2011 Lincoln MKZ Oil Change

2011 Lincoln MKZ Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2011 Lincoln MKZ? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2011 Lincoln MKZ Oil Changes

Need more info about 2011 Lincoln MKZ oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Your 2011 MKZ’s oil should be changed according to Lincoln’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Lincoln-recommended oil change intervals, your MKZ may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of 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, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Lincoln MKZ. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2011 Lincoln MKZ?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2011 Lincoln MKZ motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Lincoln has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2011 MKZ. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your MKZ’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take 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 MKZ 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2011 Lincoln MKZ, defer to Lincoln's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2011 Lincoln MKZ Oil Change

When it's time for a 2011 Lincoln MKZ oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Lincoln MKZs. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2011 MKZ oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your MKZ’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.

2011 Lincoln MKZ Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Lincoln MKZ? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Lincoln MKZ engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Lincoln oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. 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? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2011 MKZ

Help your 2011 MKZ engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!