QuickLane technician inspecting an engine

Keep your vehicle’s engine running well can help you enjoy savings in gas mileage. It’s important to be on the lookout for key signs that your engine may need service, such as leaking fluids, smoke, and loud noises. At the first indication of engine trouble, be sure to schedule a service appointment with your Ford Dealership.

Top signs your vehicle may need service

If you notice any of the symptoms below, schedule a service appointment with your Ford Dealership immediately:

  • Engine leaking fluids

  • Loud engine noises

  • Smoke escaping from beneath hood

  • Visible damage to an engine component

  • Dashboard engine icon not lighting up when engine starts

  • Dashboard engine icon lighting up when engine starts, but not turning off

Benefits of regular engine maintenance

Your Ford Dealership plays a vital role in the life of your engine, which extends beyond the occasional repair. Bring your Ford vehicle to the dealership for an evaluation before problems occur to help ensure your safety and peace of mind while on the road.  A properly maintained vehicle lasts longer and runs more efficiently than one that isn’t maintained.  Learn more about the benefits of scheduling maintenance at your dealership.

More reasons to keep your engine properly tuned:

  • Gas mileage improved by up to 4%

  • Fuel efficiency improved by up to 40% if serious maintenance problem is fixed, such as a faulty oxygen sensor

  • Can help enhance operation and reliability

  • Can help prevent unexpected failures

To find out what scheduled maintenance is recommended for your vehicle, consult your Owner's Guide.

Sources: fueleconomy.gov, epa.gov.

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