We operate a Ford-certified service center at Sunset Ford in St. Louis, MO offering the conventional or synthetic oil change service that models with internal combustion engines require. Your oil change service will include a certified technician installing the highest quality original equipment (OEM) motor oil and oil filter to specifications. You never need to risk substandard oil changes from the nearest quick lube retailer when we offer a higher quality service extending the greatest value here at Sunset Ford.
This type of motor oil is called standard and regular as the traditional engine lubricant since the beginning. It is produced using crude petroleum extracted from the ground as the primary raw ingredient. Conventional oil now contains additives that improve its resistance to thermal breakdown and help to extend its life. If your Ford runs on conventional oil, it will need to be changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles for older models, but newer models have a change interval of 7,500 miles. Be sure to check the owner’s manual and get your oil changed as recommended.
This type of motor oil is man-made and does not contain natural petroleum. It is produced via chemical synthesis, and the resulting product mimics petroleum’s lubricative property but has a smaller molecule that improves viscosity. It also contains additives that improve its ability to resist breaking down in extreme heat. Fords with synthetic motor oil will need to have it changed every 7,500 to 10,000 miles.
Extended oil changes happen after they are due. This means that the engine has been running with broken-down motor oil not offering the lubrication desired with increased friction. This will cause excessive heat with wear and tear of the internal components. Here are all of the proven dangers of extended oil changes:
Oil changes are scheduled at specific miles and detailed in the owner’s manual for all Ford models with combustion engines. Engineers know how long motor oil will last as this has been researched for decades, and motor oil is vital for the engine’s performance and overall vehicle reliability. Check out our service specials to save more on service! Given the importance of keeping the engine lubricated and the fact that all motor oils will lose integrity, oil changes are scheduled at specific miles to keep the engine running at its best while limiting performance risks.