Ford Tire and Maintenance Service | Dave Marston Motors

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Routine tire and maintenance service is an essential part of attentive vehicle upkeep. Here at our Ford dealership in Minocqua, our service department often gets asked, "What tire and maintenance services are necessary, and how often should they take place?" The following is a brief rundown of when to get service and what to expect.

Seasonal Tire Changes

As a general rule, change your seasonal tires when the weather in Rhinelander transitions from hot to cold or vice versa. Tire care is the best way to protect the lifespan of your tires. Seasonal tires have different densities and tread patterns to ensure optimal traction on seasonal road conditions. If seasonal tire changes aren't feasible, consider all-season tires by such trusted brands as:

  • Goodyear
  • Dunlop
  • Kelly Tires
  • Michelin
  • BFGoodrich
  • Uniroyal
  • Hankook
  • Continental

Engineered to perform well in temperatures above 44 degrees Fahrenheit, all-season tires are fairly sufficient to get through year-round road conditions in Eagle River.

Intermittent Tire Rotations

Tire changes and rotations sound identical, but they're not. Rotations entail removing and switching the position and orientation of each tire to prevent uneven tread wear and dangerous tire imbalances. Ford recommends having your tires rotated every 5,000 to 8,000 miles or every six months. Depending on your drivetrain architecture, your specific vehicles tire rotation can look like a variety of scenarios:

  • Front to Rear: Front wheels simply moved to the rear position
  • Forward Cross: Rear wheels moved forward and crossed
  • Rearward Cross: Front wheels moved to the rear and crossed
  • Side-to-Side: Front right and left wheels swapped, back right and left wheels swapped
  • X Pattern: A combination of forward cross and rearward cross

Around the same time you have your tires rotated, it might be a good idea to have your vehicle's filters and fluids checked. An oil change may be necessary, as well. Maintenance schedules and types of advisable service vary between Ford vehicles, with some schedules recommending service at 5,000-mile increments.

As with any services available at our Dave Marston Motors in Minocqua, we are always running specials, so check often for money-saving deals. Some specials even occasionally include coupons and discounts on parts. Since we only ever use Ford-certified parts and boast a team of Ford factory-certified techs, you can be sure our service is always prompt, thorough, healthy for your Ford vehicle, and backed my parts and labor warranties.

General Maintenance on Your Ford Vehicle

General maintenance schedules are different according to year, model, trim, etc. Fortunately, your Ford comes with a physical owner's manual that corresponds to a virtual owner's manual located online. By inputting your vehicle's year, make, model, and a few other details, you can get the specific maintenance schedule for your ride around Rhinelander.

The most general maintenance appointment includes The Works. As your vehicle acquires more mileage, The Works change. However, The Works may generally include:

  • Tire rotations as well as primers on tire care, such as maintaining proper air pressure, optimal alignment and tire balance
  • Engine oil change
  • Brake service
  • Battery check
  • All fluids checked and refilled as needed
  • Wiper blade check/replacement
  • Filter changes
  • Inspect cooling system
  • Overall multi-point inspection

Convenient Shuttle Service and More at Dave Marston Motors

Never worry about making it to or from our dealership near Eagle River when your Ford's in the shop. Our complimentary shuttle is happy to pick you up at home, bring you to our dealership, and shuttle you back home as needed. We offer this free service as a courtesy for your business, which we value immensely.

While having your vehicle serviced, stroll our inventory to see what's new. Even better, test-drive any vehicle from our Ford fleet while you wait. We proudly service Ford drivers throughout Minocqua and surrounding areas. We look forward to working with you soon!