We operate a Ford certified service department offering a quality synthetic oil change service by a factory-trained technician installing original equipment (OEM) synthetic motor oil and oil filter. We can provide your oil changes quickly and conveniently according to certified service standards. Given our service quality and value of certified services quickly and conveniently, you never have to risk your service at the nearest quick lube outlet when we deliver the best for your vehicle at Sunset Ford in St. Louis, MO.
Synthetic motor oil is a man-made lubricant composed of artificial chemical compounds. It was designed to mimic crude oil’s lubricative property, but today’s synthetic oil has a smaller molecular design that creates a viscosity that works better in a range of conditions. It also contains additives that improve its resistance to thermal breakdown. Ford motors running on synthetic motor oil will need to schedule change service every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. Getting your oil changes at the recommended miles is one of the best investments in your engine’s life and reliability.
Extended oil changes happen after the mileage arrives when they are recommended. If you need a synthetic oil change at 7,500 miles, but it happens at 11,000, this is an extended oil change that will invite the dangers of operating an engine with sludgy broken-down oil. Here are the dangers that you will allow into your driving experience when you choose to get extended oil changes:
Oil needs to be changed because it loses integrity as a lubricant, collects contaminates, and stops being effective at keeping the moving parts cool. Broken-down motor oil cannot lubricate properly and the engine’s internal parts will face increased friction and heat that causes excessive wear and tear. Changing the motor oil at the recommended miles removes the poor lubricant, introduces fresh motor oil with maximum viscosity, and cleans the engine from debris such as metal shavings. This will improve performance and help to extend the engine’s life. Schedule an appointment today by using our online scheduler tool.