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Checking the brake fluid in your 2012 Ford Focus is easy and should be done once a month. On some Fords, the owners manual suggests pumping the brake pedal 25 times before looking at the fluid level, be sure to check your owners manual to see if this applies to your 2012 Focus. In addition to checking the brake fluid level, you want to look at the color of the brake fluid in your Focus - if it is dark in color or it has been more than 2 years since you have changed it, you should consider having it changed - this will help make the internal components (which are expensive) last much longer.
If you need to add fluid to your Focus, it is important to check your owners manual for the correct type to add - it likely be either DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5, also known as silicone brake fluid. Be sure to discard bottles of brake fluid that are over a year old - brake fluid sucks the moisture out of the air and the water vapor in the fluid can quickly rust out the brake lines in your Focus.
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years2012 Ford Focus SE 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2012 Ford Focus SE 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
Don't be caught in the fog with burnt out fog light bulbs2012 Ford Focus SE 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!2012 Ford Focus SE 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2012 Ford Focus SE 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2012 Ford Focus SE 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan