Feb 12 2013

Ford Oil Change

Ford engines have gone through so much change over the years.  If you were to put an original Model T Ford engine next to a new Mustang engine, you’d be baffled at how they got from point A to point B.  You can only imagine where we’ll be in another 100 years with automobile technology advancing even further.

Helping you figure out how to do a Ford oil change is difficult, since there are so many different models of Ford vehicles over the years.  Every decade there have been complete overhauls of how the engines are designed.  Usually, it is recommended that you find a mechanic or a local quick lube station like Jiffy Lube or Sears oil change location so that a trained auto technician can do the work for you.  You’ll find out that the price isn’t too much more when you have somebody else do the oil change rather than you buying all of the supplies to do it yourself.

Recommended Oil

Since there are so many different models of Ford’s, you should really consult your owners manual or Hayes automotive manual to find the recommended motor oil weight for your car.  Most Ford’s will be able to take the lower end weights, while some will require a more expensive blend.

As for conventional or synthetic motor oil, this will usually be up to you to decide on.  Older Fords would likely do better if you were to change the oil with high mileage or synthetic.  You can get by on conventional motor oil for most other that are 10 years old or less.

If you would like to ensure that your car is getting the best oil change possible, then you should definitely consider synthetic.   Synthetic motor oil is by far better than conventional.  If you live in colder climates, you’ll find out that your car will start up easier in the winter with synthetic and that your engine will run better in the cold.  This is just one of the many superior qualities that synthetic has over basic.