At first glance, a used Ford Focus and a brand-new Ford F-150 wouldn’t appear to have much in common, but they do. No matter how big or small the engine, it needs motor oil to run properly. Getting a Ford oil change on schedule from Waconia Ford can be one of the most important things you do to care for your vehicle.
How Motor Oil Works
Motor oil reduces friction by lubricating your engine. Less friction means a lower engine temperature, lower engine wear, and less chance of engine failure. But as it ages, oil turns from viscous to sticky. When that happens, it begins to cause the problems it was designed to prevent and can lead to a seized, overheated, or failed engine.
How Often to Change Your Oil
How often you visit your Ford dealership near Eden Prairie will depend on a number of factors. These include the age of your vehicle, how you’re driving it, and the formulation of oil you’re using. Synthetic formulations let you go up to 10,000 miles between oil changes in some cases, but other applications (like towing or hauling) and engine age can mean more frequent visits.
How to Save on Oil Changes
We know that maintenance doesn’t always come cheap. But don’t fret; as maintenance items go, oil changes are inexpensive. Our Ford service specials and the convenient FordPass™ app will see to that.
Car Care Between Oil Changes
There’s plenty you can do between service intervals of any kind. When it comes to motor oil, check it periodically. If you find that it’s often low, you might have an oil leak. It might be old and worn if it’s a dark color instead of a clear amber color. If you notice a smell of oil or exhaust in the cabin, or if your check engine or oil lights come on, you also should not wait to visit your Ford dealership for diagnostics and service.
Visit Waconia Ford for All Your Auto Service Needs
Taking good care of your vehicle means that it’s better capable of taking good care of you. It will be safer, more economical to drive, and longer-lasting, too. And the Waconia Ford team is here to help. So, for all of your parts and service needs, visit a dealership for quick service by qualified technicians using OEM Ford parts!