2012 Lincoln MKT Oil Change

2012 Lincoln MKT Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 2012 Lincoln MKT Oil

Need more info about 2012 Lincoln MKT oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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 MKT’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your MKT in the above table. Outside of Lincoln-recommended oil change intervals, your MKT may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Lincoln if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Lincoln MKT. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Lincoln MKT?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 Lincoln MKT motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Lincoln has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2012 MKT. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your MKT's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your MKT by taking into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Lincolns

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your MKT deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2012 Lincoln MKT, defer to Lincoln's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Lincoln MKT Oil Change

When it's time for a 2012 Lincoln MKT oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your MKT’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Lincoln MKT oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your MKT’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 MKT Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Lincoln MKT engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Lincoln MKT engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Lincoln oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, 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, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2012 MKT

Give your MKT’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.