Car Service FAQ | New Lisbon, WI

 Car Service FAQ | Rudig Jensen Ford CDJR | New Lisbon, WI 

Keeping your car up to date with routine maintenance is the best way to keep the good times rolling. Here's a quick list of frequently asked questions from our customers, to help you understand some of your vehicle's basic maintenance needs. For more maintenance questions or to schedule an appointment, call us at Rudig Jensen.

 oil change | Rudig Jensen Ford CDJR | New Lisbon, WI 

Q: Why do I need to change my car's oil?

A: Oil is arguably the most important fluid in your car. It plays three major roles within the engine block. It cools the engine by carrying away heat. It also protects the engine from carbon buildup on the cooler parts of the engine, such as the camshafts. Oil also lubricates vehicle parts to further protect the engine from wear and tear.  

As you might expect, fresh oil performs all three roles better than old oil. Most manufacturers recommend changing the oil every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Consult your vehicle's user manual to know exactly when your ride is due for an oil change.


 Brakes |
Rudig Jensen Ford CDJR | New Lisbon, WI  

Q: When does my car need new brakes?

A: A certified technician will inspect the braking system and let you know when the time comes for new brakes. If you happen to miss a service appointment, however, knowing the signs of brake wear can help you know when to schedule maintenance before a small problem turns into a larger one.

A high pitch squeal is the most common sign that you need new brakes. The sound is generated by a metal piece built into the brake pads hitting the brake rotors. Another common sign you'll need new brakes soon is when the vehicle vibrates when you apply the brakes.

 Tire change | Rudig Jensen Ford CDJR | New Lisbon, WI

Q: When and why should I rotate my tires?

A: Consistently rotating the tires is a necessity to ensure that all four tires wear down evenly. Tires that don't wear evenly will need to be replaced more often and won't have the tread levels necessary to optimize safety. Most certified dealership service departments rotate the tires at every oil change interval, upon request.


A high pitch squeal is the most common sign that you need new brakes. The sound is generated by a metal piece built into the brake pads hitting the brake rotors. Another common sign you'll need new brakes soon is when the vehicle vibrates when you apply the brakes.

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