Fast Facts - Ford Car Parts Replaced Most Often in First 3 Years of UK Ownership!
Published Date: 20th Apr 2023
When you buy a new car, you expect it to last many years without major problems. However, the reality is that even the best cars need some parts replaced over time.
This article will discuss the most commonly replaced parts on Ford cars within the first three years of ownership in the UK.
- Battery: The battery is one of the most important parts of any car. It provides the power that starts the engine and keeps the electrical systems running. Batteries typically last for three to five years, but they can sometimes fail sooner. If your Ford car's battery is not holding a charge or is starting to show other signs of wear, it is best to have it replaced as soon as possible.
- Brake pads and Discs: The brake pads and rotors are the parts that stop your car. They are made of materials that wear down over time and must be replaced regularly. The frequency of replacement will depend on how often you drive and how hard you brake. If you live in a city and do a lot of stop-and-go driving, you may need to have your brake pads and discs replaced more often than someone who lives in a rural area and does mostly uninterrupted driving.
- Spark plugs: Spark plugs ignite the fuel in your car's engine. They typically last for 30,000 to 100,000 miles, but they can sometimes fail sooner. If your Ford car's engine is running rough or misfiring, it may be time to replace the spark plugs.
- Air filter: The air filter cleans the air that goes into your car's engine. Keeping the air filter clean ensures your engine is running properly. Air filters typically need to be replaced every 12,000 to 20,000 miles, but they may need to be replaced more often if you drive in dusty or dirty conditions.
- Tyres: Tyres are one of your car's most important safety features. They provide grip and traction and help you to control your car. Tyres typically last from 40,000 to 70,000 miles but can sometimes wear out sooner. If your Ford car's tyres are worn down or have any other problems, replacing them as soon as possible is important.
- Engine belts: There are several different belts in your car's engine that drive various accessories, such as the alternator, power steering pump, and air conditioning compressor. These belts can wear out over time and need to be replaced. The replacement frequency will depend on the belt type and the manufacturer's recommendations.
- Suspension components: Your car's suspension components absorb bumps and vibrations from the road. They also help to keep your car stable during cornering and braking. Suspension components can wear out over time and need to be replaced. The frequency of replacement will depend on the type of suspension and the driving conditions.
- Oxygen sensors: Oxygen sensors measure the amount of oxygen in the exhaust gas. The car's computer uses this information to adjust the fuel mixture. Oxygen sensors can fail over time and will need to be replaced.
- Fuel filters: The fuel filter removes impurities from the fuel before entering the engine. This helps to prevent damage to the engine. Fuel filters typically need to be replaced every 30,000 to 50,000 miles, but they may need to be replaced more often if you drive in dusty or dirty conditions.
- Ignition coils: The ignition coils provide the spark that ignites the fuel in your car's engine. They can fail over time and need to be replaced.
It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive, and actual part replacement needs may vary depending on factors such as driving habits, vehicle usage, and maintenance practices. It's always best to refer to your Ford vehicle's owner's manual and follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule for accurate information on part replacement intervals.
Additionally, modern vehicles often have complex electronics and components, and it's recommended to consult a qualified mechanic or Ford dealership for accurate diagnosis and repair.
Ford Standard Warranty in the UK
Ford offers a three-year/60,000-mile (whichever comes first) limited warranty on all new Ford vehicles sold in the UK. The warranty covers repairing or replacing parts that are defective in materials or workmanship. The warranty also covers labour costs for repairs that are covered under the warranty.
The following are some of the things that are not covered under the Ford Standard Warranty in the UK:
- Normal wear and tear
- Damage caused by accidents or abuse
- Damage caused by improper maintenance
- Damage caused by aftermarket parts or modifications
How to file a warranty claim in the UK
If you have any questions or need any help with your new Ford at any point during your ownership, email [email protected] or call us on 0161 946 3500, and we will be happy to help.
You can also contact your local Ford dealership if you need to file a warranty claim in the UK. You must provide the dealership with your vehicle's VIN or Registration number and a description of the problem. The dealership will then be able to schedule a repair or replacement.
We want to ensure you receive the best possible service from your local Ford dealer. That's why we ask you not to mention that you purchased your new vehicle online. If your local dealer asks you where you bought the car, please tell them the dealer's name on the number plates. This will ensure that you receive the best local service possible.
When you buy a new Ford car, you can be confident that a comprehensive warranty covers it. The Ford Standard Warranty in the UK covers most parts of the vehicle for three years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. If you have any problems with your Ford car during the warranty period, you can contact your local Ford dealership, which will help you.
UK Car Discount can help you find a Brand-New Ford that meets your needs. Our team of experts can advise you in detail on your chosen vehicle so you can make an informed decision. Contact us today at 0161 946 3500 to learn how we can help you buy your next New Ford Car.
**Please note that vehicle specifications, trim levels, options, and engines are subject to change anytime. Therefore, confirming the vehicle specifications you are interested in when you purchase is important. Vehicle manufacturers also reserve the right to update and change specifications without notice.