Ford eCheck in Tiptree, Essex

A thorough visual examination, inside and out

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. 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.

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.

Air conditioning check
This is designed to spot any faults or failings in the air conditioning system, before they affect its performance or cause permanent and expensive damage.

The check includes:

  • An operational inspection of all functional elements.
  • A visual inspection of the refrigeration system for contamination and damage.
  • An inspection for leaks.
  • A technical performance test.

We recommend that your air conditioning system is recharged with gas and lubricant every two years. This is because around 15% of the air-con gas escapes naturally each year, making the system increasingly inefficient.

Oil and filter change
A quick, simple oil and filter check can save you a lot of time, money and hassle later on.

Engine oil lubricates, cools, insulates and cleans your engine. So you need to change it once a year, to keep your car performing at its best. This will also lower your fuel consumption, saving you money and reducing your CO2 emissions.

On the other hand, old engine oil or a clogged and dirty filter can lead to serious engine wear and damage.

Although an oil and filter check is included in a vehicle service, you might prefer get an individual check done occasionally, just to be on the safe side.

Wiper blade replacement
Wiper blades which aren’t working efficiently can affect your visibility and, at worst, cause an accident.

Ozone, airborne contaminants, oil, sunlight and dirt combine to weaken and damage them, even if they’re not used very often. That’s why all Ford wiper blades have a wear indicator to tell you when they need changing.

Replacement blades are available for all our models at your Ford Dealer, including our advanced flat blades with a very low profile for improved wind resistance at high speed.

Free tyre safety checks
Good tyres are vital for safe driving, as they affect the steering, braking and acceleration of any vehicle.

They’re especially important on wet roads which are pretty common in the UK. In fact, worn tyres can increase your stopping distance by up to 70% in damp conditions.

It’s also illegal to let your tyres become worn beyond a certain point. All of which means taking advantage of the free safety checks at Ford Dealers – or learning how to check tyres yourself – is a must.

Annual Body and Paint Check
The body work of your Ford is covered against rust-through from the inside for up to 12 years (depending on the model). Any costs of repairs are met by Ford provided the bodywork is cared for as described in your owner's guide. Damage or rusting should be reported immediately to your Ford dealer or to a Ford Accident Repair centre. The bi annual body and paint check is carried out and your service record is stamped. Any corrosion caused by an outside agency, chip or impact damage is however not covered.

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†For Passenger Vehicles (excluding Ranger): This is the manufacturer's Recommended 'On the Road' price for the model shown. It includes delivery to Dealer, 12 months Government Vehicle Excise Duty, Government First Registration Fee, cost of number plates (estimated) and VAT (at 20%) but excludes any available retail Customer Saving.

Ford Ranger: This is the Basic Recommended Retail price, including VAT (at 20%) but excludes ‘On the Road’ costs such as delivery to Dealer, 12 months Government Vehicle Excise Duty, Government First Registration Fee and cost of number plates.