2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test

2009 Ford Flex: New Battery and Oil Change

November 09, 2010

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After the drained battery that Scott Jacobs experienced this past weekend, I thought that the Flex would need a jump-start. Luckily, the battery had just enough juice left in it to start up one last time. I took the car to Santa Monica Ford for service, and since the 'oil change required' warning had been on since last month, I asked them to take care of that as well.

All the Flex needed was a new battery, which cost $130 with labor. The oil change and tire rotation cost $46, and the car was ready a few hours later. The dealer also included a friendly 'reminder' on our windshield to come back in 3,000 miles for an oil change. For the record, the Flex's owner's manual says the intervals are actually at 7,500 miles.

Total Cost: $186.93 (Includes tax and waste disposal fees)
Days out of Service: Half Day

Ron Montoya, Consumer Advice Associate @ 71,293 miles.

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