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fordblue 10-01-2012 09:37 PM

Does the dealer have to do it?
 
Under warranty, does oil changes have to be done by the dealer? Dealer stated they need to do it.
or can a different garage or myself do it without losing warranty coverage?
thanks in advance

LouBomb 10-01-2012 09:41 PM

sigh..

if you have to ask, let the dealer do it.

iminhell 10-01-2012 09:49 PM

Owners manual should state warranty terms.
If not they an be found on the for site --> http://www.ford.com.pr/es/piezas-servicios/garantia

fordblue 10-01-2012 10:07 PM

Oh Ive only changed my own oil for forty years. Maybe I should learn LOL. Im asking because the dealer said that. And it dont say in the owners manual. But thanks lou . you are a big help. A real stand up feller.

fordblue 10-01-2012 10:13 PM

Thanks but no sees it.

05focusST91 10-01-2012 10:17 PM

They don't have to be done by the dealer but if someone at an independent shop messes something up such ad an overfill or a loose filter its in your hands and your more than most likely to pay more, saving $15 isnt always worth it, dealer work is always guaranteed and is LIKELY to be done right

fordblue 10-01-2012 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 05focusST91 (Post 4382635)
They don't have to be done by the dealer but if someone at an independent shop messes something up such ad an overfill or a loose filter its in your hands and your more than most likely to pay more, saving $15 isnt always worth it, dealer work is always guaranteed and is LIKELY to be done right

Thank you sir , Its not worth buying the freakin oil.Its 2 bucks or so a quart for recycling. I aint carrying that old oil back in my car!
thanks again.

zetecDon 10-01-2012 11:54 PM

I look at it this way, if you don't want to deal with it. Let them change the oil for you. If you enjoy crawling under the car and getting oil dumped all over you, then by all means buy the oil yourself and have at it. But as for worry about the warranty? I have never heard anything about an oil change HAVING to be done by the dealership. I think the salesman was trying to make you think that so you would feel compelled to bring the car in for service there and be charged four times more than what it would cost to do it yourself.

dstiefel 10-02-2012 01:00 AM

They told me i can do it myself but to keep records an recipts

Mile30 10-02-2012 07:32 AM

The dealer I work at charges $20 for that service (oil/filter/fluid-top-off/rotate). They ask their customers to bring them back here because they have a "engine for life" warranty that they tout... as long as we do the service; if the engine gets funked up-> they replace it for free.

Could be something like that.


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