2012 Lincoln MKZ Oil Change Service

2012 Lincoln MKZ Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 2012 Lincoln MKZ Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2012 Lincoln MKZ? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Lincoln recommends changing your 2012 MKZ’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your MKZ 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 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 terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2012 Lincoln MKZ?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Lincoln MKZ. Lincoln has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2012 MKZ. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your MKZ’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and 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 preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Lincolns

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your MKZ deserves 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Lincoln's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2012 Lincoln MKZ.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Lincoln MKZ

The next time your Lincoln MKZ needs an 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 oil at the right price. Find out how much your Lincoln MKZ oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your MKZ's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[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.

2012 Lincoln MKZ Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Lincoln MKZ motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Lincoln MKZ engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Lincoln MKZ oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Lincoln exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2012 MKZ

Help your 2012 MKZ engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!