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How to Get Your Ford Ready for Summer

How to Get Your Ford Ready for Summer

Every season puts its own pressures on your car's mechanical parts. As the weather starts to warm and it's time to put away the winter tires, now's the perfect opportunity to carry out some routine maintenance on your Ford to ensure it's in great condition for the hotter months to come. Here's how to carry out a service on your Ford so it's ready for summer.

 

1) Test the Air Conditioning

Test the Air Conditioning

 

You probably haven't turned on the air conditioning in months, so now's the time to make sure it's in good working order before it becomes an essential part of daily driving. Switch it on, and make sure that it's producing cold air within a few minutes at most. If you notice any strange noises, or unusual smells that don't quickly vanish, then booking a service is a sensible precaution.

 

2) Check Out the Battery

 

Batteries lose efficiency in colder weather, and a freezing winter can put them under immense strain. Once the warmer weather arrives, check that it's still holding a good charge using a battery testing kit, and also check the terminals for any corrosion that's appeared over winter. Also check that all the electrical items in your car work from the moment the ignition is turned on, with no delays or strange functioning.

 

3) Listen for Unusual Brake Noises

 

Similarly, brakes can undergo a lot of punishment on icy roads. Take your car for a drive at a variety of speeds and check for any unusual sounds appearing as you brake. Any squealing or rattling noises could indicate a problem, especially if the braking response seems sluggish. If you're in any doubt at all, book a service as soon as possible.

 

4) Under the Hood Inspection - Hoses, Pipes, and Belts

 

You don't need to be a mechanic to spot potential problems with the hoses, pipes, and belts under the hood. If any look frayed, tattered, or bulging, then book an appointment at our Ford service centre. Replacement is usually quick and inexpensive, while ignoring the problem could wind up being very costly.

 

5) Under the Hood - Fluids

Under the Hood - Fluids

 

While the hood's open, check all the fluids including the oil, brake fluid, and coolant levels. Do this before the first long, hot drive of the summer, or you may find yourself stranded if fluid levels get too low.

 

6) Switch to Summer Tires

 

Lastly, herald the changing season by switching out your winter tires if you haven't already done so. While they offer great grip in ice, once the temperature rise winter tires are much less effective, impairing handling and reducing fuel efficiency.

 

Schedule Summer Maintenance at Our Ford Service Centre in Regina

 

Of course, to keep your Ford in perfect summer condition it's always best to have it inspected by a professional. Whether you need a fluid check, a battery test, or a tire replacement, our expert service centre in Regina can handle it. Our Ford accredited technicians will carry out the work quickly, efficiently, and at a cost you'll love, so that you can enjoy your summer driving with full peace of mind.

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