Ford Winter Service Check - £9.99
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Ford Winter Service Check - £9.99

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Found 4th Nov 2015
Please be gentle, this is my first post and I am not a car genius but here goes! I have found an offer for a Ford winter check promotion. Car must be over 4 years old for the offer to apply. Winter check/service includes tyres, bodywork, fluid checks (and top ups if required) plus much much more!! Seems a good price! Valid until 23/11/15!
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More info from website: Reunite your vehicle with the classes of 1961-2011. Bring it back to the people who know it best and celebrate with a Ford Winter Check for only RRP £9.99* – including fluid top-ups, a 30-point FORD eCHECK
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Just to get you in the door. Don't be surprised if they 'advise' that you need some work doing.
'The that's £9.99 for the check, but your back two tires are at the limit so we can let you drive out with them so you'll need two new tires too'
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Jesus, you lot do like to moan!
bruceboy

Just to get you in the door. Don't be surprised if they 'advise' that you … Just to get you in the door. Don't be surprised if they 'advise' that you need some work doing.

So what if they do?
You are under no obligation to heed their "advice", nor to ask them to do it. We are perfectly able to get second opinions, ring around for better quotes of even do the work ourselves (once we know what needs doing).

It's a good, cheap deal.
4 year old cars 12 months out of warranty if I were a cynic I would say it's a Halfords type ploy to get you to spend money!
FORD..fix or repair daily!
A few do free winter checks, good deal if you're not one to be easily embarrassed and walk away to get a second opinion.
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pete_l

So what if they do?You are under no obligation to heed their "advice", … So what if they do?You are under no obligation to heed their "advice", nor to ask them to do it. We are perfectly able to get second opinions, ring around for better quotes of even do the work ourselves (once we know what needs doing).It's a good, cheap deal.


If you are able to do the work yourself, why on earth would you pay 10 quid to be told what needs doing.
I am a great cynic, comes with age and dealing with the motor trade over many years. This is purely a marketing ploy to get you in the door. Of course it is their every right to do so, they are running a business. BUT these offers are purely to snare the poor sods who know feck all about their car, and will believe anything they are told. It is not new, just warning people. As has been said, many places do this for hew haw, so why pay a tenner.
chegz60

FORD..fix or repair daily!



Utter rubbish..
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bruceboy

If you are able to do the work yourself, why on earth would you pay 10 … If you are able to do the work yourself, why on earth would you pay 10 quid to be told what needs doing.I am a great cynic, comes with age and dealing with the motor trade over many years. This is purely a marketing ploy to get you in the door. Of course it is their every right to do so, they are running a business. BUT these offers are purely to snare the poor sods who know feck all about their car, and will believe anything they are told. It is not new, just warning people. As has been said, many places do this for hew haw, so why pay a tenner.



Because like you say, there are people out there that know nothing about cars like myself! At least this winter check will inform me of any jobs that need doing (plus refills) I don't necessarily have to have the jobs done there! But at least i will know about them, surely if it saves 1 person from having an accident due to car problems, this deal is good!
sossige

Utter rubbish..


Fair point. Fords have come on since the days of the Escort!
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Edited by: "chegz60" 4th Nov 2015
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kimbo87

surely if it saves 1 person from having an accident due to car problems, … surely if it saves 1 person from having an accident due to car problems, this deal is good!


Think you will find the MOT Test is the suitable measure of a car's roadworthiness. The MOT Test combined with regular servicing, and your own personal responsibility to check lights, tyres, fluid levels, etc. is all that is required.
I don't doubt some people will find this check reassuring. However, I feel that these offers just encourage people to be lazy. If you drive a car, you should know how to check the basics.
Word of caution about these, and which adds to my cynicism. I got a free 'Health Check' from Arnold Clark as part of the MOT Test. It advised that my Vauxhall supplied tyre repair kit had an expiry date of whatever. My car has a **** spare wheel, not a can of gunk. Go figure, total load of cobblers.
Anyway, this is getting boring now, and slightly off topic.
Not sure if it is a deal, as can be got free elsewhere.
PS. Check 19, 20 & 21 – Pads/Discs/Wheel bearings. You will need to take any alloy wheel lock nut key with you. As to check these properly on many cars, the wheel needs to be removed. Do you really think they will do that!!!
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