Tips for Maintaining Your Vehicle to Make it Last Longer

Vehicle Maintenance Tips | Downers Grove, IL | Packey Webb Ford

Maintaining your vehicle can sometimes feel like a bit of a hassle, but regular service is vital to helping it retain value and stay on the road longer. Here are a few easy tips for how to keep your car in tip-top shape for years to come.

Clean up after yourself

It may sound simple, but making sure your Ford is presentable — both inside and out — is surprisingly important. Leaving crumbs or spilled drinks to fester on or under the seats can eventually damage the upholstery. That’s easily remedied with a vacuum and wipes that won’t damage your seats. Also, road salt, bird droppings, and other weather-related factors can eat away at your car’s paint and lead to rust. Thankfully, every time you visit us at Packey Webb Ford for service, you get a complimentary car wash!

Stick to a routine

Adhering to a schedule for preventative maintenance won’t only keep your car running for longer, it can save you a bundle by nipping potentially costly damage in the bud. Check your owner’s manual for information on how frequently you should be changing the oil, rotating the tires, having your filters swapped out, and more. If you’re worried about time, swing through the Express Service lane at Packey Webb Ford. Our expert technicians can have you in and out in under an hour, and you don’t even need an appointment.

Watch how you drive

The way you operate your vehicle — Ford or otherwise — can have a huge impact on its health and longevity. Make sure you’re not accelerating or braking too hard, try to avoid long idling sessions, and keep short trips with lots of stop-and-start moments to a minimum. Your tires, engine, brakes, and wallet will thank you.

In our opinion, the best way to help your vehicle last longer is to bring it to Packey Webb Ford’s new facility in Downers Grove for routine service and overall maintenance. Schedule an appointment online or by phone.