What are “normal” maintenance costs of a Ford Truck?
When shopping for a new vehicle it is so important to consider the long-term maintenance costs of the vehicle and factor that into your total budget spend. Different vehicles have different maintenance costs but generally speaking trucks come with higher maintenance spend as they are bigger and typically used for more heavy-duty driving and/or towing.
At Advantage Ford we try to be very transparent with our clients about how much the maintenance of the vehicle they are interested in may cost. Of course, this looks different for every driver though, so, we will spend time conversing with you about the general mileage and where you see your truck or vehicle being driven, on an annual basis.
When it comes to maintenance, it is all about how the vehicle is cared for. If you maintain basic maintenance such as regular oil changes and tire rotations, it can widely increase your chance of limiting expensive and unexpected repairs down the road. Most of our truck owners keep up with maintenance, this general upkeep often prevents “big fixes” and “big bills” and allows the vehicle owner to budget accordingly. In comparison to other overseas brands, Ford parts are more affordable and it is worth getting the repairs and maintenance done by Ford specific professionals. Maintenance costs will vary depending on the truck, driver and how the truck is driven.
At Advantage Ford we are proud to offer the Ford Protect Premium Maintenance Plan as a supplementary package that covers the maintenance costs of your vehicle. The Ford Protect Premium Maintenance Plan is a payment plan that covers routine inspections, services, preventative care and the replacement of general wear and tear elements of the vehicle. Some of what the coverage covers includes (at specified intervals/kilometres):
- Engine oil and filter changes
- Tire rotations
- Multipoint- inspection
Replacement or repair of:
- Brake pads
- Shock absorbers
- Engine belts
- Wiper blades
- Spark plugs
- Engine coolant hoses and clamps
You can read more about the Ford Protect program at www.forprotect.ford.com
By protecting and maintaining your vehicle you will be saving yourself money, time, and peace of mind. There are countless benefits to maintaining the health of your vehicle all of which will promote optimal operation and reliability, keeping you and your family safe. Prevent unexpected failures and improve your resale value with the proper maintenance schedule, from day one. Want to learn more? Contact us today to discuss the best maintenance plan for your Ford vehicle and/or to get a quote for our Ford Protect Premium Maintenance Plan.