The secret to longer life: Regular maintenance at Kerry Ford

When you made the decision to become part of the family here at Kerry Ford in Cincinnati, OH, you joined a legion of Ford owners who believe in the durability of genuine Ford products. Of course, the best way to get all that quality is with regular, factory-recommended maintenance at our service center near Springdale and Fairfield OH.

The importance of servicing your Ford with regular oil changes

You know a trusted vehicle like the Ford F-150 pickup - the world's best-selling vehicle - is built for the long run. The F-150 and other outstanding Ford products can give you many miles of service when they get the regular maintenance they need. When you give your Ford Explorer or Escape an oil change, it's like giving Olympic athletes the nutrition and exercise they need for excellence.

Your motor oil gathers dirt and grime that can harm your engine, taking grime out of the engine when the oil is changed. Just as important, the new oil can do a much better job of lubricating all your engine parts, protecting all the components from the heat and friction involved in regular daily driving. Today's advanced synthetic oils can often last up to 10,000 miles between oil changes, but ask us about the best schedule for your car.

Brakes Need Regular Maintenance, Too!

Your brake components get a daily diet of wear-and-tear, happening every time you step on the brake pedal. We can examine your brakes to be sure rotors and pads aren't wearing out. It's recommended that you change your brake oil every 30,000 miles to help your brakes last longer and give you the reliable stopping power that every family vehicle needs as you drive around Hamilton or West Chester OH.

We can help you keep an eye on your battery

Batteries are one of those components you can easily forget. They seem to perform reliably most of the time, so anyone can assume the battery is "just fine." Unfortunately, a battery can wear out slowly and silently. We would be happy to inspect your battery with every oil change, clean corrosion off the cables and make sure you've got plenty of power. If your battery needs replacement, we'll tell you so you don't get stranded with a dead battery.

Your tires need care because they're so important for safety

Since your tires are the only parts of your car always in touch with the road, they have an important job to do. Clearly, you want your tires in first-rate condition so you get where you're going safely. We can check tires with every oil change. If your tread depth is wearing down or you have irregular wear, we can recommend new tires if they're needed. We always have a big selection of tires in a variety of prices and warranties.

If You Run into Trouble, the Kerry Collision Center Can Help

If you're in accident, you have the right to use the collision center you want. At Kerry Collision Center, we can even pay $100 of your deductible. Our body and collision specialists have faced just about every kind of collision imaginable so we can get your car, truck or SUV back to looking like new.

We Can Handle Whatever Service or Repair Your Ford Needs

If it's time for regular maintenance, make a Kerry Ford service appointment today. To save money, check our parts and service coupons before you visit us at Kerry Ford in Cincinnati OH.

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Frequently Asked Service Questions Answered at Kerry Ford

Servicing your Ford vehicle involves many processes, repair options, maintenance opportunities, and more. Complete vehicle maintenance can be overwhelming, especially if you're not an avid mechanic or work on your own vehicle often. To help our drivers, customers, and friends, we've created a list of answers to some of the most common service questions. Take a closer look, and don't hesitate to reach out to our team if you have any other questions or service concerns.

Why Should I Have Frequent Service?

The best way to keep your vehicle running strong is to have it routinely maintained, repaired, and serviced. Doing so will ensure that your car, truck, SUV, or van is ready for any type of drive and will last as long as possible. Regular upkeep takes care of the many parts in your vehicle, alerting you to any potential future problem that should be addressed. Drivers who take care of their vehicle can have it last over 200,000 miles or more.

When Do I Know I Need Service?

Most modern vehicles include multiple alerts or warning signs to keep you informed when your vehicle needs service. If you notice any warning lights on your dashboard or other audible or visual alerts, you'll want to contact our service center or schedule an appointment as soon as possible. That being said, you know your vehicle more than anyone else. If there's no alert, but something still doesn't feel right, you'll want to have your vehicle checked out. There's also a list of routine maintenance items that should be performed according to the corresponding schedule. Look in your car's owner's manual to determine what this service schedule should be.

When Should I Get an Oil Change?

Most gasoline-powered vehicles require an oil change every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. Of course, every vehicle is different, and depending on how often you drive, what types of roads you drive on, and what type of vehicle you have, the timeline may change.

How Often Should I Check Fluid Levels?

You should check your car's fluids often to ensure they are clean, filled, and not leaking. Some of the fluids you should check include the transmission fluid, coolant, engine oil, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid, and more.

When Should I Change My Cabin Air Filter?

The cabin air filter should be checked every 30,000 miles or so. This filter protects the cabin from dust, dirt, and other airborne items. If you notice that your climate control system isn't working properly or if the air smells odd, you may want to have the air filter changed sooner.

When Should I Have My Brakes Checked?

Your car's brakes should be checked at every oil change, unless you notice any of the following red flags.

  • Spongy Brake Pedal
  • Shuddering
  • Squealing

When Do I Need a Car Battery Replacement?

Has your car needed to be jump-started recently? If so, the battery may be losing its charge and need to be replaced. Have one of our technicians inspect the battery and replace it if necessary.

When Should I Get My Tires Rotated?

If you don't change your tires every season, they should be rotated at every oil change. Not all four tires wear at the same rate, and leaving them in the same arrangement will lead to excess wear, an unbalanced drive, and a potential risk for blowouts or flat tires.

When Do My Tires Need to Be Replaced?

You should routinely inspect your car's tires to ensure they're in good working order. Look at the tire wall, check the air pressure, and inspect the thickness of your tires' tread. If you see any dents or dings, the air doesn't hold properly, or the tread is too low, you'll want to buy new tires and have them installed.

Do I Need to Change My Tires to Winter Tires?

Living in Ohio, you may want to change your summer tires over to winter, especially because of the frequent snow, ice, and cold temperatures. Winter tires are designed to handle the inclement winter weather and will allow you to cruise around Cincinnati with ease.

How Can I Make a Service Appointment?

We have multiple ways that you can schedule your next service appointment. The easiest way is with our online service scheduling tool. Simply log onto your account or sign in as a guest, and choose the service and time that you need. If you'd prefer, you can also contact our service center directly or stop by our Cincinnati dealership at your next convenience.

Can I Wait at the Service Center?

Yes! We offer a relaxing waiting room for all of our service center guests. If your vehicle is going to take longer than you'd like to wait, we can also assist with finding a way to your next destination. Contact us to learn more about how we can help make your service experience that much easier.

What Do I Do if I've Been in an Accident?

Once you ensure that everyone is safe and the accident is reported, contact our collision center. We can set up a towing service to get your vehicle and have it delivered to our collision team. Once here, we'll assess the damage, contact your insurance company, and provide you with an estimate of how much the overall costs should be. When given approval, we'll then begin making your vehicle look like new.

Can I Find Parts and Accessories at Kerry Ford?

Yes! Here at Kerry Ford, we carry a wide range of genuine Ford parts and accessories. These parts are available in-house and can be purchased through our online parts ordering form. If we don't have the exact part for the job, we can locate it and order it right away.

What is the Quick Lane?

Here at Kerry Ford, we offer Quick Lane®. This convenient service allows nearby drivers to stop by without an appointment to have quick, routine maintenance performed. These Quick Lane® services include oil changes, brake service, vehicle checkups, wheel alignments, and much more.

Contact Kerry Ford to Learn More About Our Service Center

If you have any other questions, our team would be happy to help! Feel free to reach out to our Kerry Ford dealership or stop by our Cincinnati, OH, showroom today! We can even help you find the new or used Ford vehicle of your dreams, discuss your financing options, and assist you with your car parts order.

  1. Kerry Ford Inc

    155 West Kemper
    Cincinnati, OH 45246

    • Sales: (513) 671-6400
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