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So my dealer sent me a letter today (its been a month since I bought the car) saying I need to bring the car in for servicing just wondering if everyone elses dealer is doing this. Am I going to need to service this thing four times a year?
 

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I got the same thing from the dealer i bought mine from.... but i got the letter 3 weeks after i had it serviced at a dealer closer to my home.
 

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Not exactly on-topic, but if you register at the Ford owners website (you can link from www.fordvehicles.com), you can print off discounted service coupons. I've been using their oil/filter change coupon and saved a few $$. I've found that the dealer never sends stuff out at the right intervals. I'm usually ahead of them when they send out reminders and such.
 

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[quote author=otaku link=topic=65482.msg1121654#msg1121654 date=1167210073]
So my dealer sent me a letter today (its been a month since I bought the car) saying I need to bring the car in for servicing just wondering if everyone elses dealer is doing this. Am I going to need to service this thing four times a year?
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Hi otaku! Of course, it depends on your type of driving, but the general answer to your question is, no, you do not need to have the car serviced that often (or after one month, unless you have hit the point of needing an oil change).
Now, please understand, that what I am going to say next is in no way meant to be a wise crack:
Read your Owner's Manual! :shock:
It is your best friend. In the Owner's Manual is a section in the back with your cars Maintenance Schedule. The best advice anyone can give you, is to follow it. Some of it may seem like overkill, and as time goes on, you may weed some scheduled maintenance out, but that will be up to you (and at your own peril):bash:. If you follow your maintenace schedule, and keep records, you will not have to worry about "Voiding your Warranty". Also included in your Owner's Manual folder, there is normally a smaller insert that is a pocket version of the Maintenance Schedule.
Just another word of caution, always take any advice given to you by anyone (including me), over the Internet, or friends and family, with a grain of salt. Just because we have an opinion and can type on a computer, doesn't always mean we know what the heck we are talking about! There are some very knowledgeable people on this forum (and others), but just understand that when you get free advice, sometimes you get what you paid :dur:! Always check your Manual, do some independent research, and verify what you have been told. Then you will know you have an educated answer.
Good luck with the new car, otaku. :klavergreg:
 

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I had a Focus a couple years ago. A few months after I had it, the dealership sent me a notice in the mail that said I had to bring it in for 'required warranty maintenance'. It's just a bunch of crap to get you to go in. Pretty sad if you ask me. :?
 

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I am pretty sure that are sent from an automated mailing system. Mine never seem to be right. I will get them a few days after service.
 

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Nope this one is from the dealer (read my manual it says I can go 5k without service depending on driving habits) just wondering where you guys went for service or if you just did it all yourselves
 

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[quote author=otaku link=topic=65482.msg1125668#msg1125668 date=1167457652]
Nope this one is from the dealer (read my manual it says I can go 5k without service depending on driving habits) just wondering where you guys went for service or if you just did it all yourselves
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Hi otaku. I believe what Chris06 means is that they are sent by an automated mailing system used by your Dealer. In other words, they have no idea how many miles you have on your car, it's just a reminder to drum up business.
You can always save a few bucks by doing your own oil changes, changing your own filters, and some other basic things on the maintenance schedule. What you can do on your own, depends upon your skill level. Just keep your receipts for the parts (oil, filters, etc.) and keep records, as proof that you did not neglect the routine maintenance.
Good luck and Happy New Year!
 
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