Extending the life of your Ford engine is essential for saving money and enjoying your commercial truck for many years. But do you actually utilize methods that will make it last?
The first thing you can do to extend the life of the engine in your Ford truck is to change the oil regularly. Be sure to check your owner’s manual for the scheduled maintenance, though. These days, you don’t necessarily need to change it every three months or 3,000 miles. Many newer Ford commercial truck engines can go 5,000 or even 10,000 miles before needing a change. However, check your manual before making that decision yourself.
Also, driving conscientiously will save a great deal of wear and tear on your Ford engine. Don’t try to race the car next to you at the red light, drive the speed limit and use some common driving sense to keep your engine from getting stressed and reducing its life.
Keeping the fluids filled is a third way to keep your engine running smooth in your Ford commercial truck. Antifreeze (coolant) keeps your truck engine cool when driving and oil keeps parts lubricated to reduce heat. Since heat and friction can damage your commercial truck engine faster than anything else, these two fluids are vital for getting the longest use of your engine.
For a complete checkup to ensure your engine is running smooth, visit your Ford commercial truck dealer today.
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