Ford doubles Nectar points for MOTs

Nectar points can be used to buy supermarket goods, Ebay items and even at BP garages and as the official automotive partner, Ford was responsible for giving away over 180 million points in 2010.

It is the first time Ford has offered double points for routine servicing and MOTs and Ford hopes it will encourage customers to have their cars checked this month.

Andy Barratt, Ford customer service director, said: "With household budgets stretched, it’s important to spend wisely. This month, Ford dealers will not only be offering their usual expert service and quality, but also giving every customer a little extra reward."

The offer will apply to all Ford cars and each service comes with roadside assistance cover for one year or until the next service is due.

Ford’s Rapid Fit centres, which allow a change of tyre, new exhaust of brakes check without an appointment, will also offer double Nector points for the duration of the February.

However, the offer does not apply to warranty repairs, which are covered under Ford’s three-year, 60,000 miles warranty.

After the recent spate of winter weather, drivers are being urged to have their cars checked for faults in 2011.

Other manufacturers, such as Alfa Romeo and Fiat, are offering entry into a prize draw to win a new car when drivers undergo an MOT or service at an official dealership.

Perrys has official dealerships for Ford, Alfa Romeo and Fiat and offers teams of qualified engineers capable of carrying out an MOT or service under the February offers.