Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Question, TN, Franky.
Why do you have to go to a Ford Dealer for whatever is ailing your baby?
Are you still under manufacturer warranty? Seriously, I am trying to gain knowledge here.
My trucks are out of warranty. I just take them to my tire shop. Has been simple fixes with most of my encounters with them.
I better stop here because I don't want to summon ill will upon myself.
That's a very good question, Denny. And I shall try to answer you the best I can
The local Ford dealer is right down the street from us, which is convenient.
With many services, they are priced the same, or even less than the other places and with them, I know a Ford certified tech is looking at my vehicle and putting genuine Ford parts on it. For example, an oil change at quicky lube or valvoline cost around $60-$70 (and they always pressure you to get the better oil, and replace this and that). At Ford, I get the works package for $49 which is an oil change (using the correct oil), plus tire rotation, a check of all fluids, and a multipoint inspection.
This can be a shady town, with the large army base here....too many people try to inflate their prices and rip off the military including retirees so over time, I've kinda figured out who's half-way honest.