How to Maintain Your Car

Getting a new car, truck or SUV makes you feel awesome, right? But watching that beautiful new vehicle turn into an old used vehicle is no fun at all. Preventative maintenance is one of the best ways to keep your used car looking and performing like the new one you drove off the lot. 

The three key ways to keep your car, truck or SUV in tip-top shape are:
  • Check the engine oil
  • Check your tires 
  • Keep it looking sharp with a wash
Oil is one of the most important components of any automobile. It keeps everything running smoothly in the engine. Check the levels once per month. If you are unsure of where your oil is located or how to check it and you're in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area, swing by Metro Ford of OKC's body shop. We'd be happy to help you and give you some tips. 

Tire pressure may be the last thing on some driver's minds, but it keeps your car running on an even and sturdy platform. It is also one of the easiest things to check on your vehicle. Tire pressure helps with alignment, driver control and prevents you from popping a tire and causing major damage. 

Lastly, to love your vehicle, you should like the way it looks. That's part of the reason you chose it in the first place. So make sure you keep the exterior clean with a bimonthly wash. It protects the car's paint from things like dirt and road salts, which can lead to chipping. 

With these pro tips, you should be well on your way to keeping your new car, new truck or new SUV looking great when it becomes a used car, used truck or used SUV. Metro Ford of OKC can help you with more advanced upkeep as well. Just give our Oklahoma City service center a call at 405-438-3307 for any of your vehicle maintenance needs.