2013 Ford Focus ST: 10,000-Mile Service
May 21, 2013
We recently had a service message pop up in the instrument cluster of our 2013 Ford Focus ST. The odometer had ticked a few hundred miles past 10,000 and the car was politely reminding us that it was time for some love.
We drove it to Santa Monica Ford, just down the street from the editorial offices, where service advisor John was happy to get us right in. Service would be closing up in about an hour, but we always like a quick turnaround if at all possible. John assured me that this would not be a problem.
As I pulled in, one of the other advisors, a kid who looked to be about 20 years old, heartily approved of the car's arrival. "Man, that's the sickest Focus we've had in here!" (A car guy clearly, because he also expressed admiration when Frio swung by to pick me up in our long-term Subaru BRZ: "Sick Subaru, bro. Sick Subaru.")
This visit would be pretty straightforward: oil and filter, tire rotation and pressures to spec, multipoint inspection. John called not 45 minutes later to let us know the Focus was done. We made it back to the dealership literally five minutes before the service department closed. Overall, it was a pretty good experience.
Total Cost: $44.33
Total Days Out of Service: None
Karl Funke, Associate Vehicle Coordinator @ 10,573 miles