCLUDES LABOR.*

Ford parts are covered for a full two years with unlimited mileage. Even limited labor costs are included.*

*See your U.S. dealer for a copy of the limited warranty through 12/31/19.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
Get a $5 rebate by mail on The Works® Synthetic Blend Oil Change and More.*

• Tire Rotation and Pressure Check
• Brake Inspection
• Vehicle Checkup
• Fluid Top-Off
• Battery Test
• Filter Check
• Belts and Hoses Check

*Up to six quarts of Motorcraft® oil and Motorcraft oil filter. $5 rebate on The Works by prepaid
debit card. Limit one redemption per customer. Offer valid 5/01/19 to 7/06/19. Submit rebate by
8/03/19 by mail-in rebate form or online at fordowner.com. Cannot be combined with any other
Ford Service rebate/offer. See Jordan Ford for exclusions and details through 7/06/19.

GET A $15 REBATE BY MAIL ON ANY MOTORCRAFT® BRAKE SERVICE.*

*Retail purchases only. Dealer-installed Motorcraft or Omnicraft™ brake pads or shoes.

Exclusions apply. Taxes extra. Limit one $15 brake rebate redemption per axle. Offer valid 7/01/19 to 8/31/19. Submit rebate by 9/30/19 by mail-in rebate form or online at fordowner.com. Rebate by prepaid debit card. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and rebate details through 8/31/19.

EXPIRES: 08/31/2019
Low Tire Price Guarantee*

Jordan Ford offers a 30-day tire price guarantee.  All makes and models and many brands.

*Valid on Dealer-installed retail purchases only. Requires presentation of competitor's current price ad/offer on exact tire sold by dealership within 30 days after purchase. See Jordan Ford for details through 3/31/19.
Some exclusions apply.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
MOTORCRAFT® COMPLETE BRAKE SERVICE, $179.95 OR LESS*

Brake pads or shoes,  Machining rotors or drums,  Labor included.

*Per-axle price on most vehicles. Exclusions apply. Taxes extra. See participating U.S. dealership for details through 9/30/19.

EXPIRES: 09/30/2019

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