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While the oil change is often dreaded, there's a good reason why they need to happen so frequently. We know that our customers have a lot to do, and taking time to bring your Ford Escape, Edge, or Explorer in for an oil change may not be a priority. The problem is that neglecting this routine appointment could prove toxic to your vehicle, costing you a lot of money in the long run. Why is oil so critical? Read on.

Why is it so important to change my oil regularly?

Understanding the role that oil plays in your vehicle's engine will help you to understand why it's important to replace it often. Oil is needed to reduce the friction in your engine, keeping the working parts lubricated to limit wear and tear. This oil forms a seal between the pistons, rings, and cylinder walls and helps cool the engine parts.

As you drive, your engine heats up and breaks down the oil, causing it to lose its ability to perform its job, and over time, creating carbon and varnish buildup that could be detrimental to your vehicle. The oil also collects debris from the road, which then gets trapped in the filter, but if you're not replacing the oil often enough, you could end up having that gunk end up in your engine.

What kind of oil should my car use?

Whether your vehicle uses conventional, synthetic, or high-mileage oil will depend on its age and what is outlined in the owner's manual. The good news is that if you are letting our service team replace your oil, you don't need to worry about that because we know your vehicle inside and out. We carry the necessary products to perform an oil change on all models in the Ford lineup, so you can rest assured that your appointment will go smoothly.

How often does my Ford car, truck, or SUV have its oil changed?

Whether you drive a Ford F-150 or a Ford Mustang, your vehicle's maintenance schedule will vary according to the owner's manual, but also your driving style. If you often travel on dirt roads, have a high-mileage vehicle, or other special circumstances, you may need to have this service performed more. It's best to ask our team if you have doubts.

I need an oil change -- what now?

Since our team has the skills and products to do the job, we're your resource for all things related to your vehicle. Our team has been trained by Ford to work on your car, truck, or SUV, therefore we understand what works and what doesn't. We can get you in and out fast, so you don't need to waste any time. Our service team is dedicated to making your experience the best that it can be, and we want to limit the impact that this integral service appointment has on your life. Schedule your appointment online or by contacting us, and we'll get you right in.

  1. Key West Ford

    1618 N Roosevelt Blvd
    Key West, FL 33040

    • Sales: 305-294-5715
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