Oil Changes for 2010 Lincoln MKZ

2010 Lincoln MKZ Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2010 Lincoln MKZ? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2010 Lincoln MKZ Oil

Need more info about 2010 Lincoln MKZ oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Lincoln recommends changing your 2010 MKZ’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your MKZ may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Lincoln recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Lincoln MKZ. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Lincoln MKZ Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2010 Lincoln MKZ motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Lincoln has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2010 MKZ. 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, an auto technician will change your MKZ’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your MKZ by considering your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Lincolns

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your MKZ 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 MKZ 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2010 Lincoln MKZ, refer to Lincoln's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Lincoln MKZ

When the time for your MKZ’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your MKZ’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2010 Lincoln MKZs. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your MKZ's engine. 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.

2010 Lincoln MKZ Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Lincoln MKZ engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Lincoln MKZ engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Lincoln MKZ oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Lincoln MKZ exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Lincoln MKZ

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