Serviced the car @ Chennai Ford, Ambattur
Odometer reading; 35,643 km
The problems in the car were evaluated properly and notified to me. The work carried out was also satisfactory (I don’t know what is the best in Ford as I was a Maruti customer). Interior cleaning could have been better. Major parts replaced
V-belt – Rs.1,318.16
Steering fluid reservoir cap - Rs.778.68
Gear shifter cable bush – Rs.418.03
Wipers (2) – Rs.685.44
Headlight bulb – Rs.355.27
Engine oil (4l) – Rs.1,145.84
Oil filter – Rs.327.60
Air filter – Rs.272.42
Front brake pads - Rs.1,537.85
For full vehicle inspection, charge was Rs.1,150.00. As part of vehicle inspection, they removed and did inspect the timing belt and wheel bearings.
There was a engine room waxing done for Rs.400. It was not as good as the one 3M does. I should be careful with Ford service center on charges like these in future.
Total bill is for an amount of Rs.10,952
The gear shifter bush needed replacement as there was some washer like arrangement done by previous owner. After changing to bush, there was considerable difference in the gear shift quality and now it is near new car smoothness.
The previous owner lost the steering fluid reservoir cap and has fixed some plastic cap. This caused the oil to leak and the steering was hard when bought. After changing the cap and refilling PS fluid, the steering is super smooth (not like EPS) and the PS fluid leak is arrested. Felt Ford ownership on seeing the cost of a plastic cap.
Had to replace the V-belt as it developed some minor cracks and dont want to get stranded on the road with a cut belt - preventive maintenance