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Answering Your Most Common Repair Questions at Victory Ford

Victory Ford Service Center FAQ

Ford vehicles have a great reputation for their reliability.  However, it's important to follow your vehicle's recommended maintenance schedule and keep tabs on all your vehicle's major components so you can keep it running in great condition for years to come.  If you have questions about how to best care for your vehicle around Dubuque, our service department experts are ready to answer your questions.  Our factory-trained technicians work in our full-service maintenance and repair shop near Manchester and have decades of experience working on many different makes and models.

 

Our Service Experts Answer Your Questions


Q: How do I know when it's time to get service done on my vehicle?

A: Your vehicle owner's manual will have a regular maintenance schedule, and our team near Maquoketa, IA, is very familiar with the type of maintenance you need and when.  Every maintenance task like oil changes, tire rotations, and fluid replacement or flushing is outlined in your maintenance schedule and is usually required in specific intervals like every six-months or 3,000-6,000-miles, depending on your make and model.  Another way to know when you need maintenance is by noticing when something is not right.  If you start hearing strange noises or your car is not driving as it should, you should bring your vehicle in for a diagnostic check.

Q: Why is a scheduled maintenance plan important?

A: Schedule maintenance is important because it ensures you are completing all the required maintenance to stay compliant with your warranty and that your vehicle is running as it should.  Cars are built to last decades, and regular maintenance ensures you are getting the most out of the life of your vehicle. Getting into a good habit of bringing in your vehicle for regular maintenance will also help you avoid creating excessive wear and tear or causing damage to your vehicle.  Bringing in your vehicle for regular maintenance at our shop near Platteville, WI, can help catch problems early before they become major problems or result in expensive replacements and repairs.

Q: Does Victory Ford offer contact-free service?

A: Yes, we offer free pick-up and delivery within a 30-mile radius.

Q: When should I get an oil change

A: It depends on your vehicle and the type of oil you use.  Typically, conventional oil needs to be changed every 3,000-miles, synthetic blend every 5,000-miles, and full synthetic every 7,500-miles.

Q: How do I know when it's time to get my brakes checked?

A:  Your brakes get checked around every six months or 7,500-miles.  If you hear a squealing sound when you brake, that might be a sign that your brake pads are worn, so be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to avoid damage to your rotors.  Having to replace your rotors on top of brake pads adds to your overall cost.

Q: When should I change my car battery?

A:  Your car battery should last around 3-5 years, but that could vary, especially in harsh weather conditions.  You should have your batteries replaced in either fall or spring when it is time for a new one.

Q: How often should I get my tires rotated?

A: Usually around every six-months, but you should take your driving habits into account.

Q: How do I know when my tires need to be replaced?

A: Tires are one of the easier tasks to keep track of on your own because you can do a quick visual inspection to see if your tires are worn.   You can check for tread wear by sticking a penny into the tread.  If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, it's time to change your tires.  Tires typically last 30,000-60,000 miles, depending on the brand.

Q: How do I make a service appointment at Victory Ford in Dyersville, IA?

A:  You can either call our Service Department or use our online appointment form to schedule appointments.


Ask Our Service Team at Victory Ford Near Galena, IL

Do you still have maintenance and service questions?  Ask our experts at Victory Ford.  We can help you find your vehicle's specific manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule and let you know when it's time to get your important service and maintenance items completed by taking into account your unique driving habits.  At Victory Ford, we make it easy to keep your vehicle running in great condition.

  1. Victory Ford

    30584 Olde Hawkeye Road
    Dyersville, IA 52040

    • Sales: 563-875-2409
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