When shopping for tires, it’s easy to get confused. With a constant barrage of tire coupons, social media posts and ads coming at you every day, the choices can become overwhelming. While it’s normal to be concerned about the immediate needs of finding the best prices for tires, it’s also a very good idea to consider the long-term safety and cost of properly maintaining your vehicle.
Original Ford tires
There’s a reason Ford chose the original tires that came with your vehicle. Other replacement tires may not be the right fit. This can result in a less comfortable ride but, more importantly, lower fuel efficiency and more frequent tire rotation and replacement. Ford original tires are designed to make the most of your vehicle’s performance, saving you time and money.
The factory-trained service technicians at your local Ford Dealer Service Center are ready to help you find the best tires for your specific model at the best price possible. In fact, many Ford dealerships offer significant tire deals on original brands, including Michelin®, Goodyear and Continental. They also offer service coupons for tire rotation, balancing and installation.
Factory-trained tire installation
Are you familiar with the ever-changing world of tire technology? Most of us aren’t. Thankfully, there are about 35,000 factory-trained Ford technicians across America who are.
Every year, forums across the web are inundated with tire installation nightmares. The tales vary from balancing errors to mounting mistakes, such as a technician’s failure to recognize tire pressure monitoring systems, run-flats and other special technologies standard in most newer vehicles. These types of oversights can cause your monitoring system to malfunction leaving you in an oftentimes bad situation.
Ford service technicians are factory-trained to service Ford vehicles. Their training is developed by the same company that designed, engineered and built your vehicle and its monitoring system. This means as the technology advances, so does their training. This training greatly reduces, if not eliminates, the chances of the improper installation of your vehicle’s tires.
Full-service maintenance and repair
With vehicles reaching the 30K – 40K-plus mileage range, tires are not the only parts on your car, truck or SUV that may need attention. While most vehicles follow a regular maintenance schedule, some issues may occur before the recommended date or mileage range has been reached.
While servicing your tires, your Ford service technician is factory-trained to recognize and point out these potential maintenance issues to you. He or she can then recommend any needed repairs at the time of service, saving you additional trips to the dealership. These services can vary from a simple tune-up or oil change to more extensive engine or transmission repairs.
With over 47 million Ford vehicles in various makes and models on the road today, it has never been more important to ensure your technician is familiar with your vehicle’s maintenance needs. Other benefits of dealership installation include:
- Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts
- Full-service maintenance and repair facility
- Parts and labor warranties
- Clean, comfortable waiting areas
- Shuttle service to and from your home
- Friendly and knowledgeable staff
While Wi-Fi, shuttle service and clean, comfortable service areas are certainly a bonus, there are other benefits that should get you excited about creating a relationship with your local Ford dealership.
Ford Protect TireCARE
Ford Protect TireCARE (FPT) is a smart investment to protect your tires and wheels from the everyday hazards of the road. Your policy covers all costs associated with the repair or replacement of a tire or wheel due to a road hazard, such as:
- Glass or metal in the road
- Potholes, debris, nails, blowouts, etc. (excludes cosmetic damage)
These costs include towing to the nearest Ford or Lincoln dealership or tire repair facility, with a reimbursement up to $100. You will also be reimbursed 100 percent of the cost of a new tire, including mounting, balancing, new valve stem, tire disposal and sales tax as shown on the sales invoice. To learn more about FPT, visit fordprotect.ford.com/tirecare
The Ford Service Credit Card
Does your vehicle always seem to need work at the worst possible times? This flexible financing option lets you pay for all service maintenance and repairs, including tire purchases and installation, at Ford dealers across the U.S. It’s easy to apply for and once you’ve submitted your application it only takes minutes to receive the decision. Subject to credit approval, you’ll be provided with a credit line to assist you with all in-store purchases, including:
- Ford tires
- Extended service plans
- Loaner vehicles
- Body shop repairs/deductions
- And more
Ready for a rotation or new Ford tires? Search for money saving coupons here. Then, contact your local Ford dealer or log into your Ford Owner account to schedule an appointment today.