2012 Lincoln MKX Scheduled Maintenance

2012 Lincoln MKX Maintenance Schedule

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

Maintenance for Your 2012 Lincoln MKX

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2012 Lincoln MKX?

Here’s Why 2012 Lincoln MKX Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Lincoln MKX to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your MKX could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your MKX, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2012 Lincoln MKX!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Lincoln, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your MKX running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2012 Lincoln MKX problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Lincoln MKX Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2012 Lincoln MKX for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your MKX. 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.

Could your 2012 Lincoln MKX be ready for a new battery? 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). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Lincoln MKX battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your MKX stranded. Your Lincoln MKX could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2012 Lincoln MKX 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 MKX. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. 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 MKX? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Lincoln MKX can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Lincoln MKX suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Lincoln MKX's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Lincoln MKX maintenance, 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!). We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Lincoln MKX’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Lincoln MKX? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2012 Lincoln MKX 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 MKX Maintenance

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Lincoln MKX? You know your Lincoln MKX better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Lincoln MKX? 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 MKX engines.
  • Can Lincoln dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Lincoln MKX 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.

Maintain Your Lincoln MKX

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