2008 Lincoln MKX Oil Change Service

2008 Lincoln MKX Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Lincoln MKX? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2008 Lincoln MKX Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2008 Lincoln MKX? Turn to 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.”

Lincoln recommends having your 2008 Lincoln MKX’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your MKX may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, 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 terrain, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Lincoln MKX. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Lincoln MKX Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Lincoln MKX. Lincoln has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2008 MKX. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your MKX's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your MKX by considering your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Lincolns

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Lincoln? We carry the best because your MKX 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Lincoln's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2008 Lincoln MKX.

Where to Go for 2008 Lincoln MKX Oil Change

When it's time for a 2008 Lincoln MKX oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Lincoln vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Lincoln MKX oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your MKX 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2008 Lincoln MKX

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Lincoln MKX? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Lincoln MKX engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Lincoln oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Lincoln MKX spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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 damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Lincoln MKX Oil Changed

Help your 2008 MKX engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!