Servicing & MOT at M53 Ford

Getting the best performance from your Ford vehicle requires regular maintenance. Not only does adhering to the recommended service schedule keep all your car’s systems and components in good working order, it also helps to maintain its value when the time comes to sell.

Here at M53 Ford, we take as much care over maintaining your vehicle as Ford did building it. Our Ellesmere Port and Birkenhead dealerships have fully-equipped workshops on-site, where highly skilled technicians perform Ford car service & MOT tests, keeping your vehicle in prime condition. We use the latest tools and technology to identify and fix any issues that may have arisen, and when it comes to repairs, we only use genuine Ford parts, ensuring that you benefit from quality components that are completely compatible with your specific model. And because we’re independently checked by the RAC and have "Golden Spanner" Trading Standards approved workshops, you can rely on us to deliver excellence across our aftersales services.

When you come to M53 Ford you can expect value for money and a professional service. We offer a vehicle collection and delivery service should you require it, and can provide a courtesy car if necessary. Simply let us know what you’ll require at the time of booking. Contact us today to arrange a Ford service, MOT or repair in Cheshire or Merseyside.Text here ...

Service Levels at a Glance

Choose a service level that perfectly suits your needs

Engine Oil and Filter We drain the old engine oil, refill with new oil, renew the oil filter and renew the sump plug gasket (if fitted).
Interim Service We recommend an interim (or minor) service every other service, beginning with the first.
Full Service A full (or major) service is recommended every other service, beginning with the second service.
Manufacturer Service At M53 Ford, a Ford Manufacturer Service is carried out by Ford-trained technicians using only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, the latest servicing techniques and cutting-edge diagnostic and repair equipment.

Services we Offer

Our comprehensive aftersales solutions include the following…

Service Opening Hours

Overnight servicing is available by appointment. Bring your car in before 4pm and pick it up 9am the following day.

Ellesmere Port

Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 12.30pm


Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 12.30pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Please study our frequently asked servicing questions. If your query remains unanswered, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

How much does a service cost?


The price will vary depending on the type of service you require and whether repairs and/or replacement parts are required. Details of our Ford Essential Service pricing can be found here. Please contact us if you’d like to know more.

Do you service electric vehicles?


Absolutely. Ford produces a wide range of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, and while most servicing aspects remain the same, there are of course differences. Whether your vehicle is powered by fuel, electricity or a combination of the two, you can expect impressive, budget-friendly results.

How do I find my vehicle’s service history?


You might be able to find it online via your Ford Account and/or FordPass app. This will depend on the age of your vehicle because all Ford vehicles sold since 2022 come with a Digital Service Record while older vehicles were issued with a printed service book.

How often should you service your car?


Typically, you should service your car every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. For specific service interval recommendations, please refer to your owner’s manual or (if you own a Ford) access the information via FordPass. Alternatively, don’t hesitate to contact the friendly, knowledgeable M53 Ford Birkenhead or Ellesmere Port service team.

What does a car service include?


It depends on the type of service.

  • An interim service (usually every six months or 6,000 miles) comprises a multi-point inspection – around 50 individual checks – plus an engine oil change and installation of a new oil filter, if applicable.
  • A full service (typically every 12 months or 12,000 miles) is more extensive and features closer to 80 individual checks.

If you have any servicing questions, don’t hesitate to contact us

Is a full service worth it?


It’s not only worth it, it’s essential. Regular servicing is the key to your car’s continuing roadworthiness and safety. It will also help to ensure optimal resale value.

When does a new car need a service?


In most cases, after 12 months (or 12,000 miles) of initial use. For specific service interval details, please check your owner’s handbook or, if it’s a Ford, the FordPass App – or contact your local M53 service team.

Where can I get a wheel alignment?


We at M53 Ford offer an array of aftersales solutions, including maintenance, repairs and MOT testing – and a wheel alignment service, which ensures enhanced handling and steering.

Can I get a car service near me?


Are you situated in the North West? If so, M53 Ford Birkenhead or Ellesmere Port are ideal servicing destinations, particularly if you drive a Ford.

What is vehicle servicing?


It consists of a series of inspections, the net result of which give a clear indication of the condition of your car. If no issues are discovered, you’re good to go. If one or more problems are detected, you’ll stand less chance of facing a costly repair bill.

Which dealers offer Ford servicing?


M53 Ford does. Based in Birkenhead and Ellesmere Port, we’re not only an official Ford main dealer, we’re an authorised service provider too. Whatever your aftersales needs, we offer expert, cost-effective solutions.

Need to make an appointment? Book your next service online today.