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How often should I service my 1999 Mercury Tracer?
You want your Mercury Tracer to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Tracer has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Tracer maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1999 Mercury Tracer!
This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Mercury themselves. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Tracer running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1999 Mercury Tracer problems later.
Bring your 1999 Mercury Tracer to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Tracer. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.
Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1999 Mercury Tracer? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Tracer may need a replacement battery sooner. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Mercury Tracer battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Tracer stranded. Your Mercury Tracer won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.
Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1999 Mercury Tracer running newer, longer. To learn how often Mercury recommends you have the oil changed in your 1999 Tracer, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1999 Mercury Tracer.
Periodic service to the steering system in your Mercury Tracer can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Mercury Tracer steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Mercury Tracer's steering system with regular maintenance.
Without routine Mercury Tracer maintenance, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Mercury Tracer cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Mercury Tracer radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1999 Mercury Tracer maintenance and repairs.
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