2012 Ford Expedition Oil Change Service

2012 Ford Expedition Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Ford Expedition? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2012 Ford Expedition Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2012 Ford Expedition? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2012 Expedition’s oil should be changed according to Ford’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Ford-recommended oil change intervals, your Expedition may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Ford if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Ford Expedition. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2012 Ford Expedition?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2012 Ford Expedition motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Ford has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2012 Expedition. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Expedition’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Expedition by taking into account your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Expedition deserves the best. Consult Ford's recommendations to select the right  2012 Expedition oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2012 Ford Expedition, refer to Ford's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Ford Expedition

The next time your Ford Expedition needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Ford Expeditions. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Ford Expedition oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Expedition's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

2012 Ford Expedition Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ford Expedition? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Ford Expedition engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Ford Expedition oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Ford Expedition spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Ford Expedition Oil Changed

Help your 2012 Ford Expedition run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.