Once you’ve purchased a new Ford and have spent time with your vehicle, we offer you a complimentary ‘Peace of Mind’ service inspection after 3,000km’s, or 2 months (whichever is first), to ensure everything is as it should be.

The inspection involves taking a look at a number of different areas of your Ford as outlined below as well as helping you understand how to use some of the features in your new Ford if you are unsure.

Items inspected (where applicable):


Clarify features of vehicle to customer


Complete customer instructions


Driving vehicle into workshop


Instrument gauges, warning/control lights and horn

Check operation


Check operation, adjust, if necessary (where applicable)

Washers, wipers

Check operation, adjust, if necessary

Inside the vehicle


Exterior and respective control lights, instrument cluster illumination

Check operation/condition

Steering column

Inspect steering column lock operation

Park brakeCheck operation, adjust, if applicable
Inspect handbrake warning lamp operation

Automatic Transmission

Inspect starter inhibitor switch operation

Inspect automatic transmission

Chech T-Bar operation

Manual transmission

Inspect manual transmission/transmission linkage operation

Climate control

Check climate control system performance

ECU self test

Auto/Trans Engine including idle speed and ABS check, if applicable

Seatbelts, buckles and stalks

Check operation and condition

Outside the vehicle



Check door adjustment

Water entry

Check for body related water leaks

Under the bonnet



Inspect Engine Oil
Auxiliary drive beltsInspect drive belt condition
Induction air filterInspect air cleaner, intake manifold tube and hoses

Inspect cooling system condition including clamps

Ignition system

Inspect condition/security of ignition leads/coils

Wiring, pipes, hoses, oil and fuel feed lines

Check for routing, damage, chafing and leaks (where visible)

Engine, vacuum pump, heater and radiator

Check for damage and leaks (where visible)


Inspect battery security and terminals, grease if necessary.

Manual transmission

Inspect manual transmission oil

Cruise control

Inspect cruise control actuator cable, if applicable

Under the vehicle



Inspect exhaust for signs of leakage, wear and damage

Heat shields

Inspect heat shields for correct fitment and signs of wear or damage

Steering, suspension linkages, ball joints, sideshaft joints, gaiters

Check for damage, wear, security and rubber deterioration (where visible)

Engine, transmission

Check for damage and leaks

Pipes, hoses, wiring, oil and fuel feed

Check for routing, damage, chafing and leaks (where visible)


Check condition of PVC coating


Inspect tyres for wear/damage

Road test



Inspect engine driveability

Cruise control

Inspect cruise control operation

Noise, vibration and harshness

Inspect squeaks, rattles, wind noise and powertrain noise

The ‘Peace of Mind Inspection’ expires after 5,000 km or 4 months after delivery of your new Ford (whichever is first), so make sure you book an appointment at your local Ford Dealer today.

More information related to the ‘Peace of Mind’ inspection can also be found in your Customer Assistance and Warranties (CAWS) guide.

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