Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Kaysville UT USA
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The few oil changes I've taken it in for have have run around $75. ( $95 with the tire rotation, but I let the tire places rotate since they do it for free) Ford Owners Advantage gives every 5th oil change free. So they average out to be about $60 per oil change at my local dealer.
Fuel Filter changes are $150 bucks. Fuel Filters are $48 online and it takes 15 minutes to change, so I do my own. But if you added them to the above oil changes you would increase your avg by ( 150/2=$75) So $60 + $75 = $135 avg per oil change every 7500 miles.
The air filter is $12 online and I change mine out every other oil change ( the same as the fuel filter) It's another 5 minute job. But lets assume the dealer charges $50 for that. add another $25 to the avg and now you are $165
My Transmission flust at 30,000 miles cost me $200 divide that by 4 and that averages $40 per oil change, bumping the average to $205.
DEF is around 7.5 gallons per oi change or about $18.00 per oil change, so now we are at $223 for the avg
About every other oil change you will need to do a "Check Coolant" test. Some dealers do that for free, Some charge. I would imagine you will pay $50 -$75 bucks for that. So lets divide $75 by 2 and add to the average the average now is at $260. If they do a coolant flush and refill at 60,000, that will run $250 Which adds another $31 to the avg for a total of $291 per 7500 miles
I suspect you will do your brakes once in that 125,000 miles. Maybe twice, So you can figure what your brake wear will be. My 2000 and 2003 trucks needed brakes redone about 36,000 to 40,000 miles, Since Ford enlarged the rotors in 2005 my 2006 trucks brakes lasted around 70,000 miles and my current 2011 has 55,000 miles and looks like the brakes will easily make the 65-70k distance. The larger rotors and better exhaust braking help extend the brake life. If they include brake jobs, then you are coming out ahead.
So if you are paying an average of $300 per oil change and getting both the transmission and coolant flushes in that average, You are probably getting a reasonible deal. If it's just oil changes and filters, You are paying too much. Plus the dealers are betting that you won't make all your service intervals. They know the average owner will sell his truck before 7 years are up or he will move away or be on the road when a service is needed.
Personally for me, I'll just pay as I go.
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