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Updated by Lindsey Christiansen on Apr 17, 2013
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The Top 5 ways to ruin your car

Car mechanics are difficult for most people to understand. Technically, consumers really don’t need to know everything that happens under the hood, but ignoring the basics of car maintenance can cause some serious damage. If you were to buy a new Ford C-Max, you would best be wary of these mistakes that people make all the time.

1

Procrastinating the oil change

Procrastinating the oil change

Oil can only last so long inside an engine. The little “check engine” light on the dashboard of your C-Max generally means that it is due for an oil change. This means that, after around 5,000 miles, enough dirt and metal particles have built up in the oil to start wearing away at it. Neglecting this for too long will put your Ford out of commission.

2

Keeping it dirty

Keeping it dirty

Washing your car often seems negligible, mainly because after you wash a car in Utah, it gets rainy or snowy the next day. Most people in Utah prefer to skip the car wash, but leaving dirt and chemicals on the body can eventually corrode the paint and even the engine.

3

Driving hard on a cold engine

Driving hard on a cold engine

Utah mornings get pretty cold, which is why many drivers rev up the engine to get it warmed up for their heaters. Every car, including the Ford C-Max, needs a little time to warm up. Hitting the gas while the engine is cold can potentially damage an engine.

4

Shifting to the wrong gear

Shifting to the wrong gear

Those who opt for the manual Ford C-Max need to be careful, for using the wrong gear at the wrong time can cause unnecessary engine strain.

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