Ford F-150 Oil Type

2023 Ford F-150

You want to keep your Ford F-150 in the best shape possible for years to come because it’s a great truck that gives you great results. Whether you take it from job site to job site around Bardstown or need it for managing your property near Shepherdsville, your truck handles every tough task you throw at it. You might want to know about the right Ford F-150 oil type if you love performing your own oil changes or want to understand why our dealership uses certain motor oils.



Discover more information about the recommended Ford F-150 oil type with our guide from the knowledge staff at Bob Swope Ford.

Ford F-150 Oil Type Recommended by The Manufacturer

Your Ford F-150 oil type depends on the kind of engine under the hood. For a gasoline engine, Ford recommends SAE 5W-20 or SAE 5W-30 full synthetic oil. If you’ve got a 3.0L or 2.0L diesel Transit engine, use Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 full synthetic diesel oil. Diesel engines are configured differently than gasoline engines, which is why refineries create special oils for these engines. Either way, you get a fantastic Ford F-150 oil type!

Ford recommends its full synthetic Motorcraft brand of oil for its vehicles, including your Ford F-150, because Motorcraft meets Ford’s strict standards. You’ll get a world-class lubricant that works to keep your engine in top shape as you cruise along Fort Knox roads. Motorcraft only manufactures full synthetic or synthetic blend motor oils. 

Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil For Your Ford F-150 

You have a choice when you bring your vehicle in for an oil change to Bob Swope Ford. Your truck can take conventional (regular) oil or full synthetic oil. Our service team highly recommends full synthetic oil because it will help extend the life of your truck’s engine for many years, giving you a greater return on your investment.

Full synthetic oil is more expensive when you pay for an oil change. However, instead of oil changes every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, you’ll need oil changes every 7,500 to 10,000 miles with synthetic oil. You’ll save money over the long term since you have fewer oil changes in Elizabethtown. It’s up to you, but full synthetic oil is the better choice for the longevity of your vehicle.

OEM parts, including Motorcraft oil and Ford F-150 oil filters, are best for your F-150 because the manufacturer specifically formulates the oil for its engines. Also, having the right Ford F-150 oil type can extend the life of your truck for hundreds of thousands of miles.

We’re Ready for a Ford F-150 Oil Change

Need to bring your truck in for a Ford oil change or want to have your Ford F-150 oil filter replaced? Contact us or call 270-900-8190 to talk to our team. We’re happy to help in any way we can! We also handle tires, brakes, and other types of regular Ford maintenance. We’d love to keep your vehicle in the best possible condition.


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