The Focus is one of Ford's smaller, economy vehicles, priced between £7,800 and £10,400. This vehicle is powered by your choice of manual or automatic transmissions, and two 2.0-litre engine options. To ensure optimal use and years of life, it is best to keep up with the required maintenance, especially regular oil changes.
Ford recommends that you change the oil on a 2000 Ford Focus every three to six months or 3,000 miles, using oil that is American Petroleum Institute Certified; particularly SAE 5W-30. Additional oil treatments or additives are not suggested.
Checking the Oil
You should periodically check your engine oil to ensure proper levels. To do so, check that your vehicle is on level ground, make sure your car is in the parked position and has been off for several minutes, and remove the dipstick. After wiping it clean, reinsert the dipstick, and remove it once more. If the oil level is between the ADD and FULL or MIN and MAX marks, your Focus has the proper amount of oil.
Changing the Oil
When it is time for scheduled maintenance on your Focus, you can have your oil changed by a mechanic, or you can do it yourself. The entire process should take less than 30 minutes, and cost anywhere between £9 and £19 if done by a professional.