6 Tips to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Spring

2021 Ford F-150 SuperCab SuperCrew | Sour Lake, TX

There’s plenty to do around Sour Lake — especially when warmer weather arrives. Here are some tips to get your vehicle ready for spring.

1. Spring brings warmer weather to Texas, so make sure your air conditioning is working before higher temperatures hit. It also brings rainy weather, so you’ll want to inspect your windshield wipers to make sure they’re in good shape. 

2. Make sure your tires are properly inflated. High temperatures can impact tire pressure, which in turn can hamper your vehicle’s performance and fuel economy.

3. Hydration is also important when it comes to prepping your Ford vehicle for spring drives. For instance, you’ll want to check the radiator coolant level in your Ford F-150 before hitting the road.

4. Keep your Ford running smoothly with regular oil changes — and have the brakes on your Ford Super Duty® inspected before spring starts. 

5. It is a good idea to test your car’s battery, especially if it is a few years old. This will reduce your chance of getting stranded on the side of the road during your spring commutes and road trips.

6. Make sure your emergency kit is well stocked with items like a first-aid kit, flashlight, and a phone charger.

Whether you drive a Super Duty® or an Escape, one of the easiest ways to prepare your Ford for spring is to take it into Sour Lake Ford for a seasonal service appointment. Call us today to help ensure that your spring travels are as safe as they are fun.

Essential Back-to-School Car Maintenance

Ford Tech Completing Tire Rotation | Sour Lake, TX

The end of summer signals the beginning of a new school season. Whether you’re dreading the drive or can’t wait to return, make sure you perform these essential back-to-school car maintenance steps before hitting the road this fall.

Lights and Wipers

Few things are as important to safe driving than visibility, which is why it’s an absolute must to inspect all vehicle lights and wipers before heading back to school. Make sure all headlamps, turn signals, brake lights, and tail lights are working. And test your vehicle’s windshield wipers to make sure they’re doing their job. If the wipers are cracked, bent, or damaged, it’s easy and inexpensive to replace them.

Brakes

Minor brake problems can gradually turn into major ones, so it’s important to address these issues as soon as they arise. If you’ve noticed any squealing or grinding while driving or braking, have your vehicle’s brakes serviced right away.

Tires

Healthy tires are key to great fuel economy as well as safe driving. Make a habit of routinely checking your vehicle’s tires for proper inflation and tire pressure, as well as tread condition.

Sour Lake Ford is here to make back-to-school auto care as easy as it should be. Contact us to schedule your fall service appointment today.