Ford dealers are offering a service for £99 with a year’s roadside assistance.
The £99 Ford Value Service offer is aimed at owners of Ford car models that are three years old or more.
They can take advantage of the deal at any of the 400-plus participating Ford dealerships and Rapid Fit centres nationwide.
In addition to a service that includes an oil change, a new oil filter and a new air filter, vehicles will also have a free visual health check covering more than 25 maintenance and safety assessments.
The visual health check provides customers with an easy-to-understand summary that gives a red, amber or green status for vital components and systems. Red means that attention is required now and amber that it will be needed soon.
Among the items examined are brakes, clutch, seat belts, tyres, steering, suspension links, driveshafts, wheel bearings, transmission, wheel nuts and several major engine components, including the cooling system.
Included is roadside assistance throughout Britain and Europe for 12 months (or until the car reaches its next scheduled service interval, whichever comes sooner).
“This is a superb offer for cost-conscious drivers looking for value for money – those who might be tempted to let their service schedule lapse for a month or two to ease cash flow, or to take their car to an independent repairer,” said Paul Muers, marketing manager of Ford customer service division.