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Ford Mondeo maintenance schedule
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The manufacturers recommended maintenance schedule for these vehicles is as described below - note that the schedule starts from the vehicles date of registration. These are the minimum maintenance intervals recommended by the factory for Mondeos driven daily, but subjected only to normal use. If you wish to keep your vehicle in peak condition at all times, you may wish to perform some of these procedures even more often. Because frequent maintenance enhances the efficiency, performance and resale value of your vehicle, we encourage you to do so. If your usage is not normal, shorter intervals are also recommended - the most important examples of these are noted in the schedule. These shorter intervals apply particularly if you drive in dusty areas, tow a caravan or trailer, sit with the engine idling or drive at low speeds for extended periods (ie, in heavy traffic), or drive for short distances (less than four miles) in below-freezing temperatures.

When your vehicle is new, it should be serviced by a Ford dealer service department to protect the factory warranty. In many cases, the initial maintenance check is done at no cost to the owner. Note that this first free service (carried out by the selling dealer 1500 miles or 3 months after delivery), although an important check for a new vehicle, is not part of the regular maintenance schedule, and is therefore not mentioned here.

Weekly checks
Check the engine oil level, and top-up if necessary (Section 3)
Check the brake fluid level, and top-up if necessary (Section 3). If repeated topping-up is required, check the system for leaks or damage at the earliest possible opportunity (Sections 12 and 22) Check the windscreen/tailgate washer fluid level, and topup if necessary (Section 3) Check the tyre pressures, including the spare (Section 4) Visually check the tyres for excessive tread wear, or damage (Section 4)
Check the operation of all (exterior and interior) lights and the horn, wipers and windscreen/tailgate washer system (Sections 6 and 8). Renew any blown bulbs (Chapter 12), and clean the lenses of all exterior lights Monthly checks
Check the coolant level, and top-up if necessary (Section 3)
Check the battery electrolyte level, where applicable (Section 3)
Check the power steering fluid level, and top-up if necessary (Section 5)
Visually check all reservoirs, hoses and pipes for leakage (Section 12)
Check the operation of the air conditioning system (Section 14)
Check the operation of the handbrake (Section 23) Check the aim of the windscreen/tailgate/headlight washer jets, correcting them if required (Section 6) Check the condition of the wiper blades, renewing them if worn or no longer effective - note that the manufacturer recommends renewing the blades as a safety precaution, irrespective of their apparent condition, at least once a year (Section 6)
Every 10 000 miles or 12 months, whichever occurs first
Note: If the vehicle is used regularly for very short (less than 10 miles), stop/go journeys, the oil and filter should be renewed between services (ie, every 5000 miles/6 months).

Check the electrical system (Section 8) Check the battery (Section 9) Check the seat belts (Section 10) Check the auxiliary drivebelt (Section 11) Check for fluid leaks and hose condition (Section 12) Check the condition of all wiring (Section 13) Check all air conditioning components (Section 14) Change the engine oil and filter (Section 15) Check the manual transmission oil level (Section 16) Check the adjustment of the clutch pedal (Section 17) Lubricate the automatic transmission linkage (Section 18) Check the steering, suspension and wheels (Section 19) Check the driveshaft gaiters and CV joints (Section 20) Check the exhaust system (Section 21) Check the underbody, and all fuel/brake lines (Section 22) Check the brake system (Section 23) Check and lubricate the doors and bonnet (Section 24) Check the security of all roadwheel nuts (Section 25) Road test (Section 26). Check the level of the automatic transmission fluid with the engine still hot, after the road test (Section 7)
Every 20 000 miles or 2 years, whichever occurs first
Carry out all operations listed above, plus the following: Renew the ventilation system pollen filter (Section 27) Renew the coolant (Sections 2 and 28) Every 30 000 miles or 3 years, whichever occurs first
Carry out all operations listed above, plus the following: Renew the air filter element (Section 29). Note that this task must be carried out at more frequent intervals if the vehicle is used in dusty or polluted conditions Check the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) system, and clean the filter (Section 30) Renew the spark plugs (Section 31) Every 60 000 miles
Carry out all operations listed above, plus the following: Renew the timing belt (Section 32) Renew the fuel filter (Section 33) Every 3 years
(regardless of mileage)
Renew the brake fluid (Section 34)


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