In the US, pickup trucks have been quite popular for decades. The trend is picking up in Europe, mostly because the new generation pickup trucks are coming with modern-day creature comforts and a huge range of handiness.
Ford F-150 is ahead of the pack in terms of sales and popularity, and it’s for a good reason. Well, it’s hard to ignore such features as the Pro Trailer Backup Assist and split-view 360-degree camera, among others. You can choose the 5.0 litre V8 or the EcoBoost V6 3.5 litre twin-turbocharged.
Tips to Keep your Ford F-150 in Shape
Mind your Tires
The best time to check on the tires is when you are doing an oil change. Rotate the tires often, especially when doing routine maintenance to ensure even wear. Rotating also ensures a smooth ride and durability of the tires.
Typically, the tires experience uneven wear depending on the drivetrain of your vehicle, and this can exert more burden on the suspension.
Remember also to balance the tires to distribute the weight equally around the axle to reduce wear on the suspension. And if you happen to notice that your Ford F-150 is pulling to one side, then it indicates misalignment, and it can increase wear and tear on the tires. Get them aligned.
Remember the Oil Change
Oil change is one of the things that should never slip your mind. According to Ford, change the oil after every six months or 7500 miles, whichever comes first. For older than 2008 models, always replace the oil filter, every time you do an oil change.
Keep an Eye on the Driving Conditions
The driving conditions will determine the maintenance needs of your Ford pickup truck. Driving off-road and carrying heavy loads will require special maintenance. Your vehicle cannot sense the driving conditions, and it is up to you to determine and set the maintenance schedule. Talk to your mechanic.
A1 Performance Auto Repair European Specialists can help you with your Ford-150 maintenance. Reach out!