General Maintenance

General Car Maintenance from Trained Technicians at Rye Ford

When you’re in need of general car maintenance services in the Rye, NY area, you can put your trust in the experienced team at Rye Ford. Our technicians have all undergone extensive training that is specific to Ford vehicles, which means you’ll get consistently reliable repairs and maintenance every time.

Oil Change

When people think about general car maintenance, they often think about oil changes—and for a good reason. Your car will operate at its best when it’s full of clean oil, which lubricates all the moving parts in your engine. Oil is a vital component for a well-functioning engine, and changing it regularly extends your engine’s life and improves its performance. Today’s cars often can go beyond 3,000 miles before needing service, so it’s best to check your owner’s manual to find out how often you should be changing your oil.

An oil change at Rye Ford involves more than replacing the oil. Our technicians are trained to check all the major points on your vehicle. Our vehicle checkup, The Works®, includes a synthetic oil change along with tire rotation and pressure check, brake inspection, Multi-Point Inspection, fluid top-off, battery test, and a filter, belts, and hoses check.

Battery Replacement and Testing

At one time, a car’s battery only powered a few things like the headlights and radio. Today, cars are virtually moving computers, and they require a heftier battery. Our technicians can do a battery test to ensure your battery is functioning at full capacity, and we can help you determine which battery is the best for your vehicle.

Brake Pad Replacement and Brake Inspection

One of the most common repairs on a vehicle is replacing brake pads. These parts need to be replaced regularly as they wear down from everyday use. How often they need to be replaced depends on several factors, such as whether you drive mainly in stop-and-go traffic in the city or on highways. Your brakes need to be inspected regularly to ensure all working parts are operating correctly. In addition to checking the wear on your brake pads, a complete inspection of your brakes looks at the entire braking system, including rotors, calipers, and brake lines. If you hear chirping or squealing noise when you brake, contact us for an appointment to have your brakes checked.

Replace Air Filter and Other Vehicle Filters

Vehicles contain several filters: air, oil, fuel, and cabin air filters. Filters generally need to be changed every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. Without replacement, filters become clogged and affect your vehicle’s performance. Clean filters are essential for your car to operate efficiently.

Fluid Top-Off

Your vehicle needs oil and fuel, but what other fluids does a car require? Several of your vehicle’s systems need proper fluid levels to function: the radiator, transmission, brakes, and power steering all must have fluids. Windshield washers also need fluid to work. At Rye Ford in Rye, NY, our technicians inspect all fluid levels in your vehicle and make sure each system is topped off.

Filter, Belts, and Hoses Check

When our technicians perform regular maintenance on your vehicle, they inspect several key components. Checking filters, belts, and hoses is an important step toward preventing a roadside repair. All vehicle filters need to be replaced regularly. Belts can become brittle and inflexible, and hoses can suffer from heat damage, swelling, cracks, and hardening. Replacing these parts at the first signs of wear will help you avoid costly repairs later.

Schedule Your Service with Rye Ford in Rye, NY

At Rye Ford, our technicians undergo rigorous training to learn how to service and repair your Ford car, SUV, or truck. We use OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts, and our parts and labor are warrantied. Contact us today to schedule your regular maintenance.