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The price for a Ford service inspection

12 August 2019, 07:01

Usually, if your Ford is brand new, Ford Service is included in the price. It offers roadside assistance and financing of the car service.

However, you may want to know if the car service can be done at a cheaper price by independent workshops where the warranty will still be retained.

This might result in you losing the Ford Service though, so you should also include the roadside assistance in the budget for your service needs.

Or maybe you have an older Ford that, for other reasons, no longer has the Ford Service.

No matter what, a check-up on the price for a Ford car service is always a good idea.

At Autobutler, we have calculated the average price of a service inspection of Ford cars collected through workshops affiliated with Autobutler. The price is calculated across models and vintages:

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£67 23%

How much a service inspection of your specific Ford model will cost you, varies from model to model. It also depends on how far it has driven. If you would like to be sure of the price, you can request quotes from garages near you and get a good deal based on price, ratings or the workshop’s description of their offer.

What is included in the price?

When it comes to servicing the car, there are basically two options: A small service or a large service inspection. Of course, more time is spent on a larger service than on the smaller one, and there may also be a difference in the amount of consumables and spare parts included in the two services.

When you ask for quotes, the price is calculated according to what service is required in terms of mileage and previous service(s), so you get the most accurate offer if you are reasonably accurate in your description.

If you do not feel that you can explain what to do yourself, you can always get help from our mechanics through mail or phone support at 0800 048 8195. They are ready to help on weekdays between 8 and 16.

Extra repairs

If the workshop identifies something that needs a repair, and it’s not included in the service inspection, you will be contacted to check with you, if you want it repaired immediately. Of course, it will cost you extra, but the garage will not begin the work without you being aware of the price forst.

For example, it could be that you are getting a tyre changed, and while the car is on the lift, the mechanic notices that the brakes are worn and should be replaced before the next service or sometime between checks.

Should I choose a Ford workshop, or an independent workshop?

This is a very common question, when you need to have a Ford taken to the service inspection. It is important to emphasize that an independent, authorized quality workshop can do a service inspection of your Ford, just as well as a Ford repair shop, as they will just follow the instructions in your service book. Then, of course, you will also get a stamp in your service book and the warranty is retained.

The difference, besides the above, is that usually the Ford workshop uses original spare parts, while an independent authorized garage uses other approved quality spare parts.

How do I know it's time for a Ford service?

You should have your Ford serviced with regular intervals. In the service book you can see the time schedule for complying with the warranty that comes with your Ford. The interval will usually be listed as mileage, typically between 10.000 and 30,000 kilometers, and sometimes it is also recommended that you get service at least once a year, for example, regardless of mileage.

When the warranty expires, it will of course be for your own safety that you adhere to the service intervals to minimize the risk of suddenly needing roadside assistance.

Between the service intervals, it will be an advantage if you listen for the car's signals. It can be as simple as lamps in the service panel, but also shakes and noises that are not usually there.

So when you are in need of a garage for any kind of service, it’s a good idea to obtain quotes, and then choose the one that suits you best based on price, job description, garage reviews and credibility, or a combination, so you feel comfortable getting the car serviced at a quality workshop.

Do I need a service check on my Ford?

A service inspection is not mandatory.. But there are many good reasons to get your Ford serviced regularly:

  • You keep the guarantee if you follow the intervals in your service book.
  • You ensure that your car is in top shape and prevents major repairs that can occur if, for example, you do not get the oil and oil filter checked and changed.
  • Your car will run longer on the liter if you do not run on old oil and a worn oil filter.
  • The resale value of your Ford is higher if you make sure you have the necessary servicing.
  • While it may seem like a lot of money for a “simple” car service, it can be cheaper than a major repair caused by a lack of inspections.

Although you can handle some of the smaller things yourself, such as changing oil and oil filters, there are several things that require the right equipment and which are clearly best if done by a professional.

Are you in need of a garage, you can benefit from requesting quotes right away, and then choose the best one for you.

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