Ford maintenance | Princeton, WV 

When it comes to taking care of your vehicle, it's natural to have questions for the experts. In fact, wanting to know the ins and outs of car care is a sign of good ownership and can help extend the life of your vehicle. And when it comes to frequently asked questions about vehicle service and the know-how to help keep your ride on the road longer, Ramey Ford Princeton has you covered.

We're a trusted dealership for vehicle maintenance and repairs in Princeton, West Virginia, and we're happy to help you however we can. If you've got questions about servicing your vehicle, we've got answers.

Is it better to service my vehicle at a dealership?

Having your vehicle regularly serviced at a dealership can help save you time and money while delivering consistent results. The service team at Ramey Ford Princeton is trained and certified to perform tasks like oil changes and tire rotations as well as more complex replacements and repairs. With state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to match that expertise, we can better ensure quality work every time you visit than what you'll get from an independent garage.

How often should I change my oil?

The frequency of oil changes depends on the vehicle you drive and factors like age and mileage. With a high-quality Motorcraft® synthetic motor oil, some vehicles can go as much as 10,000 miles between changes. Newer Ford vehicles also feature an Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor® that will notify you when it's time for an oil change.

Why are oil changes important?

Oil changes lubricate the many moving parts in your engine, helping reduce friction and keep temperatures in check. Oil also collects dirt and debris to help keep the engine clean, but this can result in an accumulation of sludge over time. Regular changes with clean oil keep your engine running strong and reduce the chances of bigger problems.

Do I need to get my tires rotated?

Tire rotations ensure safer driving and help extend the life of your tires. This service task ensures that all four tires wear evenly, which allows you to maximize the effectiveness of your current set for as long as possible. As far as how often you should have them rotated, you can find that information in your owner's manual or ask the experts at Ramey Ford Princeton.

How do I know if my tires need air?

Underinflated tires won't always appear flatter. To accurately gauge whether your tires need air or now, keep an air pressure gauge handy in your vehicle. Then you can cross-reference the pounds per square inch, or PSI, in each tire to the recommended PSI in your owner's manual. If you're under the threshold, go get them aired up.

Why is my check engine light on?

The check engine light is perhaps the most dreaded of the dashboard lights, but it's not necessarily a cause for alarm. This light is something of a catch-all that can encompass larger problems with the engine as well as easy fixes like a loose gas cap. Whatever the case, you should bring your vehicle into Ramey Ford Princeton for an inspection whenever the check engine light comes on. If the engine light is flashing red, it means there's a critical engine issue, so you should stop the vehicle immediately and call for a tow

Ramey Ford Princeton is happy to answer any questions you have about keeping your vehicle in top shape. We're just as happy to be the answer to your regular maintenance and repair needs. Our service center is open from Monday-Friday in Princeton, West Virginia. Schedule your visit online or give us a call if you need help.

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