Ford Oil Change Intervals

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The general recommendation by Ford Motor Company for oil change intervals on their vehicles is around 7,500 miles or every six months, whichever comes first. This interval applies mainly to newer vehicles, and vehicles not driven in tough conditions. Older Ford vehicles using conventional oil will likely need an oil change every 3,000 miles or three months, whichever comes first.

What are “tough conditions”? Tough or severe conditions are based on if any one of these factors below is true:

  • A typical trip is less than 10 miles or 16 km. Especially when outside temperatures are below freezing.
  • On most trips, your vehicle is idling extensively. An example is frequent driving in stop-and-go traffic.
  • The vehicle is often driven in dusty areas, such as on dirt or gravel roads.
  • The vehicle is often used for towing a trailer or if you use a car-top carrier. These put extra demand on the engine.
  • The vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi, or other commercial purposes.

If you decide on a do-it-yourself oil change, then an oil changing kit from Power Oil Center is an easy and convenient way to get all the tools you need.



Let’s take a look at some specific Ford vehicle oil change intervals.

Ford 6.7 Diesel Oil Change Interval

The 6.7L Powerstroke diesel engine should have an oil change interval of 10,000 miles or as indicated by the Intelligent Oil Life Monitor system. This system will change the interval based on driving conditions, so your interval could be sooner depending on how you drive your truck. 15W-40 is the recommended standard oil type, but 5W-40 gives a more extended range of operating temperature.

Ford 7.3 Oil Change Interval

The 7.3L Powerstroke diesel oil change interval is usually 5,000 miles with 15W-40 oil. However, if you run your 7.3L Powerstroke in cold weather, 5W-40 full synthetic oil is recommended. The 7.3L V8 gas engine has an oil change interval of 10,000 miles

Ford C Max Oil Change Interval

The Ford C Max Hybrid takes 5W-20 full synthetic motor oil. The oil change interval is generally 10,000 miles or 12 months. The Intelligent Oil Life Monitor system may calculate different intervals depending on your driving habits.

Ford Escape Oil Change Interval

New Ford Escapes have an oil change interval of 7,500 miles. Most new Escapes should use synthetic oil. Your oil change interval depends on the oil. If you use conventional, then it’s 3,000 miles, and if you use a synthetic blend, then it’s around 5,000 miles. The recommended type of oil for new Ford Escapes is 5w-20 or 5w-30 synthetic motor oil.

Ford Explorer Oil Change Interval

The new Ford Explorer oil change interval is typically 5,000 miles, but it depends on what type of oil you use too. Synthetic oil can go longer than 5,000 miles. Ford recommends 5W-30 full synthetic oil for the 2.3L engine in the 2018 Ford Explorer. The 3.5L V6 engine in the same model takes 5W-20 oil. Always check your manual for specifics.

Oil Change Kits for the 1996 - 2010 Ford Explorer

Ford F150 Oil Change Interval

The Ford F150 comes with the Intelligent-Oil-Life Monitor system. This system displays a message in the information display when your truck is ready for an oil change. Most Ford F150s will display the oil change message between 7,500 and 10,000 miles for normal use drivers. (See above for examples of severe use) If the display of your vehicle shows the message prematurely, you should have oil changes performed at least every six months or 5,000 miles.

According to the 2020 Ford F150 owner’s manual, most engine options will use SAE 5W-30 engine oil or SAE 0W-30 (for 22-below weather temperatures).

Oil Change Kits for the 1998-2008 Ford F150

Ford Fiesta Oil Change Interval

In normal driving conditions using synthetic oil, the oil change interval for a Ford Fiesta is up to 10,000 miles. You should check your oil regularly for quality and level to see if it needs to be done sooner. The recommended oil type is 5W-20 synthetic oil.

Ford Flex Oil Change Interval

Ford recommends 5W-30 synthetic blend oil for the Ford Flex. You can also use 5W-30 full synthetic oil on the Ford Flex. The oil change interval is between 7,500 miles and 10,000 miles in most cases.

Ford Focus Oil Change Interval

The recommended interval for a Ford Focus oil change is every 3,000 to 5,000 miles if you use conventional oil. If you use synthetic oil, then the interval is between 7,500 and 10,000 miles.

Synthetic blend oil will likely use an interval between those two. Check your manual for specifics on the type of oil. For example, a 2016 Ford Focus with a 2.0L inline-four engine takes 5W-20 semi-synthetic. The Ford Focus ST oil change interval is the same depending on whether you use conventional, synthetic, or synthetic-blend oil.

Ford Fusion Oil Change Interval

The Ford Fusion oil change interval for new vehicles is between 3,000 and 5,000 miles for conventional oil and 7,500 and 10,000 miles for synthetic. Most newer Ford Fusions require full synthetic oil. The 1.5L and 2.5L four-cylinder takes 5W-20, and the 2.0L four-cylinder takes 5W-30.

Ford Mustang Oil Change Interval

The oil change interval on your Mustang will depend on how new it is. The general recommended interval is between 3,000 and 5,000 miles. However, you should go by the oil life monitor on your Mustang if you have one.

Oil Change Kits for the 1996-2001 Ford Mustang

Ford Ranger Oil Change Interval

Newer Ford Rangers using synthetic oil typically have an oil change interval between 7,500 and 10,000 miles. Otherwise, the change interval is around 5,000 miles. Ford recommends 5W-20 and 5W-30 oil for the 2.3L engines on the Ranger.

Oil Change Kits for the 2001-2010 Ford Ranger

Ford Transit Oil Change Interval

The recommendation for a 2020 Ford Transit Van oil change interval is every 3,000 to 5,000 miles if you use conventional oil, and every 7,500 to 10,000 miles if you use full synthetic oil. Synthetic blend oil change intervals can be somewhere in between. The recommended oil type for a Ford Transit is synthetic 5W-20 for the 3.5L V6 engine and 5W-30 for the 3.7L V6.

Ford Triton V10 Oil Change Interval

The Triton V10 is an engine found in Ford F and E-series trucks, vans, and motorhomes. The Triton V10 oil change interval is usually 7,500 miles or six months on newer vehicles. Older vehicles with this engine used a 3,000 to 5,000-mile interval. Most Triton V10s newer than 2003 are recommended to use 5W-20 oil. Older vehicles used 5W-30.

Rely on Power Oil Center for all your Ford vehicle oil change kits. A do-it-yourself oil change kit can save you money and time over going to the lube shop or dealership for your oil change intervals.

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