Oil Changes for 2012 Lincoln MKS

2012 Lincoln MKS Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 2012 Lincoln MKS Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2012 Lincoln MKS? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Lincoln recommends having your 2012 Lincoln MKS’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your MKS may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Lincoln if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Lincoln MKS. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2012 Lincoln MKS?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Lincoln MKS. Lincoln has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2012 MKS. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your MKS’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your MKS by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Lincolns

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your MKS engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Lincoln MKS oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2012 Lincoln MKS, defer to Lincoln's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2012 Lincoln MKS Oil Change

When it's time for a 2012 Lincoln MKS oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your MKS’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Lincoln MKS oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your MKS’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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 Lincoln MKS Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Lincoln MKS engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your MKS’s 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 Lincoln MKS 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Lincoln exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2012 MKS

Help your 2012 MKS engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!