Ford F150-F250-F350-F450-F550 2012 Maintenance & User Manual
Ford strongly recommends the use of genuine Ford replacement parts. Parts other than Ford, Motorcraft or Ford-authorized remanufactured parts that are used for maintenance replacement or for the service of components affecting emission control must be equivalent to genuine Ford Motor Company parts in performance and durability.
It is the owner’s responsibility to determine the equivalency of such parts. Please consult your Warranty Guide for complete warranty information. Chemicals or additives not approved by Ford are not required for factory recommended maintenance. In fact, Ford Motor Company recommends against the use of such additive products unless specifically recommended by Ford for a particular application.
Oils, fluids and flushing In many cases, fluid discoloration is a normal operating characteristic and, by itself, does not necessarily indicate a concern or that the fluid needs to be changed. However, discolored fluids that also show signs of overheating and/or foreign material contamination should be inspected immediately by a qualified expert such as the factory-trained technicians at your dealership. Your vehicle’s oils and fluids should be changed at the specified intervals or in conjunction with a repair.
Flushing is a viable way to change fluid for many vehicle sub-systems during scheduled maintenance. It is critical that systems are flushed only with new fluid that is the same as that required to fill and operate the system, or using a Ford-approved flushing chemical.
Genuine Ford parts and service :
When planning your maintenance services, consider your dealership for all your vehicle’s needs. There are a lot of reasons why visiting your dealership for all your service needs is a great way to help keep your vehicle running great.
Many dealerships have extended evening and Saturday hours to make your service visit more convenient. How’s that for quality service?
Service technicians participate in extensive factory-sponsored
certification training to help them become experts on the operation of
your vehicle. Ask your dealership about the training and certification
their technicians have received.