Regular services help keep your Ford at its best and reduce the risk of costly, unforeseen repairs. That’s why we recommend getting your car serviced at regular intervals.

You can find the recommended service intervals in the service portfolio supplied with your vehicle or here.

General Information

When you take your vehicle in for a scheduled Ford service, you can be sure you’ll get:

  • Peace of mind
  • Unaffected warranty entitlement
  • Maintaining the resale value
  • Competitive products and service offers
  • Convenient appointments
  • A detailed explanation of the invoice and services performed as well as an exact, agreed price.

Your Ford Dealer/Authorised Repairer will also be happy to walk around your car with you to confirm the work to be done.

Alternatively, you can use our Ford Video Check service whereby our trained technicians will run an expert eye over your vehicle checking 30 different elements of your vehicle’s health and provide an electronic report with an explanation of any findings.

Scope of Service

Ford service dealerships know your Ford better than anyone. And an original Ford service comes with a range of benefits to help your car stay at its best long into the future:

  • Improved safety, reliability and value retention of your vehicle
  • Inspection of the parts most susceptible to wear and tear, and after a consultation, immediate repair
  • Use of Original Ford and Ford Motorcraft parts

General Information Intelligent Oil Life Monitor (IOLM)

The way you drive can have a significant impact on how often your oil needs changing. The Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor (IOLM) in Ford vehicles is a smart system that monitors oil levels and alerts you with a message in the instrument cluster when the oil needs changing. 

To help get the most from your oil, we recommend the following:

  • Do not leave the engine on when at a standstill. This increases fuel consumption and pollution, and causes unnecessary wear to your engine
  • If you don’t use your vehicle regularly, make sure you run it above 1,700 rpm for at least 15 minutes every week
  • If the message “oil change required” is displayed, please contact your local Ford dealer
  • The IOLM will be reset by your Ford dealer after the engine oil has been changed


When should I get my car serviced?

Service intervals vary by vehicle model and engine type, but are specified in the Service Portfolio supplied with your vehicle and can also be found here (PDF 178KB) . For further enquiries please contact your local Ford Dealer who is best placed to confirm the exact schedule for your vehicle and also advise of any recall or service actions that may be outstanding on your vehicle. For more information, check our Service & Repair pages.

How can I keep my Ford in the best condition between scheduled services?

Every vehicle is prone to wear and tear. But by having yours checked regularly, you can maximise the chances of everything running smoothly and preventing unnecessary – and often expensive – repairs later on.

There are a few things you can do yourself to help maintain your vehicle. In addition to maintaining paint & bodywork by regular cleaning in accordance to Ford recommendations, there are some other simple owner checks you can make on a regular basis.

How do I know what my next service or inspection requirement is?

The quickest and easiest way to ensure you book the correct service or inspection for your vehicle is by using our new Online Booking Service tool.

Why do you offer variable oil service intervals and fixed service intervals?

Variable oil service intervals offer each customer the lowest possible cost of ownership, based on their individual vehicle usage. The rate at which engine oil life is depleted depends on the vehicle driving conditions. So the engine’s oil may require changing before the published maximum service intervals for some users. The variable oil service has no impact on the mandatory maintenance intervals. The Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor also helps to protect engines from premature wear & damage.

The following factors can reduce the interval between oil changes:

  • Frequent, low-speed city-centre driving (below 30 mph / 50 kmh)
  • Regular short journeys (below 2 miles / 3km)
  • High engine load conditions, e.g. driving the vehicle fully loaded, trailer towing, frequent hill climbs

If the ‘Oil change required’ message is displayed in the instrument cluster before the published service interval, can the vehicle be used without an oil change?

If the message is displayed the oil must be changed within 1,000 miles / 1,500 km or 1 month (whichever occurs first) and the IOLM should be reset by your Ford dealer. Not changing the oil will lead to premature engine wear, damage or even failure.