Are your vehicle’s service intervals every 2 years? That’s a long time to wait. Having your vehicle checked between services will help to identify any issues or concerns before your next service date, so you can continue to enjoy motoring that’s worry free.
With this in mind, we’ve developed the Ford Convenience Check which aims to give you peace of mind that your vehicle will carry on working the way it should.
Additionally, this will provide you with a further valuable 12 months European Roadside Assistance cover**.
Ford Assistance is a roadside rescue, repair and recovery service that helps you at home or anywhere in Europe, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You should be offered this Free with a Ford Scheduled Service.
Every new Ford passenger car and commercial vehicle comes with one year’s free Ford Assistance (excluding Motability and Contract Hire).
How it works….
If your vehicle breaks down, you simply call Ford Assistance and we’ll get someone out to you as fast as we can.
If we cannot arrange a local repair within a reasonable time, recovery of the vehicle will be available.
As an extension to our recovery service we may offer you one of the following:
Use of a temporary loan (replacement) vehicle for a maximum of two working days
Pay reasonable public transport costs for the driver and passengers
One nights accommodation, up to £50 (excl. VAT, incl. breakfast) per person per night
Provide an alternative method of recovery if repairs are started but not completed before the driver’s planned return home (Outside the UK only). We may pay for one person’s reasonable travel and accommodation costs to collect the vehicle (maximum value – £600)
Single Destination Load Continuation Service for Perishable Goods (Commercial Vehicles only)
Feb 2022… £10 OFF of all vehicle servicing at Hill and Son Limited. Commercial vehicles also included. Just quote £10 Feb offer, when booking your service. **Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer**
Do you know anyone who is due a SERVICE on their vehicle? We are offering a fantastic 10% OFF for New Customers, who are not currently on our Database. This offer is for Cars & vans! for Services only. Make sure you book NOW!. Must quote HILLFORD10 when booking! ** Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer**
You know how important it is to look after your health. It’s no different for your vehicle. That’s why we offer a free 30 point FORD eCHECK with any service. It’s a bumper to bumper assessment, designed to give you a comprehensive picture of your vehicle’s health. That way, you can enjoy the reassurance that your vehicle’s in tip-top condition – and that there are no surprises around the corner.
Free FORD eCHECK by trained technicians
Our trained technicians will run an expert eye over your vehicle. They’ll check 30 different elements of your vehicle’s health and provide an electronic report with an explanation of any findings. You’ll receive a competitive estimate upfront for any work needed, but you’re under no obligation to have it done.
Areas we check include:
All tyres including spares
A simple traffic light system shows you exactly how safe and healthy each part of your vehicle is and any recommended upcoming replacement or repair items.
Red items This area needs urgent attention. It may be illegal or unsafe to drive your vehicle in this condition. Anything marked red needs repairing urgently.
Amber items Amber marks out the symptoms that warn you there’s something wrong. It might not need urgent attention right now, but if you don’t watch it closely it may result in a more serious problem. Catch it before it gets worse and you could also save yourself a lot of time and money.
Green items Good news – the all clear. You shouldn’t need to worry about any green items at least until your next service.
Our expert staff will explain the report fully to you, to help you decide what action to take, if any.
You may not be aware that over 10% of air-con gas permeates from the air-con system every year, which means that it may not work as well as it should. This is why car manufacturers recommend your Air-Con system is recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years. This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing, so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it’s probably due a recharge.
Having your Ford serviced regularly can help to maintain its efficiency, improving fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions. This also helps you to reduce your carbon footprint and can save you money.
When will your vehicle need a service?
It is important that you have your vehicle serviced in line with the service intervals applicable to your vehicle as detailed in your Service Portfolio.
What’s included in a Ford service?
The precise content of each service varies for different models. The content will also vary according to how you use your vehicle. Your dealer will supply you with a copy of the complete service check sheet, listing all of the service operations carried out on your vehicle, on completion of each service.
All servicing work includes a free 30 point FORD eCHECK to ensure any minor problems are spotted sooner rather than later. For a full list of the checks covered in each scheduled service, please ask your Dealer.
Bring your Ford back to your local dealer will ensure the use of genuine Ford parts and Ford Trained technicians, keeping your vehicle in the very best condition.
A scheduled service can help in the following ways:
Using the correct oil and changing it at the correct intervals
Infrequent oil changes or using the wrong type of oil can increase CO2 emissions, as well as shortening the life expectancy of your engine. We use the most fuel-efficient oil suitable for your vehicle, providing up to 3% improved fuel economy.Of course, you may already be achieving these savings if you’re using the correct oil and changing it at the right time.
Accurate tyre pressures
Did you know that 44% of all UK cars are running with under-inflated tyres?
The tyre pressure gauges used by Ford are extremely accurate and guarantee your tyre pressures are set correctly. 25% too low tyre pressure reduces fuel efficiency by 2%. Having the correct tyre pressure can save you up to £37 on fuel per year.
Air filter check
During your scheduled service we check the condition of the air filter to ensure it is functioning correctly. Blocked filters cause the engine to work harder and therefore increase its CO2 emissions.
Vehicle servicing by our Dealers
Like any vehicle, your Ford needs servicing regularly to keep it in the best condition and to help maintain its value. Only a Ford Dealer has Ford-trained technicians, Ford-specific tools and the latest computerised diagnostic equipment designed specifically for your Ford. All Ford Dealers use original Ford parts, engineered to fit and perform perfectly with your vehicle.
Battery faults are the most common cause of breakdown. Batteries can die at any time of year but it’s more likely in winter when cold temperatures hit car batteries with a triple-whammy:
*power output drops
*ability to accept a charge drops, so the battery doesn’t recharge as quickly when you’re driving
*load increases – lights, blowers, wipers, heated seats, rear-screen heater etc. are all used more
Battery problems can be avoided.When we service your car we check that clamps and connections to the battery are secure and free from corrosion, but there are a few simple tips you can follow to reduce the chance of your battery letting you down in the depths of winter;
If the battery is more than five years old and there’s any sign of it struggling to start the car, get it replaced. Some will struggle on for a bit but many won’t. It’s much better done at your convenience than as a roadside emergency.
If you mostly do short journeys or leave the car standing for days at a time, invest in a modern battery conditioner/intelligent charger (We sell these) These can be left connected to the battery indefinitely and can prolong its life without overcharging it.
Check that everything electrical is turned off when you park up – even an interior light, boot light, or radio left on overnight can kill a battery when it’s cold.
Give the battery a chance
Switch off everything electrical and dip the clutch to reduce the load on the battery when you start a cold car.
Need a new battery?
Pop in for a visit and we can test and if necessary replace your old battery – at a time convenient for you. If it turns out that your battery just needs charging then we can offer an overnight charge.
Windscreen wiper blades don’t get the respect they deserve. They remove rain, snow and sometimes even ice and dirt from the windscreen of your car and they do it quickly and smoothly, at the push of a button. They endure extremes of temperature, winter weather to scorching sunshine. They may have to operate for hours at a time. And yet they’re made out of thin, flexible rubber — not exactly the sort of material that can take this kind of abuse indefinitely.
This makes windscreen wiper blades one of the hardest working — yet least durable — parts of your car. Over time, they’ll crack, become misshapen or lose their flexibility. Even if you were to live in a sunny dry climate without much rain — Southern California, for instance — Don’t think that your wiper blades will last longer. In fact, the heat and lack of moisture can damage the blades even if you never turn them on. Similarly, extremely cold weather can make the blades stiff and easily fractured.
Most experts say that wiper blades need to be changed every six to 12 months, though this depends both on weather conditions and on what make and what the blades are made out of.
You’ll know when your wiper blades need to be replaced because you’ll see streaking as they wipe the moisture from the windshield or even large gaps where no water is being removed. They may start making squeaking or chattering sounds (though this can also happen if you run the wipers when the windscreen is mostly dry). If left unchanged for too long, the material of the blade can shred and break loose from the arm. This can actually cause damage to your windscreen, as the metal or hard plastic of the arm scrapes across the glass. You don’t want this to happen.
We stock a wide range of Wipers. Just give us a call or pop in. We fit them FREE of charge.