If you’re a diligent Ford-150 owner, you probably take your truck in for oil changes, tire rotations, and other maintenance on a regular basis. But even so, issues can arise beyond your control. If you have noticed any of these warning signs, it’s probably time to have your truck looked at more thoroughly.
Slow Engine Start
A healthy Ford truck will start as soon as you turn the key in the ignition. If you have to keep turning to get things moving, this may be due to a bad starter or failing battery.
If everything seems fine, but your truck stalls periodically – like at intersections – something is definitely wrong. The problem could be a clogged fuel filter or perhaps old spark plugs.
Any sort of unusual noise is cause for concern with a vehicle, especially squeaking or squealing. While the brakes may be the culprit, if you hear it when turning the wheel, the issue could be lack of power steering fluid. If the squealing occurs when you start your truck, a loose or worn belt may be to blame.
Lack of Power
One of the standout features of the Ford F-150 is its power, and if it’s suddenly having trouble towing or even just merging onto a highway, this is a clear indication that something isn’t right.
Low Fuel Economy
Even if you haven’t noticed any of the other issues, if you find yourself having to stop to get gas much more than you usually do, this could be related to things like low tire pressure or maybe a sticking brake pad.
If something’s up with your Ford F-150, we can help make it right. Just schedule an appointment with our Ford service center at our dealership near La Grange.