• Balser's Northside Automotive
  • Balser's Northside Automotive
  • Balser's Northside Automotive
  • Balser's Northside Automotive
  • Balser's Northside Automotive

Ford Repairs

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Balser's Northside Automotive Can Meet All Your Ford Repair and Maintenance Needs

Balser's Northside Automotive has highly-trained technicians on staff who have years of experience working on an array of Ford vehicles. The staff we have is also friendly and eager to answer your questions or concerns about what's wrong with your Ford vehicle. Any problem, from suspension to engine or transmission will be looked at by trained staff, diagnosed and then repaired. We know exactly what we're doing to your Ford vehicle, because of all the Ford's we have worked on and the strong heritage.

The Ford Motor Company has offered a wide range of cars over the company's history. From minivans to crossovers and SUVs, Ford has a vehicle suited for just about anyone, and Balser's Northside Automotive in Kerrville, TX is happy to provide service for them. Their two most famous vehicles - the F-150 pickup truck and the Mustang sports car - are both American icons that set the standards in trucking and American muscle cars.

Ford vehicles are known for their simple reliability, but sometimes problems do occur. No car is perfect. Ford vehicles can suffer from suspension, engine and transmission problems depending on the year and model of the vehicle. When things go wrong, though, you have nothing to worry about if you bring your Ford to Balser's Northside Automotive.

Offering Affordable Ford Repair Prices

We here at Balser's Northside Automotive offer competitive repair and maintenance prices to work on Ford vehicles. And we pride ourselves on working quickly while correctly fixing your car the first time so you can get on your way. If you'd like to schedule an appointment, you can call us at 830-896-2100. If you're in the area of our service center, you can also stop at our location. Our staff is waiting to help.

Associations

  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • IATN (International Automotive Technicians' Network)
  • TIAA
  • APSA
  • Car Care Aware

Vehicle Tips

  • According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
  • The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
  • Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
  • Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
  • Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
  • A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
  • Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
  • Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
  • Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
  • Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
  • Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
  • Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
  • Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
  • Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
  • Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
  • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
  • Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
  • Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
  • Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
  • Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.