How to Open and Close Your Bonnet Correctly

You’ll need to open your bonnet to check things like washer fluid and oil. Here’s how to do it properly:

  • First, make sure your handbrake’s on and the ignition’s turned off. 
  • Let your engine cool for about 10 minutes. 
  • Reach under the dash and pull the lever. 
  • The bonnet will pop open.
  • Lift the bonnet slightly and feel the release catch, then slide it to the left.
  • Lift the bonnet fully, then prop it up safely.
  • TOP TIP: Don’t open your bonnet in a high wind.
  • Time to put the bonnet down? 
  • Hold it up with one hand, release the strut with the other. 
  • Let the bonnet down, then about 30 cm from the body, drop it to lock it. 
  • TOP TIP: Don’t push the bonnet down to lock it: you might dent your lovely car.

For further information, please see your owner's manual or local Ford dealership.

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