You might be tempted to install your own Ford parts if something needs replacement. However, where you install your parts is as important as where you buy them, and experience has shown us that it’s better to have parts installed at a dealership service center. Kearny Mesa Ford outlines your path to better car care.

Why You Shouldn’t Install Your Own Ford Parts

Ford vehicles are designed with specific parts in mind, and installing them incorrectly will only reduce operational efficiency. Problems that can occur include:

  • Incompatible parts. If you aren’t ordering genuine Ford parts from our dealership, you’ll likely introduce something to the vehicle that it isn’t expecting. This can cause even more issues.
  • Improper installation. Even if you have genuine parts on hand, installing them incorrectly is dangerous. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you might create further problems.
  • Voided warranty. If something goes wrong with a DIY installation and causes another car problem, your warranty won’t cover that issue; what you thought would save you time and money can get very expensive very quickly.

Bringing Parts to Our Dealership

Think of it this way: you wouldn’t bring a package of ground beef to McDonald’s and ask them to make you a half dozen cheeseburgers. Similarly, our Ford service center team cannot install parts that weren’t purchased from us. We cannot always vouch for their quality, and even if you’ve taken care to buy OEM parts, we cannot be held responsible for any damage that may have occurred in transit (to say nothing of customers ordering the wrong parts).

It’s better to order and install it in the same place. This lets us guarantee the parts and labor and keep records of the parts and services that come from our dealership. If we perform maintenance, we need to know what parts from our inventory have been used. It’s better protection for everyone!

Shop for Ford Parts at Kearny Mesa Ford

Our dealership can help you source accessories and genuine replacement parts and install them efficiently. Schedule a service visit at Kearny Mesa Ford or shop for Ford parts today!