If you drive a Ford built between 2005-2011, Ford are offering a Comprehensive 30-point Summer Check for just £9.99 with Air Conditioning Refresh
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If you drive a Ford built between 2005-2011, Ford are offering a Comprehensive 30-point Summer Check for just £9.99 with Air Conditioning Refresh

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Found 11th Jun 2015
Between June 12th-28th.

Check 1 – Wheels and Tyres
Check 2 – Glass
Check 3 – Mirrors
Check 4 – Bodywork
Check 5 – Exterior lights
Check 6 – Horn
Check 7 – Wipers
Check 8 – Washers
Check 9 – Seat belts
Check 10 – Engine Oil
Check 11 – Coolant
Check 12 , 13 & 14 – Water, Oil, Fluid Leaks
Check 15 & 16 – Alternator belt/Battery condition
Check 17 & 18 – Master Cylinder/Fluid condition
Check 19, 20 & 21 – Pads/Discs/Wheel bearings
Check 22, 23 & 24 – Hoses/Pipes/cables
Check 25 & 26 – Exhaust system/Catalyst
Check 27 & 28 – Steering/Suspension
Check 29 & 30 – Driveshafts/Oil leaks

Plus Air Conditioning Refresh

Cleans, anti-bacterialises and leaves your vehicle smelling fresh

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Would have been an amazing deal if you got an air con recharge!! That's normally £25 on a good day!

Refresh for £10 isn't too bad.

Wow, asking customers to pay for them to find work to do - cheeky sods. Mind you, I bet plenty of people sign up because they think an "air con refresh" is the same as an "air con re-gas"

So on my experience of taking a 24 month old ford for it's second service at less than 10,000 miles, I was informed I needed a brake fluid change.

I am a former mechanic and I have a brake fluid tester. The brake fluid in my 2 year old Focus had less than 1% moisture content. (New brake fluid has less than 1% moisture content).

The muppets at Trust Ford St Helens insisted I needed to pay them to change the perfectly good brake fluid because Ford recommended it is changed at 2 year intervals, they hadn't even tested the moisture content of the fluid they said required renewing.

That is with a 24 month old car with less than 10,000 miles. oO

Best of luck to you all with an older car 4 to 10 years old.

HughJarse

So on my experience of taking a 24 month old ford for it's second service … So on my experience of taking a 24 month old ford for it's second service at less than 10,000 miles, I was informed I needed a brake fluid change.I am a former mechanic and I have a brake fluid tester. The brake fluid in my 2 year old Focus had less than 1% moisture content. (New brake fluid has less than 1% moisture content). The muppets at Trust Ford St Helens insisted I needed to pay them to change the perfectly good brake fluid because Ford recommended it is changed at 2 year intervals, they hadn't even tested the moisture content of the fluid they said required renewing.That is with a 24 month old car with less than 10,000 miles. oOBest of luck to you all with an older car 4 to 10 years old.



Try Halfords - they tried to charge me for changing the coolant on an air-cooled VW. The manager spent a good 20 minutes arguing that I didn't know what I was talking about, and that all engines "have to be" liquid cooled.

We have checked your car and we recommend.....
1. You buy 4 new tyres at our inflated prices.
7. You buy new front and rear wiper blades and pay our specialist technicians to expertly fit them.
8. Drain and refill your washer bottle with our super duper Ford screenwash at £35 per litre.
10. Change engine oil and filter because you can't prove it is Ford genuine oil and filter fitted by us for about £150
11. Drain and refill coolant with genuine Ford stuff because your car will die without it. Coolant is useless after 3 years.
12, 13 and 14. Any leaks of water, oil or fluid and we recommend a new engine.
15 and 16. Alternator belt and Battery should be replaced every 3 years or 37,500 miles regardless of mileage.
17 and 18. Brake fluid requires changing. Because we say so. Even though it probably doesn't.
19, 20 and 21. Brake discs and pads all require changing. Wheel bearings may need changing if our muppet knows how to check them for wear (or even knows what they are - they are not our usual fast fit component.)
22,23 and 24. Hoses/pipes/cables - we supply and fit all of these and will tell you that you require as many as we think we can get away with.
25 and 26. If your exhaust system is rusty at all then it should be replaced Only a shiny brand new exhaust system works properly. We know that you don't know what a catalytic converter is. We do know that you need a new one.
27 and 28. We both know by now that your steering and suspension are knackered.
29 and 30. Driveshafts must be rust free and have rubber boots replaced every 12 months. Oil leaks condemn a car to be scrapped.


In summary Ford recommend that your perfectly serviceable vehicle that would most likely fly through an MOT test, requires hundreds or thousands of pounds spent on it.

Or they may just try and flog you another one.(_;)

ilikewatch

Try Halfords - they tried to charge me for changing the coolant on an … Try Halfords - they tried to charge me for changing the coolant on an air-cooled VW. The manager spent a good 20 minutes arguing that I didn't know what I was talking about, and that all engines "have to be" liquid cooled.


I had a beetle, they said to me when they lifted up the bonnet " No wonder it won't start! Someone stole the engine!" (_;)

Edited by: "OldEnglish" 11th Jun 2015

whats the difference between refresh and regas? My AC is OK but a little stinky - would this solve my problem?

tighty

whats the difference between refresh and regas? My AC is OK but a little … whats the difference between refresh and regas? My AC is OK but a little stinky - would this solve my problem?



Probably, though you could buy a can of AC cleaner from Euro Car Parts for £3.99 and do it yourself.

Banned

If I plonk a Mondeo badge on my Vectra, what's the likelihood of being rumbled?

tighty

whats the difference between refresh and regas? My AC is OK but a little … whats the difference between refresh and regas? My AC is OK but a little stinky - would this solve my problem?


All Ford will do is spray a can of AC cleaner into the system!

copthis1

If I plonk a Mondeo badge on my Vectra, what's the likelihood of being … If I plonk a Mondeo badge on my Vectra, what's the likelihood of being rumbled?


Probably not but they will offer to put a new engine in for you at a cost of £2500 because someone nicked the ford engine out of it! lol

tighty

whats the difference between refresh and regas? My AC is OK but a little … whats the difference between refresh and regas? My AC is OK but a little stinky - would this solve my problem?



re-gas: if your air conditioning isnt cold then it needs this
refresh: kills bacteria and odours in the system. For £10 this is a good deal.

IF Ford say you need x amount of work then ask for a list of works/costs and then go to your usual mechanic and ask him to check it over and then go to Trading Standards to tell them about the lies you have been given by Ford (or to BBC Watchdog!)

Trying book, seems like website cant handle it.

bluesnoop85

Trying book, seems like website cant handle it.


yep. its crashed for me too

tighty

whats the difference between refresh and regas? My AC is OK but a little … whats the difference between refresh and regas? My AC is OK but a little stinky - would this solve my problem?

it's your pollen filter that's got wet same happened to me diy videos on YouTube and filters on ebay easy job

Horn check? That's handy.

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deeky

Horn check? That's handy.



Well that on its own normally costs £12!

Not letting the stealers touch my Mondeo after the last experiences ive had with them!
Example 1)
Used to have a 2005 Focus. Took it to them for the £99 service & MOT. Said it needed £1500 worth of repairs ranging from buckled wheel to indicator bulbs wrong colour (the list goes on) - the car was having its 2nd MOT at this point as it was 4 years old.
I took it to another local garage, they looked at the MOT fail sheet and just laughed. Only thing it needed was a new CV boot (as it had a 'screwdriver' pierce mark through it!? - looking at you Polar Ford Huddersfield!!) . Total bill came to £75.

Example 2)
My Mondeo i bought from 6 months old as an Ex-Demonstrator. In the first 3 years i took it to Ford dealers for servicing and minor bits of warranty work. Its now 5 years old and out of warranty, and i recently replaced 2 blown speakers myself - one was previously replaced by Ford under warranty and had blown again. Upon removing the door cards, i find screws missing, broken clips and the sound deadening torn and broken.
Really poor and shabby work from them - I vowed none of my future cars wont be returning to a Ford Dealer.
Edited by: "118luke" 11th Jun 2015

ford service.... lol..
i had my ford galaxy from new as my company car. they serviced it at every interval with no comment. I had to take it there for its first MOT before it was sent back to the leasing company. They failed it for having two euro headlights that had the wrong pattern. When my company pointed out i hadn't had a single accident in it and the lights must have been wrong from day one when it was built, ford said, speak to your employee, he must have exchanged his headlights with someone from the EU, and fitted theirs. Sounds reasonable, yes ford, i sat in my galaxy in dover docks for 3 weeks waiting for a Belgian galaxy to roll off the ferry, chase him down, and swap headlights !!!!!

ilikewatch

Probably, though you could buy a can of AC cleaner from Euro Car Parts … Probably, though you could buy a can of AC cleaner from Euro Car Parts for £3.99 and do it yourself.



Exactly! I bought a can for £5 from Asda!
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