Ford extends Ford Approved programme to vans and pickups

Ford has this month announced that it is extending its Ford Approved programme beyond passenger cars to include commercial vehicles.

This news means that pre-owned Ford vans and pickups will be included within the programme and that customers can purchase used Ford vans from dealers in Yeovil and across the UK safe in the knowledge that they are high quality and fully functioning.

All Ford Approved commercial vehicles will be backed up by a 160-point quality verification, mechanical and safety check. Customers can also access the vehicle’s full service history and benefit from Ford’s Roadside Assistance and a 12-month warranty.

How does a vehicle gain Ford Approved status?

To gain Ford Approved status, vans and pickups must be less than five years old, be owned by the dealer and have less than 100,000 miles on the clock.

Ford Approved vehicles can be sold on a 14-day or 500-mile exchange programme, and with seven-day drive away insurance. Ford Approved used vans will also come with a finance and mileage check.

In an article on, Andy Barratt, chairman and managing director for Ford of Britain, said, “Ford Approved offers commercial vehicle customers complete peace of mind.

“The Ford-backed scheme assures buyers that the vehicle they are purchasing is of suitable quality complete with warranty and roadside back-up.”

The Ford Approved programme was relaunched into the passenger car side of the business last year. Many experts feel that the relaunch and the increased demand for quality used commercial vehicles has encouraged the manufacturer to extend the programme.

This now means that all of Ford’s commercial vehicles will be part of the programme, including the Ford Transit Courier, Ford Transit Connect, Ford Fiesta van, Ford Ranger, Ford Transit and the Ford Transit Custom.

Customers can use a van locator to search for Ford van dealerships in Andover and the rest of the UK to see if the model and specification you are looking for is in stock. If you’re in the south of England, search via our used Ford vans page.

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