Gone are the days when Ford was branded as the costly American car for Filipinos. Thanks to the brains behind Ford Philippines, the blue oval brand is doing its best effort to be regarded as a typical, practical, and popular option for an ordinary Pinoy (and Pinay) car driver. Its constant and consistent attractive discounts and amazing promotions, plus its earlier announcement to provide low maintenance cars, make it one of every Juan’s more reasonable car choices.
True to its promise, Ford Philippines released the reduced schedule of periodic maintenance cost for the owners and potential owners (from year 2012 and up) of its big three car models: the Ranger, Everest, and EcoSport. The move sees an average of 17% decrease in a 5-year expense sheet of maintaining the brand’s best-selling pickup truck, midsize SUV, and subcompact crossover.
The lower service maintenance cost covers the total parts and labor price for fully-synthetic engine oil (backward compatible), oil filter, engine air filter, pollen filter, fuel filter, brake fluid, spark plugs, and gasket drain plug. But it excludes the cost of labor and parts for the likes of brake cleaner, rags, gloves, tires, batteries, brake pads, wiper blades and/or other parts that may be recommended by Ford Service Advisor.
To get an indication of the new service maintenance schedule, here are the detailed and official cost pricing that will be followed across all Ford dealerships in the country.
The big three car owners must keep in mind that the reduced maintenance schedule follows the notion that the regular service visits happen every six months or every 10,000 km, whichever comes first, and that any irregularity in the periodic visit might cause possible deviation from the above-mentioned cost schedules.
While the wish of many did come true, the rest of the Ford owners – say Fiesta, Focus, Mustang, Escape, Explorer, and Expedition – are still keeping their fingers crossed, hoping soon that they, too, will get the reduction in scheduled service maintenance cost as Ford Philippines promised.