2012 Lincoln MKT Maintenance Schedule

2012 Lincoln MKT Maintenance Schedule

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

Maintenance for Your 2012 Lincoln MKT

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2012 Lincoln MKT?

Here’s Why 2012 Lincoln MKT Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Lincoln MKT, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your MKT has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your MKT, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 2012 Lincoln MKT maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Lincoln, your vehicle manufacturer. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your MKT's life, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2012 Lincoln MKT problems later.

Overview of Essential Lincoln MKT Maintenance Needs

Bring your 2012 Lincoln MKT to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your MKT. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2012 Lincoln MKT. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your MKT may need a replacement battery sooner. 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 MKT battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty MKT) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Lincoln MKT won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2012 Lincoln MKT running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2012 MKT. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2012 Lincoln MKT.

Routine upkeep for your Lincoln MKT suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Lincoln MKT 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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Lincoln MKT's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Lincoln MKT services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Lincoln MKT engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Lincoln MKT? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2012 Lincoln MKT maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 2012 Lincoln MKT. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Lincoln today.

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Lincoln MKT? 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 should I use high mileage oil in my Lincoln MKT? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Lincoln MKT engines.
  •  Why are my Lincoln dashboard lights on? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Lincoln MKT, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Lincoln MKT

Take care of your Lincoln MKT and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.