Keeping track of your car’s oil life is important to ensure the longevity of your engine and its components. Resetting the oil life on your 2012 Ford Focus will remind you to have the oil and filter changed at regular intervals. Here are the steps to resetting the oil life on your Ford Focus:

Step 1: Ensure that you have the proper tools and supplies on hand

    • Owner’s manual: This will provide guidance for the resetting process.
    • Oil filter and oil: Make sure to use the specific oil and filter grade recommended by Ford for your 2012 Ford Focus.
    • Funnel and drain pan: Make sure to use a funnel if pouring the oil in to prevent spills.

Step 2: Prepare the Focus for oil change

    • Turn off the engine: Put the car in park, turn off the engine and set the emergency brake.
    • Lift the car: You will need to lift the car to remove the oil filter and change the oil. Use the jack that came with your car, and make sure the car is firmly supported before you crawl underneath.

Step 3: Change the oil and filter

    • Remove the old oil filter: When removing the old oil filter, remember to use a mechanic’s cloth or gloves as it may contain oil residues.
    • Replace the oil filter: Carefully install the new oil filter and make sure it is properly tightened.
    • Check the drain plug: If the drain plug was removed to remove the old oil, make sure to clean it and reinstall it with a new gasket.
    • Add the new oil: Once the drain plug is secure, add the recommended grade of oil. Remember not to fill past full capacity.
    • Clean up and dispose of old oil: Make sure to dispose of the old oil responsibly.

Step 4: Reset the oil life

    • Start the engine: With the engine running, the oil will circulate and start lubricating.
    • Set the trip odometer: With the trip odometer set to zero, press the reset button until “Oil life” appears.
    • Press and hold the reset button: Press and hold the reset button until “100” appears – this indicates the oil life has been reset.

By following these steps, you will be able to reset the oil life on your 2012 Ford Focus and ensure proper maintenance of your vehicle.

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