Ready for an oil change? Here’s what you need to know.

A Ford service professional changes the oil of a vehicle

The right type of oil for your Ford.

Get the right oil with the right techs using the right tools for your Ford. Whether it’s a synthetic blend or synthetic oil, we know your vehicle better than anyone. After all, we’re trained by the same company that built it.

Why are oil changes so important for my Ford?

Regular oil and filter changes are very important to the life of your engine. That’s because the right oil helps keep the many moving parts in your vehicle’s engine clean and helps reduce overall wear.

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Incredible value.

At Ford Service, an oil change is so much more than just an oil change. When you come in for The Works®, you receive a complete vehicle checkup that includes a Motorcraft® synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation and pressure check, brake inspection, Multi-Point Inspection, fluid top-off, battery test, and filter, belts and hoses check — all for a very competitive price.

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Time and convenience.

When you make an appointment at your Ford dealer’s service department, an oil change should be a very fast process. Plus, you’ll enjoy the comfort of relaxing in a clean, comfortable waiting room with complimentary Wi-Fi and refreshments.

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Trust in our knowledge and expertise.

With today’s hi-tech vehicles, even something as seemingly simple as an oil change requires up-to-date knowledge of a vehicle’s engine and its specs. You get that with Ford Service. We have the right parts, tools and techs to help ensure your service is done correctly the first time.

How often do I need an oil change?

Paying close attention to your vehicle’s owner’s manual and its scheduled maintenance intervals at the recommended mileage will help ensure that oil changes are done before any engine damage can occur.

You can also keep track by watching the oil monitor message on your dashboard. Newer-model vehicles come equipped with the Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor® that will inform you when it’s time to change your oil and filter.

For 2008 and newer vehicles, Ford recommends changing your oil when the Oil Life Monitor message on your vehicle instrument cluster alerts you.

For 2007 and older model-year vehicles, Ford recommends an oil change every 5,000 miles or every six months, whichever comes first.

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Customer holding phone and scheduling an oil change service at a Ford service location

Get Alerts and Schedule Service with the FordPass App.

Another way to track your vehicle’s health is through the FordPass App. It conveniently sends out an Oil Life Remaining Vehicle Health Alert to owners of connected vehicles when it’s time to change their oil. And when it’s time for service, the app helps make scheduling easy*. FordPass also puts important vehicle information like Vehicle Health Alerts, service history and warranty info at your fingertips. Plus, FordPass Rewards puts Points in your pocket for things you already do with us. You’ll earn 10 Points for every $1 you spend on vehicle service and maintenance. You can then redeem them for discounts on service, parts and accessories, or your next new vehicle purchase.

Download the FordPass App today on Google Play or through the Apple AppStore.