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Listing the Automotive Maintenance Services Available at the Brandon Ford Service Department in Tampa FL

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
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Keep Your New Ford in Tip-Top Shape with Brandon Ford

There’s no better feeling than driving off our Brandon Ford lot here in Tampa, FL, in a new Ford car, truck or SUV. As soon as you hit the open road, you feel like a completely new person, and you swear to yourself and your new Ford that you’re going to do anything and everything to keep that new Ford as good as new. And you do – for a while. Then, life takes over, throws you a few curveballs, and you’re just not keeping up with it anymore. But don’t worry, because that’s why we’re here at the Brandon Ford Service Department – to help you out with all the service and maintenance needed to keep your new Ford in tip-top shape. From routine service to more in-depth maintenance needs, we do it all – something you can see for yourself right here. (more…)

What Do I Do if My Car is Making (Insert Sound)?

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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Car Noises that Mean Trouble

We don’t want to frighten you, but owning a car, truck or SUV is a big responsibility. Not only do you have a responsibility to drive safely at all times, but you also are responsible for your vehicle’s service and maintenance. Luckily, the certified technicians here at the Brandon Ford Service Department are always ready and willing to help you out whenever you need it. But that means you have to know when you and your new Ford car, truck or SUV need help. Cars are complex machines, and it takes a lot of time and practice to get to know all their ins and outs. So, with that in mind, here’s a list of car noises that mean trouble. If you hear your car, truck or SUV making any of these noises, be sure to let us know right away. (more…)

What Can I Do to Protect My Ford’s Engine?

Monday, September 18th, 2017
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4 Tips for Protecting Your Ford’s Engine

We could argue about what the most important part of your car is for days and days. You brakes, battery, suspension, steering wheel – all of it plays a role in keeping you on the road and none could work without everything else. But we think many would agree that your engine is one of – if not the – most important parts of your new Ford car, truck or SUV. That’s why you need to do everything in your power to keep your engine happy and healthy. Luckily for you, the experts here at our Brandon Ford Service Department have provided this list of four tips for protecting your Ford’s engine. Follow these simple suggestions and you’ll never have to worry about your engine. (more…)

How Can I Avoid a Dead Car Battery?

Monday, August 28th, 2017
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Tips for Avoiding a Dead Car Battery

There are a lot of things you have to think about while maintaining your new Ford car, truck or SUV. We don’t want to worry you, but it’s a fact of life that things can – and probably will – go wrong at one point or another. But you can avoid most of these problems by following a few simple tips. Take your vehicle’s battery, for instance. There’s nothing more devastating than getting in your car, turning the key and having nothing happen. And we don’t mean having nothing wrong happen, we mean having absolutely nothing happen because you’re car’s battery is dead. Luckily for you, you can avoid a dead car battery by following these simple tips. (more…)

How Do I Take Care of My New Ford’s Suspension?

Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Tips to Maintain Your Car’s Suspension Like a Pro

Car maintenance isn’t as hard as some people think. In fact, routine automotive services like regular oil changes and changing your air filter are easy tasks anyone can handle, even if it is best to leave it up to the experts here at the Brandon Ford Service Department in Tampa, FL. Other automotive maintenance tasks are a little trickier, and should definitely be handled by a certified technician. That includes everything that has to do with your new Ford’s suspension. But that doesn’t mean you can’t help out. With that in mind, we came up with these tips to help you maintain your car’s suspension like a pro. So, just follow these instructions and be sure to bring your Ford in any time you notice something out of the ordinary. (more…)

How Can I Keep My Ford’s Interior in Tip Top Shape?

Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Top 4 Interior Car Maintenance Tips

When you get your first new car, you quickly learn all of the things you need to do to take care of it. From regular oil changes to brake and tire maintenance, there’s a lot you need to stay on top of. But that whirlwind of new service needs can make you forget about one of the most important aspects of keeping your car healthy and enjoyable to ride. And that’s making sure you keep your interior clean and maintained. To help you along, here’s a list of our top four interior car maintenance tips. (more…)

Why Do I Need to Change My Car’s Air Filter?

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Top 5 Reasons to Regularly Change Your Air Filter

There are a lot of things you need to do to maintain your car, truck or SUV to ensure it lasts as long as you need to it while also performing up to your standards. Luckily for you, a lot of these things are quite easy and can be taken care of quickly, efficiently and completely by our certified technicians at the Brandon Ford Service Department in Tampa, FL. One of the easiest things you can do to keep your new Ford car, truck or SUV in tip top shape is regularly change your air filter. Now, this may seem like something auto mechanics say you need to do just to get some extra cash during a service appointment, but it’s actually quite important to ensuring your car lives a long and happy life. That’s why we decided to list the top five reasons to regularly change your air filter. (more…)

Why Do I Need to Rotate My Tires?

Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Explaining the Importance of Rotating Your Tires

When you own a car, truck or SUV, there’s a long list of things you need to do to make sure your vehicle lasts as long as you need it to. One of those tasks is making sure you rotate your tires regularly. A good rule of thumb is to rotate your tires at the same time you get your oil changed, which means killing two vehicle maintenance birds with one service appointment stone. But even when it’s as easy as pairing these to regular maintenance tasks together, people still get annoyed about having to do it. Especially when they don’t know why they need to rotate their tires. That’s why we decided to take some time and explain the importance of rotating your tires. (more…)

Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Potholes and the Damage They Do

Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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The Best Ways to Avoid Potholes with Your Ford

Summer is in full swing here in Tampa, FL, and that unfortunately also means it’s pothole season. Yes, even in warmer climates like ours, the change from winter to spring to summer leads to potholes, which in turn can lead to serious damage to your Ford car, truck or SUV. Sometimes, especially on an unusually rough road, it can seem like there’s nothing you can do to avoid these menaces. And sometimes there’s not. But other times there are things you can do, which we’ve outlined here in our guide on the best ways to avoid potholes with your Ford. (more…)

Stay on Top of Your Oil Changes with the Brandon Ford Service Department in Tampa FL

Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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Why Are Regular Oil Changes Important?

It’s the bane of a car owner’s existence, even though it’s really not that bad, doesn’t take that much time, doesn’t cost much and does a lot to keep your car in tip-top shape and out on the road. It’s the regular oil change. Here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, we understand it can be a hassle, and we know it’s something pretty much everyone hates, but regular oil changes really do help keep your engine and your vehicle running smoothly and reliably. Though not everyone knows exactly what regular oil changes do to keep their engine healthy, and we think that’s why people hate them so much. So, why are regular oil changes so important? Read on to find out. (more…)