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Buying a vehicle is one of the most significant purchases any of us will make. And rightly so — reliable transportation is vital for getting to work, school, and family events. Because so much is at stake, you want to do everything you can to protect your investment.
A good way to keep your vehicle in top condition is to build relationships with trusted mechanics who will give it regular preventive maintenance checkups, paying particular attention to major mechanical systems and overall safety. Trust the experienced technicians at Planet Ford Dallas, serving Dallas and surrounding areas, to do that for you. Here's a rundown of what goes into a multipoint inspection, why they are essential, and the problems they can prevent.
The goal of a multipoint inspection is to check over the major systems of a car to identify potential problems before they become major repairs. It also gives you peace of mind that you and your family are safe on the open road. Our multipoint inspection includes reviews of these and other components.
The tires on your vehicle represent the most critical element in keeping you safe on the road. Tires serve several primary objectives: bearing the car's weight, absorbing shocks from hitting defects such as potholes, and safely navigating wet or slippery conditions.
It's essential to stay on top of the health of your tires, and at Planet Ford Dallas, we will check them for wear and tear every time you visit. Our technicians will ensure your tires are correctly inflated and contain enough tread to retain traction when it's raining or snowing. An inspection will help tell you if your tires have picked up debris, such as broken glass, that could puncture the outer wall. Some of our services include tire rotation and balancing, both of which can extend your tires' life.
Vehicles consist of thousands of individual parts, many moving as the car rolls down the road. Fluids in the car ensure the proper functioning of those parts by providing lubrication to avoid friction and heat. While people are most familiar with the importance of engine oil, vehicles have multiple other types of fluids. These include power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and anti-freeze/engine coolant.
These fluids have different life spans and things that can go wrong with them. Our multipoint inspection looks at the levels and condition of all your fluids. We'll help you keep track of the various recommended maintenance schedules for changing those fluids and suggest the best types to use. A fluid check is a routine part of our regular oil change service. During this inspection, we'll also check the condition of the engine and passenger cabin air filters. Filters prevent particles of dirt, dust, and insects from polluting your engine components.
You must be sure that your brakes will slow or stop the car when applying them. Brakes consist of a complex system connecting the brake pedals via brake lines to components such as cylinders and disks. Over time, these components can wear out, decreasing the efficiency of the brakes.
Our team of technicians will look for signs of wear and tear, such as rust and other cracks or signs of failure, each time you visit Planet Ford Dallas. We'll recommend keeping your brakes in top condition as you go, hopefully helping you avoid any significant failures and associated costly repairs.
Life is busy, and staying on top of every little matter is hard. One thing that tends to fall outside our awareness is the condition of our wiper blades. They can wear out. And as they do, they become less effective in clearing snow, rain, ice, dirt, and other deposits. Our multipoint inspection will look for signs of cracks and age in your wiper blades and make recommendations about whether they need replacing. At the same time, we will look closely at your windshield for any cracks or other defects. Catching cracks early can lower the expense of repair.
The age of your battery can also fade into the background of your consciousness. But if the battery doesn't work, the car won't start. The Planet Ford Dallas team will assess your battery condition during our multipoint inspection. Fortunately, this measurement is primarily objective. Our equipment can determine how much power the battery produces, and we can quickly assess if problems are on the horizon.
Our multipoint inspection leaves no component unexamined. We will look for signs of trouble in the transmission, the shocks, and the struts to ensure you have a smooth ride, the axle, and the body. Our technicians will also inspect the exhaust system and steering. Our checks will look for signs of wear on belts and hoses that are crucial to the well-being of your engine, air conditioning, and other components. We know exactly what to look for to help your car stay on the straight and narrow.
The service department at Planet Ford Dallas Love Field is committed to providing affordable, timely, and trusted maintenance and repair for all your vehicles. Our team is certified in the latest techniques and technology in Ford vehicles, which they also apply to cars, trucks, and SUVs from other manufacturers. We aim to keep your vehicle on the road as long as possible and as long as needed.
As a family-owned and -operated dealership, we seek to be your one-stop shop for all your vehicle needs and provide an outstanding experience that will keep you coming back for more. In addition to auto service, we sell new and certified used Ford vehicles, sell used vehicles from other manufacturers, and provide affordable and accessible financing.
Visit us to discuss your vehicle needs with our sales advisers, service technicians, and financing experts, or call or contact us online with any questions.
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