Is the manufacturer's warranty still valid if not purchased from a main dealer?

Is the manufacturer's guarantee on a 2016 Ford Focus still valid if not purchased from a Ford dealership?
The Ford manufacturer warranty only lasts for 12 months. That is made up to 36 months by a 24 month Ford dealer warranty. But in practice the warranty generally seems to be honoured up to three years wherever the car was bought as long as it has been serviced correctly. When I was trading ex-rental Fords I used to get confirmation that the warranty was intact from Ford Customer Services.
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