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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