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Why You Should Care About Tire Pressure

It's always important to ensure that your tires are maintaining the right level of pressure. Tires that are inflated correctly will improve your vehicle's fuel efficiency and provide a more enjoyable ride, whereas poorly inflated tires can cause all manner of problems. These problems include reduced gas mileage, reduced traction on the road, damage to your wheels, or even a blowout.

When you bring your car in for service, it's important that you have your tire pressure checked, and make sure that they're inflated properly. It's recommended to inflate your tires to the pressure...

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Avoid Expensive Repairs by Checking Your Cooling System

No one likes to pay for expensive car repairs. One of the simplest ways to avoid big repair bills is to keep your car’s radiator and cooling system running properly.

Engine combustion temperatures can exceed 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. If that heat isn’t removed, severe damage to the engine can occur. The cooling system prevents this from happening. By passing coolant through the hot parts of the engine, heat is removed and sent to the radiator. The fins on the radiator transfer that heat to the air around the engine.

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Your Differential Is Responsible For Creating Your Forward Motion

Many of us don't think about the process of getting power from our engine to the wheels. Usually, we just hit the gas and go. But there is quite a bit that goes into making those wheels turn. Power is obviously generated by the engine. The engine works with the transmission to provide gearing to turn that power into forward motion. It uses a drive shaft to send that power to the differential which is what sends power to and ultimately causes the wheels to turn.

The differential is gearing that takes the rotation of the drive shaft that…

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Preserving Your Battery

 

Although we don’t experience the cold temperatures that the rest of the country experiences here at our Chandler, AZ dealership, San Tan Ford still wants to educate clients on proper battery maintenance. Your car battery is essentially the heart of your vehicle, which is why it is important to keep its health in mind. Here at San Tan Ford, our dealers have compiled a few tips on how to get the most out of…

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Check Your Owner's Manual for Oil Change Advice

It used to be quite common to get your oil changed every 3,000 miles, but it is now more common to get your oil changed less often. You can probably get away with getting your oil changed closer to 7,500 miles.

If you get your oil changed too often you at throwing your money away. You are also contributing to excessive pollution. If you are not sure how often to get your oil changed, you should check in your owner's manual for the manufacturer's suggestion for your specific car. You can also consult with one of…

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Comprehending the Indicators of Your Check Engine Light

When the check engine light in your vehicles turns on, you would wonder whether it is an indication of any serious trouble or not. You should note that the signal is designed to turn on when the engine system of the vehicle develops some issues. You should note that some of those issues are not severe and can be addressed with a quick inspection and replacement of some components.


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Take Advantage of Parts and Service Coupons at San Tan Ford

 

School’s almost out, everyone is getting a little stir crazy, and those vacation days are starting to look even more appealing. In other words, there’s some travel in your future. And if a road trip around the Phoenix, AZ area or beyond is what you’ve got planned, you want to make sure your Ford vehicle is ready to go. Here at our Ford service center, we pride ourselves on being your one…

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Properly Maintain Your Tires

So what's the big idea with getting your tires rotated? Tires wear down and that is a fact. No matter what you do, there's no changing that. But what you can do is prevent your tires from wearing unevenly. If you get your tires rotated regularly, you will help to keep them wearing down more evenly. Why is that so important? If your tires don't wear evenly, then you will end up having to replace them before they are "expired." They are supposed to last a certain amount of time and if the tread gets too worn…
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