Ford Car and Van Servicing – What to look for in a London garage
Wednesday 16 October, 2019
Ford cars and vans remain one of the most popular marques on the roads of London, so ensuring servicing and MOTs are maintained to a high quality will be vital to the smooth and safe running of your Ford. But what should you look for in an independent London garage to service, repair or MOT your Ford? Here we look at some of the most important aspects to check when selecting the right garage for you.
Qualified Mechanics for your Ford
It stands to reason that you should ensure that the mechanics working at the independent Ford garage are fully qualified and experienced to be able to service and MOT your Ford. With so many models in the Ford range from the small Ford Fiesta to the larger Ford S-Max, you need to have the peace of mind that the mechanic knows what they are doing. It will be worth having a chat with the mechanics to understand their qualifications and experience before booking your Ford in for the service, repair or MOT.
Ford Compatible Diagnostic Equipment
As Fords have become more and more advanced with the on-board computers, it means that the independent garage should have the correct and compatible diagnostic equipment to accurately analyse the issues and problems your may have during the service.
You should ensure that your Ford is fitted with the correct parts if they are required. There are options available to you dependent on your budget. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) approved parts can be fitted if preferred, which are normally slightly more expensive that other options. Alternatively, it is possible to fit new high quality after-market parts for budgets that won’t quite stretch to the OEM parts.
Fixed Ford Service Prices
Understanding the costs of your Ford’s service, repair or MOT it is important that the London garage is open and transparent about the costs. A reputable garage in London will publish their standard costs and ensure that you, the customer, will be made aware of any additional costs due to issues that have been found during the service. Published fixed cost services are always the preferable option.
Always check to see what is included in the Ford service package you choose. This way you will be able to choose the level of service your Ford needs at the time. It will also make sure you won’t have any surprises when it comes to paying the final bill.
We have always maintained an open and honest approach to our customers and encourage them to discuss their servicing, repair and MOTs with us prior to booking their Ford in with us. This way then know they are receiving the right level of service for their car and they understand the associated costs.
If your Ford is in need of a service, repair or MOT, then give one of our team a call on 0208 905 8788 and we’ll be happy to discuss your needs and book your Ford in.
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Fleet Manager, Fleet Van Servicing Centre North London.
Whilst travelling to you you ordered the part, and an hour after my initial call my van was on the lift and a new starter-motor was being fitted. An hour later I was on my way back to work. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Not only did you go out of your way to keep us working, you did it at a very sensible price.