BATTERY CHECKS FOR A FORD FOCUS

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WELCOME TO THE FORD CENTRE,WE ARE A FAMILY RUN BUSINESS WHO SPECIALISE IN GENUINE FORD PARTS.WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN WHAT WE DO HERE AT THE FORD CENTRE.

WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE SOME OF OUR KNOWLEDGE WITH YOU THAT MAY SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY,BY DOING WEEKLY CHECKS ON YOUR CAR.WE CAN ALSO GIVE YOU ADVISE ON ANY PARTS THAT YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE WITH.

BATTERY CHECKS FOR A FORD FOCUS 2001- 2005

!!! CAUTION !!!

BEFORE YOU CARRY OUT ANY WORK ON YOUR CAR PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MESSAGE.

BATTERIES CONTAIN SULPHURIC ACID,WHICH ATTACKS CLOTHING,EYES AND SKIN.TAKE CARE WHEN TOPPING UP THE BATTERY OR CARRING THE BATTERY.

THE HYDROGEN GAS THAT IS GIVEN OFF BY THE BATTERY IS HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE,YOU MUST NEVER CAUSE A SPARK OR ALLOW A NAKED FLAME NEARBY.ALSO BE CAREFUL WHEN DISCONNECTING AND CONNECTING THE BATTERY CHARGERS OR JUMPLEADS.

1) MAKE SURE THAT YOUR BATTREY TRAY IS IN GOOD CONDITION,AND THAT THE CLAMP IS TIGHT.IF YOU HAVE ANY WHITE CORROSION ON THE TERMINAL OR THE SURROUNDING AREA.YOU CAN REMOVE THESE BY USING A SOLUTION OF WATER MIXED WITH BAKING SODA.RINSE ALL THE PARTS WITH WATER AFTERWARDS.PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY METAL PARTS THAT HAVE GOT CORROSION WILL NEED TO BE COVERED WITH ZINC PRIMER THEN YOU WILL NEED TO PAINT THEM.

2) YOU SHOULD EVERY SO OFTEN CHECK THE CHARGE CONDITION OF YOUR BATTERY.ON YOUR BATTERY THE STATE OF THE CHARGE OF YOUR BATTERY IS SHOWN BY THE INDICATOR EYE IN THE TOP OF THE BATTERY,WHICH SHOULD BE GREEN.IF THE INDICATOR IS CLEAR OR RED,THE BATTERY MAY NEED CHARGING OR EVEN REPLACING.

3) IF THE BATTERY IS FLAT, YOU MAY NEED TO JUMP START THE VEHICLE.THE BATTERY IS LOCATED IN THE LEFT HAND CORNER OF THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.UNCLIP AND REMOVE THE BATTREY COVER TO GAIN ACCESS.THE EXTERIOR OF THE BATTERY SHOULD BE CHECKED FOR DAMAGE SUCH AS A CRACKED CASE OR BATTERY COVER.

4) CHECK THE TIGHTNESS OF THE BATTERY CLAMPS,TO ENSURE GOOD ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS.YOU SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO MOVE THEM.IT IS BEST TO ALSO CHECK THE CABLES FOR CRACKS AND FRAYED CONDUCTORS.

Ford Centre Tip --  You can reduce battery corrosion by applying a layer of petroleum jelly to the clamps and terminals after they are connected.

IF BATTERY CORROSION IS VISIBLE.(THIS IS WHITE FLUFFY DEPOSITS)

YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE REMOVE ALL THE CABLES FROM THE BATTERY TERMINAL YOU WILL THEN NEED TO CLEAN WITH A SMALL WIRE BRUSH.(MOST AUTOMOTIVE STORES SELL A TOOL FOR CLEANING THE BATTERY POST AS WELL AS THE BATTERY CABLE CLAMPS).

Congratulations on behalf of the Ford Centre you have successfully checked the battery on your vehicle.

FOR OTHER OTHER WEEKLY CHECKS SEE OUR OTHER GUIDES

FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE PLEASE CALL US ON 0121 356 3666 OR EMAIL US INFO@THEFORDCENTRE.COM HAVE A LOOK AT OUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR LATE FORD PARTS , USE THE LINK PROVIDEDONE STOP SHOP FOR LATE FORD PARTS

  

 
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