General Service


Alphorn Ford General Service

Learn more about general service recommendations and their importance, see how keeping up with routine maintenance can help keep you safe and your car performing at its best. Don't wait until a problem gets out of hand, becoming more expensive and unsafe, contact the service experts at Alphorn Ford to set up a service appointment. Our team will work around your schedule to perform quality certified service in a timely manner. From brakes and oil changes to tire replacement and battery inspections, we are dedicated to maintaining top-tier customer service for both new and pre-owned car buyers! Allow our staff to demonstrate our commitment to excellence

Recommended Maintenance Schedules

Help maintain your Ford's longevity and resale value by keeping up with recommended routine maintenance. From self-assessing your tires, oil, and brake pads once a month to bringing in your Ford every 6 months for an inspection and oil change, keeping up with the maintenance schedule will help save you time and money in the long run. Services intervals you should be familiar with include:

  • Every 10,000 miles: Inspection, engine oil change, engine oil filter change, tire inspection, and tire rotation. 
  • Every 20,000 miles: Exhaust system, brake pads, and rotors inspections.
  • Every 30,000 miles: Battery inspection, tire replacement, multi-point maintenance inspection, alignments.

Why service at Alphorn Ford?

Our technicians are part of a network of over 35,000 factory-trained Ford technicians across America ready to service your car, truck, or SUV. Their training was developed by the same company that designed, engineered, and built your vehicle. This means we have the right parts, tools, and techs to help ensure your service is done correctly the first time. Other benefits of Alphorn Ford service include:

Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts
  • Full-service maintenance
  • Expert heavy repair facility backed by Ford
  • Parts and labor warranties
  • Clean, comfortable waiting areas with free Wi-Fi
  • Shuttle service to and from your home
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff

Importance of Routine Maintenance

Routine maintenance, such as oil changes, having fluids checked/flushed and tune-ups can greatly increase your vehicle's performance and reliability as well as greatly extend its life. Failing to properly service your vehicle can result in increased repair costs, as well as greatly reduce its value for a future sale or trade-in.

Oil change

Today's vehicle engines generally have extended oil-change intervals beyond 3,000 miles, so it is recommended that you consult the specific maintenance schedule interval in your vehicle's owner manual. At Alphorn Ford, an oil change is so much more than just an oil change. When you come in for The Works,® you receive a complete vehicle checkup that includes a synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation and pressure check, brake inspection, Multi-Point Inspection, fluid top‐off, battery test, and filter, belts and hoses check - all for a very competitive price.


Maintaining your tires not only helps keep you safe, but it also helps your vehicle run more efficiently and extends the life of the tires themselves. Have your tires rotated every 5,000 to 8,000 miles - see tire manufacturer for specific recommendations.

Fluid levels

Having your fluids topped off is simple and can be performed in just a few minutes. These include oil, radiator, transmission, power steering, windshield washer, and brake fluid.


Your vehicle's filters should be changed every 15K‐30K miles. Most can be inspected and replaced during a routine oil change. These include the engine air filter, oil filter, fuel filter, and cabin air filter.

Spark Plugs

Your spark plugs should be changed every 100K miles. A bit more complicated than a routine oil change, the time and cost will depend on the year, make, and model of your vehicle.

Belts and Hoses

Belts and hoses play an integral part in your vehicle's performance. As belts age, the rubber becomes brittle, causing it to crack. If the belt is showing signs of wear on its outer edge, this is also a sign that it will need to be replaced.


Brake issues can start out small but worsen over time. Waiting to have them repaired can greatly increase the costs involved. Having your brakes inspected during a routine maintenance visit can help save you both time and money.


Today's vehicles are loaded with technology. That's why it's more important than ever to ensure your battery operates at peak performance. At Alphorn Ford, we know exactly what battery is needed for your specific vehicle and can help guide you through what can be a somewhat complex process.

Service FAQs

Alphorn Ford’s certified technicians have been specially trained and understand that the right components provide superb performance and handling for the highest quality standards.

Routine maintenance helps protect you and ensure your car's performance. It also helps to prevent future costly repairs and maintain your car's value.

  • A/C and Heating Inspection
  • Brake Inspection and Repair
  • Engine Checkup
  • Fluid Check
  • Transmission Flushing and Repair
  • Wiper Blade Replacement
  • Battery Testing

Motor oil should be changed at least every 7,500 miles.

Tires should be rotated every 6,000 miles to help them last longer and ensure the best performance possible.

Tire alignments adjust the angles of your wheels to reduce tire wear and ensure your handles.

Warning signs that your brake pads are wearing include:

  • Brakes are squealing
  • Brakes aren’t as responsive
  • You hear a clicking noise

Batteries should be replaced at least every 4-5 years.

OEM stands for “Original Equipment Manufacturer” and are parts made by the manufacturer. These parts include a warranty, while generic parts aren’t as reliable or purposefully designed for your specific car.

  1. Alphorn Ford

    N2985 18th Avenue
    Monroe, WI 53566

    • Sales: (608) 325-9191
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