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Useful information about this American/German brand

The birth of Ford

Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The brand was founded in 1903 by Henry Ford. The company sells cars and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand.

Ford introduced a completely new production method, the cars were assembled on the assembly line. Ford introduced this method and it was adopted by almost all car manufacturers around 1914. Ford's former British subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover, acquired in 1989 and 2000 respectively, were sold to Tata Motors in March 2008. Ford also owned the Swedish automaker Volvo for a period from 1999 to 2010, after which Ford sold the brand to the Chinese company for about €1.5 billion. Geely.

Ford database

The overviews below contain many useful service intervals and tips on the most recent Ford models. The intervals and guidelines are only an indication, circumstances may occur that cause a garage to give a different advice.

When to replace a Ford timing belt

The timing belt or chain is essential for (almost) any combustion engine, without it there can be no combustion. This is because the timing belt ensures that the camshaft, the crankshaft and the valves are driven by means of this belt or chain. Almost all Ford vehicles have a timing belt, which must be replaced periodically. Below are the intervals per model that we know about: