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#1 OFFLINE   twolazydogs

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:29 PM

As someone who is interested in purchasing a C-Max, what did the dealer tell you about routine maintenance costs that hybrids have that regular cars don't? Also are there hybrid components not covered under the 8y 100,000 coverage that we are responsible for?

 

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#2 OFFLINE   Jus-A-CMax

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:36 AM

As someone who is interested in purchasing a C-Max, what did the dealer tell you about routine maintenance costs that hybrids have that regular cars don't? Also are there hybrid components not covered under the 8y 100,000 coverage that we are responsible for?

 

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Welcome to the website 2lazydogs :)

 

Maintenance - 5000 miles to rotate your tires (optional - up to you) and oil change at 10,000 mandatory. Thats it. I presume any filters will change at 10,000 as well when Ford does it (my Galpin also rotates the tires on every service automaticially...yah!).

 

You also have no brake dust..none that I have seen in my 16,000+ miles. Amazing car, don't miss out but do read up on it.



#3 OFFLINE   salsaguy

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:12 AM

hey twolazydogs, welcome. i am also a potential cmax buyer. would love to hear your thoughts **in a separate forum** on why you add looking to get the cmax and how did you hear about it and what you expect out of the car, etc.the whole story.lots of good info here in the forums and great friendly folks willing to help you learn all about your next car and how to get the best mpg out of it.



#4 OFFLINE   hybridbear

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:43 AM

As someone who is interested in purchasing a C-Max, what did the dealer tell you about routine maintenance costs that hybrids have that regular cars don't? Also are there hybrid components not covered under the 8y 100,000 coverage that we are responsible for?

 

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Hybrids have lower routine maintenance costs.

  • Beltless engine design means there are no belts to break or have to change (big savings since changing belts often has a high labor cost)
  • Electric water pumps have proven more reliable and less likely to fail than belt driven water pumps
  • Electric A/C components have proven more reliable and less likely to fail than belt driven A/C components
  • Electric power steering doesn't have a hydraulic pump or high pressure hoses to break down and call for expensive repairs
  • Regen braking means that brake pads should easily last 100,000+ miles
  • EV mode saves wear and tear on the engine by running it less which means you don't have to change oil as often
  • Running the engine less also means that you don't have to change the air filter as often
  • Electric motors require virtually no maintenance as they are a much simpler machine than an internal combustion engine
  • The eCVT is much simpler than a regular transmission or CVT and requires virtually no maintenance
  • All hybrid components are covered by the 8yr/100,000 mile warranty, including but not limited too: electric motor/generators, HVB, eCVT (also known as the Powersplit Device), etc

Hybrids not only save you money on gas, but they also save money on maintenance. Pure electric cars have the lowest maintenance costs of all as they basically only need tire rotations for routine maintenance.



#5 OFFLINE   zhackwyatt

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:47 AM

The only addition is there is another fluid change to keep on top of--the inverter has coolant of the same type used for the Engine.   The C-Max has no power steering fluid (like a lot of Ford vehicles) so depending on the car you are coming from i could be  a wash.








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