Parts and Service FAQ

Auto Service Made Simple at DeNooyer Ford in Vicksburg, MI!

Are you in need of auto service and repairs in Vicksburg, MI? At DeNooyer Ford, we’re here to provide drivers from all over Kalamazoo, Three Rivers, MI and Portage, MI with the fast, professional Ford maintenance and repairs that their vehicles need, allowing you to get any issue affecting your vehicle resolved in a timely and convenient manner. We know that it can be difficult to know exactly what it is that your vehicle needs to be serviced and when it should be serviced. Whether it’s an oil change and a tire rotation or your brakes need replacing, and your battery is almost dead, with so much to keep in mind in terms of auto service, it’s easy to overlook something. That’s why we’re here to answer all the frequent service questions that we feel are going to be beneficial and helpful to you, allowing you to learn what it is that your vehicle requires and when you should have the issue addressed.

Frequently Asked Service Questions

  • What is a Tire Rotation and Why is It Important?: A tire rotation is when we switch the worn down front tires with the more well-preserved rear tires, promoting equal tire wear over time and helping to extend the longevity of your tires.
  • Why Do the Front Tires Wear Down Faster Than the Rear Tires?: The front tires tend to wear down faster on all vehicles, whether they’re front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive, because the front tires are the ones that steer the vehicle, causing more resistance on the road. The front end of vehicles often weighs more than the rear end does as well.
  • How Do I Know My Brakes Need Servicing?: There are a few signs that you can look out for to determine if and when your brakes need repairs or replacements. The first and perhaps easiest way to tell your brakes need repairing is if they make a squeaking or squealing noise. Hearing a shrill noise when you apply your brakes is indicative that the brake pads or rotors need to be replaced because they are the first point of contact between the braking system and your wheels. Another sign is you need to apply more pressure to the brake pedal to get your vehicle to stop. This can be caused by a number of factors, including air in your brake lines, which can easily be cleared out. If you hear a grinding or smell a bad odor coming from your brakes, it’s important that you have them looked at as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your braking system.
  • Why Do I Need to Change My Oil Regularly?: Motor oil is often referred to as the lifeblood of your vehicle because of how it keeps your engine running at its highest potential. Motor oil not only protects your engine from intrusive dirt, debris and pollutants by catching them before they can enter the many moving components, it also lubricates those moving parts and cools them down to prevent overheating and promote the highest level of performance. When you wait too long to change your oil, it can get too dirty, clog the oil filter and begin to damage your engine, causing major repairs that can easily be avoided with regularly scheduled oil changes.

Where Can I Get My Vehicle Serviced in Vicksburg, MI?

Regardless of whether you need an oil change, tire rotation, battery replacement, fluid flush, alignment, brake repair, and anything else far and in between, if you need your vehicle serviced in Vicksburg or near Sturgis, MI and the Kalamazoo area, we invite you to schedule a service appointment online and join us at DeNooyer Ford to have all service issues taken care of in no time! Our expert technicians in the service center use only genuine parts and accessories needed for the job so you can have complete confidence knowing that your vehicle is going to be back in like new condition again in no time!