Importance Of Changing Your Oil

Ford vehicles are built tough, and they are also built to last. Scheduled maintenance, such as oil changes, can only help bolster those mantras. Having fresh oil lubricating the myriad of parts under the hood of your beloved Ford model will keep it running for years, allowing the engine to avoid the dreaded metal-on-metal grinding, low performance, and even seizing. When you are looking for a reliable oil change in  Alexandria, consider your local Ford dealership, whose factory-trained service team will always use the recommended oil to keep your vehicle on the road. Other than the obvious benefits of lengthening the life of your Ford model, proper oil changes can also boost the vehicle's gas mileage by as much as 2 percent! Contact us today or schedule an appointment below to reap all the benefits of changing your oil at Mike Castrucci Ford Alexandria.

If you are driving a Ford model that was manufactured before 2007, ensure oil changes are being performed every 5,000 miles or six months, whichever comes first. For Ford models after 2008, the oil can be safely stretched out to 7,500 miles, but be sure to take it in for a change at least every six months.

Hardworking Ford models like the Ford Super Duty F-250 or even fleet stalwarts such as the Ford Transit could use oil changes more frequently, and the expert service advisors at your Alexandria Ford destination can expand upon those scenarios. Other factors like city driving, driving in dusty areas, driving off-road, and vehicles that run on E85 Ethanol fuel are also factors to consider when scheduling your oil change intervals. An oil change will certainly show a boost in general engine performance and reliability, allowing you to go about your day as you see fit.

Since Ford Motor Company is so often on the leading edge of technology, Ford models with the intelligent oil-life monitor™ (IOLM) system will alert you when the time for an oil change is nearing. Look for the "Engine Oil Change Soon" or "Oil Change Required" messages on the dashboard. This function may also indicate that the oil filter needs to be replaced or that your vehicle is suffering from low oil pressure. Your Ford model can let you know that perhaps an oil change is on the horizon, and your local Ford service center can step in and take it from there, and maybe even boost the value with oil service specials. Keep your eyes and ears on the telltale signs of a needed oil change and visit Mike Castrucci Ford Alexandria for all of your Ford servicing needs!


Mike Castrucci Ford Alexandria

7400 Alexandria Pike
Directions Alexandria, KY 41001

  • Sales: (855) 458-4285
  • Service: (855) 458-4285
  • Parts: (855) 458-4285


  • Monday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

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