The Ford Focus is a reliable car that owners trust. Owners who buy a Focus are very likely to get good usage out of the car for a long time. However, keeping a car properly maintained is crucial to ensuring that everything keeps working properly. Many of the most common problems that affect cars are ones that could be prevented by following a regular service schedule including:

*  Tire rotation

*  Engine oil and filter replacement

*  Check fluid levels

*  Battery check

Why Tire Rotation Makes a Difference

Rotation is necessary to ensure that tire treads are at the proper depth and that safe pressure levels are maintained. When this is done according to a proper schedule, the tires will last longer. Needless wear and unexpected blowouts can be largely prevented. If the tires seem out of alignment or there are some signs of wear, it's probably a good idea to have them rotated.

Tires should ideally be rotated about every 5,000 to 6,000 miles. Some owners who spend a lot of time on the road may consider having their tires rotated a bit more frequently. Another option that many owners take advantage of is rotating with every oil change. The Service Department at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore can easily handle all tire issues. 

Oil Changes  

Replacing the engine oil and replacing the filters help keep a car running in better condition for a longer time. Problems with cars not running as well as they should are often resolved with an oil change and filter replacement. Most owners will benefit from having an oil change every 6 months or about every 7,000 miles.

There are some helpful things to keep in mind:

*  Cars that are driven over longer distances may need to be serviced more often

*  Vehicles made before 2007 can usually have their oil changed every 5,000 miles

*  The 6-month schedule is a good rule of thumb

Maintaining Fluid Levels

Ford Focus owners should check their fluids on a regular schedule to help prevent any problems. The fluids that need to be checked include:

*  The engine oil level

*  Engine coolant level

*  Brake fluid

*  Power steering fluid

*  Transmission fluid 

*  Windshield cleaning fluid

Many car owners can function by checking once a month, although it is a good idea to check the fluids every time gas is purchased. Norm Reeves Ford Superstore's service technicians can help focus owners ensure that their fluids are properly serviced. 

Battery Check

Having battery problems can be very frustrating, and it is important to have the battery checked regularly. Hard starts and other difficulties can arise due to:

*  Unusually cool weather

*  Low battery levels

*  Corroded battery terminals

*  Alternator or starter issues

Norm Reeves Ford Superstore does battery checks and replacements. This helps give owners greater peace of mind, knowing that their battery can be replaced if necessary. Ford Focus owners who need to have their cars serviced will benefit from the help of expert technicians at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore.


Norm Reeves Ford

18900 Studebaker Road
Directions Cerritos, CA 90703

  • Sales: (562) 991-6696
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  • Parts: (562) 405-3566


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