Essex Ford’s new Transit Centre at Rayleigh is a one-stop shop for all commercial vehicle needs, where you can discover and test drive the full range of Transits, the Ford Ranger and the Ford Fiesta Van. You can benefit from the expert product and financing knowledge of specialist sales staff and take advantage of extended opening hours for greater flexibility with repairs, servicing and support.
It’s worth popping in to find out why Ford leads the UK for sales of commercial vehicles overall, with the Transit Custom heading the way as the best-selling van. Around 30% of commercial vehicles sold in the UK are Fords and with the efficient new EcoBlue diesel engine now installed in the Transit and Transit Custom, the range is set to continue its well-earned success.
The Ford Transit has long set the benchmark for innovative developments among commercial vehicles. After 50 years it is still collecting trophies, with many remarks on its superior driving dynamics and frugal running costs. Combining its high payload capacity and superior load lengths, the new Transit is the answer to all your work and transport needs.
Also available is the Transit Custom – the first and only van in its segment to have achieved a maximum 5-star safety rating by Euro NCAP. Come and experience how advanced systems, such as Lane Keeping Alert and Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance, helped it to achieve this accolade.
Voted What Van? Light Van of the Year, the Transit Connect is built to take on tough work whilst retaining an eye-catching design. Making use of the latest technologies, like Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance and Active City Stop, the Transit Connect is designed to help protect drivers, passengers and precious cargo.
Winner of What Van? Small Van 2016, the Transit Courier is perfect for those seeking a versatile, compact van that provides outstanding loadspace with car-like convenience and easy access.
Europe’s most popular pickup – the tough New Ford Ranger – has a fresh look with its new grille and headlights giving a powerful presence. Three cab styles are available with a rugged load box holding a generous load volume up to 1,260 kilos in weight. Enhanced diesel engines deliver outstanding fuel efficiency thanks to Auto-Start-Stop, new final drive ratios and Electric Power Assisted Steering, giving impressive performance. Advanced technologies meant the four-wheel-drive Ranger was the first pickup with a 5-star Euro NCAP rating.
Essex Ford appreciates that commercial vehicle customers often have very different needs to car customers, so they have not only invested in dedicated commercial facilities at the Rayleigh's Transit Centre, but also achieved Premium Standard Transit Service status at their Transit Centre at Dunton near Basildon and at their Lakeside dealership in Thurrock for repairs, servicing and support.
Equipped with the latest Ford diagnostic equipment, Ford’s Technical Information System and highly trained commercial vehicle technicians, Essex Ford has developed the ability to deliver a service that is second to none across the south of the county. By operating several Transit Service Centres, it means customers get top quality support at more convenient times and places to get vehicles back to work as fast as possible – you can even book your service and MOT online.
Ford’s Commercial Vehicle Standards have been fully adopted by Essex Ford. They outline exactly what you can expect and rely upon in terms of service and support. Qualified technicians inspect your vehicle before the job is started and agree all the work with you in advance, plus you can clearly see service and repair prices – the price quoted is the price you pay. The Transit24 commercial vehicle service promise means that customers enjoy a number of benefits designed to keep their businesses going.
If you own a Transit, Essex Ford will keep you moving with while-you-wait servicing, MOTs, priority treatment for urgent repairs at either a Transit Service Centre or their specialist Accident Repair Centre, reliable Ford-approved parts that can be delivered anywhere in the UK by 9am the next morning if they’re not already in stock, and Ford Fleet Accident Management (a free, ethical and comprehensive accident management programme).
Commercial Vehicle Specialists will be there for you when you need them to be open. This includes opening early on Saturday mornings and late night servicing on Thursdays every week, when you can drop off your vehicle by 4pm and collect it by 10am the following day (booking in advance is needed). This flexibility maximises productivity for business customers by reducing the downtime of their commercial vehicles.
If your repair cannot be completed within the time specified, their Ford Commercial Vehicle Specialist can, in most instances, provide a replacement vehicle to keep you on the road. If a vehicle is not available from their own stock, they will make arrangements for you to obtain a suitable vehicle from one of Ford’s many partner rental companies or offer suitable alternative transport.
Essex Ford sticks to its motto of “doing it even better for you” to go the extra mile. They understand that the needs of a business may require a special level of attention and can take the time to discuss a tailored Service Level Agreement above and beyond the usual support for customers’ businesses.