TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Quite often, one of the relationships you
depend on the most is neglected. Through thick and thin, good times and
bad, sickness and health, this "significant other" is there for you
when you need them. Like all strong partnerships, a little effort goes
a long way, especially when it comes to your vehicle.
This Valentine's Day, the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited is
reminding Canadians the importance of showing their vehicle tender love
and care to ensure a happy, healthy, and long-lasting relationship.
Keep the wheels of love turning: Be sure to give wheels and tires the attention they deserve.
Check your tire pressure regularly. Low pressure can result in poor fuel
economy, handling, and comfort.
It's all about balance. Having tires balanced and properly aligned
ensures they last longer. It is also good to have tires rotated every
8,000 km to preserve their tread.
The climate of your relationship is bound to change, much like the
changing of the seasons. Tires should match the season you're driving
in. Remember, winter tires work best in cold winter conditions.
Keep that engine humming: Properly caring for your engine will help make sure it gets turned on
Check your engine oil level frequently. If the level is too high or too
low, it can cause problems. Regular oil and filter changes are also
very important in maintaining a healthy engine.
Remember to replace your timing belt in accordance with your vehicle
manufacturer's recommendations. Generally, it should be replaced about
every 100,000 km.
Prevent overheating by checking coolant levels often. A cooling system
flush and refill should be scheduled every 80,000 to 100,000 km.
Love that body. Keeping the exterior of your car clean should not be underestimated
when it comes to your vehicle maintenance checklist.
Prevent damaging rust by repairing paint chips and dents as soon as they
Wash and wax your vehicle regularly to prevent paint from fading and
Enlist a third party if necessary. Even the strongest relationships require a little help from time to
Relationship counsellors and mechanics are one and the same. If things
don't feel right, don't try and ride it out. Take your vehicle to your
dealership on a regular basis to make sure things are running smoothly.
Ford mechanics are factory-trained experts and can mediate and help
solve any situation you may encounter with your vehicle.
Looking for a new partner to own the road with? Here are some qualities
you should keep in mind:
Communication is key: Open lines of communication in relationships are of the utmost
importance. The latest SYNC technology from Ford, will help you focus
on the drive while keeping the lines of communication open with
hands-free calling, audible text messaging and voice activated music to
ensure driving safety, and satisfaction.
Unwavering trust and loyalty: Ford offers the latest in convenience technologies, making it easy to
trust your vehicle. The Terrain Management System optimizes
driveability and comfort as well as maximizing traction and Active park
assist will help you get into those tricky parking spaces.
SOURCE Ford of Canada
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