Ford warranty, pre-sale inspection, roadside cover, mileage check and exchange plan provide peace of mind for used buyers.
Ford Direct and Ford Approved
The Ford Approved Used Programme provides benefits that ensure it is safe, convenient, and simple to purchase through the manufacturer's network of specialists. It guarantees that you receive the same service as motorists that purchase new, for starters. Cars sit in two categories: Ford Direct or Ford Approved.
A Ford Direct car is virtually new and has a full service history. It is one or two years old, perhaps. Manufacturer commitments include a Two Year, Unlimited Mileage, Warranty that covers failure due to manufacturing and material defects for a wide range of components. There is no limit to the number of permissible claims.
Ford Assistance is a back-up if there is an issue such as a puncture. It includes roadside assistance, home assistance and vehicle recovery and is available throughout most European destinations. It lasts two years and is available all day, every day.
The Thirty Day Exchange Plan enables you to return the vehicle within the first thirty days or one-thousand miles (whichever is sooner). This might be necessary if another car catches your eye. It must be returned to the supplying dealer, presented in the same condition and the replacement must be of the same value; or higher.
Furthermore, the vehicle is thoroughly inspected – even its tool kit is scrutinised – to ensure it meets expectations. Any imperfections are corrected via a reconditioning process. It is also inspected/approved by the RAC that issues a certificate to confirm its: model, chassis number, registration and mileage. A Ford Direct, tamper-proof, windscreen hologram confirms its status.
Seven Day Drive Away Insurance ensures the manufacturer is responsible for insuring the vehicle for the week following collection. There is, therefore, no requirement for you to immediately transfer the insurance cover from any existing vehicle.
The HPI and National Mileage Register Check provides further peace of mind. Ford consults external, independent, sources to confirm the vehicle's mileage and that it is not subject to outstanding finance that makes repossession a likelihood. Ford also confirms that it has not been written off or reported stolen to the police.
A Ford Approved vehicle is typically one to five years old, and comes with a full service history. It is further provided with the:
- Manufacturer Warranty (remainder of),
- Ford Assistance (UK and European one year roadside recovery),
- Thirty Day Exchange Plan,
- Seventy-Five Point Inspection,
- Seven Day Drive Away Insurance,
- HPI and National Mileage Register Check.