Ford Motor Company offers 100% core credit on Motorcraft and Ford Parts regardless of damage or quality of the returned core, provided the returned core meets the following conditions:

Returned core is the same part as the assembly purchased.

Core is 100% complete with all parts attached and all fluids drained and is returned in its original package.

A core is typically a rebuildable part used as a partial trade-in for a new or rebuilt part and a 'core charge' is similar to the deposit paid for a returnable can or bottle. It is an additional charge at the time of purchase to promote the return of the core when the part is replaced. When the core is returned the charge is refunded.