General information

Have your vehicle serviced regularly to help maintain its roadworthiness and resale value. There is a large network of Ford Authorised Repairers that are there to help you with their professional servicing expertise. We believe that their specially trained technicians are best qualified to service your vehicle properly and expertly. They are supported by a wide range of highly specialised tools developed specifically for servicing your vehicle.

In addition to regular servicing, we recommend that you carry out the following additional checks.

WARNINGS:
Switch the ignition off before touching or attempting adjustment of any kind.

Do not touch the electronic ignition system parts after you have switched the ignition on or when the engine is running. The system operates at high voltage.

Keep your hands and clothing clear of the engine cooling fan. Under certain conditions, the fan may continue to run for several minutes after you have switched the engine off.

CAUTION:
When carrying out maintenance checks, make sure that filler caps are fitted securely.

Daily checks

Х Exterior lamps.

Х Interior lamps.

Х Warning lamps and indicators.

Check when refuelling

Х Engine oil level. See Engine oil check.

Х Brake fluid level. See Brake and clutch fluid check.

Х Washer fluid level. See Washer fluid check.

Х Tyre pressures (when cold). See Technical specifications.

Х Tyre condition. See Tyre care.

Monthly checks

Х Engine coolant level (engine cold).

See Engine coolant check.

Х Pipes, hoses and reservoirs for leaks.

Х Power steering fluid level. See Power steering fluid check.

Х Air conditioning operation.

Х Parking brake operation.

Х Horn operation.

Х Tightness of wheel nuts. See Technical specifications.

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