Ford oil change service happening at Rountree Moore Ford

Ford Oil Change FAQ


How Often Should I Change My Oil?

An oil change service is one of the most vital services that you can provide for your vehicle. Your oil not only lubricates the internal parts in your engine, but it protects your engine from premature wear. Without oil, your engine would overheat and its internal components would break down from excess friction and heat. Not only does a routine oil change service prevent this from happening, but it also helps your engine provide optimal fuel economy and reliability.

How often you change your oil depends on the type of oil that your vehicle takes. Although your owner’s manual will tell you how often your vehicle will need an oil change service, you can expect around 5,000 mile intervals for vehicles that take conventional oil and around 12,000 mile intervals for vehicles that use full synthetic oil.

What is the Difference Between Generic and Synthetic Oil?

Conventional oil is refined from crude oil and has been used for many generations, but over the past 20 years or so, synthetic oil has become more popular thanks to its many benefits over conventional oil. While regular oil requires changing every 5,000 miles or so, full synthetic motor oil has a longer lifespan and requires less frequent changing.

Synthetic oil is man-made, and created from chemical compounds, meaning your engine gets maximum protection. These compounds are customized to provide tailored protection against heat, friction, and early degradation, which is why many new vehicles use synthetic oil exclusively.

Because synthetic is man-made in a lab, it often comes with a higher upfront cost per quart than conventional oil. However, because of its long lifespan, better protection, and attributes to longer life to your engine, it is often the better investment for the longevity to your engine.

How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

At Rountree Moore Ford, we know that you live a busy life and you have better things to do than sit in a waiting room all day while your car receives an oil change service. At our Ford service center, we make scheduling service appointments easy, seamless, and fast. In fact, scheduling service can be done from the convenience of your home or on the go from your smartphone by clicking this link. Once you’re here, your oil and oil filter will be changed promptly, while we perform a multi-point inspection to ensure your car is ready for the road once more. The process is streamlined .

Come Get Service at Our Ford Service Center

At Rountree Motor Ford, we welcome you to our Ford Service Center, where you can rest assured that your vehicle will receive the best care. Our factory-trained and certified technicians know your Ford from bumper to bumper and will change your oil with factory spec oil and a genuine Ford oil filter. Visit our Rountree Ford Service Center today and give your Ford the treatment it deserves.