Oil Change and Essential Maintenance
Three Choices: No Appointment Needed
Regular oil changes are essential to keep your engine clean and
properly lubricated, allowing your vehicle to run more
efficiently. At your Quick Lane® Tire & Auto Center, we’re
Ready To Serve™ with three great oil change choices that help
you get the maximum value. Each offers high-quality oil and filter
products from Motorcraft® that can help improve your gas mileage
and extend the life of your vehicle.
Good: Oil and Filter Change
Quick Lane® always uses premium-quality Motorcraft®
Synthetic Blend oil with specially designed performance additives.
It helps minimize damage-causing deposits, rust and corrosion, and
provides excellent wear protection.
Better: The Works™
You get a synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation and
pressure check, brake inspection, battery test, vehicle checkup
and much more.
Best: Vehicle Specific Scheduled Maintenance
The best way to take care of your vehicle is to follow the
recommendations in your vehicle's maintenance schedule, found in
your owner’s manual and available on quicklane.com for certain
vehicles. Quick Lane can take care of it all while you wait.
Motorcraft® Filters – Variety and Quality
Motorcraft has a variety of quality filters for all Ford,
Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. Watch this video to see how filters
work, get replacement tips and discover the advantages of
Motorcraft® Lubricants – Vital to Engine
Watch this video to discover the advantages of using Motorcraft
lubricants including full synthetic motor oil, for our highest
level of performance, helping to ensure the smoothest operation.
And learn about the entire line of Motorcraft quality
How to Get Better Gas Mileage
Proper vehicle maintenance doesn't just help extend the life of
your vehicle – it can help you achieve better fuel
efficiency. Check out a few tips about how to help boost your mpg
and fuel economy.
- Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Making
sure your tire pressure isn't too low – or too high – can
improve your fuel efficiency by up to 3.3 percent*
- Get the recommended grade of motor oil. Quick Lane®
offers high-quality oil and filter products from Motorcraft.®
Using the one that's right for your vehicle can help improve
fuel efficiency by up to 2 percent
- Get an engine tune-up. Making sure all systems are
running right can help improve fuel efficiency by up to 4
Tips that can help boost your gas mileage
- Avoid aggressive driving. Constant speed changes and
quick stops and starts waste a lot of fuel. Taking it easy
behind the wheel can improve your gas mileage by as much as 33
- Remove excess weight. You can improve fuel efficiency
by about 2 percent for every 100 lbs. of weight you remove
from your vehicle
- Use cruise control. It's almost always more
fuel-efficient to travel at a constant speed
- Avoid idling. It's more fuel-efficient to turn off
your engine when you're waiting in your vehicle
- Don't speed. Gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at
speeds above 60 mph
Tires Coupons & Offers
Tire Buying Tips and Tire Maintenance
Looking for the best price on a new set of name-brand
tires? A quick tire rotation or tire inspection with no
appointment? Quick Lane® is Ready To Serve™. Our
factory-trained experts are committed to making sure your tires
are safe and ready for the road. And we have seven name-brand
tires for you to choose from, including Michelin, Goodyear,
Continental Tire and more.
Rotating your tires helps to distribute wear more evenly, so
you can get more life out of them.
How to Spot Worn Tires
Properly inflated tires are crucial to your vehicle’s
handling and safety. Regular tire rotations help distribute wear
more evenly and can help you get more life out of them. But do you
know what to look for when your tires are worn? Quick Lane® is
Ready To Serve™ and can help you choose a new set of tires.
Stop by if you notice:
- Tire tread depth of less than 3/32" or tire treads that
don't reach the top of Lincoln's head on an upside-down penny
- Punctures, cuts or snags in your tire tread or sidewall
- Sudden loss of tire pressure
- Your tire wear indicator is visible
- Sudden vibration when driving
- Poor handling or traction on slippery surfaces
How to Change a Flat Tire
If you don't have your cell phone handy to call a tow truck or
aren't able to wait, here's what to do.
Consult your vehicle owner's manual for details specific to
your vehicle, such as the location of the spare and jack kit. Be
aware of your surroundings. If you do not feel safe, never
hesitate to call the local police for help.
- Remove the spare tire and jack from your vehicle. Check the
inflation level of your spare. If its pressure is too low,
you'll need to find a place where you can inflate it, or call
a tow truck.
- Your jack kit should include a tire iron for removing the
lug nuts. Use it to loosen the lug nuts on the flat tire, but
don't remove them yet. If you need to use a lot of force to
get them loose, you don't want to do it while the vehicle is
already jacked up.
- Block the other tires to make sure the vehicle doesn't roll.
- Raise the corner with the flat tire high enough off the
ground to put the spare tire on. Avoid raising the vehicle any
higher than you need to.
- Finish removing the lug nuts from the flat tire and pull it
- Put the spare tire on the vehicle.
- Replace the lug nuts, but don't tighten them yet.
- Lower the vehicle by turning the jack in reverse.
- Tighten the lug nuts. After a few turns, rotate clockwise to
tighten the next lug nut. Repeat this process until each lug
nut is securely in place.
- Stop by your local Quick Lane® Tire &
Auto Center for a replacement tire as soon as you can. If you
have to use highways to get there, keep your vehicle under 55
mph and use your hazard lights. Most spare tires are not
designed to handle high speeds for long periods of time.
Help prevent uneven tire wear with a wheel alignment
Today’s bumpy roads and overgrown potholes can throw off the
alignment of your vehicle, causing it to pull to the left or right
rather than traveling in a straight line. This can lead to uneven
tire wear and reduce your gas mileage. The solution? Stop by your
local Quick Lane® for a road test and professional
wheel alignment. Our factory-trained experts are Ready To Serve™
– helping to restore proper alignment, improve handling and make
your vehicle run more efficiently.
Your brakes are your vehicle's most important safety feature.
They may be stopping your vehicle, but that doesn't mean they're
working their best. In order to stop your vehicle safely, brakes
are designed to slowly wear as you use them. That's why regular
maintenance of your brake system is so important. Quick Lane®
is ready to provide quality service while you wait. We offer
high-quality brake products and brake fluid from Motorcraft.®
Lifetime Brake Pad Guarantee*
We are Ready To Serve,™ and we stop at nothing to make sure
you can stop for anything. That's why we provide a Lifetime Brake
Pad Guarantee. Our brake pads are specifically designed and
engineered for Ford and Lincoln vehicles. For optimum stopping
power, schedule a brake inspection at Quick Lane.®
*Eligible Motorcraft brake pads purchased
after July 1, 2014. Nontransferable. Requires completion of any
other necessary brake service, such as brake rotor service.
Replacement Motorcraft brake pads must be installed by a Ford
Dealership or Quick Lane technician to be eligible. Labor costs
not included. Restrictions and exclusions apply. See Service
Advisor for details. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of
Ford Motor Company.
Advantages of Motorcraft® Brake Pads and Shoes
- Friction formulas help reduce noise and vibration, maintain
high braking performance and increase durability. Tested on
vehicles, unlike many other brands
Advantages of Motorcraft® Brake Drums and Rotors
- Provide consistent strength for long-term durability
- Rotors designed with uniform surface finish
- Reduced noise and uniform thickness for less pedal pulsation
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft® Brakes
Watch this video to discover more about your vehicle's braking
system and learn about the advantages of Genuine Ford and
Motorcraft brake pads, linings and shoes.
How to spot worn brakes – when to replace or repair
The more you use them, the faster they wear out. Your brake
pads or shoes are designed to keep the metal of your calipers from
grinding against - and damaging – the metal of your rotors. This
is not a built-in flaw, but simply a result of brakes working
normally and safely. If you’re hearing a grinding or squeaking
noise, it’s time for an inspection.
Look and listen. Then stop by Quick Lane® if you
- Squeaking or grinding
- A burning odor
- A hard-to-press or "squishy" pedal
- Shuddering or vibration in your steering wheel
- Rusting or flaking in your brakes or rotors
- Your brake system warning light goes on
An old battery can stop you cold. Not sure if your battery has
the power you need? Stop by your nearby Quick Lane® for a battery
inspection. No appointment necessary. We’ll make sure it’s
ready for another season. If your vehicle needs a new one, we
stock quality Motorcraft® batteries that are right for your
Cold cranking amps are the industry standard for measuring how
long a battery can supply power at 0°F.
Advantages of Motorcraft® Batteries
- Manufactured to the highest-quality standards and latest
technologies in design and engineering
- High quality at competitive prices
- Excellent warranty coverage*
Watch this video to discover the many advantages of Motorcraft
batteries. With advanced technology, high quality, great
performance and a wide range of choices, they’re a smart choice.
*See local Quick Lane® for
Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company.
Jump-Starting a Battery
If you have to jump start your battery, it’s an
inconvenience, but all you need is a little help from your
friends. If you’d rather not call a tow truck and you have a
willing helper, here’s how to get some life back into your
battery. Pay close attention to the connection order. It’s one
of the most common and overlooked causes for unsuccessful jump
You’ll need jumper cables. If you don’t have any in your
vehicle, make sure your helper brings them. Have your helper park
close enough to your vehicle, allowing you to connect the jumper
cables to the batteries with plenty of slack. Most cables are
about six feet long. Check your owner’s manual for your vehicle
battery location and terminal placement.
- Open both vehicle hoods and locate the batteries.
- Remove any terminal covers and corrosion.
- Attach the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (red)
terminal of the dead battery. Make sure both metal clamps are
firmly in contact with the terminal.
- Attach the other end of the positive (red) jumper cable to
the positive (red) terminal of the assisting battery.
- Attach the negative (black) jumper cable to the negative
(black) terminal of the assisting battery.
- Attach the other end of the negative (black) jumper cable to
an exposed metal part of the disabled vehicle's engine, away
from the battery and the carburetor/fuel-injection system.
- Start the assisting vehicle's engine.
- Start the disabled vehicle's engine.
- Allow both vehicles to run connected for about three
- Leave the jump-started vehicle running and disconnect the
cables in the reverse order that they were attached and close
- Keep the jump-started vehicle's engine running for about a
half hour to allow the battery to fully charge.
- Visit your local Quick Lane® to get the
jump-started battery tested or replaced as soon as you can.
Spotting battery problems before a jump start
A smart way to avoid jump starting a dead battery? Learn the
warning signs of an aging or worn battery. Stop by your nearby
Quick Lane if you notice any of the following battery symptoms:
- Excessive corrosion around the battery terminals or cables
- Bulging or deformity of the battery casing
- Difficulty starting your engine
- Consistent electrical system problems
During the battery test, you can ask your Quick Lane expert for
a full vehicle checkup report to help you monitor your vehicle
systems. It's a great way to keep up on all your vehicle