Why doesn't a service plan cover brake fluid?
My partner has just taken her Ford Fiesta (2013 model) in for its second year service. Ford have subsequently rung us to say that the brake fluid has been checked and shows a quantity of water and air in the system. So much so that it registers red on their scale. We've been told that this is a wear and tear item, due to it being down to atmospheric conditions - it would not fall under the service plan agreement. Does this sound correct to you?
Yes, that's correct. Service plans offer bare minimum servicing. That's why they're cheap. You get what you pay for. Honest of the dealer to test the fluid rather than routinely replace it. Let's just hope he's being honest about the test itself.
Answered by Honest John on