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Ford Protect ESP BaseCARE

Right here at Zeigler Auto Group, we deliver Ford Protect Extended Service Plans (ESP) to address customer's many desires, including price and time levels of protection. Ford Protect BaseCARE covers 84 components. The Ford BaseCARE Extended Service warranty is available for New, Used and Blue Advantage - Gold Certified vehicles. We invite you to take some time to look over the BaseCARE plan, which is detailed in the brochure and below. And, if you have addition questions, please give us a call today at 269.685.3557.

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BaseCARE Brochure

Drive On with First-Class Service

The Ford Protect BaseCARE Extended Service Plan is 100% backed by Ford Motor Company.
  • Service provided at Ford or Lincoln dealerships in the U.S., Canada and Mexico
  • Ford-authorized parts are used for repairs
  • Factory-trained and certified technicians

Drive On with Valuable Benefits

The Ford Protect BaseCARE Extended Service Plan is there when you need it with 24-hour Roadside Assistance.

  • Includes tire changes, lockout, out-of-fuel and battery jump-start assistance
  • Towing Assistance (up to $100 per occurrence)
  • Emergency Travel Expense (up to $1,000 within the first 5 days per occurrence)
  • Destination Assistance (up to $75)
  • Call 1.800.241.3673

Rental Vehicle Benefits

  • Standard coverage includes $60 a day up to 10 days for covered repairs

Drive On for Miles

There's nothing like buying a new vehicle. It looks good. It runs great. And, of course, it has that new vehicle smell. We want you to have that feeling with your new Ford vehicle for many miles to come. That's why Ford offers coverage like Ford Protect BaseCARE Extended Service Plan. So, you can drive on for miles, long after that new vehicle smell has faded away.

Based on your driving needs, you can customize a Ford Protect BaseCARE Extended Service Plan that's right for you.

New Plan Time and Mileage Options

Available within New Vehicle Limited Warranty

(Coverage ends at the earlier of years or mileage)

Plan Length or Miles Covered
3 Years 4 Years 5 Years 6 Years 7 Years 8 Years 9 Years 10 Years
36,000 MilesOXXXXXXX
48,000 MilesXXXXXXXX
60,000 MilesXXXXXXXX
75,000 MilesXXXXXXXX
100,000 MilesXXXXXXXX
125,000 MilesXXXXXXXX
150,000 MilesXXXXXXXX
175,000 MilesXXXXXXXX

O Not Offered

Used Plan Time and Mileage Options

Available beyond the New Vehicle Limited Warranty

Coverage lengths ranging from 6 months/6,000 miles to 6 years/75,000 miles for Model Year 2010 and newer vehicles.

Drive On with Key Services

Key Services is a benefit within your Ford Protect BaseCARE Extended Service coverage.* The technology in today's key(s)/key fob(s) makes it expensive to replace.
  • Your Ford Protect Key Services Option will replace or reprogram your key(s) and/or fob(s) if they are:
    • Misplaced
    • Damaged and will not work

*Not available for Cab/Chassis and Incomplete plans.

Drive On with Savings

The Ford Protect BaseCARE Extended Service Plan is an affordable way to limit your out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Protects you from the rising cost of future repair bills
  • Pay only the deductible, if any, per covered repair visit
  • 100% transferable, which may increase your vehicle's resale value (transfer fee applies)

For NEW Ford Protect Plans

  • Coverage begins with the original in-service date (New Vehicle Limited Warranty start date) and zero miles or hours. Your selected coverage expires upon reaching the earliest of time or mileage

For USED Ford Protect Plans

Vehicles within the New Vehicle Limited Warranty

  • Eligible Ford and Lincoln vehicles that have New Vehicle Limited Warranty remaining at the time of purchase – coverage begins at the signature date and current mileage. Coverage ends at the earlier of the number of months purchased or the number of miles purchased from the expiration of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty

Vehicles outside the New Vehicle Limited Warranty

  • Coverage for Ford and Lincoln vehicles beyond the New Vehicle Limited Warranty begins at the signature date and current mileage. Your selected coverage expires upon reaching the earliest of time or mileage

For Cab and Chassis/Incomplete Vehicles

  • A variety of time/mileage/hour options and deductibles are available:
    • For Incomplete: within 5 years, 100,000 miles or 4,000 hours of the original in-service date
    • For F-650/750: within the New Vehicle Warranty
  • Coverage begins with the original in-service date (New Vehicle Limited Warranty start date) and zero miles or hours. Your selected coverage expires upon reaching the earliest of time, mileage or hours

Drive On with Protection

With a Ford Protect BaseCARE Extended Service Plan, you are protected from unforeseen covered repairs on your vehicle for up to the earlier of 10 years or 175,000 miles. That's well beyond the New Vehicle Limited Warranty that comes with your vehicle. Now is the time to protect your investment with a Ford Protect BaseCARE Extended Service Plan.

Ford Protect BaseCARE coverage is such a great value. The price for parts and labor to repair major components can be significant. One repair bill can easily exceed the price of your Ford Protect BaseCARE coverage. It's clear that this coverage can quickly pay for itself.

  • Engine* $7,063
  • Steering Gear* $1,961
  • Transmission* $7,919
  • AC Evaporator Core* $1,034

*These examples are based on an average estimated U.S. retail cost for a Ford Explorer. Actual repair costs will vary by vehicle and dealer location.

Exclusions to Coverage

The Ford Protect BaseCARE Extended Service Plan provides affordable coverage; however, it is important to know what is not covered. Here are a few examples:

Generally Covered by Your Auto Insurance: Examples include fixed (non-moving) body parts, bumpers, glass, moldings, ornamentation, paint, rust, sheet metal, structural underbody framework, side and rearview mirrors (glass and housing), water leaks, wind noise, weather strips, wheels, wheel studs, wheel covers, convertible top, and bow.

Repairs Related to Your Maintenance Requirements: Items listed in your vehicle's owner guide. Examples include batteries of all types and cables, belts, hoses, hose clamps, brakes (front hub, drums, shoes, linings, disc rotors, pads), manual transmission clutch disc, exhaust system (including catalytic converter), spark plugs, squeaks, rattles, tires, wheel balancing, wheel alignment, all lamps and lights (LED and HID lights, bulbs, sealed beam, and lenses), fogging of lamp assemblies, shock absorbers, service adjustments and cleaning, software upgrades, and scheduled maintenance services.

Other Components and Repairs: Fabric, liners, fasteners, carpets, dash pad, wiper blades, knobs, trim, upholstery, physical damage or cosmetic issues, repairs covered by manufacturer recalls, any insurance, or if the vehicle is within the time and mileage limits of any warranty, repairs caused by improper or unreasonable use, unauthorized alterations or modifications of the vehicle, and repairs caused by lack of required or recommended maintenance. Costs or expenses for the teardown, rental expense, inspection, or diagnosis of failures not covered by this Agreement. Refer to the contact for details.

Ford Protect BaseCARE

Covers 84 Components


  • All Internally Lubricated Parts
  • Cylinder Block
  • Cylinder Heads
  • Diesel Injector Pump
  • Exhaust (Manifold and Bolts)
  • Flywheel
  • Harmonic Balancer and Bolt
  • Intake (Manifold and Bolts)
  • Metal Fuel Lines
  • Oil Pan
  • Oil Pump
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Thermostat
  • Thermostat Housing
  • Timing Chain Cover
  • Timing Chain (Gears or Belt)
  • Turbocharger/Supercharger Unit (Factory-Installed)
  • Valve Covers
  • Water Pump


  • All Internally Lubricated Parts
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Torque Converter
  • Transfer Case (Including All Internal Parts)
  • Transmission Case


  • Alternator
  • Electronic Ignition Module
  • Fuel Pump
  • Heated Backglass (Electrical Only – Not Glass Damage or Breakage)
  • Ignition Switch
  • Radiator Fan Relay
  • Speedometer/Odometer (Electrical and Mechanical)
  • Starter Motor
  • Starter Motor Solenoid
  • Switches (Manually Operated, Electrical)
  • Voltage Regulator
  • Wiper Motors
  • Wiring Harnesses (Excluding Spark Plug Wires)


  • Brake Booster (Power)
  • Calipers
  • Combination Valve
  • Master Cylinder
  • Metal Lines and Fittings
  • Parking Brake Cables
  • Parking Brake Linkages
  • Retainers and Clips
  • Self-Adjusters
  • Shaft (Brake Pedal)
  • Springs
  • Wheel Cylinders


  • Ball Joints (Upper and Lower)
  • Control Arms (Upper and Lower)
  • Control Arm Shafts and Bushings
  • Linkage and Bushings
  • Spindle and Spindle Supports
  • Stabilizer Bar
  • Tie Rods


  • Axle Shafts
  • Rear: Drive Axle Housing and Front Axle Housing for 4x4 (Including All Internal Parts)
  • Front: Final Drive Housing and Rear Axle Housing for AWD (Including All Internal Parts)
  • Driveshaft
  • Locking Rings (Four-Wheel Drive)
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Universal and Constant Velocity Joints
  • Viscous Coupler/Flexible Coupler


  • Column Lock (Tilt Wheel)
  • Control Valve
  • Cooler and Metal Lines
  • Idler Arm
  • Power Steering Pump/Electric Power Steering Actuator
  • Pulley Assembly
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Steering Gear Housing, Manual and Power (Including All Internal Parts)
  • Underbody Linkages and Couplings


  • A/C Clutch
  • A/C Clutch Bearings
  • A/C Compressor
  • A/C Compressor Clutch Switch
  • A/C Compressor Head
  • A/C Compressor Seals
  • A/C Condenser
  • Evaporator
  • Field Coil
  • Pulley

0% APR Interest-Free Installment Payment Plan with flexible payment options is available when the extended service plan is not included in the vehicle financing. Everyone qualifies, making it the smart choice.

This brochure is intended to provide general information about BaseCARE Extended Service Plan offered by Ford Protect. It was printed for the October 2023 plan year. Prices and plan details may have changed after the brochure was printed. Plan availability, benefits, coverage and provider may vary by state. Please refer to your plan's contract for actual terms and conditions, including a list of covered repairs.

In Florida, Ford Protect on Ford vehicles is a Service Contract from Ford Motor Company (License #42722).

In Texas, Ford Protect is a Service Contract from Ford Motor Service Company (License #SCP-165).

Learn more about our full range of Ford Protect Extended Service Plans today.