2012 Lincoln MKZ Maintenance Schedule

2012 Lincoln MKZ Maintenance Schedule

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

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2012 Lincoln MKZ

How often should I service my 2012 Lincoln MKZ?

What to Know About 2012 Lincoln MKZ Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Lincoln MKZ and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your MKZ. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your MKZ, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2012 Lincoln MKZ!

Lincoln knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your MKZ perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 2012 Lincoln MKZ problems.

Overview of Essential Lincoln MKZ Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2012 Lincoln MKZ for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your MKZ. 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 MKZ be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Lincoln MKZ battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty MKZ) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Lincoln MKZ won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2012 Lincoln MKZ engine. To learn how often Lincoln recommends you have the oil changed in your 2012 MKZ, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2012 Lincoln MKZ? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Lincoln MKZ suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Lincoln MKZ steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Lincoln MKZ's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Lincoln MKZ services, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Lincoln MKZ engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Lincoln MKZ radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2012 Lincoln MKZ maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

2012 Lincoln MKZ Maintenance Questions

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Lincoln MKZ? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2012 MKZ is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Lincoln MKZ to high mileage oil? 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 MKZ engines.
  •  Why are my Lincoln dashboard lights on? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Lincoln MKZ to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Top-Notch Lincoln MKZ Maintenance Service

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Lincoln MKZ maintenance appointment today.