Top Ford Mechanics
Garage in Romford, 25 years of experience
I offer MOT, diagnostics, timing belts, gearbox, clutch replacement, general service, and maintenance. I have worked for Vauxhall dealer for over 6 years as a full mot tester and technician. I offer HGV serv...
FAZIL • 26th March 2023
Ford Focus • Full Service
Garage in Warrington, 15 years of experience
Mobile Mechanic workshop manager mig welder mot tester fabricator cambelt clutch specialist 15 years experience
Garage in Nuneaton, 6 years of experience
With over 6 years of experience in diagnostic and repair of a wide range of cars i can to provide services from the basic such diagnostic and oil change up to repair of the brake system, suspension, clutc...
DESMOND • 25th March 2023
Ford Grand C-MAX • Additional work following previous booking
Garage in Nuneaton, 5 years of experience
We are a small and friendly family run workshop based in Nuneaton. We undertake all servicing and repair work at competitive prices as well as bodywork repair, welding and respraying. Our expert mechanics ca...
JAMES • 25th March 2023
Ford Fiesta • Clutch replacement
Garage in Sheffield , 8 years of experience
I started my career as a mechanic at BMW undertaking an apprenticeship which lasted 4 years. After learning all the tricks of the trade at BMW I then went onto Land Rover for 2 years further enhancing my ski...
Even when it arrived, they wouldn't allow me to see it before it had been prepped (yes it annoyed me). So I looked for somewhere or somebody that did car inspections to take a look over the car for me before I saw it for myself.
Overall, a friendly chatty guy who spoke through what he'd seen after his inspection. He didn't have any serious concerns about the car and said it was OK to buy.
That put my mind at rest, so when I finally did see it in person. I spent less than 30 seconds looking at it before handing over my money as I was confident in his opinion and was more confident that I wouldn't be buying a lemon.”
DAVID • 25th March 2023
Ford Focus • Premium Pre-purchase Inspection
Garage in Sacriston, 13 years of experience
I have more than 13 years repairing vehicles. I can offer a range of services and repairs. Happy to help
Garage in Andover , 20 years of experience
A sole trader with 20 years in the trade - experience working in both independent garages and dealerships. Working on all makes and models from diagnostics to clutches. Offering both mobile and garage-based ...
After months of strange issues with my ford s max and two new battery's in that time, he came out and finally told me what was wrong with my car. I've had 4 call outs with AA/RAC and was told all different things. But Lulian told me the ACTUAL problem with the car which now makes complete sense! Should of used him in first place.”
RICHARD • 25th March 2023
Ford S-MAX • Diagnostic Inspection
Garage in Birmingham, 15 years of experience
Specialist in modern vehicle technology Using Genuine main dealer level diagnostic tools/equipment * REMAPS * AC GAS * DIAGNOSTICS * REPAIRS Qualified Electricians Specialising in vehicle electrical diagnos...
Garage in Willenhall , 20 years of experience
20 long years of experience, dealing with all work from servicing to diagnostics.
DAVE • 24th March 2023
Ford Transit Connect • Premium Pre-purchase Inspection
Garage in Falkirk, 8 years of experience
Self employed mechanic for the past 3 years covering central Scotland. All work accepted
ABIGAIL • 24th March 2023
Ford Transit • Basic Pre-purchase Inspection
Garage in Bournemouth, 12 years of experience
Qualified and fully insured, at Gentlemec Motor Services we specialise in routine servicing, engine management diagnostics and vehicle repair and maintenance at our Bournemouth based garage. We also offer a ...
SHEILA • 24th March 2023
Ford Ka • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Birtley, 15 years of experience
I began my career with Citroen/Peugeot in Newcastle though the apprenticeship scheme and served my time there for 4 years. I moved to Prestige Cars in Gateshead for 18 months before gaining more experienc...
MELVYN • 24th March 2023
Ford S-MAX • Diesel injector seals replacement (all)
Garage in Bradford, 25 years of experience
We provide one of the best services for MOT tests at our Garage in Bradford. By using highly experienced staff and equipment you can be assured your car is in good hands to be inspected. At Niche Motor C...
Garage in Winchester, 8 years of experience
Welcome to AIC Maintenance Group - We Offer a Specialist Mobile Mechanic Service at your home or work place throughout West Sussex, Hampshire & Surrey Are you looking for a professional car mechanic who can...
ALEXANDRA • 24th March 2023
Ford Fiesta • Additional work following previous booking
Garage in Woking, 12 years of experience
I started my career with Kwik-Fit when I was 16 for a number of years understanding the trade. I moved to work for a few independent garages for around 4 years before working with Vauxhall for 3 years and su...
Want to learn more about Ford problems?
Read our short guide with information on the most popular models.
Common Ford Faults
In terms of common problems Ford is no different than other manufacturers and monitors problems closely and recalls cars for repairs and replacements of parts. Sometimes if a problem is found it may lead to a recall of the affected models during which Ford will offer a solution to the problem found.
Apart from repairs that may be needed from time to time it is of course good to bear in mind that the lifespan of Fords and its parts can be extended if the car is taken well care of with regular servicing. That means, if the car is serviced according to Ford's stipulations you will find that your car runs better for longer. Practically things that can be done to prevent wear and deterioration on your Ford is proper lubrication of moving parts and making sure serviceable items like the air filter are regularly replaced. It will mean that related components are also better protected from wear.
With the Fiesta now in its sixth generation it is perhaps no surprise that over it's long lifetime there have been a couple of recalls. For example, in the early 90s a couple of high-end Fiestas of the XR2i and RS1800 varieties suffered from a brake pipe failure caused by pipes that were not of the correct specification, vibration led to the eventual failure of half the braking system. Of course Ford acted promptly and replaced the brake pipes. [R/1993/047] It was found in a later generation of Diesel-engine Fiesta that on some occasions water can enter the Glow Plug Control Module during wet conditions, as it was not waterproof. In a more major recall affected models were refitted with a waterproof unit, as on occasions the old unit could overheat and catch fire due to the water ingress. [R/2014/102 / FORD 4C564]
The Ford Focus was the successor to the Ford Escort, introduced at the end of the 90s. Early models suffered some teething problems, for example some suffered from an issue with the alternator. The regulator was found to be problematic; some could fail leading to the alternator overheating. As such, affected vehicles were fitted with a new regulator. [R/1999/051] Another recall campaign was launched for a problem with the rear wheel hub, it was found that some models built over a two month period in 2007 were fitted with retaining bolts that were found to be inadequate and could loosen up. Affected vehicles were fitted with new bolts to stop the problem from occurring. [R/2008/045 / Ford ref. 7C160]
Ford's classic family car and executive saloon has been around for many years, introduced as the successor to the Ford Sierra. A minor problem was identified in 1994 on models built from October 1992 through to July 1993 in that the headlamp could go out due to a fault in the headlamp switch. Ford took action on affected models by replacing the switch where necessary. [R/1994/038] Some newer Mondeo's were found to have problematic handbrakes; if the handbrake was not applied precisely as suggested in the ownership literature the handbrake system may actually not hold the car in place. Ford fitted affected models with a revised handbrake system with a better leverage ration to make sure the car stays stationary. [R/2003/083 / Ford Ref: 3C883]
The Ford Ka was introduced as Ford's cool supermini in the 90s, whilst it of course made use of many unproblematic components already fitted to other Fords, some faults were found exclusively on the Ka. In 2002, for example, it was found that on some models a front brake hose may wear due to contact with a front wheel rim. On some occasions the rubbing on the brake hose could lead to a brake fluid leak and therefore reduced braking performance. Ford managed to solve this by simply fitting a tie strap to lock it to it's retaining clip. [R/2002/085 / Ford Ref: 2C827]
Ford's iconic Transit van has helped propel the nation's economy for almost a century. Sometimes, though, it has not been able to escape the occasional recall. In 1998, for example, some models built between 1994 and 1998 fitted with cold start equipment were found to have an issue with the sound insulation material in the engine bay. There was a risk it could catch fire due to heat generated around it. Ford's solution was simple, the insulation material was simply removed. [R/1998/009] A rather bigger issue was found on models built between January 2000 and August 2001, on a number of models there was a chance that a pin on the front suspension ball joint may become loose if the van is driven in a rough manner. This meant that the upright could detach itself from the track control arm. Ford was of course quick to fix it, by fitting a pin with an improved design. [R/2001/132 / Ford Ref. 1C781]
How expensive are Ford repairs?
Labour times and part prices vary for each model, but to give you an idea here are some examples.
|Car||Repair||Franchise Dealer estimate||Independent Garage estimate||ClickMechanic||Saving|
|Car2010 Ford Galaxy||RepairRear suspension lower arms (both) replacement||Franchise Dealer Est.£171 - £194||Independent Garage Est.£114 - £132||ClickMechanic Est.£115 - £133||Saving32%|
|Car2008 Ford Transit||RepairFront suspension lower arm bushes (one side) replacement||Franchise Dealer Est.£185 - £209||Independent Garage Est.£108 - £123||ClickMechanic Est.£109 - £125||Saving40%|
|Car2004 Ford Ranger||RepairFuel filter (diesel) replacement||Franchise Dealer Est.£37 - £47||Independent Garage Est.£24 - £32||ClickMechanic Est.£24 - £32||Saving33%|
|Car2004 Ford Focus C-MAX||RepairRadiator replacement||Franchise Dealer Est.£221 - £405||Independent Garage Est.£147 - £299||ClickMechanic Est.£149 - £300||Saving28%|
|Car2006 Ford Focus||RepairFront ball joint replacement - lower||Franchise Dealer Est.£146 - £183||Independent Garage Est.£88 - £119||ClickMechanic Est.£89 - £120||Saving36%|
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Mechanics that work on Fords
- A&Js Autoparts, Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Bak Vag-Tech, Birmingham
- CJW Engineers, Liverpool
- DTG, Staffs
- Eurocarstore, Swindon
- Hiq Ashford, Ashford
- Port Commercials Ltd, Crumlin
- Prompt Smart Repairs Ltd, Marston
- Rallyraid Uk T/a 4 X 4 And More, Huddersfield
- Rct Garage Services, Eastwood
- Roadangels, Aylesbury
- Rolfe Street A R C Ltd, Smethwick