WEEKLY CHECKS / FORD FOCUS / FLUID LEVELS

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

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

BRAKE AND CLUTCH FLUID LEVEL.

Note -: All models have a hydraulically operated clutch, which uses the same fluid as the breaking system).

!!! WARNING !!!

BRAKE FLUID CAN BE REALLY HARNFUL TO YOURSELF AND YOUR CAR,IT CAN DAMAGE YOUR EYES AND PAINTED SURFACES.DO NOT USE FLUIDS THAT HAS BEEN LEFT OPEN DOR SOMETIME AS MOISTURE IN THE AIR CAN REDUCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE BRAKING FLUID AND CAN BE THEREFOR VERY DANGEROUS.

Ford Centre Tip -- Make sure your car is on level ground.the fluid level in the resevoir will drop slightly as the brake pads wear down, but the fluid level must never be allowed to drop below the min mark.

IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE CONSTANTLY TOPPING UP,THERE IS AN INDICATION OF A LEAK THEN SOMEWHERE.

IF A LEAK IS SUSPECTED , THE CAR SHOULD NOT BE DRIVEN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES , UNTIL THE BREAKING SYSTEM HAS BEEN CHECKED.NEVER TAKE ANY RISKS WHERE BRAKES ARE CONCERNED.

THERE ARE FOUR SIMPLE STEPS.

1) THE BRAKE RESEVOIR IS LOCATED ON THE LEFT HANDSIDE OF THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.

2) THE MAX AND MIN MARKS ARE INDICATED ON THE FRONT OF THE RESEVOIR TANK. THE FLUID LEVEL MUST BE KEPT BETWEEN THE MARKING AT ALL TIMES.IT IS EASILY VISIBLE BETWEEN THESE MARKINGS.

3) IF YOU NEED TO TOP UP, ENSURE THAT YOU FIRST WIPE CLEAN THE AREA AROUND THER FILLER CAP TO STOP ANY DIRT ENTERING THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM.YOU WILL NEED TO CAREFULLY UNSCREW THE CAP AND CAREFULLY LIFT IT OUT OF POSITION.HOLDING THE WIRING CONNECTOR PLUG AND TAKING CARE NOT TO DAMAGE THE LEVEL SENDER FLOAT.CHECK THE RESEVOIR IF THE FLUID IS DIRTY(YOU WILL NEED TO DRAIN AND REFILL THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM).

4) CAREFULLY ADD FLUID, TAKE CARE SO THAT YOU DO NOT SPILL ANY ON SURROUNDING COMPONENTS.ONLY USE THE SPECIFIED FLUID (mixing different types can cause damage).AFTER YOU HAVE TOPPED UP TO THE CORRECT LEVEL,SECURE AND REFIT THE CAP AND WIPE AWAY ANY SPILT FLUID.(remember fill up in between the max and min marks).

Congratulations on behalf of The Ford Centre you have successfully checked the brake and clutch fluid levels of your car.

FOR OTHER WEEKLY CHECKS SEE OUR OTHER GUIDES

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

 

 

 

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