Ford repair shops must be certified to fix aluminum-bodied F-150, according to The Detroit News.
Ford Motor Co. will require all repair shops to be certified if they want to fix the new aluminium-bodied F-150 that debuts later this year.
The Dearborn automaker said Sunday that it expects most of its dealers to seek certification, which includes tooling upgrades that will cost between $30,000 and $50,000.
Ford will chip in $10,000 to any interested dealer with a service shop.
The announcement, which came out of a dealer meeting at the National Automobile Dealers Association conference, deviates from a previous Ford statement that said the company would not require dealers to be certified. But the method of certifying service centers and repair shops is not new.