Ford Essential Service

Rates Ford - NEW Ford Essential Service

We make looking after your Ford Easier and Cheaper

Ford Essential Service and Repairs are designed to keep your older Ford vehicle in top condition, offering quality service from our Ford-trained technicians using Ford Motorcraft parts at clear, transparent prices. This option replaces the old Motorcraft option to make the whole process smoother and give you one single price. 

Ford Essential Service Price

 The Essential Service Includes:

  • Full Service including labour and Parts (See below for breakdown)
  • 30 Point FORD eCHECK with complete video walkaround;
  • Free tyre rotation and repair (at customer request). We’ll also make recommendations on how to get optimal use out of your existing and new tyres based on tread depth;
  • If any work is needed, it’s carried out using only Ford quality parts;
  • FREE 1 Years Roadside Assistance (and Ford Roadside Assistance Service);.

All published prices are recommended retail prices and include parts, labour and VAT.

Make sure your Ford is properly cared for! 
As a Ford main dealer we can help you protect the resale value of your vehicle and ensure it runs perfectly, guaranteeing the best workmanship and genuine parts which are protected by our quality guarantee. 
We also offer FREE Collection and Delivery for local customers and quick online booking (using the button below).  All service and repair work holds the Ford quality guarantee and comes with a free Ford Video Check, and you can even pay over the phone or online, providing you with convenience and reassurance.
We're also currently offering an additional £20 off your Ford Essential Service when you book online and use code "FORD20" when prompted (just click the button below to begin). 

Ford Express Servicing Option

Guaranteed 60 Mins or less

Life is busy and in some circumstances our customers need to get their service completed within a shorter time. Rates Ford are very proud to be one of the first Ford Dealerships in the UK to offer a Ford Express Servicing option. With this service two fully trained service technicians work on the vehicle together, on the same ramp, to complete the service from top to bottom. In this way the service can be completed quickly without ANY compromise on the quality of the service itself.

Ford Express Service is applicable for both Major and Minor (Convenience Check) Servicing. It is also the exact same cost as regular servicing with all the same features such as include roadside assistance for a year. We hope that our customers will be able to get more from the higher level of convenience that this service offers. 

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Rates Ford Fixed Service Plans

Pay Monthly Servicing

We know that some customers prefer to pay off their servicing just like a household bill, either by direct debit or along with other existing payments (such as lease holds). We also know that our customers like to be protected in case something goes wrong, which is why we created Fixed Service Plans

From as little as £17.99 per month you can be assured that your vehicle is well looked after, with reductions on all of our services such as repair costs and a range of added benefits included as standard.

We love to go the extra mile for our customers and remove the most difficult elements of servicing for them if we can. Talk to us today if you are interested in starting a Fixed service Plan or would like to apply for 0% interest free finance to cover the costs of repair or service bills.  

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Car Servicing - Simple as 1,2,3! 

We have made the car servicing process as simple as possible, but if you would prefer to talk to us instead then no problem - just click the button to the right and send us a message and we will get straight back to you.

Services included in Rates Ford Essential Service

Please note that some vehicles may require additional time for particular items and that some options are not required depending on their usage. For additional services, such as tyre rotation and car pickup, please ask us in-store. We also offer a Major Essential Service option which covers more tasks for £215, please contact us directly for more details on this option.

  • Oil and Filter Change

  • 30 Point Ford eCheck

  • Anti-freeze Check and Top-up

  • Brake Fluid Check and Top-up

  • Wndscreen Washer Check and Top-up

  • Visual Brake Check (Wheels on)

  • Power Steering Fluid Check and Top-up

  • Battery check

  • Check and Adjust Tyre Pressure (On All Tyres)

  • Reset Service Light

  • External Fuel Filter Change (diesel only)

  • Brake Check (wheels off)

  • Check and Advise on Transmission Oil Level

  • Steering Check

  • Hunter Alignment Check
  • Wash and Vac

  • Air filter or Pollen Filter change

  • Need your MOT too?

    If you book your MOT at the same time as your service you will also get a further discount of £5 - every little helps! 

  • MOT only £35 when booked with Ford Essential Service


Need to Order Ford Parts? 

Rates ford run of the largest and most expansive Parts networks in the UK, including tyres, alloys, internal and external parts as well as accessories, performance kits and Ford retail products. 


Is the price all inclusive?

Yes. All prices include parts, labour and VAT.

Are you an official Ford Dealership?

Yes, we are one of the oldest Ford dealerships in the UK, with over 60 years offering the very best prices for car sales and best car servicing options in Essex.

Are your technicians Ford trained?

Yes, all of our technicians are Ford trained. We also only use Ford diagnostic equipment and parts.

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