Ford Maintenance Guide | When to Service Your Ford in Alexandria, VA

If you own a Ford in the Washington DC area, you know just how great driving around town can be. You cherish your Ford pickup truck, SUV, or sedan, with its stellar performance and comfortable interior giving you the best driving experience possible. If you want to stay behind the wheel of your Ford for as long as possible, you need to keep up with its routine maintenance and repairs. Here at Ourisman Ford & Lincoln of Alexandria, we can help you stay on track with your Ford service. Read below to learn when you should come to our service center near Arlington to get your Ford service done quickly and effectively.

Every 7,500 Miles

When you visit our dealership near Mount Vernon and take home your favorite new Ford, you can drive around for a long time before needing to worry about routine maintenance. But once your odometer hits 7,500 miles, it's time to head over to our service center to have some things checked out.

The main thing you should schedule every 7,500 miles or six months is an oil change, an important procedure that should be done regularly. After this trip to our service center, make sure you continue to schedule an oil change every 7,500 miles or six months (whichever happens first) to ensure the longest engine life and the best performance possible.

Also, we recommend getting a tire rotation and checking to see if your Ford needs a wheel alignment at this interval. By doing these procedures, you can get the most mileage out of your tires as possible.

Every 10,000 Miles

At 10,000 miles, you and your Ford have probably gone on lots of adventures in the Clinton area. Once you reach this mileage, however, you need to come into our service center near Fort Washington for your first big check-up.

To get the most comprehensive check possible for your Ford, we recommend getting a multi-point inspection at our service center. When you do so, we'll check many areas of your Ford, including the battery life, fluid levels, tire wear and tread depth, brake pads thickness, and more.

In addition to your Ford's multi-point inspection, we also recommend an inspection of the cooling system, exhaust system, heat shields, parking brake, system, ball joints, suspension joints, u-joints, brake pads, and brake rotors.

Every 20,000 Miles

Once your Ford reaches 20,000 miles, it's likely time for you to replace the cabin air filter. By doing this, you can keep your vehicle's cabin free from harmful pollutants as you drive.

Every 30,000 Miles

After every 30,000 miles, your Ford needs to have its engine air filter replaced. The engine air filter works to prevent debris and harmful pollutants from damaging the engine as you drive around Oxon Hill.

Every 100,000 Miles

Once your Ford has reached six-digit mileage, you can continue driving around Washington DC with a smile on your face knowing that you kept it going all these years. Once your Ford hits 100,000 miles, you can keep it going for even longer by replacing the spark plugs and replacing any accessory drive belts that are worn or damaged.

Every 150,000 Miles

At 150,000 miles, your Ford has been your trusted sidekick for many years, helping you build lasting memories as you drive around Alexandria. To keep your Ford going for even longer, you can head over to our service center near Washington DC to replace your timing belt, change out the front and rear axle lubricant, change the automatic transmission fluid and filter, and change the transfer case fluid.

Plan Ahead - Schedule Your Ford Service Today

Are you about to approach a Ford mileage milestone? Make sure that you're ready for your Ford's maintenance needs by scheduling your service appointment right here on our website!

  1. Ourisman Ford of Alexandria

    6129 Richmond Highway
    Alexandria, VA 22303

    • Sales: 703-660-9000
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