We bought a Ford Escape 3 years ago and we had to bring it to the dealer for the regular maintenance – every 5,000 kilometers or 3 months whichever comes first. Since we have 2 cars, that 5,000 km couldn’t be reached so it is always the 3 months. A friend told me that I was spending for nothing since our Ford Escape was not much in use. When I asked the dealer what is the consequence if the maintenance every 3 months is not satisfied, he said that I will lose the car’s warranty. Isn’t it unfair to me? Our other car is Mitsubishi and their only requirement is 5,000 kilometers of use for the need of maintenance. Just food for thought if you are planning to buy a new car.