Our Service Center's Frequently Asked Questions

Service FAQs: Answers to common questions about servicing your car

At Team Ford in Denison, we're sure you're committed to taking good care of your Ford car, truck or SUV. You know that relatively small investment in doing factory-recommended maintenance will pay excellent long-term dividends in terms of longevity and better performance. Ask us about any repair or maintenance questions you might have about your Ford. Here are some examples.

What should I do if my "Check Engine" light comes on?

It can be a bit annoying - or distracting - when the "Check Engine" light appears on your dashboard. Many people wonder how urgent it is to address that. The answer is that it does mean something isn't right with your car, but it doesn't necessarily mean you have to stop the car immediately. On the other hand, it's something that shouldn't be ignored, so you should ask our service center to diagnose it for you as soon as possible at Team Ford in Denison IA.

What kinds of things might a "Check Engine" light mean?

It might be something as simple as a loose gas cap and it might need more than just tightening the cap. You might also need to drive your vehicle for a few more miles near your home in Ida Grove or Mapleton after tightening. The onboard computer in your Ford or other car, truck or SUV will typically store a code that can help direct your Ford factory-trained service technician to the part of the engine that needs attention.

What happens if I don't change my oil?

Regular oil changes are important to maximizing the life of your Ford car, truck or SUV. One reason it's so important is because your engine is constantly dealing with miniscule bits of dirt, grime and tiny metallic bits created by the natural air exposure of a gasoline-powered engine. Those microscopic invaders can gradually wear your engine out.

The good news about your oil is that it not only lubricates and protects vital engine parts, it also cleans the gunk out, which is great for your car wherever you drive around Manning. When you forget to change your oil, all that built-up dirt and grime keeps circulating through your engine with every day that goes by. If delaying an oil change goes long enough, the oil can turn to sludge and you might see a complete engine failure.

Do I really need new tires?

Your car may appear to be driving "just fine" without new tires, but eventually, worn-out tires can pose a significant risk. Tires that are worn unevenly - or even approaching a "bald" state - can be dangerous to drive the weather turns wet, icy or slippery. Worn-out tires could eventually lead to a tire blow-out aat high speeds and that could be very dangerous.

Why should I rotate my tires?

By changing the position of all four tires regularly - ideally with every oil change - you help your tires wear more evenly. The fact that the front of your car is probably heavier than the back can cause tires to wear unevenly and that makes driving more hazardous.

What are OEM parts and why are they important?

Ford OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts are made by Ford, following the same quality standards as the parts your car was built with. They fit your Ford perfectly, unlike cheaper "generic" parts that can malfunction at a bad time. That's why Ford OEM parts are worth the extra investment. Having a generic part go bad at highway speeds is a risk you don't want to take. Ask us about proper maintenance for your Ford at Team Ford in Denison.

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