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Get on top of your spring car care with some help from Wilson Motors

They say that April showers bring May flowers, but springtime here in the greater Corvallis, OR area also brings with it a veritable laundry list of vehicle maintenance tasks that you should take care of before planning any future road trips. Luckily, as a certified Ford service center serving drivers from Eugene to Albany, OR, we're in a great position to not only clue you in to the maintenance issues you might have to watch out for, but also help you take care of all your spring car care needs right here at our Corvallis, OR dealership.

 

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Caring for Your Ford Vehicle in the Winter Months around Lebanon

It’s inevitable when you live in Corvallis that the winter winds will start blowing and the snow starts falling. When the winter hits, it pays off to be prepared because without having the necessary equipment, you might have trouble navigating safely. At Wilson Motors, we know it can be tough getting your Ford car, SUV or truck in shape but we’re here to offer you some ways that might help make those preparations easier!

What Steps can You take to Winterize Your Car?

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Is Your Vehicle Ready for Snow? We've Got Some Winter Car Care Tips!

Winter is upon us, and we want you and your Ford car, truck or SUV to be ready. If you're unsure how to begin prepping your Ford Escape or F-150 for the inevitable snow-coated and ice-stricken Salem roads, our Wilson Motors service center is here to help drivers from Eugene feel confident about their vehicle's condition before the first snowfall. Here are things to be wary of as temperatures continue to drop:

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Checking on Your Tire Pressure and Tread

Staying on top of your tire pressure and the tread is critical to staying safe on the road and prolonging the life of your tires. Replacing your tires more than necessary can get expensive, which is why preventative maintenance always pays off in the long run.

You can check your tire pressure by placing the end of the gauge on the valve of each tire until you get a reading. Check these measurements against the manufacturer's recommended PSI, which you can usually find in your car manual. You may have to use an air compressor to fill each tire…

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The Transfer Case: The Key to Maintaining Your All-Wheel Drive

If you have 4-wheel or all-wheel drive, have you ever felt that it would be difficult to imagine your life without it? It can be pretty nice to have if you ever get stuck on uneven roads, mud, or ice. Imagine if that capability on your car suddenly went out. That's exactly what can happen if your transfer case breaks.

What is a transfer case? It's the gearbox that shifts the weight in your vehicle from axle to axle when your wheel begins to slip. If a transfer case is beginning to fail, you will likely hear a…

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Save Your Car’s Fuel System This Winter

The winter months can play havoc on a car or truck's fuel system. Moist air that has been trapped in the fuel lines and gas tank can freeze when the temperature outside drops below 32 degree Fahrenheit.

This can not only prevent a vehicle from starting or running, but it can also split fuel lines and damage the fuel injection system which can cost the owner hundreds or thousands of dollars in repair costs. 

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Plan Your Holiday Road Trip with These Travel Tips

For all of us at Wilson Motors, the holidays are a great time to make a road trip. Eliminate the stress of your travel by planning. Before heading off to Grandma’s house for turkey and pumpkin pie, check out these travel trips. We all know how awful it is to get stuck on the side of the road unprepared.

 
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Stop and Check Your Fluids Before Trouble Starts

Fluids for your car are not luxuries. They are mandatory. When they become low or dirty, your car suffers. Our team here at Wilson Motors makes maintaining your fluids affordable. Customers can call, go online, or stop by for an appointment to have vehicle liquids checked at your convenience. Remember, if you have fluid problems on the road, they could have been prevented by scheduling an appointment and getting fluids checked.

Points to looked at on your fluid checklist:

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