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Ford Service
Coachmans Auto Repairs can perform car services and car repairs on all makes and models in the Ford vehicle range. All of our Ford services and repairs are overseen by a ford-qualified mechanic. We use Ford OE (original equipment) parts wherever possible, but can quote on alternative aftermarket spares on request.

Coachmans Auto Repairs takes special care to service your Ford motor vehicle according to Ford OE (original equipment) maintenance schedules. Sticking to these maintenance schedules saves you money in the long run.

What does the OE maintenance schedule tell you?

You might be wondering why you should stick to the Ford OE maintenance schedule when taking your car in for a service. The main argument for car service ‘by the book’ is that prevention is better than cure.

If you drive a Ford Fiesta, for example, the Ford OE maintenance schedule requires that your car repair centre renew (replace) the auxiliary drive belts every 160 000kms. This is the kind of detail that often ‘slips’ your mechanics attention.

At Coachmans Auto Repairs we stick religiously to the ‘by the book’ car service schedule. If the motor vehicle owner is unsure of how many kilometres since the last major service, we err on the side of safety. You simply cannot take changes during your with important components like Camshaft Drive Belts during car service.

Short-cuts and car services

If you fail to check and replace parts at the Ford OE maintenance schedule guidelines you risk serious damage to your motor vehicle. You might get away with skipping the 3-year hydraulic brake fluid replacement – or come off lightly when not checking and inspecting your cooling system pressure cap – but leaving a worn Camshaft Drive Belt could have terrible consequences.

If this belt snaps during vehicle operation you end up with a horrible mess! Your car service centre will have to crack open your engine and replace bent valves, the head gasket, and possibly even send the head in for engineering. A simple R1 000 to replace the belt at a regular service can run into tens of thousands of rand later!

Below you will find a short list of some of the Fords available and the specific services available on these vehicles: