2012 Lincoln MKS Scheduled Maintenance

2012 Lincoln MKS Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Lincoln MKS? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2012 Lincoln MKS

How often should I service my 2012 Lincoln MKS?

What to Know About 2012 Lincoln MKS Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Lincoln MKS and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your MKS. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your MKS, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 2012 Lincoln MKS maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Lincoln, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your MKS perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2012 Lincoln MKS problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Lincoln MKS Maintenance Needs

Bring your 2012 Lincoln MKS to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your MKS’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2012 Lincoln MKS? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Lincoln MKS battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Lincoln MKS won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 2012 Lincoln MKS's engine run smoother. To learn how often Lincoln recommends you have the oil changed in your 2012 MKS, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2012 Lincoln MKS? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Lincoln MKS suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Lincoln MKS steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your Lincoln MKS's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Lincoln MKS maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Lincoln MKS cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Lincoln MKS? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2012 Lincoln MKS maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Questions About 2012 Lincoln MKS Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Lincoln MKS. Get answers to common Lincoln MKS maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Lincoln MKS alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When does my Lincoln MKS need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Lincoln MKS? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  •  Why are my Lincoln dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Lincoln MKS in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your Lincoln MKS

Your Lincoln MKS isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.