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Although Ford makes some of the most reliable vehicles on the road today, you'll still have to perform regular maintenance tasks on your Ford model and potentially take care of any surprises that come up along the way. Luckily, Ford has you covered in that aspect with its Ford Protect Premium Maintenance Plan.
Keep reading to get acquainted with this protection plan from the Ford so you can decide if it's a resource you want to take advantage of.
Ford Protect is a collection of extended service plans entirely backed by Ford itself. It's a way of protecting your Ford vehicle from the unexpected and from the costs of general preventative maintenance. Ford Protect plans can last up to eight years or 150,000 miles, covering you for most of an average vehicle's life span.
The services covered by Ford Protect coverage plans are provided at Ford and Lincoln dealership service centers throughout North America. This helps ensure that your maintenance services are performed by a certified technician trained to know your Ford model inside and out. Another perk of having your maintenance and repair work done at Ford service centers is that you can take advantage of genuine and Ford-authorized parts instead of rolling the dice on unknown third-party manufacturers.
The Premium Maintenance Plan is one of the plans under the Ford Protect umbrella. Let's go over what it can do for you and your Ford or Lincoln.
Ford Protect's Premium Maintenance Plan covers most of your regular recommended maintenance visits. The Premium Maintenance Plan covers the replacement of normal wear and tear items to keep your Ford healthy and help maximize its life span. Maintenance tasks covered by the Premium Maintenance Plan include:
Though many of these maintenance tasks may be manageable prices by themselves, they add up quickly when lumped together and repeated over time. The Premium Maintenance Plan is there to alleviate that cost.
The Premium Maintenance Plan is especially handy to have when you need to replace parts damaged by wear and tear. Some of the most significant features include spark plugs, shock absorbers, and struts, brake pads and linings, clutch discs, engine belts, and windshield wiper blades. No vehicle can last forever. But with the Ford Protect Premium Maintenance Plan, you can get much closer without breaking your bank account.
How often you can take advantage of your Premium Maintenance Plan depends on the recommendations and requirements in your owners' manual section that contains your scheduled maintenance guide.
Some of the perks included in the Premium Maintenance Plan include:
The Premium Maintenance Plan has a 0% APR interest-free installment payment plan option that makes it easy to qualify for coverage. If you choose this method, you can keep track of your payments through your Ford Installment Payment Plan profile.
Having the Premium Maintenance Plan is a great asset if you plan on staying on top of your Ford's maintenance regularly. Giving your Ford the proper care it needs is one of the most effective ways of preventing more costly repairs as you start putting a substantial amount of miles into your vehicle.
Besides the major benefit of keeping your Ford healthy, sticking to the recommended maintenance intervals for your model can increase its resale value. If you stuck to Ford dealerships for all of your maintenance, you'll also have a record to show that you did indeed stay on top of your Ford's maintenance.
The Premium Maintenance Plan begins when the New Vehicle Limited Warranty starts and at 0 miles. This plan ends when you reached the number of miles or years you purchased — whichever comes sooner.
A Premium Maintenance Plan has to be purchased before the New Vehicle Limited Warranty is up, which lasts for three years or 36,000 miles for Ford models and four years or 50,000 miles for Lincoln vehicles.
As we mentioned, the Premium Maintenance Plan gives you a choice between different coverage lengths. These are offered in years and miles. You can purchase an extended maintenance coverage plan that lasts anywhere from two to eight years.
You'll also choose a mileage limit that depends on the years of coverage you choose. For instance, a two-year plan gives you the option of 25,000 or 30,000 miles. A three-year plan has eight options ranging from 30,000 to 150,000 miles.
Once you've chosen your years and miles, you'll then choose the maintenance interval. There are three to choose from: every 5,000 miles, 7,500 miles, or 10,000 miles. Therefore, a two-year plan with 25,000 miles of coverage can only get you up to five covered service visits. Remember that if the two years pass before the 25,000 miles do, you won't be able to take advantage of this maximum number of service visits.
If you think that the Premium Maintenance Plan from the Ford Protect collection is a good option for you, you can get a quote online to see what the rates might be for your model and situation. As always, if you have any questions about how the world of Ford works, including the Premium Maintenance Plan, you can ask your friends at Planet Ford Dallas. Our team of experts is here for you throughout the Ford ownership experience, from buying your next Ford to giving your current model the attention and care it needs.