The holiday season is fast approaching, and people are now drawing up plans for a road trip during the long break. Aside from keeping safety protocols in check, there is a need to assess your vehicle’s condition before you go on a long drive for your and your family’s safety.
Ford Philippines shares four reasons why you need to have your vehicle checked at your authorized car dealership:
You’ve missed out on your vehicle’s scheduled checkup
With the lockdown restrictions, it’s likely that you haven’t gotten the chance to take your vehicle for its scheduled check-up and maintenance. As best ownership practice, car manufacturers highly recommend that you take your vehicle for regular check-ups to ensure that it delivers the desired performance.
For Ford vehicle owners, it is encouraged that you follow your Periodic Maintenance Service (PMS) schedule, offered by your authorized Ford dealer. During these checks, Ford quality-standard lubricant, fluids, and service parts are used by Ford technicians.
Select new vehicles come with a Ford Scheduled Service Plan (SSP), which covers the PMS of your vehicle for up to 5 years. SSP protects Ford owners from possible price increases on parts and labor and eliminates the need to constantly pay for their maintenance visits.
Furthermore, Ford recommends that you have your vehicle checked by an authorized Ford dealer to ensure the quality of service and only genuine Ford parts are used.
Your vehicle was inactive for months
Travel restrictions and work-at-home arrangements due to the pandemic have caused many Filipinos to stay at home, along with their vehicles. For those who have not used their vehicle for months, Ford highly recommends having your vehicle checked before resuming regular usage.
To ensure that your Ford vehicle performs its best now and in the long run, Ford offers Premium Extended Warranty Service (EW), the most comprehensive service plan backed by the automotive manufacturer. EWS covers parts and labor required to repair key components including engine, transmission, steering, brakes, front suspensions, and electrical parts for up to 5 years or 150,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. That gives you long years of vehicle warranty and worry-free ownership.
Your vehicle was affected by the recent typhoons and flooding
If you’re among the many Filipinos whose vehicles have been damaged by the recent wave of typhoons and flooding, now would be the perfect time to take it to your nearest authorized dealer for a checkup. Doing this sooner than later helps reverse any related damage that would otherwise cause problems for your vehicle in the future.
If you’re a Ford owner and your vehicle was affected by the recent typhoon and flooding, you may schedule an appointment with your Ford dealer for a thorough diagnosis and repair. Service teams are more than equipped with the necessary resources to ensure your Ford vehicle will remain in good condition.
You’re heading out during the long holiday break
Taking your vehicle for a checkup helps ensure that it is in the right condition for a long drive, as well as to prevent any malfunctions or breakdowns on the road.
In any case of a breakdown during your trip, Ford offers a 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance Program exclusive to Ford owners, providing quick and reliable assistance on the road. Eligible customers can contact the hotline at 8459-4723 or visit their Ford dealer to avail of the service.
Taking your vehicle for a checkup can make a world of a difference in ensuring that it is ready for anything. A well-performing vehicle has been proven to be a true lifesaver for many Filipinos during the most testing of times and will continue to do so in the future.
To know more about Ford’s aftersales offerings, visit your Ford dealership or the Ford Philippines website.