Extended Service Plans (ESP)
What are vehicle service contracts?
Ford Extended Service Plans, also called ESP or vehicle protection plans, offer you protection against the high cost of repairs in the case of a mechanical breakdown. These plans complement a manufacturer's warranty program.
Do I need a Ford ESP?
Do you plan on keeping your vehicle past the expiration of your manufacturer's warranty? If so, you may want to consider a vehicle protection plan. Unexpected repair costs may occur, along with the possibility you may lose the use of your vehicle for some time. A Ford ESP offered by your dealer gives you peace of mind and protection in the event of an unexpected mechanical failure.
What is covered under Ford ESP?
Your coverage depends on the plan you buy. In general, most of the mechanical, electrical and electronic components of your vehicle are eligible for coverage. Depending on the plan, your coverage may include the following: Parts and labor for the engine, transmission, front and rear-wheel drive axle, steering, brakes, front and rear suspension, electrical, air conditioning and heating, high-tech, emissions, audio and safety equipment.
What other benefits do I receive with Ford ESP?
Depending on the coverage you choose, additional benefits may include:
- Towing to the nearest Ford Lincoln Mercury dealer.
- Jump starts to charge a weak or dead battery.
- Flat tire changes in the event of a flat.
- Trip interruption reimbursement for motel or meal expenses.
- Vehicle fuel delivery to provide gas in the event you unexpectedly run out.
- Lock-out assistance to unlock a vehicle.
- Rental reimbursement in the event of a mechanical breakdown of a covered part.
- Transfer benefit if you sell your vehicle while the service contract is still in effect.
* Please see your service contract for all details.
How much does Ford ESP cost?
Your cost will vary based on many factors, including the type of vehicle you are purchasing and the plan you select. Your dealership will review all of the options for you.
Can I purchase a Ford ESP for a new, used or lease vehicle?
Yes, protection is available on new, used or lease vehicles for most makes and models. Once you decide on the specific vehicle that you will purchase, your dealer will show you a plan that is right for you.
Who is the company that administers my vehicle protection plan?
Your Ford ESP plan is fully administrated and supported by Ford Motor Co.. Ford ESP is proud to ensure that the car you buy is covered by a vehicle protection plan that meets you needs. In the event you need to file a claim, your repairs can be handled by any Ford Lincoln Mercury dealer in all 50 states and Canada. It's that simple.
What about companies selling vehicle protection plans on the Internet?
our dealership does not actively promote vehicle service contract companies on the Internet. Just as with any purchase decision, you should ascertain that you are dealing with a reputable company that will stand behind the products it sells. Your dealership is knowledgeable in vehicle protection plans and can explain to you all the important points that ensure you are buying a quality product from a reputable company.
What if I sell my car - can I transfer my vehicle protection plan?
Yes, your plan is transferable. Your dealer will provide you more information on how a transfer in a private party sale works.
Can I finance my vehicle protection plan with the purchase of my vehicle?
Absolutely! For your convenience, your vehicle protection plan may be financed along with the purchase of your vehicle. Ask your dealer's finance manager for more information.