Ford Service FAQs

Ford Service FAQs


Do you have questions pertaining to the kind of service your Ford needs to continue to provide a reliable performance for years to come? If so, you’re not alone. Here at LaFontaine Ford of Lansing, we’ve had questions from drivers all over Lansing, Holt, and East Lansing, Michigan, when it comes to this subject.

To help you make sure your set of wheels is getting the care it needs, we’ve put together the following answers to the questions we hear most often. Take a moment to read through them to learn more about how to get the most out of your Ford.



Q. How Often Should I Have My Car’s Oil Changed?

A. Exactly how often your vehicle can go between oil changes depends on the type of oil used inside the engine. For instance, a newer car that runs on synthetic oil can travel anywhere between 6,000 and 7,500 miles before a change is necessary. If your vehicle is a bit older, it might have conventional oil running through its engine. If that’s the case, you’ll need to have it switched out every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or so.

Q. How Do I Know When My Ford Needs a Wheel Alignment?

A. Generally, a Ford wheel alignment needs to take place every two or three years. You should consider having one performed if you’ve noticed a distinct pull to one side, uneven wear on the tread of your tires, or you’re feeling vibrations through the steering wheel.

Q. When Should the Engine Air Filter be Replaced?

A. The answer to this question varies depending on the sort of roads you travel. For example, the engine air filter for a vehicle that spends a lot of time on dirt roads will need more attention than one that doesn’t. However, it’s recommended that a change should occur every 30,000 miles.

Q. When Do Brake Pads Need to be Replaced?

A. You can generally expect your brake pads to start wearing down once they’ve traveled about 20,000 to 30,000 miles. Signs that indicate this procedure will have to be performed sooner include squealing or grinding noises as well as when it takes greater effort on your part to get the vehicle to come to a complete stop. 


Schedule Your Ford Service Appointment With Us Today

Now that you have a better idea about the sort of services your car needs and why, you’re better prepared to give it the care and attention it requires. Is it time for any of these procedures to be performed? Not only do we cover the above areas, but we can also supply your vehicle with a battery test, repairs for your Ford tires, and more.

When you’re ready, contact the team at LaFontaine Ford of Lansing, serving East Lansing, Lansing, and Holt, MI, to set up a convenient day and time to visit our Ford service center. We look forward to hearing from you!


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