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  • Writer's pictureVeronica Maoli

Celebrity Ford of Toms River's Guide to Keeping Your Ford Season-Ready in New Jersey

Updated: Jan 5


Just as the wise ant prepares for the seasons, we're here to ensure your Ford thrives through New Jersey's diverse climate.

At Celebrity Ford of Toms River, we've mastered the art of vehicle maintenance, guaranteeing your car's peak performance year-round.

From winter's chill to summer's sizzle, we've got you covered with our seasonal guide.

Join our community of Ford enthusiasts, and let's keep your ride in top-notch condition together.

Welcome to our circle of care.

Key Takeaways

  • Celebrity Ford of Toms River provides comprehensive winterizing services to protect your Ford from freezing temperatures and ensure reliable starting in cold weather.

  • The dealership offers spring maintenance essentials such as tire rotation and fluid checks to enhance performance and extend the lifespan of your vehicle.

  • Celebrity Ford of Toms River specializes in summer performance optimization, including maintaining optimal tire pressure, inspecting the cooling system, and regular coolant flushes to ensure safety and performance during hot weather conditions.

  • The dealership offers a fall inspection checklist, including tire rotation, fluid checks, and inspections of the battery, brakes, and lights, to keep your Ford season-ready and reliable during the transition to fall.

Winterizing Your Ford

As we head into the colder months, one must ensure their Ford is prepared to tackle New Jersey's harsh winter conditions. We're in this together, and it's our shared responsibility to maintain our vehicles for optimum safety and performance.

A critical step in winterizing your Ford involves checking antifreeze levels, a task that's essential for protecting your engine from freezing temperatures. Antifreeze, or coolant, should be at the correct concentration, which we can easily test with specialized equipment. It's not just about adding antifreeze; it's ensuring the mixture is suitable to endure the season's lows.

Moreover, battery health is paramount in winter. Cold weather can be unforgiving on a battery's capacity to hold a charge. We recommend having your battery tested to ascertain its ability to start your vehicle reliably when the thermometer plummets. If it's not up to the task, we'll find a suitable replacement that meets Ford's specifications, ensuring you're not left stranded.

As a community of Ford enthusiasts, we're here to support one another. Let's take these proactive steps to secure our peace of mind on the road, confident in the resilience of our vehicles against the winter's demands.

Ford-F-150 in winter

Spring Maintenance Essentials

With winter's grip loosening, we must turn our attention to several spring maintenance essentials to keep your Ford running smoothly. As we welcome the milder weather, it's critical to address the needs of your vehicle post-winter.

Tire rotation is paramount; after months of tackling icy roads, your tires have endured significant stress. It's essential to rotate them to ensure even wear and maintain optimal traction as road conditions change.

Furthermore, a comprehensive fluid check is indispensable. Winter can be harsh on your vehicle's fluids, from the engine oil to the coolant. We'll meticulously assess levels and quality, replacing or topping off as necessary. This proactive approach not only enhances performance but also extends the lifespan of your vehicle.

As part of the Celebrity Ford family, you're not just another customer; you're part of a community that values the finest care for their vehicles. We take pride in our technical expertise and are dedicated to providing a service experience that ensures you and your Ford are ready for the spring roads ahead.

Trust us to handle these spring maintenance essentials with precision and care, reaffirming your vehicle's reliability.

Ford in spring

Summer Performance Optimization

We're shifting our focus to summer performance optimization, ensuring your Ford tackles the heat with ease.

As the temperature rises, so does the importance of maintaining optimal tire pressure. Heat can cause tire pressure to fluctuate, leading to reduced fuel efficiency and potentially hazardous driving conditions. We recommend checking your tire pressure regularly and adjusting it according to the manufacturer's specifications to ensure safety and performance.

Engine cooling is another critical aspect of summer readiness. To prevent overheating and maintain engine efficiency, we'll meticulously inspect your cooling system. This includes verifying the integrity of your radiator, hoses, and coolant levels. It's essential to have a properly functioning thermostat and to replace any worn components before they lead to more significant issues. Regular coolant flushes and refills are also vital to remove contaminants that could impair engine cooling.

Ford in SUmmer

Fall Inspection Checklist

Transitioning from summer to fall, let's dive into our comprehensive fall inspection checklist to keep your Ford in top condition as the seasons change.

As the leaves turn and the air cools, ensuring your vehicle is prepared for the shift in driving conditions is crucial.

First, we'll tackle tire rotation, a vital step in maintaining even tire wear and optimizing traction. Regular rotation is key to extending the life of your tires, especially as wet leaves and early frosts make roads slippery. We'll inspect the tread depth and adjust the inflation to match the cooler temperatures, which can affect tire pressure.

Next on our list is a thorough fluid check. We'll examine your Ford's engine oil, coolant, brake, transmission, and power steering fluids. Fall's fluctuating temperatures can cause fluids to deplete faster or become less effective, so it's essential to ensure they're at the proper levels and haven't degraded.

We won't overlook the importance of checking your battery, brakes, and lights — all critical for safe fall driving.

With our expert care, you'll feel a sense of belonging to a community that values safety and performance. Together, we'll keep your Ford season-ready and reliable.

Ford in Fall

Year-Round Ford Care Tips

Consistently maintaining your Ford goes beyond seasonal check-ups; it's about implementing a year-round care routine to ensure optimal performance and longevity. As members of the Ford family, we understand how crucial it is to keep your vehicle in top condition. Here are essential tips we've gathered for year-round care:

  1. Regular Tire Rotation: To prevent uneven wear and extend tire life, we recommend rotating your tires approximately every 5,000 miles. This practice not only ensures consistent handling and traction but also contributes to a smoother ride.

  2. Routine Fluid Checks: Essential fluids such as engine oil, coolant, brake, and transmission fluids must be checked regularly. Monitoring and maintaining proper fluid levels are vital for your Ford's health, preventing potential mechanical failures and ensuring that all systems operate smoothly.

  3. Scheduled Maintenance: Staying on top of your Ford's maintenance schedule is critical. This includes timely oil changes, brake inspections, and filter replacements. Adhering to the manufacturer's guidelines helps in avoiding unexpected breakdowns and maintains your vehicle's efficiency.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Prepare My Ford for Coastal and Salty Air Conditions Specific to the Toms River Area?

  • We recommend regular undercarriage rinsing and anti-corrosion treatment to protect our Fords from the coastal, salty air. It's essential to maintain our vehicles together as a community committed to preserving their longevity.

What Are the Recommendations for Protecting My Ford's Paint and Exterior From Frequent Bird Droppings and Tree Sap Throughout the Different Seasons?

  • We recommend applying paint sealants and scheduling regular washes to protect our Ford's exterior from bird droppings and tree sap, fostering a sense of pride and community among diligent car owners.

Are There Any Special Considerations for Electric or Hybrid Ford Models When It Comes to Seasonal Readiness in New Jersey's Climate?

  • We've got to keep our Ford's heart and shoes in top shape. Ensuring battery health and tire traction is vital, especially for electric or hybrid models facing New Jersey's seasonal challenges.

Can You Provide Advice on Maintaining Optimal Fuel Efficiency Across the Changing Seasons in New Jersey?

  • We recommend regularly checking tire pressure and scheduling engine tune-ups to maintain fuel efficiency as the seasons change, ensuring you're part of a community committed to optimal vehicle performance.

What Emergency Items Should I Keep in My Ford to Be Prepared for Unexpected Weather or Road Conditions While Driving Through Various Parts of New Jersey?

  • We always recommend carrying a weatherproofing kit and enrolling in roadside assistance to handle New Jersey's unpredictable conditions, fostering a sense of security and community among our fellow drivers.


At Celebrity Ford of Toms River, we're committed to helping you keep your Ford in peak condition, no matter the season.

Just like the Jones family, who, after following our year-round care tips, sailed through their summer road trip without a hitch, your Ford can tackle New Jersey's diverse weather with ease.

Trust in our expert advice and regular check-ins to ensure your Ford remains your reliable companion on every journey.


About the author:

Veronica Maoli is the Dealer Principal at Celebrity Ford of Toms River, bringing a lifetime of automotive passion and expertise to the forefront of her work. A Summa Cum Laude graduate from High Point University with a B.S.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and a certified graduate of the NADA Academy, Veronica has been ingrained in the car business from a young age, fueled by her family's deep involvement in the industry.

Her tenure at Celebrity Motor Car Company as Vice President has honed her skills in managing and operating multiple dealerships, emphasizing exceptional customer service and savvy business decision-making. Beyond her automotive pursuits, Veronica is a driven entrepreneur, founding The Maoli Group, LLC, and V-Fee Products, LLC, showcasing her acumen in real estate investment and product development. Her community involvement, notably with the Interfaith Food Pantry, reflects her commitment to making a positive impact.

Veronica's multifaceted career, marked by leadership in business and philanthropy, positions her as a trusted authority in the automotive and entrepreneurial spheres.


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