Ford closing half its uk dealerships

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  1. Charlie Brown

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    Like all manufacturers they are “rationalising “ their dealer network. It will be interesting to see where and when the axe will fall.
     
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    It makes sense. The game doesn't work this way anymore. People research their car online, configure it on the Ford website or somewhere like Carwow, go into a dealership and place an order. The dealers don't need so many cars on their lots anymore.
     
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    And when they are all battery operated they won’t need such frequent services either. Makes sense to cut costs sooner rather than after they go bust
     
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    They'll still break down and require warranty repair. Ford heralding a whole new world of piss-poor customer service.
     
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    I worry for the job losses.

    As for EVs, BEVs will probably require frequent coolant changes.
    Brake fluid.
    Tyres
    Then there's enduring Elephant in the room, battery service life. Once established, I expect there'll be a turn-over of battery replacements, etc.
    Possibly not a sufficient volume of servicing to stustain the current size of the franchise, but I suppose it'll all come out in the green-wash.
     
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    The report says that some of the current dealers will become Ford service centres only
     
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    Smaller franchises dealers will start to disappear, Ford want you to go to the big main “Ford Stores” where you can get everything for all models including service, parts and body shops.
     
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