Top Oil Change Advice

 Top Oil Change Advice
Today's vehicles are some of the most technologically advanced machines ever produced. Even an oil change isn't as basic as it used to be. Our expert Ford Service techs know their stuff and have the right parts to help make sure the job gets done right.

Why it's important to get your oil changed at regular intervals.

You want to maintain your vehicle and keep it in great shape. Regular oil and filter changes help your vehicle run with optimum efficiency. When you use the proper grade of engine oil, you can improve your mpg by as much as 2 percent*.

The right oil change at the right time.

Everyone drives differently, but be assured: we know your vehicle. And we can help maintain it at the appropriate intervals. It's not as frequent as you think, so we can help save you time. In fact, with certain vehicles, you can go 10,000 miles in between oil changes.

For 2008 and newer model year vehicles, Ford recommends that you change your oil every 7,500 miles or every six months, whichever comes first.

For 2007 and older model-year vehicles, Ford recommends an oil change every 5,000 miles or every six months, whichever comes first. You can also check Intelligent Oil Life Monitor located in your vehicle's instrument cluster message center.

The Works™: An oil change and much more.

When you visit Schicker Ford of St. Louis, we'll make sure your vehicle is checked properly with The Works. Our complete vehicle checkup includes a synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation and pressure check, brake inspection, Multi-Point Inspection, fluid-top off, battery test, filter check plus belts, hoses check, and more.

Scheduling your oil change

Call Schicker Ford of St. Louis, consult your Ford Owner's manual, or go to Schicker Ford of St. Louis service scheduler. Want to know when it's time for an oil change? Take a look at the Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor, found in your vehicle's instrument cluster message center.

Service Advice You Can Trust

At Schicker Ford of St. Louis, we strive to offer our customers the advice they can count on, from the showroom floor to our Service Center. After all, we know that our reputation for fairness and honesty is a major reason why our friends and neighbors drive from the Clayton, Melville, Webster Groves and Oakville areas to our St. Louis dealership. That responsibility includes explaining why certain services, such as oil changes, are vitally important to your Ford's longevity.

Depending upon your vehicle's model year, Ford recommends changing your oil every 5,000 or 7,500 miles. Here are our top five reasons why it's essential to follow that advice:

  • Maintains engine lubrication. Your engine is made up of numerous components that move at high speeds and create intense heat when you're driving. If these pieces aren't lubricated properly, your engine will wear down that much quicker -- and eventually fail.
  • Delivers better gas mileage. A poorly lubricated engine uses fuel in an inefficient manner, because it's burning more fuel as it has to work harder to move your vehicle.
  • Removes engine wear particles and sludge. When oil ages, it breaks down and turns into the unpleasant substance commonly referred to as sludge. By changing your oil and filter on a regular basis, you reduce the amount of sludge and any engine dirt particles that can cause corrosion, allowing the engine to operate in a cleaner, more efficient environment.

  • Promotes vehicle longevity. It's well known that an engine that's operating at peak performance will last significantly longer than one that's constantly overworked. Trust us when we tell you that rebuilding an engine is going to cost you a lot more money than a regular oil change routine will.
  • Our expert technicians. Our team of factory-trained experts know your Ford inside out, which means they're able to deliver the efficient, professional service you want and need.
  • Of course, you may prefer to get your hands dirty and take care of your oil changes yourself. If that's the case, the good people in our Parts Center are ready to help you find the authentic Ford parts you need to get the job done right.

    When you're ready to bring your Ford into our Service Center, take advantage of our online service appointment scheduler; it allows you to choose the appointment date and time that are most convenient for you, and you can schedule your appointment from the comfort of home at any time of day or night!

    To learn more about the various maintenance and repair services we offer, contact Schicker Ford of St. Louis.

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      3300 South Kingshighway
      St Louis, MO 63139

      • Sales: (314) 664-4100
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    Schicker Ford of St. Louis

    3300 South Kingshighway
    Directions St Louis, MO 63139

    • NEW SALES: (314) 485-5922
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    • Service: (314) 664-4100


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