When should I get my car serviced?
Service intervals vary by vehicle model and engine type, but are specified in the Service Portfolio supplied with your vehicle and can also be found here (PDF 178KB). For further enquiries please contact your local Ford Dealer who is best placed to confirm the exact schedule for your vehicle and also advise of any recall or service actions that may be outstanding on your vehicle. For more information, check our Service & Repair pages.
How can I keep my Ford in the best condition between scheduled services?
Every vehicle is prone to wear and tear. But by having yours checked regularly, you can maximise the chances of everything running smoothly and preventing unnecessary – and often expensive – repairs later on.
There are a few things you can do yourself to help maintain your vehicle. In addition to maintaining paint & bodywork by regular cleaning in accordance to Ford recommendations, there are some other simple owner checks you can make on a regular basis.
How do I know what my next service or inspection requirement is?
The quickest and easiest way to ensure you book the correct service or inspection for your vehicle is by using our new Online Booking Service tool.
Why do you offer variable oil service intervals and fixed service intervals?
Variable oil service intervals offer each customer the lowest possible cost of ownership, based on their individual vehicle usage. The rate at which engine oil life is depleted depends on the vehicle driving conditions. So the engine’s oil may require changing before the published maximum service intervals for some users. The variable oil service has no impact on the mandatory maintenance intervals. The Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor also helps to protect engines from premature wear & damage.
The following factors can reduce the interval between oil changes:
- Frequent, low-speed city-centre driving (below 30 mph / 50 kmh)
- Regular short journeys (below 2 miles / 3km)
- High engine load conditions, e.g. driving the vehicle fully loaded, trailer towing, frequent hill climbs
If the ‘Oil change required’ message is displayed in the instrument cluster before the published service interval, can the vehicle be used without an oil change?
If the message is displayed the oil must be changed within 1,000 miles / 1,500 km or 1 month (whichever occurs first) and the IOLM should be reset by your Ford dealer. Not changing the oil will lead to premature engine wear, damage or even failure.
What is an Interim Service and Annual Inspection?
All Euro Stage 6.2 diesel Passenger Cars and Light Commercial Vehicles (excluding 2.0L EcoBlue single-turbo diesel engines), including new Fiesta Van, Transit Courier & Tourneo Courier, will be subject to a 1-year/10,000 miles service schedule, with a mandatory Interim Service required every 1-year/10,000 miles between the Main Service every 2 years.
The service takes no more than 30 minutes to minimise servicing costs and downtime, and requires a minor engine oil change (excluding filter), as well as the Intelligent Oil Life Monitor (IOLM) being reset, Ford Video Check, and the vehicle service record being updated.
As of 2019, Passenger Cars with 2.0L EcoBlue single-turbo diesel engine (120, 150 & 190PS versions) will have a service interval of up-to 2 years/18,000 miles, with a mandatory Annual Inspection each year between the 2-year Main Service.
All EcoBlue diesel engine Commercial Vehicles (excluding new Fiesta Van, Transit Courier & Tourneo Courier) will be subject to a service interval of 2-years/25,000 miles, with a mandatory Annual Inspection each year between the Main Service.
The Annual Inspection comprises of an oil quality assessment, the Intelligent Oil Life Monitor (IOLM) being reset, Ford Video Check and the vehicle service record being updated. An Annual Inspection will only include an oil change if the assessment of the oil-life determines that it is necessary. If an oil change is required, the costs (the oil and an additional 0.2 labour hours) are chargeable to the customer.
Ranger service intervals remain unchanged at up-to 2 years/20,000 miles, where 2.0L EcoBlue bi-turbo (213PS) engines will be subject to a mandatory Interim Service every 1-year/10,000 miles between the Main Services, and single-turbo (130 & 170PS) engines will be subject to a mandatory Annual Inspection each year between the 2-year Main Service.