Oil Changes for 2018 Lincoln MKZ

2018 Lincoln MKZ Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Lincoln MKZ? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2018 Lincoln MKZ Engine Oil

Need more info about 2018 Lincoln MKZ oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.”

Lincoln recommends changing your 2018 MKZ’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your MKZ may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess 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 terrain, adventure off-road, 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 2018 Lincoln MKZ motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Lincoln has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2018 MKZ. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your MKZ’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your MKZ by taking into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

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! Consult Lincoln's recommendations to select the right  2018 MKZ oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these 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? 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2018 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 go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Lincoln MKZs. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2018 MKZ oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your MKZ 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2018 Lincoln MKZ

  • What can low oil do to my Lincoln MKZ engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Lincoln MKZ engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Lincoln oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Lincoln MKZ spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Lincoln MKZ

Help your 2018 Lincoln MKZ run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.