When should I service the auto box on my Focus?

I have a 2008 Ford Focus 2.0 petrol auto. I am trying to find out when I should service the auto gearbox. It looks like it has never been done and looking through the service literature it doesn't list any schedule for doing it. It also lists the auxiliary belt as being changed every 10 years or 125,000 miles; I can't help but think this is too long. It has developed a squeak when cold. It's either the belt or the idler pulley or tensioner. I need to get an idea on this before I "attack" the dealer for some work.
This will be the old four-speed torque converter auto. Probably could do with an oil change. Use a member of www.fedauto.co.uk/ Yes, the timing belt is now due for a change and it's wise to change the auxiliaries belt at the same time.

When starting a diesel that's a few year sold it's wise to let the glowplugs heat up for 15 seconds or so before turning the key to the final position to engage the starter motor. That reduces the amount of soot expelled into the DPF.
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