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Not sure if this is in the right place or not. If not please move. For those that have a escape hybrid, for routine maintenance work, do you go to the dealer or will you take it to a place you trust. Such as oil changes, tire rotations, and any other maintenance work that needs to be done.

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Personally I take it to the dealer for the once a yr oil change, It's only like $30 or so, slightly higher than other oil change places, but if anything should happen at least I can show that it was changed at a dealer, at least while I'm under the 5yr ext warrenty time, after that I may start a DIY oil change.
I read over on GreenHybrid, that's it's a mix, some DIY's, some Dealers, some other places, some stick with traditional oil, others go full synethic. Just stick to the specs!

Tire bal/rotate I just take it to Wally world when I remember, bought their lifetime balance pkg, it was cheap, like $20-30, just need to remember to get it done, and have an hour or more to spare, they're always busy.

Of course any real maint that may come up, I plan to take to a dealer.
 

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Personally I take it to the dealer for the once a yr oil change, It's only like $30 or so, slightly higher than other oil change places, but if anything should happen at least I can show that it was changed at a dealer, at least while I'm under the 5yr ext warrenty time, after that I may start a DIY oil change.
I read over on GreenHybrid, that's it's a mix, some DIY's, some Dealers, some other places, some stick with traditional oil, others go full synethic. Just stick to the specs!

Tire bal/rotate I just take it to Wally world when I remember, bought their lifetime balance pkg, it was cheap, like $20-30, just need to remember to get it done, and have an hour or more to spare, they're always busy.

Of course any real maint that may come up, I plan to take to a dealer.
You must not drive much if you only have to get an oil change once a year.
 

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Nope, on avg 10k yr, but kid started soccer this year, so it'll go up slightly, might even get to 12k!

The advantage to living 5 miles from school, work & grocery store :yes:
 

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I have always gone to the dealer. They say these cars are good to go 7,500 to 10,000 miles before an oil change but I have it done every 5,000. Haven't had a problem yet and have 46,xxx miles on it.
 

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Many of us run Mobil 1 or "similiar" synthetic fluids that easily handle longer oil change intervals.
 

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Hey, all--

Found this 4 year old post about the Scangauge and the FEH on another site and thought I'd share it with y'all:

"I took another look at the items that can be displayed on the LCD when you put the FEH in the test mode. You do that by holding down the trip odometer reset button while you turn on the ignition key. There are 63 things that get displayed and you push the trip odometer reset button to step from one to the next. It appears that DTCs (Diagnostic Test Codes) are displayed so we will not have to buy a tool just to read the codes. Here are the items I have figured out:

1 gage Tests the instrument panel gauges
2 LCD test Tests the right side LCD
3 LCD test Tests the left side LCD
4 bulb Tests the bulbs in the instrument panel
15 dtc Displays DTCs (mine flashes "none")
18 t Displays engine RPM
23 Et Displays engine temperature in degrees C
24 bt Displays battery temperature in degrees C
26 tr Displays trip odometer reading in 1/10 miles
28 bat Displays 12V battery voltage
33 door -C if doors closed, -A if drivers door open
35 Prnd Shift lever position 46=P, 36=R, 32=N,
28=D, 14=L, FF=between positions
60 bat Displays main battery voltage?"

---from http://www.hybridcars.com/forums/scangauge-feh.html

Enjoy!

Larry

(pics of my FEH coming.. I promise)
 
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