Do It Yourself
How To Add Motor Oil
- Make sure the vehicle is on level ground
- Make sure your engine is off. Wait for it to cool and allow the engine’s oil to drain into the oil pan
- Stay away from the radiator fan(s) – they may turn on automatically, even after the vehicle engine is off
- Never fill your oil beyond the “MAX” – too much oil in your engine can be just as bad as too little
- Open the hood and find the engine oil level dipstick
- Pull the dipstick out, wipe it clean with a rag, then fully insert it and remove it again
- Look for the highest point on the dipstick that is coated with engine oil. This is your oil level
- If the oil level is between “MIN” and “MAX,” your oil level is fine. Do not add any more
- If the level is below “MIN,” use a funnel to pour in oil. Add enough oil to bring it up between the “MIN” and “MAX” marks, repeating steps 2 and 3 as necessary
- Replace the dipstick and make sure it is fully secured in place
Your engine oil should be changed every 3,000 – 7,500 miles, depending on your driving conditions. If you have any questions about when to change your oil, check your Owner's Manual or talk to your local Ford or Lincoln Dealership.
And if you have any doubts about doing it yourself, or just want to save the hassle, the experts at your dealership have your back. They have the recommended grade of Motorcraft® oil and the right Motorcraft® filters for your vehicle on hand. Plus, their Ford Motor Company-trained technicians can perform a multi-point inspection to make sure the rest of your vehicle’s critical systems are operating at peak performance.
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