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I think it would be a great idea for Ford to offer truck care and maintenance classes for the Maverick, since many buyers may be first-time truck owners. At first I thought it would be a great idea to just offer a class for women, but then realized that's too much of a stereotype and that there may be male first-time owners who may enjoy such a class. Since it's billed as such a DIY affordable truck, Ford please teach us some of the basic simple maintenance we can do ourselves, and how to fix a few things and what to look for if something ever happens and we are nowhere near a car repair shop. It would also be a great way to build local Maverick communities of owners. I would LOVE it if Ford would offer that to Maverick owners, as a thank you to customers for taking a risk on a new vehicle. Pretty please? : )
 

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Everyone I know in New Hampshire swears by undercoating their trucks and jeeps with oil. Does anyone plan to do that to their or will there be enough underbody shielding to protect the unibody Maverick?
 
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Everyone I know in New Hampshire swears by undercoating their trucks and jeeps with oil. Does anyone plan to do that to their or will there be enough underbody shielding to protect the unibody Maverick?
When I lived in NJ, I would go to the car wash at least once a week, and if it snowed, a few days after, I would go for a car wash to get the salt off. A lot of people would say I was wasting my time but.... I had several "throw away" cars such as a 1991 Cavalier and 1997 Escort that I kept for years (Cavalier for 10 years with 274k miles on it; Escort I bought used and drove it for 4 years, then my son drove it for 5 years), and neither had any rust on it outside of a little bit under a couple of the doors, neither were garage kept. My 2008 Focus lived half its life in NJ and 1/2 in KS- same deal- no garage, washed regularly and I just gave it to my son in law rust free with 317k miles on it this year after I bought my 2020 Escape Hybrid. To wrap this up, I think that it's worth washing the car often, especially if you deal with road salt.
 

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Everyone I know in New Hampshire swears by undercoating their trucks and jeeps with oil. Does anyone plan to do that to their or will there be enough underbody shielding to protect the unibody Maverick?
As soon as you get your new Vehicle or within the first month or two . Go to Home Depot and get about 8 cans of undercoating . And undercoat it yourself . And whatever cans you don’t use take back to the store . Remember YouTube is your friend use it .
 

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I think it would be a great idea for Ford to offer truck care and maintenance classes for the Maverick, since many buyers may be first-time truck owners. At first I thought it would be a great idea to just offer a class for women, but then realized that's too much of a stereotype and that there may be male first-time owners who may enjoy such a class. Since it's billed as such a DIY affordable truck, Ford please teach us some of the basic simple maintenance we can do ourselves, and how to fix a few things and what to look for if something ever happens and we are nowhere near a car repair shop. It would also be a great way to build local Maverick communities of owners. I would LOVE it if Ford would offer that to Maverick owners, as a thank you to customers for taking a risk on a new vehicle. Pretty please? : )
For starters you need to have some tools to work on anything . And the Second thing is remember that YouTube is your friend use it . As soon as you think you having a problem .
 

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I think it would be a great idea for Ford to offer truck care and maintenance classes for the Maverick, since many buyers may be first-time truck owners. At first I thought it would be a great idea to just offer a class for women, but then realized that's too much of a stereotype and that there may be male first-time owners who may enjoy such a class. Since it's billed as such a DIY affordable truck, Ford please teach us some of the basic simple maintenance we can do ourselves, and how to fix a few things and what to look for if something ever happens and we are nowhere near a car repair shop. It would also be a great way to build local Maverick communities of owners. I would LOVE it if Ford would offer that to Maverick owners, as a thank you to customers for taking a risk on a new vehicle. Pretty please? : )
What types of maintenance would you want to be taught?
What is unique about first-time truck owners compared to first -time car owners?
What is the advantage of "local Maverick communities of owners"?
 

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Well the fact that I differentiated between first-time truck owners versus first-time car owners shows you how little I may know! Maybe there is no difference in those groups and there's nothing different about a truck. And I don't know enough about maintenance to know what I'd like to learn. Anything! And I think it would be really nice to meet other people near where I live who own Mavericks. That would be fun. One way of building community.
 

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Well the fact that I differentiated between first-time truck owners versus first-time car owners shows you how little I may know! Maybe there is no difference in those groups and there's nothing different about a truck. And I don't know enough about maintenance to know what I'd like to learn. Anything! And I think it would be really nice to meet other people near where I live who own Mavericks. That would be fun. One way of building community.
Very commendable answer. Trucks and cars are not very different. Mechanically speaking the Maverick is just a Ford Escape with a bed. I respect that you want to learn new things. As someone else commented, YouTube is your friend for DIY projects. Google "Hack your Maverick". Ford is publishing videos. Not maintenance but for hacks for the flex-bed.
 

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YouTube has been my best friend when performing basic maintenance on my cars. Your car’s manual will also have basic info. I do go through the manual, but sometimes it’s a pain searching for exactly the info I would need.
 

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Well the fact that I differentiated between first-time truck owners versus first-time car owners shows you how little I may know! Maybe there is no difference in those groups and there's nothing different about a truck. And I don't know enough about maintenance to know what I'd like to learn. Anything! And I think it would be really nice to meet other people near where I live who own Mavericks. That would be fun. One way of building community.
When I became a first time car owner ('91 Cavalier), I bought a Chilton's manual for the car, which had all sorts of great how to's, schematics, part names.
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