How often does the 2017 Ford Taurus need an oil change?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Auto Maintenance, Ford Taurus, Oil Change on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 7:29 PM
How often to change the oil in the 2017 Ford Taurus

It can be tough to know how often you are expected to replace your vehicle’s oil. In the past, automakers and experts in the industry have recommended changing your vehicle’s oil every three months or 3,000 miles. As the industry advances, there has been talk that oil changes don’t need to occur so frequently. So what’s the truth? Read on for Ford’s oil change schedule recommendations for the 2017 Ford Taurus!

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2017 Ford Taurus oil change schedule

According to Ford, all vehicles from the 2008 model year and on should receive oil changes every 7,500 miles or every six months, whichever comes first. However, there are certain driving habits that make more frequent oil changes necessary. If you drive at low speeds for long distances, are extensively idle, drive in dusty conditions, or frequently take your vehicle off-road, you’ll want to have your oil changed more regularly. Ford recommends that oil be changed more frequently if you are towing or carrying heavy loads, though it’s not recommended to use the 2017 Taurus for any sort of towing or hauling.

We know it can be tough to keep track of how long it’s been since your last oil change, but Ford makes it easy to remember when your vehicle is due for scheduled maintenance. The IOLM feature, found in your vehicle’s instrument cluster, is designed to notify you when you hit key oil change intervals. The system will send an alert when your vehicle will soon be in need of an oil change and another when an oil change is required.

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What colors does the 2017 Ford Focus come in?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Color Options, Ford Focus on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 8:38 AM
2017 Ford Focus color option

The 2017 Ford Focus truly allows drivers to customize to fit their needs. Not only does it come available as a 4-door hatchback or a 4-door sedan, but it also has multiple engine options, a generous amount of options and packages, and 12 total trim levels to choose between. But perhaps our favorite customization option of the 2017 Focus is the wide variety of exterior color options the vehicle comes in. Both the sedan and hatchback have ten exterior color options drivers can choose from. Ready to see all 10 colors? Read on! Read the rest of this entry »

2017 Ford Escape pricing information

By blogsadmin | Posted in Ford Escape on Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 7:33 PM
2017 Ford Escape pricing information

Drivers looking for a small crossover SUV have an overwhelming amount of viable options to choose from. We know how stressful it can be to narrow down your options, but our team here at Mike Castrucci Ford of Milford is here to help. If you’re looking for a small crossover with a respectable fuel economy rating, a spacious interior and a driver-oriented handling, you’ll want to take a look at the 2017 Ford Escape. Read the rest of this entry »

What makes the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor a great off-roading truck?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Ford F-150, Ford Raptor on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 8:35 PM
2017 Ford F-150 off-road capability

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor off-road capability

Last month, the 2017 Ford F-150 was named 2017 FOUR WHEELER Pickup Truck of the Year by FOUR WHEELER, which is a respected magazine in the automotive industry. To win this award, the 2017 F-150 Raptor went through a week of rigorous testing, covering about 1,000 miles of off-road terrain. Wondering what types of features the 2017 F-150 Raptor has that make it such a great off-roading truck? Read on to learn all about the truck’s off-road capability! Read the rest of this entry »

What is Ford’s Red Carpet Lease?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Tips on Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 7:18 PM
Benefits of leasing from Ford

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you’ve got some tough decisions to make ahead of you. Not only will you have decide on a vehicle, you’ll have to choose whether you want to purchase the vehicle or lease it. Both come with their own advantages, but Ford’s Red Carpet Lease throws in a few extra perks for those who choose to lease. Read on to find out what Ford’s Red Carpet Lease is and why it is so beneficial to drivers! Read the rest of this entry »

Where to watch the Super Bowl in Cincinnati OH

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community, Just for Fun on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 7:35 PM

The biggest game of the year is right around the corner, and our team here at Mike Castrucci Milford began talking about where in Cincinnati we were planning to watch Super Bowl LI. If you’re looking for a perfect spot to watch the big game, check out a few of our recommendations below! Read the rest of this entry »

Romantic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2017 in Cincinnati, OH

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community, Just for Fun on Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:14 PM
Romantic places to celebrate Valentine's Day 2017 near Cincinnati, OH

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if you haven’t quite figured out how you want to spend the holiday with your special someone, we’ve got a few unique, romantic ideas for you! Read on for a few of our suggestions for how to spend your 2017 Valentine’s Day! Read the rest of this entry »

What do Ford’s dashboard warning lights mean?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Tips on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 7:33 PM
Ford dashboard warning lights meanings and symbols

Have you ever been driving down the road and singing along to the radio when all of a sudden your Ford beeps and a warning light on your dashboard turns on? It can be seriously stressful, especially if you are miles from home or you don’t know what the warning light means. Our team at Mike Castrucci Ford of Milford never wants you to feel overwhelmed or stressed out, so we’ve put together a guide of Ford’s dashboard warning lights meanings and symbols! Read the rest of this entry »

2017 Ford Mustang color options

By blogsadmin | Posted in Color Options, Ford Mustang on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 7:24 PM
2017 Ford Mustang color options

The 2017 Ford Mustang is full of great features and options, but one of our favorite underrated features of the 2017 Mustang is its wide variety of exterior color options. With ten exterior color options, drivers are able to find something that fits their preference and makes them look good behind the wheel. Want to see all ten color options? Read on for details! Read the rest of this entry »

2017 Ford Escape trim level comparison

By blogsadmin | Posted in Ford, Ford Escape on Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 8:20 PM
2017 Ford Escape engine options

If you’re looking for a small crossover SUV that offers great features like a variety of powerful and fuel-efficient engine options, a generous amount of interior space and long respective lists of standard and available features, the 2017 Ford Escape deserves your attention. The 2017 Escape comes in three trim levels: S, SE and Titanium, so read on for an in-depth look at the features and specifications you can find on each trim! Read the rest of this entry »