Reply to Ron's Post: Thanks for your prompt response, but I still have some followup questions.
What kind of a shop can be trusted to provide correct service for my Ford? Is there a national chain that you can recommend?
The scheduled Maintenance book of my car says that the engine
air filter should be changed, but your list does not include this. Should the engine air filter be changed at 30,000 miles?
After checking the VIN of my Ford Focus, the Ford dealer says that the trasmission needs to be flushed. Does the automatic fluid replacement instruction in your list, match this flushing instruction by the dealer?
Can we be sure that a reputable shop will use the correct engine oil, and the correct transmission
fluid, that are required for my Ford Focus?
What's an approximate cost that the 30,000 mile maintenance should cost for my Ford Focus?
Thanks for your help.